L-Glutamine and Crohn’s Disease

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L-glutamine is one supplement I’ve taken consistently for at least five years. But every time I take a supplement that I don’t notice a direct cause and effect relationship with, I always wonder how much it’s really helping. So I thought I’d go back and revisit why I started taking L-glutamine and re-evaluate how it might be helping in the management of my Crohn’s. Should it stay or should it go? Continue reading “L-Glutamine and Crohn’s Disease”

Episode 4: Patrick Lee, Crohn’s Warrior since 2007

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Episode 4 of the Crohn’s Fitness Food podcast is available today!

Today’s guest is Patrick Lee, co-owner of Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Hicksville, NY, and Crohn’s Warrior since 2007. Since his diagnosis, Patrick has been learning to manage his Crohn’s Disease through a combination of medication, diet, supplements, and lifestyle and is hoping to help raise awareness for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Continue reading “Episode 4: Patrick Lee, Crohn’s Warrior since 2007”

Benefits of Gratitude

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What are you grateful for today? Chances are, you have a lot in your life to be grateful for. Since you’re reading this post, access to the Internet might be one. But, when was the last time you made a conscious–and continued–effort to focus only on those things, instead of impulsively voicing your complaints and frustrations of the moment? You might surprise yourself at how often many of us default to the negative (i.e. ‘my connection is slow!’). Continue reading “Benefits of Gratitude”

Episode 3: Jen Bubert, 20-year Crohn’s Warrior

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EPISODE 3 of the Crohn’s Fitness Food podcast is available today! 🎙

In this episode, my guest, Jen Bubert (find her on Instagram using @jenvsgut), share’s her experience in battling Crohn’s Disease for nearly 20 years. She has gone through the gamut of medications, clinical trials, surgery, and even tried to go it alone for a year. In this interview, she talks about what it was like to be diagnosed in high school, her struggles with medications, what led to her first surgical resection, and her experience with clinical trials. Continue reading “Episode 3: Jen Bubert, 20-year Crohn’s Warrior”

What I learned in my CBD/hemp oil search (Part 2 of 2)

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In this last post of my short series on the recent experience I had with hemp oil and what I learned, I am sharing how I determined what dosage to take and a few tips when starting. While there is a large amount of data and reports showing excellent safety results and a wide tolerance of doses in adults, if you have any concern, you should always discuss it with your doctor or a professional who is experienced in treating clients with hemp oil. That said, here are some interesting data on safety and dosing I came across in my research in choosing to take hemp oil. Continue reading “What I learned in my CBD/hemp oil search (Part 2 of 2)”

Episode 2: Theresa Spiess, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, South Texas Chapter

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Today’s guest is Theresa Spiess, the Community Director (now Executive Directory) for the South Texas Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. In this episode, she talks in-depth about the patient-driven initiatives, research, educational programs, and activities of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Continue reading “Episode 2: Theresa Spiess, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, South Texas Chapter”

What I Learned in my CBD/Hemp Oil Search (Part 1 of 2)

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In my last post, I talked about some of the surprising and beneficial things that happened to me when I started taking the Raw Hemp Oil by Endoca; both in regards to my Crohn’s management and health overall. I also mentioned how steep of a learning curve I had when I began this journey into hemp/CBD oil. So, in this post, I want to share what I learned and provide you with a few more links to dive in a little deeper on your own. Continue reading “What I Learned in my CBD/Hemp Oil Search (Part 1 of 2)”

Episode 1: Natalie Hayden, “Lights, Camera, Crohn’s”

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Today’s guest is Natalie Hayden, author of the blog “Lights Camera Crohn’s: An Unobstructed View.” Natalie is a former TV news anchor who has now dedicated herself to being an advocate for those battling inflammatory bowel disease and showing that a chronic illness doesn’t have to dull your sparkle.

Continue reading “Episode 1: Natalie Hayden, “Lights, Camera, Crohn’s””

My CBD/Hemp Oil & Crohn’s Experience

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For the longest time, I viewed CBD/hemp oil as just another snake oil. I’ve tried so many supplements, diets, and lifestyle hacks over the years that have all promised the moon…but in the end, the only thing they’ve done is lighten my wallet. So when all the claims about CBD oil were first coming into the mainstream, it seemed like just another product that was too good to be true. Which is why I decided to save my money and not jump on the bandwagon…until now.

Continue reading “My CBD/Hemp Oil & Crohn’s Experience”

Episode 0: Preview of Crohn’s Fitness Food Podcast

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This is happening! New podcast officially launching on Monday, January 7, 2019! I’ve wanted to do this for over a year and I finally decided there’s no better time than the present!

Subscribe today on iTunes or Google so you don’t miss upcoming interviews with Natalie Hayden, from the blog “Lights, Camera, Crohn’s;” Jen Bubert, fitness coach and nearly 20-year Crohn’s warrior, and Theresa Spiess, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Community Director, South Texas chapter.

In this new podcast, I’ll be interviewing a variety of people with Crohn’s and Colitis to share their stories, experiences, and tips for managing IBD.

We have so much to learn from each other and so much support and hope to give to each other.

Do you want to share your story and be interviewed? Use the contact page to let me know!