INTERVIEW: Canadian Bikini Athlete Janine Kruse – Living with Crohn’s for over 20 years

Instagram: @j9_fit & @competingwithcrohns Facebook: Competing with Crohns  Website: competingwithcrohns.com to be launching soon! Janine is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Canadian Nationally qualified Bikini competitor, Crohn’s advocate and an amazing inspiration that refuses to let her disease hold her back. Diagnosed in 1997, Janine is no stranger to her disease. Her experience, knowledge and lifestyle… Read More INTERVIEW: Canadian Bikini Athlete Janine Kruse – Living with Crohn’s for over 20 years

HEALTH UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017 – Recovering from Small Bowel Surgery, Job interviews in a hospital shower, losing over 20 lbs in 6 days, Fibrostenotic Disease and just another comical day in my life with Crohn’s

HEALTH UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017 – Recovering from Small Bowel Surgery, Job interviews in a hospital shower, losing over 20 lbs in 6 days, Fibrostenotic Disease and just another comical day in my life with Crohn’s… Read More HEALTH UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017 – Recovering from Small Bowel Surgery, Job interviews in a hospital shower, losing over 20 lbs in 6 days, Fibrostenotic Disease and just another comical day in my life with Crohn’s

Proven Herbal Treatments for Crohn’s Disease

Posted on: Thursday, September 21st 2017 Written By: Ali Le Vere, B.S., B.S. Special thanks to Ali and GreenMedInfo. Original article can be found here: greenmedinfo.com/blog/proven-herbal-treatments-crohn-s-disease These evidence-based botanical medicines proven to induce or maintain remission in the debilitating inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s offer hope to those resigned to a fate of life-altering… Read More Proven Herbal Treatments for Crohn’s Disease

HEALTH UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2017 – En Route to my Second Surgery

After a few months of tirelessly waiting, I finally got a date for my second small bowel resection surgery. If you’ve been following along, I wrote about my previous health misfortunes this past summer in my last blog, HEALTH UPDATE JULY 2017. I am officially booked for a small bowel resection on October 13, 2017.… Read More HEALTH UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2017 – En Route to my Second Surgery

THE BOWEL OBSTRUCTION DIET – Restricting my already restricted diet

If you read my last post HEALTH UPDATE JULY 2017, I am currently on the waitlist for my second small bowel surgery. I have been suffering from bowel obstructions since being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2009. The bowel obstructions are caused by buildup of scar tissue in my small intestine called a stricture. Strictures… Read More THE BOWEL OBSTRUCTION DIET – Restricting my already restricted diet

HEALTH UPDATE JULY 2017 – ER visits, $1200 on the floor of a Starbucks bathroom, Surgical options and “the most well-nourished Crohn’s patient”

Here’s my latest health update! A lot of you seem to be very interested in my latest misfortunes and I’m tired of explaining my situation, so here it is. Emergency Room Trip #1 In early June 2017, two few weeks after competing in Men’s Physique at the BC Provincial Championships, I headed to emergency after… Read More HEALTH UPDATE JULY 2017 – ER visits, $1200 on the floor of a Starbucks bathroom, Surgical options and “the most well-nourished Crohn’s patient”

New research suggesting high fat diets may reduce gut bacteria and Crohn’s Disease symptoms

I’ve wrote numerous posts on why I think the key to understanding auto-immune diseases is to further study the microbiome. The evidence continues to strengthen with a recently published study suggesting that high fat diets consisting of plant based fats such as cocoa butter and coconut oil may lead to changes in gut flora that… Read More New research suggesting high fat diets may reduce gut bacteria and Crohn’s Disease symptoms

INTERVIEW: Crohn’s Inspiration and Personal Trainer Michael Hulcher

Michael is a personal trainer, athlete, strength and conditioning coach, Crohn’s advocate and inspiration. Michael is on the forefront of the IBD movement by showing what’s possible and inspiring others through exercise and nutrition. Michael’s story is motivating and inspirational. I am always amazed by hearing the hardships others with similar situations have faced, conquered… Read More INTERVIEW: Crohn’s Inspiration and Personal Trainer Michael Hulcher

3 Benefits of Green Tea – My preferred pre-workout beverage

It’s no secret that I am an avid green tea connoisseur. Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, only falling second to water. Green tea is something that I have been drinking almost daily for over 7 years with no plans of stopping anytime soon. The taste, smell, energy, focus and health… Read More 3 Benefits of Green Tea – My preferred pre-workout beverage