The Global Healthy Living Foundation provides education, support, research, and advocacy on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term for health conditions that cause inflammation of the digestive tract, causing such symptoms as diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, and weight loss. The two types of inflammatory bowel disease include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. IBD is a chronic disease that can have a profound impact on your daily life and long-term health. They believe that the more you know about your condition, the better you can manage it.