Cinematic Edit – Turning setbacks into comebacks, 5 months post surgery

Here’s a quick video edit 5 months post surgery! Turning setbacks into comebacks after getting a section of my small intestine removed in October.  If you look closely, the scar below my belly button constantly reminds me of the adversity I’ve faced and the struggles I’ve had to overcome. Always reminding me to never take … More Cinematic Edit – Turning setbacks into comebacks, 5 months post surgery

Health Update March 2018 – My first steak in 6 years, the final verdict on surgery and my latest health blunders

For those of you who have been following along with my journey lately, here’s my latest health update! Back to business as usual! As I write this 5 months post-op, I am fully recovered and back to training at 100%! My life has picked up right where I left off before my health deteriorated. So … More Health Update March 2018 – My first steak in 6 years, the final verdict on surgery and my latest health blunders

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 … More Proven Herbal Treatments for Crohn’s Disease

6 weight gaining tips and intentionally gaining body fat?

Heading for my second resection surgery in 3 weeks and my goal is to purposely gain body fat. Studies suggest higher levels of body fat can reduce the effect of muscle catabolism (Ocobock, 2017). In theory, muscle tissue is very difficult to obtain and the body wants to retain it at all cost. Fat is … More 6 weight gaining tips and intentionally gaining body fat?

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. … 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 … More THE BOWEL OBSTRUCTION DIET – Restricting my already restricted diet

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