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Holiday Cooking & Recipes

Gut-Friendly Recipes to Cook Every Day

Baked salmon with garlic marinade, a quick and easy breakfast hash, and a berry smoothie? Say no more. Four gut-healthy recipes should up your cooking game.

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Anti-Anxiety medications - What to know Before Taking Them

In the 15 years since I was diagnosed with Colitis I have had three, possibly four doctors offer me anti-depressants and/or anti-anxiety medication to deal with some of the issues that come with this disease. I had always dismissed these offers until ...

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SCD, GAPS, & Paleo - What Do These Mean?

In the past year or so you might be hearing these acronyms - SCD, GAPS, Paleo, GF, & DF. But what do they stand for and what do they mean to you? SCD Stands for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet which excludes from the diet all grains, oats, certain ...

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5 Truly Natural Sweeteners

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 proba...

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More on Cruciferous veggies

I found my colleague, Jennifer Rackley’s Sharpost about Cruciferous veggies and the gut - http://www.healthcentral.com/ibd/c/70966/149211/healthy-vegetables/?ic=4027 - a very important post and wanted to expand on it a bit. First, know that there are ...

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Food Allergy, Intolerance & Food Sensitivity

Food Allergy, Food Intolerance, and Food Sensitivity are all terms that have recently joined our vernacular. But, what do these terms really mean? That’s what we’re going to explore in this Sharepost. A Food Allergy is an immediate or slightly delaye...

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C-Diff - What is it?

Clostridium Difficile, or C-Diff as it is more commonly known is a bacteria that when allowed to grow and flourish in the gut can cause mild to severe symptoms. Mild symptoms of C-Diff infection include: 3-4 watery diarrhea bowel movements per day an...

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for IBS and IBD

If you read my last Sharepost then you know that on top of living with IBD and IBS I am now also working through some anxiety issues. And if I may be so bold as to assume, I suspect many other IBD and IBSers also live with some anxiety as well. After ...

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Living With Chronic Disease: Taking the Time to Whine

This isn’t going to be a terribly informative post today. Rather I’m going to whine and moan for a bit. If you have any chronic health condition like IBD, IBS, or any other, then I’m sure you’ll get where I’m coming from and forgive my lapse in keepi...

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Being Prepared for a UC Flare

A friend mentioned that she was having her first ulcerative colitis (UC) flare-up in a couple of years and she couldn’t figure out why. After some questioning, it was discovered that she had been taking NSAIDs (Aleve, I think) for a couple of weeks t...