Episode 4: Patrick Lee, Crohn’s Warrior since 2007

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Episode 4 of the Crohn’s Fitness Food podcast is available today!

Today’s guest is Patrick Lee, co-owner of Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Hicksville, NY, and Crohn’s Warrior since 2007. Since his diagnosis, Patrick has been learning to manage his Crohn’s Disease through a combination of medication, diet, supplements, and lifestyle and is hoping to help raise awareness for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Along with Crohn’s, Patrick battles Fibromyalgia and shares his experience with supplements–including kratom, CBD oil, and L-Theanine–and lifestyle practices such as meditation. He also talks about the role that diet and exercise play in his management of Crohn’s.

Patrick encourages others to keep an open mind and keep searching for the combination of things that will work for you; stay strong and know that we are in this together.

To follow Patrick on Instagram:
@patrick_ja_lee

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Sharing a photo of me from the darkest days. . Although I am still not ready to share one of my worst days, publicly, with anyone or everyone around me, I felt like I need to get this out to let everyone know that it is okay to ADMIT that you were once in a bad place. . I am still not in the best predicament that I wish to be in, but after years of trying to stay alive and to be at my best, I felt that I needed to get this out. . Also after almost a decade of trying many approaches to heal myself, with conventional and unconventional treatments, I’ve learned so much and I don’t think I will ever give up trying to become the BEST version of myself. I am not perfect and I am fearful of my uncertain future and what new arising health issues may do to me, I’ve come to realize who I am on another level that I can’t put in words. . I did not just give up and stay alive to be called and labeled as a “strong person” . I did not give up because, deep down inside me, I just knew that “giving up” was not who I am and it has nothing to do with how others see or define me. . I am literally shaking right now because this came out to be a spontaneous post up on waking up. . I hope everyone is starting off their day strong this morning. It is okay to admit that you’re not alright. There are people who are willing to accept you for what you’re going through. You just need to open up a little bit with some courage! ❤ #joerogan #ketodiet #keto #ketotransformation #crohnsdisease #chemotherapy #ibd #crohnsdisease #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #colitis #mma #ufc #intermittentfasting #baby #love #tropicalsmoothiecafe #btswannabe #bts #크론 #크론병 #cancer #cbdoil #cbd #fingerheart #kpop

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