Meeting my new gastroenterologist

A few weeks ago, I finally met with my new gastroenterologist in the VA community care network. In stark contrast to my October visit with the gastroenterologist who blew me off, this one actually took me seriously and listened to everything I had to say, even though I’m feeling well and doing good overall right now.

Tamara Duker Freuman, “America’s Trusted Digestive Nutrition Expert” (E76)

Enjoy this interview with “America’s Trusted Digestive Nutrition Expert” and celiac disease fighter, Tamara Duker Freuman. She’s been featured on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, CNN and many other media outlets. She is a New York-based dietitian, whose clinical practice focuses on the dietary management of digestive and metabolic diseases. She is the author ofContinue reading “Tamara Duker Freuman, “America’s Trusted Digestive Nutrition Expert” (E76)”

IgAN and Crohn’s disease

I recently had a follow-up appointment with my nephrologist at the VA hospital here in Florida for IgA nephropathy. Overall things are good (yay!), but the long and the short of it is that I need to eat more food and drink less water. I’m so used to being told I’m dehydrated that this was definitely new advice for me!

My health timeline with PicnicHealth

Finally, access to all my medical records in a way that’s easy to digest! Listen to this post, click on the play button below! 👇Or scroll down to read 😀Need a voice-over or narrator: I grew frustrated with my health care over the past year as things were starting to feel too compartmentalized acrossContinue reading “My health timeline with PicnicHealth”

Katie Truscott-Howell: Katie’s Life Kitchen (E74)

Enjoy this interview with Katie Truscott-Howell who has been battling Crohn’s disease and celiac disease since she was 18. Her journey with IBD and celiac disease, combined with her passion and commitment to fitness and a healthy lifestyle, led her to start Katie’s Life Kitchen — UK’s only meal kit provider suitable for people whoContinue reading “Katie Truscott-Howell: Katie’s Life Kitchen (E74)”

Stephanie Lewis: The Longevity Blueprint (E73)

Enjoy this interview with Stephanie Lewis, a Crohn’s disease warrior who’s been battling IBD and other autoimmune diseases for most of her life and is passionate about helping women over 50 get their autoimmune and other inflammatory illnesses under control. She’s the creator of The Longevity Blueprint, is certified in training and nutrition, and isContinue reading “Stephanie Lewis: The Longevity Blueprint (E73)”

Brittany Blais: Crohn’s warrior (E71)

Enjoy this interview with Brittany Blais, an IBD warrior who’s been living with Crohn’s disease for the past 12 years since she was 14. From medications and diets to fitness programs, she is passionate about health and wellness and is here to share her story. TikTok @remaxbrittanyblais

Dismissed, frustrated and not wanting to go back to my doctors

“Assuming you even had it [Crohn’s disease],” he said. My new gastroenterologist’s words hung in the air. I stared blankly from behind my mask, a deer in the headlights, unsure how to respond. Just like that, I was dismissed and invalidated. I said my intestines were bleeding for the past three months straight and hadContinue reading Dismissed, frustrated and not wanting to go back to my doctors