For many people, myself included, stress can be a trigger for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flare-ups. Highlighting this point, an article in Scientific American published earlier this month, illustrates how psychological stress can cause an inflammatory response and impaired food movement in the gut. The author, Josh Fischman, a senior editor at Scientific American, noted that, “scientists have traced two detailed molecular pathways from the brain to the gut that produce IBD flares.
Enjoy this interview with Tina Aswani Omprakash. When Crohn’s disease derailed her career and educational goals 17 years ago, she rose from the ashes and celebrated her graduation this summer from the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and gave the commencement address.
I started this blog to share my journey with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), specifically Crohn’s disease, and how fitness and food have played a role in my quest for better health. While I’ve shared quite a bit over the years about my Crohn’s journey, I haven’t shared much about my more recent diagnosis of IgA nephropathy. So, I thought I would go ahead and dive in!
Enjoy this interview with Flic Manning, author, radio broadcaster, speaker and entrepreneur with a flare for dance. She is a disabled and chronically sick human who built a successful twenty year career as a dancer and choreographer while living with chronic invisible, incurable diseases.
Last week, I finally had my follow-up visit from my colonoscopy in June. I had already received the full report and pathology findings from the biopsy in the mail, so the results weren’t a surprise—hence I didn’t mind waiting a few extra weeks for my follow-up appointment (they did offer to get me in sooner). Also, I feel good. I wasn’t expecting the appointment to reveal any earth-shattering findings, so I didn’t feel the need to rush in.
Listen online at Podbean. Enjoy this interview with Courtney Walls. She’s been an IBD warrior since 2006, and is passionate about sharing her story and experiences to help inspire others on their own journey. She shares the ups and downs of life with IBD, showing that despite this illness, you can achieve your dreams. Links … Read more
Listen to this post, click on the play button below! 👇Or scroll down to read 😀Need a voice-over or narrator: http://www.voicebystephanie.com For the past few years, my husband and I have enjoyed boating on a small lake—never more than a few minutes from shore. With our move to Florida, however, we now have more places … Read more
Listen to this post, click on the play button below! 👇Or scroll down to read 😀Need a voice-over or narrator: http://www.voicebystephanie.com For many people, including myself, stress can trigger an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flare-up. This was certainly the case for me last summer when my husband and I suddenly decided to pack everything up … Read more
Crohn’s Fitness Food and My Rocky Road to Health, written and narrated by Stephanie Gish Available now on Audible, Kindle, and more. I’m excited to announce that my book, Crohn’s Fitness Food and My Rocky Road to Health, is now available online (audiobook, eBook, and paperback). 👇 I experienced my first symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease … Read more
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.
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 of … Read more
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!
Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 13, Professor Cohen has been living with IBD for over half a century. Crohn’s nearly killed him in his early 20s and the only outlook his doctors ever gave him was that the best he could hope for would be periods of remission.
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: http://www.voicebystephanie.com I grew frustrated with my health care over the past year as things were starting to feel too compartmentalized across … Read more
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 who … Read more
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 is … Read more
Enjoy this interview with Tony Berardo (www.theberardo.com), a Crohn’s disease warrior, video creator, and fellow podcast host of The Berardo Podcast, where he’s in pursuit of health, happiness, and good conversation! Keep up with Tony: Links to things we talked about:
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 @brittanybrealtyfacebook.com/brittanyberealtyInstagram @remaxbrittanyblais
“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 had … Read more