Camille Parker: Be Well With IBD (E70)

In today’s episode, Camille Parker shares her journey with Crohn’s Disease. Diagnosed in 2012 as a high school student, she shares her experiences through college, marriage, and having her first child while managing and learning to live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Following her passion for nutrition and desire to be in the health industry, Camille earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness from Brigham Young University and became a certified personal trainer. 

Ten years after her diagnosis, Camille has now combined her education, experience with IBD, and passion for helping others to start her own business, Be Well With IBD (and she donates 2% profits to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation!). She is focused on empowering women With Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis to live a healthy life. In addition to diet and fitness, Camille focuses on living her life with gratitude and finding the blessings in the curse. 

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Beth Coldrick: Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Warrior and creator of BAO skincare (E69)

In today’s episode, Beth Coldrick shares her journey of living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis for the past 11 years. Over the last two years, she’s had four major surgeries and is now living with a stoma, raising awareness for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and sharing her story and experiences to help others.

Although she struggled with symptoms for most of her life, it wasn’t until 2009 that she was finally diagnosed with both Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Despite being on daily medications and high-strength steroids, she suffered for another 10 years until her surgery in 2019 when most of her large bowel was removed and she was fitted with a stoma. 

During that time, as her IBD worsened over the years, Beth had to make major changes to her lifestyle that included moving back home when flares were at their worst and changing careers–using both her skills and passion to launch her own organic vegan skincare brand in 2018. Since then, and after her original surgery in 2019, she’s had three more surgeries and has had her life transformed, thriving with a permanent stoma.

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Holly Fowler: Ulcerative Colitis Warrior (E68)

In today’s episode, Ulcerative Colitis Warrior Holly Fowler @hollsfowler shares her story of living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) for nearly 14 years. During that time, she’s been hospitalized more times than she can count (including once in a foreign country!) and–despite her diagnosis–has proceeded to have a career in corporate marketing, travel the world, run a marathon, and build her own business. She’s learned to put her health first and now shares her raw, unfiltered experience with IBD to help raise awareness and connect with others in the IBD community. 

Holly is a certified health coach and the founder of Colitiscope Nutrition, where she offers health and lifestyle coaching for those ready to reclaim their lives and get back to doing what they love. She also offers numerous freebies on her website for those living with IBD, including a releasing shame workbook; 7-day workout guide; healing grocery list; and her masterclass, “7 ways to hack your health and make more money.”

**New program launch: Warriors Rising**
Specifically designed for women with Crohn’s and Colitis, Holly is launching her new group program, Warriors Rising. This 12-week program will teach women practical ways to get into–and stay in–remission, learning about nutrition, fitness, mindset, stress management, and more.

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Lauren Cunningham: Crohn’s Warrior and Recipe Developer (E67)

In today’s episode, Lauren Cunningham–a Crohn’s Disease warrior, recipe developer, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and major foodie–shares her journey with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). She talks about how she turned her health struggles into her passion, healing herself from the inside out, and helping as many others along the way as she can. Lauren shares her journey with Crohn’s Disease–from surgery and total parenteral nutrition to being diagnosed with additional rare disorders–and how she balances her life now with IBD.

BONUS: Be sure to sign up for her mailing list on her website to receive her free recipe book for a low-residue diet.
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Heather Hausenblas, PhD: Mother of a Crohn‘s Warrior and Author (E66)

October 17, 2021

In today’s episode, Heather Hausenblas, PhD, shares her perspective and story as a mother of a son with Crohn’s Disease. Her son, Tommy, was diagnosed three years ago at the age of 16. Heather shares how she helped navigate his health and ultimately chronicled their journey in her new book, Invisible Illness: An Insider’s Guide to Eliminating Overwhelm and Rediscovering the Path to Health and Happiness with an Autoimmune Disease.

In this episode, she shares tips for parents who have children with IBD, cooking for a family, and journaling to track health and patterns. She is passionate about getting people talking about IBD and being more open to sharing their stories to help prevent others from suffering in silence for so long before seeking help.

New podcast solocast episode (E65)

Steph at home

It’s been a while, but I’m back with another solocast episode of the podcast. I wanted to share a quick peek into what life has been like during the past year for me from working at home, my morning routine with Crohn’s, and balancing life and fitness with fatigue to my recent kidney biopsy. I plan to connect with more of my fellow IBD warriors and bring you all more podcast interviews to listen to, but until then, I hope you enjoy this quick solocast!

Angela Spaulding: Crohn’s Warrior & Runner (E64)

In today’s episode, Angela Spaulding shares her 16-year journey with Crohn’s Disease. Diagnosed in her early 20s, she spent many years angry–angry at the diagnosis, at the disease, at the world–and in denial. Like many others, she was forced to navigate the highs and lows of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and eventually found humor as a way to help shift her perspective.

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Shelly Sulfrain: Ulcerative Colitis Warrior (E63)

In yesterday’s episode, 12-year Ulcerative Colitis Warrior Shelly Sulfrain shares her IBD journey and how an ileostomy gave her back her life. At the age of 29, Shelly was working as a pharmacist and enjoying life, having just finished school. Then, her first symptom of blood in her stool led her to a trip to the emergency room. It took a few more visits to her primary care doctor and eventually a gastroenterologist to finally diagnose Ulcerative Colitis. From there, she faced a number of highs and lows as she cycled through medications and faced life-threatening side effects throughout the course of her journey. 

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Logan Crumrine: Disability Process and IBD (E62)

In today’s episode, Logan Crumrine, a Crohn’s Warrior for nearly 30 years, joins me for an open and honest conversation about the disability process. Logan shares his experience of filing for disability due to Crohn’s Disease, shedding light on the entire process and answering many questions submitted by our listeners. 

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Raina O’Dell: Ulcerative Colitis Warrior finding the silver lining in every day (E61)

In today’s Crohn’s Fitness Food podcast interview, Raina O’Dell shares her journey with Ulcerative Colitis, talks about the growth and transformation in her life from @rainavsfood to @its.just.raina, and how she’s been able to stay positive – always searching for the silver lining.

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