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
If you're like me and have a disease that frequently has you out of commission and in the doctor's office or, God forbid, the hospital, you will soon find that it pays off to become familiar with your medications. Make A Med List Making a medication list is easy to do, and your health care … Continue reading Becoming Familiar With All Your Medications: Making a Med List
One day, boredom and curiosity lead me to search Google for, "well-known people with Crohn's disease". Below, you will find just a few names from that list.Source: Wikipedia. Did you know the following people have/have had Crohn's? Prince Albert (husband of Queen Victoria)Alfred the Great (King of the Anglo-Saxon's)Charles Darwin (English naturalist, biologist, and geologist)Lew … Continue reading Well-Known People Who Have/Have Had Crohn’s Disease
"With all the new things to distract us, one thing you don't want to neglect is managing your prescription medications..."
"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
With our healthcare system under such tremendous strain, it's more difficult now than ever...