Latest by Brian Greenberg

Have IBD? Here Are 7 Ways to Improve Your Life Now

If you live with a chronic illness, I have a question for you. Are you doing everything you can in order to make the most of what you’ve been given? Even at my sickest, when I had all the symptoms Crohn’s can throw at a patient, I was still thankful ...

Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis: Accepting Your Condition

We are taught at a very young age not to discuss what happens behind the bathroom door, and even though Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis go far beyond the bathroom, patients often stay quiet about their disease. But once we begin living on our ...

Running Your Race: The NYC Marathon with Crohn's Disease

There are a lot of things that seem impossible to even the healthiest and active people in the world. The 26.2-mile distance of a full marathon is something that many people shy away from. In many ways, it’s unhealthy for the body to complete this ma...

Anal Fistulas: The Symptom No One Talks About

Crohn’s disease can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. Understandably, people don’t talk much about one of the most painful symptoms that can accompany Crohn’s: anal fistulas.

Be Smart with IBD During the Holidays

Right around the last two months of every year, the pressure to celebrate with friends and family is ramped up more than normal — and most of these celebrations center around food. For someone with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, the holidays ...

IBD: Confidence Breeds Healthy Relations

At times I just stayed at home and told myself, “A social life isn’t for me right now.” But I also told myself, “Maybe one day.”

IBD and the Power of Routines

Living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can be like riding a roller coaster that never ends. Living like this makes it extremely hard for a patient to get into a routine that can improve his or her life. As soon as you think you have a rou...

Winter Activities With IBD

Many people have an urge to go outside and enjoy winter activities. But with IBD, the prospect can be frightening. The anxiety can build quickly, until you’re saying to yourself, “I just can’t enjoy the winter months." The fact of the matter is ...

Tackling IBD 12 Weeks at a Time

Recently I was asked to read a book called The 12 Week Year by Brian T. Moran, and it has changed my life.

6 Ways to Do Away With the Dark Clouds

Ever feel like there is nothing you can do in order to reach a better quality of life with your IBD?