If you have either Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis then chances are you are taking some sort of prescription medication to help you manage your symptoms. Or, minimally, you need to see your gastroenterologist once or twice a year for a check-up. And if you don't have health insurance these costs can really begin to add up, especially with... Read more
Until last week, it had been nearly six months since I'd juiced anything. Juicing for me is something I seem to be gung-ho about for a month or two at a time then it falls by the way-side for awhile. But last weekend my husband and I had a party and one of our guests brought us a watermelon from the farmer's market. It smelled fabulous before we... Read more
Let me start this week's blog by admitting that I love pork - pork chops, pork roast, pork spare ribs, you name it if it's pork I like it. And since I haven't been able to eat beef (without big, bad repercussions) for nearly 10 years, pork helps to put some variety in my mainly chicken and fish diet. But, for the past few months I've been noticing... Read more
Well, my flare-up seems to have passed and I'm back to what is normal for me. I found the most interesting thing to be my ability to add baby spinach to my daily diet. I've not been able to eat anything green or leafy for about ten years without terrible, dire consequences. But, during my flare a fellow IBDer recommended spinach. He said... Read more
I think the Internet is great. And I truly appreciate websites like this one. But, if I'm honest then I have to admit that sometimes all this technology makes it far too easy to focus on IBD far too much! That's why you didn't get a blog from me last week - I needed a holiday from IBD.
I'd been in a flare for about two months and in the... Read more