Health Update November 2018 – Celebrating One Year Post-Surgery: My greatest strength is also my biggest weakness

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

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

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