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
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
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?
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
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
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
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 … More INTERVIEW: Crohn’s Inspiration and Personal Trainer Michael Hulcher
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 … More 3 Benefits of Green Tea – My preferred pre-workout beverage
On Saturday May 20th, 2017, I competed at the 2017 BC Cup held at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster, British Columbia for the Provincial championships. If you have been following my previous posts, I competed two weeks prior to Provincials at the 2017 Kelowna Classic where I placed 4th in my class of 24 … More Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – The Finale at the 2017 BC Cup!
On Saturday May 6th, 2017, I competed in my second Men’s Physique competition! The day could not have gone any better. I met so many amazing competitors and heard some awesome stories along the way, which is my favourite part about competing. I was thrilled to accomplish my goal of making the Top 5, finishing … More Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – Kelowna Classic Update: Advancing to Provincials!