Tim Parsons: Children’s Author & Crohn’s Warrior (E90)

Enjoy this interview with Tim Parsons, a Crohn’s disease warrior, ambulance service chaplain, and author of the children’s book series Paramedic Chris. Through the Paramedic Chris children’s books, Tim aims to help develop children’s reading skills and also offers support for important subjects such as anxiety, fear, and working together as a community.

Clemmie Oliver: IBD and Nutrition (E89)

Enjoy this interview with Clemmie Oliver. Diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis in 1999, she had an ileostomy at age 11, was later diagnosed with IBS in addition to IBD, and is now focused on helping others improve their lives and find better health.

Kiley Petencin: IBD and Music (E87)

Enjoy this interview with Kiley Petencin, an ulcerative colitis warrior diagnosed in 2014. Despite the flares battling IBD, she continued to pursue her graduate degree and is now an occupational therapist providing telehealth services to clients, many who have chronic illness. Four years ago, she started writing songs and found music to be a refuge and passion throughout her journey.

Kelly Jenkins: Chronically Willed (E86)

Enjoy this interview with Kelly Jenkins. She’s a chronic illness patient, certified yoga teacher and certified nutrition coach thriving in a modern world! After being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, she spent the past eight years treating it with a combination of western and naturopathic medicine.

Selvi Rengasami, MD: Holistic Gut Health (E82)

Enjoy this interview with Dr. Selvi Rengasami, a Crohn’s warrior, physician, and integrative nutrition health coach. From medications and multiple surgeries — including a temporary ostomy — to facing death, she’s reached remission and filled her life with joy, purpose, and the ability to guide others on the path to gut health.