Enjoy this interview with Dr. Selvi Rengasami, a Crohn’s warrior, physician, and integrative nutrition health coach. From medications and multiple surgeries — including a temporary ostomy — to facing death, she’s reached remission and filled her life with joy, purpose, and the ability to guide others on the path to gut health.
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 thatContinue reading “Episode 45: Sylvia Tam, Ulcerative Colitis Warrior and Founder of Beviva Foods”
In today’s episode, Kiersten Thomson shares her journey with Crohn’s Disease and how she leans on the power of food to help manage her symptoms. Not willing to accept the idea that food didn’t matter, she sought the help of a functional medicine doctor. For the next year, she did well. She cut out inflammatoryContinue reading “Episode 44: Kiersten Thomson (@theformerfoodie) leverages the power of food to battle Crohn’s”
Some days, I almost forget that I have Crohn’s Disease. Honestly, I don’t think there’s been a single day since my diagnosis 13 years ago–or even since my first symptoms 17 years ago–that I haven’t thought about Crohn’s or digestive issues. But for the most part, my day-to-day life with Crohn’s is well managed…and althoughContinue reading “Forgetting Crohn’s (almost…)”
Do you ever find yourself loving Google, yet hating it at the same time? That was the case for me as I spent more and more time researching and looking up information during the two weeks leading up to my cystoscopy earlier this month. My last four urine tests all showed blood in the urine,Continue reading “Cystoscopy: My fears and anticipation vs. what actually happened”
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/gj7cvm/Jenny-crohnieintheclassroom.mp3 In today’s episode, Jenny Pascoe shares her Crohn’s story and how it took 10 years of battling symptoms before a capsule endoscopy confirmed a diagnosis of IBD. She struggled during those years trying to find ways to manage her symptoms, including numerous dietary changes, and even found herself wondering if it was all inContinue reading “Episode 39: Jenny Pascoe (@crohnieintheclassroom) talks travel, hypnotherapy, meditation, and fitness”
How I used fasting and diet to pull out of a mini Crohn’s flare up and yes, vegetables really do hate me… Things started going downhill two months ago in July. Over the summer, I started playing around with adding different vegetables into my keto-carnivore diet. One by one–and spread out over the courseContinue reading “Fasting and diet, my one-two punch out of my most recent Crohn’s flare up”
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/ywxmz8/Ciara_Munnelly.mp3 In today’s episode, Ciara Munnelly shares her journey with Crohn’s Disease and how she’s learned to change her mindset and find better health through fitness and lifestyle.
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/a9g5cx/E35_-_betterbelliesbymolly_mixdown.mp3 In this week’s episode, Ulcerative Colitis fighter, Molly Dunham-Friel, shares her journey battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). One year after her Ulcerative Colitis diagnosis in 2012, she was diagnosed with IBS, and in 2018, SIBO was added to her list of gut conditions.
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/pv9cqv/trevor__mixdown.mp3 In today’s episode, Trevor Zabar, founder of Crohn’s Crusaders, shares his journey with IBD from conventional medications to learning how to heal his gut with time-honored fermented foods. Battling Crohn’s for 35 years since childhood, he talks about being sick all the time. But, neither medications nor surgery ever put him into remission. HisContinue reading “Episode 34: Trevor Zabar, Crohn’s Crusaders; Gut Microbiome”