In this episode, Camille Parker shares her journey with Crohn’s disease. Diagnosed in 2012 as a high school student, she shares her experiences with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through college, marriage, and having her first child. Following her passion for nutrition, combined with a desire to be in the health industry, Camille earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness from Brigham Young University and became a certified personal trainer.
Ten years after her diagnosis, Camille is now combining her education, experience with IBD, and passion for helping others by starting her own business–Be Well With IBD. She donates 2 percent of profits from her business to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Camille focuses on empowering women with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, helping them to live a healthy life. In addition to diet and fitness, Camille lives her life with gratitude and finds the blessings in the curse.
In this episode, Beth Coldrick shares her journey of living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis for the past eleven years–including four surgeries in the last two. She is now living with a stoma, raising awareness for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and sharing her story and experiences to help others.
Although she struggled with symptoms for most of her life, she didn’t receive a diagnosis until 2009. Despite being on daily medications and high-strength steroids after being diagnosed, she suffered for another ten years. In 2019, Beth had her first surgery to remove most of her large bowel and be fitted with a stoma.
During those years, as her IBD worsened, Beth made significant changes to her lifestyle that included moving back home and changing careers. Creating a new path for herself, she used her skills and passion to launch an organic vegan skincare brand in 2018. Since then, and after three more surgeries, she has been able to transform her life. Today, Beth lives her life to the fullest and is thriving with a permanent stoma.
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Describing her Instagram page as “a young gal’s adventures with Crohn’s Disease & other chronic illnesses,” Renee Taylor continues her IBD advocacy on today’s podcast where she shares her Crohn’s journey and how she’s seeking to find the balance between western and holistic medicine.
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 a path of research, natural healing, and eventually to developing his own supplement company focused entirely on gut health for those with Crohn’s and Colitis–including a probiotic with strains grown specifically for IBD. Continue reading “Episode 11: Will Jenkins, Crohn’s Warrior and Founder of Intestinal Fortitude”