What’s behind this smile? 😁Would you guess fatigue? Dizziness? …How about kidney damage? Anemia? Crohn’s? While you probably would have guessed Crohn’s (simply based on the name of this blog!), the others may not have crossed your mind.
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/z49azv/E_18_-_Zach_and_Chelsie_2.mp3 In this episode, Zach and Chelsie Leighter share their stories of battling Crohn’s Disease. Together since high school, they are now married with a little boy, Kash. Zach was diagnosed with Crohn’s at the age of 12, has been on countless medications from steroids to biologics, and just one month ago had his temporaryContinue reading “Episode 18: Zach and Chelsie Leighter, Crohn’s Warriors”
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/ejphny/E16_-_Meghan_Cary_Brown.mp3 This week’s guest is Meghan Cary Brown. At 27 years old, Meghan has lived 10 years with active disease, 13 years with indeterminate Crohn’s/Colitis, and 3 years with an ostomy. But IBD can’t stop her. In that same time, she’s also gotten married, graduated college, lived in four different states, travelled abroad, adopted aContinue reading “Episode 16: Meghan Cary Brown, Crohn’s/Colitis Warrior and Patient Coach”
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/n5qk93/Episode_12_-_Elizabeth_Alvarez.mp3 Today’s guest is Elizabeth Alvarez, also known as The Dancing Crohnie. Elizabeth was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2011 at the age of 21. Since then, she’s described her journey as one wild ride trying to attain remission. She’s been on numerous medications–including included Remicade, Entyvio, Humira, Stelara, Prednisone, Dilaudid, Valium and many others–andContinue reading “Episode 12: Elizabeth Alvarez, “The Dancing Crohnie””
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/j6a4ak/Episode_11_-_Will_Jenkins.mp3 Today’s guest is Will Jenkins, founder of Intestinal Fortitude–supplements for IBD patients created by an IBD patient. Will was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 7 years ago in his mid-30s. After a short time on prednisone and mesalamine, he began searching for a different way to treat his disease. His diagnosis led him down aContinue reading “Episode 11: Will Jenkins, Crohn’s Warrior and Founder of Intestinal Fortitude”