Episode 16: Meghan Cary Brown, Crohn’s/Colitis Warrior and Patient Coach

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”

Why I enjoy fasting

I tried fasting once, years ago, and quickly held up my white flag in surrender. Fasting was not for me. So what happened? Fast forward to today and most days you’ll find me fasting for 16 hours at a time; with the occasional 36-hour fast thrown in for good measure. The main difference is thatContinue reading “Why I enjoy fasting”

Episode 15: Natalie Suppes, IBD Health & Fitness Coach; Crohn’s since 2007

https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/7ehrjf/Episode_15_-_Natalie_v2.mp3 Today’s guest is Natalie Suppes, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2007 and, after a 12-year flare, is finally in remission. She is a certified personal trainer and sport nutritionist who is passionate about helping women (especially those whose bodies are not functioning!) become the healthiest versions of themselves.

Episode 13: “Carrie the Crohnie”

https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/xzwjec/Episode_13_-_Carrie_Combs.mp3 Today’s guest is Carrie Combs, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 8 years ago at the age of 22. Within her first 5 years after diagnosis, she had three surgeries, countless medication changes, and–as she puts it–a lot of really bad days.

Rebounding and digestive health

In my last post on rebounding, I shared some of the reasons why I love using a mini-trampoline as part of my daily workout and how it makes fitness fun. Today, I want to share why I love it for digestive health. Whether you have Crohn’s Disease or just suffer from occasional bloating, cramping, andContinue reading “Rebounding and digestive health”

Episode 11: Will Jenkins, Crohn’s Warrior and Founder of Intestinal Fortitude

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”

Episode 8: Alexa Federico, NTP & Crohn’s Warrior

https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/6ju6qi/Episode_8_-_Alexa_Federico.mp3 This week, Episode 8 of the Crohn’s Fitness Food podcast features Alexa Federico, NTP and Crohn’s Warrior since age 12! Listen online or subscribe anywhere you listen to podcasts! 🎙

Exercise, Gut Health, and IBD

For a long time, I’ve noticed that I feel stronger, have more energy, and enjoy better overall health when my workouts are consistent–and at least moderately intense (gotta get a sweat going!). I’ve also noticed that I have better management of my Crohn’s symptoms when my exercise program is on point. Earlier this week, IContinue reading “Exercise, Gut Health, and IBD”

Episode 6: Stephanie Gish, My Crohn’s Story

https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/n6n6t6/Episode_6_-_Stephanie_Gish_mixdown.mp3 After six week of interviewing other Crohn’s Warriors about their own IBD stories and experiences, I figured it was time to share my Crohn’s journey on the podcast.

L-Glutamine and Crohn’s Disease

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 itContinue reading “L-Glutamine and Crohn’s Disease”