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.

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Camille Parker: Be Well With IBD (E70)

In this episode, Camille Parker shares her journey with Crohn’s disease. Diagnosed in 2012 as a high school student, she shares her experiences with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through college, marriage and having her first child. Following her passion for nutrition, combined with a 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 is now combining her education, experience with IBD and passion for helping others into her business: Be Well With IBD. Camille focuses on empowering women with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to help them to live a healthy life. She donates 2% of profits from her business to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. In addition to diet and fitness, Camille lives her life with gratitude and focuses on finding the blessings in the curse.

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Beth Coldrick: Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis warrior, creator of BAO Skincare (E69)

In this episode, Beth Coldrick shares her journey of living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis for the past 11 years; which included four surgeries during the last two. She 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, she didn’t receive a diagnosis until 2009. Despite being on daily medications and high-strength steroids after being diagnosed, she suffered for another 10 years. In 2019, Beth had her first surgery to remove most of her large bowel and be fitted with a stoma.

During those years, as her IBD worsened, Beth made significant changes to her lifestyle that included moving back home and changing careers. Creating a new path for herself, she used her skills and passion to launch an organic vegan skincare brand in 2018. Since then, and after three more surgeries, she has been able to transform her life. Today, Beth lives her life to the fullest and is 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, seven-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 others along the way. 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: Author and mother of a Crohn’s warrior (E66)

October 17, 2021

In today’s episode, Heather Hausenblas, Ph.D., shares her perspective and story as a mother of a son with Crohn’s disease. Her son, Tommy, was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) 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.

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!

Episode 48: Renee Taylor balances western and holistic medicine in her Crohn’s journey

Crohn's Fitness Food podcast cover with Renee Taylor

Describing her Instagram page as “a young gal’s adventures with Crohn’s Disease & other chronic illnesses,” Renee Taylor continues her IBD advocacy on today’s podcast where she shares her Crohn’s journey and how she’s seeking to find the balance between western and holistic medicine.

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Episode 25: Mylissa Merten, Crohn’s Warrior finding remission through medication, lifestyle, and nutrition

Photo of Mylissa Merton on the cover graphic for the Crohn's Fitness Food podcast

In today’s episode, Mylissa Merten, a Crohn’s Disease Warrior who was diagnosed almost 17 years ago, shares her experience as a camper at the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Camp Oasis and how, after 10 years of fighting to find something that would put her into remission, found that medications paired with the right nutrition and exercise program led to her first colonoscopy that showed no sign of active disease. Continue reading “Episode 25: Mylissa Merten, Crohn’s Warrior finding remission through medication, lifestyle, and nutrition”

Episode 20: Anthoney Q interviews Stephanie Gish on the Total Human Performance Podcast

TheLab Strength podcast, Anthoney Q interviews Stephanie Gish

It’s the 20th episode of the Crohn’s Fitness Food podcast and just one day after World IBD Day. So, today I wanted to share an interview I did recently on the Anthoney Q Total Human Performance podcast. Continue reading “Episode 20: Anthoney Q interviews Stephanie Gish on the Total Human Performance Podcast”