https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/rzwbfh/Kruck_mixdown.mp3 In today’s episode, Tara Kruck shares her 20-year journey with Crohn’s Disease. Like many IBD Warriors, in the beginning, she first noticed significant weight loss along with increasing abdominal bloating and eventually severe pain. She ignored the symptoms for more than a year and simply attributed them to the stress of being a seniorContinue reading “Episode 32: Tara Kruck, 20-Year Crohn’s Warrior”
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Episode 29: Logan Crumrine, 25-year Crohn’s Warrior
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/dk5k4z/E29_-_Logan_Crumrine.mp3 In this week’s episode, Logan Crumrine answers the call for more male IBD advocates. After battling Crohn’s Disease for 25 years, he’s now speaking up to share his story and help bring awareness to Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis.
Episode 25: Mylissa Merten, Crohn’s Warrior finding remission through medication, lifestyle, and nutrition
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/9nqc4i/E25_-_Mylissa_Merten.mp3 In today’s episode, Mylissa Merten, a Crohn’s Disease Warrior who was diagnosed almost 17 years ago, shares her experience as a camper at the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Camp Oasis and how, after 10 years of fighting to find something that would put her into remission, found that medications paired with the right nutritionContinue reading “Episode 25: Mylissa Merten, Crohn’s Warrior finding remission through medication, lifestyle, and nutrition”
Episode 23: Jeff Gish (Stephanie’s husband) shares a spouse’s perspective of IBD
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/45pisq/Episode_23_-_Jeff_and_Steph.mp3 In this episode my husband, Jeff Gish, shares his perspective of Crohn’s Disease as an IBD spouse. He shares his view of what it’s like to live with someone who has IBD and answers my questions about what are some of the things that maybe I should have told him in the beginning orContinue reading “Episode 23: Jeff Gish (Stephanie’s husband) shares a spouse’s perspective of IBD”
Episode 21: Veronica Blancato, Crohn’s and extraintestinal manifestations
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/t23zau/Episode_21_-_Veronica_Blancato.mp3 Today’s guest is Veronica Blancato. With more than 15 years of fighting Crohn’s Disease, she shares her journey from diagnosis to remission, battling a variety of extraintestinal manifestations along the way. She shares her experiences with surgery, arthritis, osteochondromas, pancreatitis, fatigue, and more.
“But you don’t look sick.”
My heart was racing at 100 beats per minutes. My skin was pale. My hands were cold and clammy… Let me rewind 48 hours and take you back to Thursday with me. My legs were weak when I arrived at work and walked down the hill toward the chapel on our school campus. IContinue reading ““But you don’t look sick.””
Episode 19: Carrie Combs returns; we talk emotions, coping with Crohn’s, and running!
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/p2jrmn/Episode_19_-_Carrie_Combs_part_2.mp3 In this week’s episode, I caught up again with Carrie Combs (@carriethecrohnie) to follow up on her recent race at the Nashville Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and to go deeper into some of the emotional aspects of Crohn’s Disease, along with the coping mechanisms and habits that made dealing with a Crohn’s diagnosis evenContinue reading “Episode 19: Carrie Combs returns; we talk emotions, coping with Crohn’s, and running!”
My top 6 tips for fighting Crohn’s Disease
I often get asked what I do to manage my Crohn’s. I’ve been battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) since my first major flare back in 2006. I did OK on biologics–never really having complete relief from my symptoms–but, I’m now on my second attempt at going medication free and about to hit the three yearContinue reading “My top 6 tips for fighting Crohn’s Disease”
Episode 14: Luciana Podschun, 30-year Crohn’s Warrior
https://crohnsfitnessfood.podbean.com/mf/play/r6jqkv/Episode_14_-_Luciana.mp3 In this episode, Luciana Podschun shares her nearly 30-year journey with Crohn’s Disease and talks about everything from international travel, the support and love of her husband over the years, and how she doesn’t let Crohn’s stop her from living her life.
Episode 12: Elizabeth Alvarez, “The Dancing Crohnie”
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””