Crohn’s Disease

1 Year Ago Today… My Journey to Healing Crohn’s Disease With Food

December 26, 2015

December 22 is like a second birthday for me. One year ago today, on December 22, 2014, I made the life-changing decision to take a shot at healing myself and managing Crohn’s disease through diet. I had read the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall and was embarking on a 30 day trial of […]

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How Exercise Benefits Crohn’s Disease

December 25, 2015

While Crohn’s disease might force you to make some changes to your workout routine, you should still exercise. In fact, some Crohn’s symptoms may even be improved with physical activity. Living with Crohn’s disease means making modifications to your daily routine, but for most people, that routine should still include exercise. Exercise benefits almost everyone, and people […]

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13 Best Foods for Crohn’s Disease – Its All About Times

December 24, 2015

What to eat if you have Crohn’s by Anne Harding If you’ve got inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you need to make calories count. Certain foods won’t speed gut healing, but there are plenty that can help you stay well-nourished without aggravating symptoms, says Tracie Dalessandro, RD, a nutritionist based in Briarcliff Manor, NY, who also […]

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What Eye Problems are Typical With Crohn's Disease? Its All About America Times

December 23, 2015

Overview People often associate Crohn’s disease with intestinal problems, but Crohn’s, which causes chronic inflammation leading to diarrhea and abdominal pain, can also cause inflammation in various parts of the eye. Eye problems affect around 10 percent of people with Crohn’s disease, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America states. Eye problems most often occur […]

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December 22, 2015

Why are you so tired? Fatigue feels different than being tired. When you’re tired you can take a nap or get some extra sleep and the problem is resolved. When you have fatigue no amount of naps or hours of sleep can fix the problem. When you are suffering from fatigue you feel drained of […]

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The Woman I Have Become Because of My Crohn’s Disease

December 15, 2015

There is a picture painted in my mind of what my life should be — a parallel universe — and there’s no room in that painting for chronic illness. The painting is vibrant and detailed with Van Gogh’s heavy brush strokes; it’s thoughtful but spontaneous and energetic but mindful. There’s no room in the painting for waking up in […]

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While Crohn’s disease may at first seem intolerable, one can combat it with holistic treatment and by becoming aware of food triggers.

December 13, 2015

Crohn’s Disease Natural Treatments Crohn’s disease is a type of autoimmune Inflammatory Bowel Disease that involves chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Inflammatory bowel diseases are considered autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s own immune system attacks elements of the digestive system. Crohn’s commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum), the beginning of […]

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Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ of Crohn’s Disease, No Side Effects, New Study Shows

December 9, 2015

Marijuana – scientific name “cannabis” – performed like a champ in the first-ever placebo-controlled trial of the drug to treat Crohn’s Disease, also known as inflammatory bowel disease. The disease of the digestive tract afflicts 400,000 – 600,000 people in North America alone causing abdominal pain, diarrhea (which can be bloody), severe vomiting, weight loss, […]

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