In today’s episode, Yovani Gonzalez shares his IBD journey from rapid onset and diagnosis to turning down surgery and finding the right balance of medication, diet, and lifestyle changes to take back his health.Continue reading “Episode 54: Yovani Gonzalez, Crohn’s Warrior and founder of Purple Roots Clothing”
In today’s episode, we pick up where we left off last week in Sanaa Lynne’s IBD journey. She continues her story today with how she regained her quality of life through dietary and lifestyle changes. As her health slowly returned, she began focusing on her passions, flipped her negative mindset to a positive one, focused on relationships that brought peace–leaving behind the ones that didn’t, and began taking courses in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and nutrition.Continue reading “Episode 53: Sanaa Lynne, Crohn’s Warrior from bedridden to businesswoman, Part 2”
In today’s episode, Sanaa Lynne takes us through her IBD journey–including how she went more than 10 years undiagnosed. She battled a number of different health issues growing up and over the years, her doctors suspected everything from endometriosis and Celiac Disease to Mediterranean Familial Fever.Continue reading “Episode 52: Sanaa Lynne, Crohn’s Warrior from bedridden to businesswoman, Part 1”
In today’s episode, I’m sharing an update on what I’ve learned over the past few months about meditation, fasting, supplementation, and how it all affects my Crohn’s.
After our vacation in November, I went off the rails throughout the holiday season with regard to my diet and fitness routine…and I learned a few lessons in the process. Since then, I’ve been increasing the types of foods I eat, discovering what fasting window works best for me (alternate daily fasting vs. one meal a day), and started a daily meditation practice.
I talk about the benefits I’ve noticed from meditation and fasting; how a combination of fasting, CBD oil, and Intestinal Fortitude supplements have once again relieved my first signs of a flare up; I share a few of my favorite resources (from supplements to meditation); and extend an invitation to join us in the Vivante Health Community.
Links & Resources from the episode:
Intestinal Fortitude Supplements (Anti-Inflammatory, Probiotic, Gut Lining Repair)
Vivante Health Community (focused on gut health, lifestyle, and microbiome)
Heart Wisdom Podcast with Jack Kornfield
Joy On Demand by Chade-Meng Tan
Mind Hacking Happiness by Sean Webb
In today’s episode, Aras Toker shares his journey with Crohn’s Disease. For six years he battled flare ups with numerous medications and sought the help of three different doctors. But his symptoms only progressed. In 2014, he developed a fistula that connected to his sacrum and left him unable to stand for more than 10 minutes at a time due to the pain. The fistula required surgery, which included rerouting his intestines to give that portion of the bowel time to heal and an ostomy.Continue reading “Episode 50: Aras Toker, Crohn’s Warrior and Vivante Health Community Host”
In today’s episode, Crohn’s Warrior and food challenge competitor, Michael Simmons, shares his IBD story. From his first Crohn’s symptoms in 2008 to his ileostomy surgery in 2017, he’s now not only raising awareness for ostomy patients, but also raising the bar for eating without a colon.Continue reading “Episode 49: Michael Simmons, Crohn’s Warrior and Food Challenge Competitor”
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.Continue reading “Episode 48: Renee Taylor balances western and holistic medicine in her Crohn’s journey”
In today’s episode, Stella Rose Carr shares how she’s managed to keep a positive outlook and a good sense of humor while battling Crohn’s Disease for most of her life. Officially diagnosed at eight years old, she recalls what it was like to face her first colonoscopy as a child and how IBD impacted her life from elementary school through college.Continue reading “Episode 47: Stella Rose Carr shares her Crohn’s journey and positive outlook”
I recently had the pleasure and honor of being interviewed on the Intermittent Fasting Stories Podcast with Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle. Fasting has been one of the things that has truly been life changing in my never-ending quest to manage Crohn’s Disease. Practicing it gives my gut time to rest; allows my body to heal and repair itself; has given me a better relationship with food; and–in an unexpected twist–it has also taught me patience, appreciation for quality, and a desire to remove more clutter (emotional and physical) from my life. It’s a mindset and a lifestyle.Continue reading “Episode 46: Stephanie Gish on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast with Gin Stephens”
In today’s episode, Sylvia Tam shares her journey with Ulcerative Colitis and how it led her to starting Beviva Foods, a gut-friendly snack company centered around IBD patients. She spoke about her decision, after a colonoscopy in 2011 confirmed Ulcerative Colitis, to focus on her mindset, dietary changes, and family traditions in Chinese medicine that has allowed her to avoid medications in the management of her IBD.Continue reading “Episode 45: Sylvia Tam, Ulcerative Colitis Warrior and Founder of Beviva Foods”