If you're like me, and you have Crohn's / UC, there's a good chance that your diet could use some improvement. We've all seen articles and books about how important it is to eat right. A.) What should we be puttting in our bodies? What foods are good; what foods are bad? Like many, I … Continue reading Making Dietary Changes: Small Steps Can Lead to Great Change
"Processed foods strain(s) the gut. The gut must work harder to extract nutrients from what is essentially skeletalized food. This undigested, processed food remains in the intestines, where it can ferment and cause serious bowel disorders."
This is one of the books I'd like to say is crucial to anyone who is thinking of trying cannabis medicinally to treat Crohn's / UC / inflammatory bowel disease symptoms. You hear a lot about CBD from other more recent books. This book was written in '96 and touches on a lot of things … Continue reading ‘The Benefits of Marijuana: Physical, Psychological & Spiritual’ by Joan Bello
Keeping a journal of your diet, changes in your lifestyle, i.e. exercise; vs. your symptoms i.e. pain, changes in bowel movements, or energy level, can go a very long way in helping manage your symptoms, giving you better overall health and quality of life. These journal entries and notes can be as simple or as … Continue reading Keeping Journals Related to Your Disease
I just feel so sick of waking up, feeling just good (not bad) enough to get through another day. I feel either too exhausted or too anxious to answer my doctor's medical assistant's phone call's so she can help get me started on a medication that I don't want to be on in the first … Continue reading Tired of Feeling Sick & Tired
Courtesy of CrohnsAnonymous.com According to CrohnsDisease.com, about 80% of people with Crohn's disease will have a perianal abscess at least once. However, like ostomy's, who wants to talk about that, right? It might be the best-kept secret in the Crohn's disease community. But if it's part of your disease, you have to find a way … Continue reading What No One with CD/UC Wants to Talk About
Chew, Swallow, Repeat... Doesn't sound hard, does it? I'd just like to feel hungry again or swallow without discomfort, feeling as I once had. The truth is I haven't felt truly hungry since the last time I smoked weed or when I was on years ago before stopped going to pain management doctors for opioid … Continue reading This is Me Bitching: Chew, Swallow, Repeat…
"What do you do when your surgeons tell you all traditional medicine options have been exhausted, and your choices or ostomy or get rid of inflammation? Oh yeah, those same surgeons, refuse to write any sort of alternative prescriptions for you, so you began to e passed around like a hot potato. Each doctor telling you to see another doctor, who tells you, "No, you need a specialist in xyz." Until you've gone full circle, and you are back at square one."
The Anti-inflammatory diet is key in keeping your disease symptoms to a minimum.