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The Inflammation Factor?

If you are a regular reader of my Shareposts then you know that I have spent a lot of time figuring out what I can and can’t eat to keep my Ulcerative Colitis symptoms at bay. That said, what I can eat and what a nutritionist would tell me is “health...

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Benefits from Juicing

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 ...

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Preservatives in Meat

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 p...

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Diets, diets, diets. . .What's an IBDer to do?

For 31 years of my life I never thought about what I was eating. I ate what I wanted, when I wanted, and never gave it a second thought. I wasn’t a fast food junkie by any means, but did enjoy things like french fries, Doritos, ice cream, and Coca-Co...

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Corn and Its Consequences

Even though I know what I should and shouldn’t eat to keep my gut happy, this time of year simply “tempts” my limits. The farmer’s markets (there are three throughout the week within 1 mile of my house) just serve to tempt me with fresh fruits and ve...

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Omega-6 & Sushi - you choose

FOOD - good, bad, how do we keep track? There was some news this week that has made me wonder about the food we’re told to eat, then told could be bad for us. I’m talking about the fish, Tilapia. The news is that the farm-raised fish we’ve all be sna...

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Tips for Coping with Stress & IBD

Even people who don’t have IBD will get an upset stomach when stressed or nervous. That whole “butterflies in the stomach,” and urgent need to “go” is actually pretty natural and normal. In fact, a gastroenterologist once told me that the gut is the ...

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IBD & The Gut: New Research & The Truth about Colonics and Probiotics

New Study: There was a new study published in the May 29, 2008 issue of Nature, a science and medicine journal, which may point researchers and pharmaceutical companies in a new direction of how to treat IBD. Researchers from the California Institute ...

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Miscellaneous Ulcerative Colitis & 5-ASA Information

Ten years ago when I was finally diagnosed with UC I was given Asacol, a 5-ASA drug, to get the inflammation in my colon under control. Today, even though my symptoms are under control I still continue to take a low maintenance dose. And, my Dad who ...

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Reiki, Yoga & Other Alternative Treatment Options for IBD - Part I

In some of my earlier blog post I’ve mentioned my use of Alternative Treatment Options and thought I should expound on what I’ve tried and how they have or haven’t helped my health - so, here goes. As a child I was quite healthy, the healthiest of my ...