. . . that no two IBDers seem to have the same symptom patterns or react to treatment and/or medications the same way.
As I always say, if given the choice, I'd choose not to have IBD. But, I do, and I have to say that after living with it for 16 years, the past 3 pretty successfully, it's frustrating that there isn't one firm set of... Read more
I don't know if it's just me and my family, but changes of season affect our guts, and not for the better. As I've mentioned in previous posts, my dad has UC, my mom has IBS, and a sibling has undetermined IBD issues. While I find that changing my diet helps my UC symptoms, my dad can eat everything and anything. My mom steers clear of certain... Read more
By now, we've all heard the flap about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). And if you're smart you have realized that mostly anything that is canned, bottled, packages, or pre-made includes HFCS, and you are limiting your intake of it.
You've also probably heard about agave nectar or agave syrup. And, you have most likely heard it touted as... Read more
I read an article in the April 16, 2012 edition of The Wall Street Journal titled, "The Simple Idea That Is Transforming Health Care." As I began to read the article I was first frustrated and then happy.
I was frustrated that it has taken the traditional medical community so long to realize that their patient's aren't just a set of... Read more
It was Nov 2008 when I wrote this Sharpost about bugs and worms being a potentially viable treatment for people with IBD -http://www.healthcentral.com/ibd/c/2623/47391/bugs-worms-answer
Here we are more than three years later and this possibility is now being seen as a truly viable option for treating those of us with Crohn's, Ulcerative... Read more