If you have cystic fibrosis, you have to pay more attention than most people to what you eat because sticky mucus in the pancreas interferes with the proper digestion of your food and causes blockages in the intestines.
If you have cystic fibrosis, you have sticky mucus in your digestive system. You need to take enzymes to digest food and medications to stay regular. Doing this will help you grow, maintain your weight, and fight lung infections.
In a culture flooded with advertisements about the perfect body, secret weight-loss tricks and fad diets, our cultural ideals of weight are often skewed to an image that is far from healthy.
Dietitian Gretchen Garlow demystifies the hottest food trends for people with cystic fibrosis and invites questions for future blog posts.
My desire to help others with CF learn how to eat well led me to make a hard personal decision -- one that continues to pay off.