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Please sign this petition to get qualified people to do PIP/ DLA assessments for people with IBD. Google: petition 209048. The current situation means a lot people are assessed as not being ill. It’s not the same as IBS! #petition #ibd #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsdisease #inflammatoryboweldisease #uc
A month ago today I was on my way to theatre for an operation to remove part of my small intestine. I’ve been in a constant battle with my health over the past few years and unfortunately my poor intestines had scarred and narrowed to the point that I was struggling to digest food and not absorbing nutrients, something that every humans body should be capable of doing. 
It’s incredibly hard having to fight your own body every day and having to deal with the pain and fatigue that Crohn’s disease causes. 
Weighing a tiny 6 and a half stone, coming out of hospital and seeing the state of my poor body left me in tears; but a month later my scars are healing well and I’ve managed to just reach 7stone, which also made me cry again (happy tears 😭).
You never know how strong you are until your only choice is to be strong. I still have a long way to go but I’m still fighting 💜 I absolutely cannot wait to get back to ‘normal’ and feel good again, it’s been a long time coming 😌💪🏻 #crohnsdisease #crohns #crohnie #crohnssurgery #bowelsurgery #inflammatoryboweldisease #IBD #IBDwarrior #crohnswarrior #crohnsandcolitisuk #surgery #strength #positivity #bravery #imstillfighting #crohnsfighter #crohnsquotes
A month ago today I was on my way to theatre for an operation to remove part of my small intestine. I’ve been in a constant battle with my health over the past few years and unfortunately my poor intestines had scarred and narrowed to the point that I was struggling to digest food and not absorbing nutrients, something that every humans body should be capable of doing. It’s incredibly hard having to fight your own body every day and having to deal with the pain and fatigue that Crohn’s disease causes. Weighing a tiny 6 and a half stone, coming out of hospital and seeing the state of my poor body left me in tears; but a month later my scars are healing well and I’ve managed to just reach 7stone, which also made me cry again (happy tears 😭). You never know how strong you are until your only choice is to be strong. I still have a long way to go but I’m still fighting 💜 I absolutely cannot wait to get back to ‘normal’ and feel good again, it’s been a long time coming 😌💪🏻 #crohnsdisease  #crohns  #crohnie  #crohnssurgery  #bowelsurgery  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #IBD  #IBDwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #crohnsandcolitisuk  #surgery  #strength  #positivity  #bravery  #imstillfighting  #crohnsfighter  #crohnsquotes 
New stoma cover being listed today! 
What styles would uou like to see? 
#stoma #crohnsdisease  #ibdwarrior #inflammatoryboweldisease #stoma #bowel #bowelsurgery
@southwestair got that mood lighting!! But in all seriousness, there are a lot of coughers and sneezers mulling about the airport, let alone getting on board. I really don’t know how well the mask will help, but I’m all for placebo effect. And sanitizing the hell out of my seat and all the things around me on the plane. 
Side note: this is a 5-hour flight and I’ve been dealing with inflammation issues on my left leg that make it feel as though the circulation is being diminished. This is the first time I’ve opted to sit in the very front seat. All my supplies are above head. I had to pick a few things to keep on my person but there isn’t a cubby to be bad. First world problem? Probably. The benefit to this is I can stand and flex, and make sure that I help keep circulation flowing as it should. Blood clots have become a primary anxiety trigger over the past few years. So this is one additional step to help keep my mind at peace while traveling. I also chose not to medicate, for today’s flight. I’ve been able to forgo it the past few flights, but rescue meds are right above if needed. Fingers crossed, I can convince my spiteful subconscious that I am in control for at least the next five hours. 
Traveling with #ChronicIllness is never simple, but it’s doable if you put your back in to it. 💃🏼 😂

P.S., heading to the #CCCongress. Janssen has sponsored my travel. All thoughts and opinions shared are mine, and my alone, because i am not a robot. 
#crohns #crohnsdisease #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohnsawareness #ibd #ibdawareness
@southwestair got that mood lighting!! But in all seriousness, there are a lot of coughers and sneezers mulling about the airport, let alone getting on board. I really don’t know how well the mask will help, but I’m all for placebo effect. And sanitizing the hell out of my seat and all the things around me on the plane. Side note: this is a 5-hour flight and I’ve been dealing with inflammation issues on my left leg that make it feel as though the circulation is being diminished. This is the first time I’ve opted to sit in the very front seat. All my supplies are above head. I had to pick a few things to keep on my person but there isn’t a cubby to be bad. First world problem? Probably. The benefit to this is I can stand and flex, and make sure that I help keep circulation flowing as it should. Blood clots have become a primary anxiety trigger over the past few years. So this is one additional step to help keep my mind at peace while traveling. I also chose not to medicate, for today’s flight. I’ve been able to forgo it the past few flights, but rescue meds are right above if needed. Fingers crossed, I can convince my spiteful subconscious that I am in control for at least the next five hours. Traveling with #ChronicIllness  is never simple, but it’s doable if you put your back in to it. 💃🏼 😂 P.S., heading to the #CCCongress . Janssen has sponsored my travel. All thoughts and opinions shared are mine, and my alone, because i am not a robot. #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #crohnsawareness  #ibd  #ibdawareness 
A few quotes that I can relate to. Living with a chronic illness sure as hell ain't easy but like I always say, you can't go over it, you can't go under it, you've got to go through it - as hard and as painful as that may be! We are warriors. #chronicillness #crohnsandcolitis #crohnsdisease #crohns #ibd #livingwithibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #stoma #ostomy #ileostomy
This is all I want to do and give my best by doing it! Deep down, the friendship or relationship that I may develop and happiness that I can bring from doing this is the biggest reward that anyone can ask for 😀💜💜
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#kindness #inspiring #inspirationalquotes #quoteoftheday #quotestoliveby #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife #ostomyawareness
This is all I want to do and give my best by doing it! Deep down, the friendship or relationship that I may develop and happiness that I can bring from doing this is the biggest reward that anyone can ask for 😀💜💜 . #kindness  #inspiring  #inspirationalquotes  #quoteoftheday  #quotestoliveby  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnscolitis  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitiswarrior  #ucwarrior  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #superstoma  #stomalife  #ostomyawareness 
Finally got my company supervisor shirt! Too bad I ordered the size I was before I lost weight 🤦🏻‍♂️ Oh well, I’m happy 🤷🏻‍♂️😊
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#supervisor #work #worklife #vons #safeway #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #crohns #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife #ostomyawareness
Finally got my company supervisor shirt! Too bad I ordered the size I was before I lost weight 🤦🏻‍♂️ Oh well, I’m happy 🤷🏻‍♂️😊 . #supervisor  #work  #worklife  #vons  #safeway  #crohnsdisease  #crohnscolitis  #crohns  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitiswarrior  #ucwarrior  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #superstoma  #stomalife  #ostomyawareness 
Iron infusion ~ interesting way to administer iron. I had to get iron at my GP today as I didn’t have time to get a referral for the hospital before we go away and I desperately need a energy hit, I’m struggling to make it past 7:30pm at the moment and the lack of energy is killing me. Instead of the iron being administered through a drip, the nurse gave 5mls every 2minutes. Although I did have a nanna nap this afternoon, I’m still feeling much better. It works so quickly #iron #ironinfusion #canular #injection #energy #irondeficiency #thestruggle #ulcerativecolitis #colitis #uc #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohns #autoimmunedisease #chronicillness #silentdisease #disease #health #myjournal #mylife #staystrong #ulcerativecolitisawareness #medication #vedolizumab #entyvio
Iron infusion ~ interesting way to administer iron. I had to get iron at my GP today as I didn’t have time to get a referral for the hospital before we go away and I desperately need a energy hit, I’m struggling to make it past 7:30pm at the moment and the lack of energy is killing me. Instead of the iron being administered through a drip, the nurse gave 5mls every 2minutes. Although I did have a nanna nap this afternoon, I’m still feeling much better. It works so quickly #iron  #ironinfusion  #canular  #injection  #energy  #irondeficiency  #thestruggle  #ulcerativecolitis  #colitis  #uc  #ibd  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #crohns  #autoimmunedisease  #chronicillness  #silentdisease  #disease  #health  #myjournal  #mylife  #staystrong  #ulcerativecolitisawareness  #medication  #vedolizumab  #entyvio 
#livewithguts 💜🌟💜🌟
Life can be a Jungle sometimes..
It helps having this community to share our common struggles, ups and downs together 💜
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Thanks @livewithguts1 for my sweet wristband helping share awareness of #autoimmunedisease 💜
#autoimmuneawareness #purple #awareness #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #ulcerativecolitis #ileostomy #lifesajungle #nocolonstillrollin #aussieostomate #wegotthis #stillgotguts
On tonight’s menu: salmon with capers, asparagus and @daiyafoods cheezy garlic mashed potatoes. Simple but delicious! 
#dairyfree #dairyfreefood #dairyfreerecipes #crohns #colitus #ibd #eatclean #inflammatoryboweldisease  #cleaneating #cleancooking #glutenfree #homemade #goodeats #bakedsalmon #daiya #daiyafoods #cheezy
My body feels tight after this week, and my mind feels heavy, and somehow both feel a little foreign. Overall, I’m trying to be positive about my diagnosis, but the negative thoughts creep in every now and then. I’m taking tonight to reset, stretch out, and let my thoughts wander. I journaled them. And now I’ll release them here. It seems easy for everyone to ask how I’m feeling today, if it’s getting better, and the answer is, yes I’m slowly getting through this flare up, but due to the amount I’m restricting my diet. This disease is chronic, I can no longer stray from my healthy diet when I feel like it, I can no longer go out to eat without thinking twice about it. I have to worry that if I eat something as simple as popcorn, I’ll go from having a good day to being in the bathroom, bleeding and in pain. The unknown of where this disease is going to take me is terrifying. Yes I know I’m smart, yes I know I live healthy, but clearly, sometimes that isn’t enough. Chronic diseases are terrible, and it can sometimes feel very lonely, even though you have an amazing support system, no one actually knows how you feel. 
It’s ok to go to a dark place every now and then, just don’t stay too long 🖤
My body feels tight after this week, and my mind feels heavy, and somehow both feel a little foreign. Overall, I’m trying to be positive about my diagnosis, but the negative thoughts creep in every now and then. I’m taking tonight to reset, stretch out, and let my thoughts wander. I journaled them. And now I’ll release them here. It seems easy for everyone to ask how I’m feeling today, if it’s getting better, and the answer is, yes I’m slowly getting through this flare up, but due to the amount I’m restricting my diet. This disease is chronic, I can no longer stray from my healthy diet when I feel like it, I can no longer go out to eat without thinking twice about it. I have to worry that if I eat something as simple as popcorn, I’ll go from having a good day to being in the bathroom, bleeding and in pain. The unknown of where this disease is going to take me is terrifying. Yes I know I’m smart, yes I know I live healthy, but clearly, sometimes that isn’t enough. Chronic diseases are terrible, and it can sometimes feel very lonely, even though you have an amazing support system, no one actually knows how you feel. It’s ok to go to a dark place every now and then, just don’t stay too long 🖤
CLC MEMBER FEATURE: Hi mighty warriors! My name is Nicole and I am 28 years old. My life changed in a way that I had never expected after turning 18 years old. I was a freshman in college, healthy, and determined to make my dreams of becoming a nurse come true. Little did I know, getting through the semester was going to be the most challenging.
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Over the course of time, I began exhibiting sudden bouts of abdominal pain, diarrhea, night sweats, extreme fatigue, fevers and weight loss. Initially, I blamed the stress for all the symptoms, however, as the semester came to an end, my symptoms progressed and I knew something wasn’t right.
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Multiple tests were performed by my primary doctor but no true answer was found. Shortly after, I was then referred to a gastroenterologist. Several tests and a colonoscopy later, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. Truthfully, I had no idea what Crohn’s Disease was or what to expect. I struggled with the acceptance of going from a healthy and athletic person to chronically sick. The fact of having no control over my life scared me. Meanwhile, depression slowly creeped its way into my life as I struggled with the debilitating symptoms. My confidence was lost and anxiety became part of my life.
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Fast forward a couple years, a dozen medications, and 7 medical specialists later – nothing had helped to make me feel better. My life was a roller coaster, with short periods of good days and many bad days induced by multiple relapses. In 2016, I had a laparoscopic right hemicolectomy which helped to relieve certain symptoms, yet left me with erratic diarrhea and a severe stricture that is proving difficult to currently resolve.
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Despite the challenges that Crohn’s Disease has presented to my life, I’ve learned to cherish life, appreciate the small victories, embrace who I am, love more openly and to smile as much as possible. Always remember that you are not weak because you have suffered. You are strong because you are a survivor. You are still you despite what your body chooses to be. You are not the disease! XoXo #chronicloveclub
CLC MEMBER FEATURE: Hi mighty warriors! My name is Nicole and I am 28 years old. My life changed in a way that I had never expected after turning 18 years old. I was a freshman in college, healthy, and determined to make my dreams of becoming a nurse come true. Little did I know, getting through the semester was going to be the most challenging. • Over the course of time, I began exhibiting sudden bouts of abdominal pain, diarrhea, night sweats, extreme fatigue, fevers and weight loss. Initially, I blamed the stress for all the symptoms, however, as the semester came to an end, my symptoms progressed and I knew something wasn’t right. • Multiple tests were performed by my primary doctor but no true answer was found. Shortly after, I was then referred to a gastroenterologist. Several tests and a colonoscopy later, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. Truthfully, I had no idea what Crohn’s Disease was or what to expect. I struggled with the acceptance of going from a healthy and athletic person to chronically sick. The fact of having no control over my life scared me. Meanwhile, depression slowly creeped its way into my life as I struggled with the debilitating symptoms. My confidence was lost and anxiety became part of my life. • Fast forward a couple years, a dozen medications, and 7 medical specialists later – nothing had helped to make me feel better. My life was a roller coaster, with short periods of good days and many bad days induced by multiple relapses. In 2016, I had a laparoscopic right hemicolectomy which helped to relieve certain symptoms, yet left me with erratic diarrhea and a severe stricture that is proving difficult to currently resolve. • Despite the challenges that Crohn’s Disease has presented to my life, I’ve learned to cherish life, appreciate the small victories, embrace who I am, love more openly and to smile as much as possible. Always remember that you are not weak because you have suffered. You are strong because you are a survivor. You are still you despite what your body chooses to be. You are not the disease! XoXo #chronicloveclub 
#🎧 Def Leppard - Armageddon It by @sounds_app #soundsapp on https://get.sounds.am/5Tnm/BqvThNLeNJ
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One of my favorite bands! I’ve seen them 3 times already 😀 I hope everyone is getting through the week ok so far!
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#glammetal #rockmusic #hardrock #80s #80srock #80smusic #musicforthesoul #musicforhealing #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #crohns #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife
#🎧 Def Leppard - Armageddon It by @sounds_app #soundsapp  on https://get.sounds.am/5Tnm/BqvThNLeNJ . One of my favorite bands! I’ve seen them 3 times already 😀 I hope everyone is getting through the week ok so far! . #glammetal  #rockmusic  #hardrock  #80s  #80srock  #80smusic  #musicforthesoul  #musicforhealing  #crohnsdisease  #crohnscolitis  #crohns  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitiswarrior  #ucwarrior  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #superstoma  #stomalife 
Today not only marks my 24th week of pregnancy, but also a HUGE milestone for my life as a Crohn's patient. 
My ileostomy surgery was 4 years ago today. Not only has my ostomy given me my life back - but I've been blessed with the ability to live a carefree, healthy life with more confidence than I ever had before. 
And the cherry on top of getting my life back? Having the ability to healthfully create NEW life!
Before my ostomy, the severity of my disease would have made my husband & me think twice (thrice?) about having our own children. With my @osuwexmed GI team's encouragement and support, we were able to naturally conceive, and I've enjoyed (well after the first trimester) a healthy, typical pregnancy! 
We are SO excited to welcome our daughter this spring - and we are hopeful that my ostomy and Crohn's treatment continue to keep me healthy. 💗💗
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#pregnancy #24weekspregnant #ostomama #ostomommy #ileostomy #crohnslife #crohnsdisease #ibd #ibdandme #getyourbellyout #babybump #ostomyawareness #ostomy #inflammatoryboweldisease #osuwexmed #babeswithbags #themighty #invisibleillness #chronicdisease #chronicallyill #remission #healthy #stomaversary
Today not only marks my 24th week of pregnancy, but also a HUGE milestone for my life as a Crohn's patient. My ileostomy surgery was 4 years ago today. Not only has my ostomy given me my life back - but I've been blessed with the ability to live a carefree, healthy life with more confidence than I ever had before. And the cherry on top of getting my life back? Having the ability to healthfully create NEW life! Before my ostomy, the severity of my disease would have made my husband & me think twice (thrice?) about having our own children. With my @osuwexmed GI team's encouragement and support, we were able to naturally conceive, and I've enjoyed (well after the first trimester) a healthy, typical pregnancy! We are SO excited to welcome our daughter this spring - and we are hopeful that my ostomy and Crohn's treatment continue to keep me healthy. 💗💗 : : : : : #pregnancy  #24weekspregnant  #ostomama  #ostomommy  #ileostomy  #crohnslife  #crohnsdisease  #ibd  #ibdandme  #getyourbellyout  #babybump  #ostomyawareness  #ostomy  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #osuwexmed  #babeswithbags  #themighty  #invisibleillness  #chronicdisease  #chronicallyill  #remission  #healthy  #stomaversary 
#Repost @tomie_the_ostomy ・・・
This is why I love my dog so much 🤷🏼‍♀️😂😍 #ostomy #ostomybag #ostomylife #ileostomy #crohnsdisease #crohns #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #tinytoypoodle #calvinklein #calvinkleinunderwear
Good news! All clear on my endoscopy & colonoscopy. No active inflammation. No polyps. I was a little nervous because I’m almost positive I had a mild flare in November/early December. Everything looks good now, though. Still awaiting biopsy results. Worst part was not eating food for 41 hrs during prep. I binged on vegan soul food as soon as we left the hospital! #crohnsdisease #crohns #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #colonoscopy #endoscopy #t1d #type1diabetes #chronicillness
Good news! All clear on my endoscopy & colonoscopy. No active inflammation. No polyps. I was a little nervous because I’m almost positive I had a mild flare in November/early December. Everything looks good now, though. Still awaiting biopsy results. Worst part was not eating food for 41 hrs during prep. I binged on vegan soul food as soon as we left the hospital! #crohnsdisease  #crohns  #ibd  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #colonoscopy  #endoscopy  #t1d  #type1diabetes  #chronicillness 
Rice Vermicelli with Pesto sauce🍵🍴 [using @nobread ‘s avacado pesto sauce] #lofflex #lofflexdiet #crohns #colitis #ibd #autoimmune #inflammatoryboweldisease #invisibleillness #wheatfree #dairyfree #glutenfree #cooking #recipe #plantbased #health #foodie #vegan #vegetarian #pasta #ricenoodles #pesto #avacado
Day 18 2018: it's 30 degrees here in Sydney today and I am SO ready for non hospital life!!! Just going with the flow and seeing where the day takes me today 😇 Always ends up being the best days anyway ☀️☀️☀️☀️
Day 18 2018: it's 30 degrees here in Sydney today and I am SO ready for non hospital life!!! Just going with the flow and seeing where the day takes me today 😇 Always ends up being the best days anyway ☀️☀️☀️☀️
a recent symptom: embarrassingly loud and gassy bowel movements!!! here is a pic of me on a public toilet trying to time my poops while people are using the hand dryer. ***
#crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease
Like other melons, cantaloupes have a high water content that can help fend off dehydration, but being packed with H2O doesn't mean that they're short on other nutritional benefits. One cup of cantaloupe contains only about 55 calories (due to its high water content) but offers over 100 percent of your daily needs for vitamin A, over 50 percent of the daily needs for vitamin C, 1.5 grams of fiber and is a good source of potassium.⠀
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Unfortunately, approximately 68 million Americans have a delayed food sensitivity to cantaloupe. Because of its high level of reactivity, if cantaloupe is a part of your diet we recommend sending us a message letting us know what chronic health symptoms you have been experiencing. We can connect you with one of our Food Sensitivity Experts to assist you in finding out if cantaloupe, or any other common foods, may be triggering your symptoms.⠀
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#cleaneating #inflammation #inflammatoryboweldisease #irritablebowelsyndrome #ibs #biohacking #diet #healthychoices #healthyeating #healthtips #nutrition #digestion #foodallergies #allergies #foodsensitivities #foodintolerance #bloated #bloatedbelly #fitness #healthiswealth #healthy #health #foodismedicine #lifestyle #eathealthy #cleaneats #healing #glutenfree
Like other melons, cantaloupes have a high water content that can help fend off dehydration, but being packed with H2O doesn't mean that they're short on other nutritional benefits. One cup of cantaloupe contains only about 55 calories (due to its high water content) but offers over 100 percent of your daily needs for vitamin A, over 50 percent of the daily needs for vitamin C, 1.5 grams of fiber and is a good source of potassium.⠀ ⠀ Unfortunately, approximately 68 million Americans have a delayed food sensitivity to cantaloupe. Because of its high level of reactivity, if cantaloupe is a part of your diet we recommend sending us a message letting us know what chronic health symptoms you have been experiencing. We can connect you with one of our Food Sensitivity Experts to assist you in finding out if cantaloupe, or any other common foods, may be triggering your symptoms.⠀ ⠀ #cleaneating  #inflammation  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #ibs  #biohacking  #diet  #healthychoices  #healthyeating  #healthtips  #nutrition  #digestion  #foodallergies  #allergies  #foodsensitivities  #foodintolerance  #bloated  #bloatedbelly  #fitness  #healthiswealth  #healthy  #health  #foodismedicine  #lifestyle  #eathealthy  #cleaneats  #healing  #glutenfree 
🌷new blog post🌷

Link is in my bio or can be copied from here ☞ https://sammyj23x.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/awareness/

I've had a few people message me recently and telling me things about their doctors and such like and as much as I feel we are all making a difference in terms of awareness, it is clear that there is still a very long way to go within the NHS.
Please have a read of my little moan, my opinions and experiences when it comes to IBD awareness.
(Photo from my amazing day doing a photo shoot for @jasminestaceycollection taken by @dk__photos)
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68/100 #100gratefuldays
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#blog #blogpost #mylife #mystory #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsandcolitis #awareness #ostomy #ostomate #stigma #nocolonstillrollin #lifetakesguts #getyourbellyout #jasminestaceycollection #photoshoot #underwear #underwearshoot #sexy #fierce #curvygirl #me
🌷new blog post🌷 Link is in my bio or can be copied from here ☞ https://sammyj23x.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/awareness/ I've had a few people message me recently and telling me things about their doctors and such like and as much as I feel we are all making a difference in terms of awareness, it is clear that there is still a very long way to go within the NHS. Please have a read of my little moan, my opinions and experiences when it comes to IBD awareness. (Photo from my amazing day doing a photo shoot for @jasminestaceycollection taken by @dk__photos) . 68/100 #100gratefuldays  . #blog  #blogpost  #mylife  #mystory  #ibd  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohnsandcolitis  #awareness  #ostomy  #ostomate  #stigma  #nocolonstillrollin  #lifetakesguts  #getyourbellyout  #jasminestaceycollection  #photoshoot  #underwear  #underwearshoot  #sexy  #fierce  #curvygirl  #me 
The snow is starting to melt 😢 But I'm so happy that I was able to see some this year❄ I probably spent a little too much time outside because I'm now sneezing and coughing a little bit 😷😅 I'm hoping that it'll pass quickly, but just to be safe I'm putting my methotrexate off for a few days. I'm still feeling just okay stomach wise. Not great but not bad, so I'll take it. Luckily we've had two snow days this week, so I've had time to rest and take things at a more relaxed pace💜💜 #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnsgirl #crohnswarrior #crohnsflare #IBD #inflammatoryboweldisease #autoimmunedisease #immunosuppression #immunosuppressionsucks #chronicallyill #chronicillness #spoonie #fatigue #methotrexate #snowday #snow #ilovesnow #winter #winterwonderland #nature #beautiful #beautyinnature
The snow is starting to melt 😢 But I'm so happy that I was able to see some this year❄ I probably spent a little too much time outside because I'm now sneezing and coughing a little bit 😷😅 I'm hoping that it'll pass quickly, but just to be safe I'm putting my methotrexate off for a few days. I'm still feeling just okay stomach wise. Not great but not bad, so I'll take it. Luckily we've had two snow days this week, so I've had time to rest and take things at a more relaxed pace💜💜 #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnsgirl  #crohnswarrior  #crohnsflare  #IBD  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #autoimmunedisease  #immunosuppression  #immunosuppressionsucks  #chronicallyill  #chronicillness  #spoonie  #fatigue  #methotrexate  #snowday  #snow  #ilovesnow  #winter  #winterwonderland  #nature  #beautiful  #beautyinnature 
CURIOUS RATHER THAN PERFECT 🧐🤪|| I’m so in my comfort zone when I have answers, detail, the ability to predict what could happen or see the whole picture. Life is so not like that though 😑 and you know what? I’m so glad it’s not 😆👏 I love those moments that surprise you. I love the growth that happens when you come up against a challenge. I love the resilience you discover when you remain calm in moments of total chaos. I love the relationships you form and strengthen around you when you fall. It’s all pretty amazing to me. I’m reminding myself of this often lately. My ulcerative colitis diagnosis really threw me and I think a big part of it is all the unknowns. There are so many. And you know what? That’s ok 🙃 -

#newhealthjourney #beopen #flow #inspire #mindfulness #selflove #goals #curious #trust #backyourself #motivation #inspiration #ulcerativecolitis #inflammatoryboweldisease #remissiongoals #work #health
CURIOUS RATHER THAN PERFECT 🧐🤪|| I’m so in my comfort zone when I have answers, detail, the ability to predict what could happen or see the whole picture. Life is so not like that though 😑 and you know what? I’m so glad it’s not 😆👏 I love those moments that surprise you. I love the growth that happens when you come up against a challenge. I love the resilience you discover when you remain calm in moments of total chaos. I love the relationships you form and strengthen around you when you fall. It’s all pretty amazing to me. I’m reminding myself of this often lately. My ulcerative colitis diagnosis really threw me and I think a big part of it is all the unknowns. There are so many. And you know what? That’s ok 🙃 - #newhealthjourney  #beopen  #flow  #inspire  #mindfulness  #selflove  #goals  #curious  #trust  #backyourself  #motivation  #inspiration  #ulcerativecolitis  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #remissiongoals  #work  #health 
#Repost @getgutsycanada (@get_repost)
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On a cold, wintry day, it helps to think warm thoughts. Maybe of sitting around a fire with friends who know what it's like to take on #IBD. You know, the kind of thing that happens at #CampGot2Go. Oh by the way, applications are now open at campgot2go.ca!
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#crohns #crohnsdisease #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #inflammatoryboweldisease #IBD #invisibleillness #chronicillness #camp #summercamp
#spooniespotlight
@Crohnslifestyle 
I'm Chris, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2009 after about 6 months ignoring symptoms I got so sick that I actually passed out and was rushed to the hospital. 
After spending almost 4 weeks in the hospital and running all kinds of scopes and scans they came to the conclusion that I had Crohn’s. 
My first form of treatment was HUMIRA, after being on it for a year I had a bad reaction to the medicine and my doctors decided to switch me to REMICADE. 
It took me almost 3 years to get my self used to having Crohn’s. A lot of trial and error to be honest, it wasn’t until I took my fitness and nutrition seriously that I started to feel like myself again. 
I wouldn’t be where I am today with out the support of my amazing wife and my two perfect little girls looking to me for guidance. They are the reason I fight so hard to be healthy.  To show them no matter what cards you are dealt in life, you get to decide how happy you are! 
#ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohnie #crohnsdisease #crohns #spoonie #chronicillness #remicade
#spooniespotlight  @Crohnslifestyle I'm Chris, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2009 after about 6 months ignoring symptoms I got so sick that I actually passed out and was rushed to the hospital. After spending almost 4 weeks in the hospital and running all kinds of scopes and scans they came to the conclusion that I had Crohn’s. My first form of treatment was HUMIRA, after being on it for a year I had a bad reaction to the medicine and my doctors decided to switch me to REMICADE. It took me almost 3 years to get my self used to having Crohn’s. A lot of trial and error to be honest, it wasn’t until I took my fitness and nutrition seriously that I started to feel like myself again. I wouldn’t be where I am today with out the support of my amazing wife and my two perfect little girls looking to me for guidance. They are the reason I fight so hard to be healthy.  To show them no matter what cards you are dealt in life, you get to decide how happy you are! #ibd  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #crohnie  #crohnsdisease  #crohns  #spoonie  #chronicillness  #remicade 
Our BBC Amazing Humans video has now hit 13 MILLION views!! Can you imagine how much awareness for IBD and ostomies has come from this?! I’m so proud of everyone for following, sharing and liking.. @jasminestaceycollection and @dk__photos you are the definition of a dream team ✨ ~
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#bbc #bbcamazinghumans #amazinghumans #stoma #ostomy #ostomate #ileostomy #colostomy #baglife #nocolonstillrollin #underwear #lingerie #specialistunderwear #dreamteam #jasminestaceycollection #crohnsanscolitisuk #crohns #colitis #uc #autoimmunedisease #ibd #chronicfatigue #chronicillness #inflammatoryboweldisease #ostomyawareness #fancypants #warrior #viking
Our BBC Amazing Humans video has now hit 13 MILLION views!! Can you imagine how much awareness for IBD and ostomies has come from this?! I’m so proud of everyone for following, sharing and liking.. @jasminestaceycollection and @dk__photos you are the definition of a dream team ✨ ~ ~ ~ #bbc  #bbcamazinghumans  #amazinghumans  #stoma  #ostomy  #ostomate  #ileostomy  #colostomy  #baglife  #nocolonstillrollin  #underwear  #lingerie  #specialistunderwear  #dreamteam  #jasminestaceycollection  #crohnsanscolitisuk  #crohns  #colitis  #uc  #autoimmunedisease  #ibd  #chronicfatigue  #chronicillness  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ostomyawareness  #fancypants  #warrior  #viking 
Feeling myself today.
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Had a blood test on my own (well with my IBD nurse), it didn’t hurt at all! An MRI, chest x ray and an ultrasound on my bum 🙌🏻
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Bought loads of vegan goodies
• MOST IMPORTANTLY I PUT ON 5lbs and NOW WEIGH 7ST!!!! 🤙🏻🎉🎈
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#selfie #hospital #crohns #crohnie #chronicillness #inflammatoryboweldisease #ibd #colitis #boweldisease #everytimeidie #blonde #blogger #health #shinyhappybloggers
Been a long time since I've been sick (just a cold,) which is super fortunate considering I'm on strong immunosuppressent drugs.

#stuffynose #sorethroat #cold #cough #stashtea #honey #matressfactory #crohns #crohnssucks #fuckcrohns #autoimmunedisease #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #ucandcrohns #crohnsdisease #remicade
Skeleton 👻👽💀👀💪
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Body image is probably one of the hardest things that i struggle with because of my crohns. When i had my flare which led to  my diagnosis, i lost over 2 stone and actually felt happy, because i finally lost some weight. 
Ive gained all of the weight back, which i really dont understand. 
I told a friend of mine all of this, and she said, i cant afford to lose weight. If i do, the next time im ill, i will be a skeleton. 
I wish to be healthier, inside and out. 
I have happy days with my body, but then most days im not. 
I looked back at the pictures from just after my flare, and realised i was so skinny, and really didnt look healthy. I dont think ill ever be happy with my body, but at least i look healthy..? -------------------
Random post with no prep, just all the words  from my brain to this post 😂😂😂😂
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1st image - a couple months after my flare. 
2nd image - a week after getting out of hospital. 
3rd image - one of the first night outs i went on, after my diagnosis.
4th image - october/november last year, going to the gym, and eating healthy
5th image - me now, bit of chub, however changing my lifestyle -------------------
I want to give words of motivation, and telling its okay to be like this, however its hard when youre still struggling 😔
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Definitley going to be taking more images to show my journey with Crohns, such a lovely way of showing my progress on trying to make my life better with this illness 💪💪💪💪
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#crohnsandcolitisuk #crohnsdisease #crohns #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #uc #ulcerativecolitis #colitis #crohnslife #chronswarrior #bodyimage #bodyconfidence #weightloss #blog #girlswithguts
Skeleton 👻👽💀👀💪 -------------------- Body image is probably one of the hardest things that i struggle with because of my crohns. When i had my flare which led to my diagnosis, i lost over 2 stone and actually felt happy, because i finally lost some weight. Ive gained all of the weight back, which i really dont understand. I told a friend of mine all of this, and she said, i cant afford to lose weight. If i do, the next time im ill, i will be a skeleton. I wish to be healthier, inside and out. I have happy days with my body, but then most days im not. I looked back at the pictures from just after my flare, and realised i was so skinny, and really didnt look healthy. I dont think ill ever be happy with my body, but at least i look healthy..? ------------------- Random post with no prep, just all the words from my brain to this post 😂😂😂😂 ------------------- 1st image - a couple months after my flare. 2nd image - a week after getting out of hospital. 3rd image - one of the first night outs i went on, after my diagnosis. 4th image - october/november last year, going to the gym, and eating healthy 5th image - me now, bit of chub, however changing my lifestyle ------------------- I want to give words of motivation, and telling its okay to be like this, however its hard when youre still struggling 😔 ------------------- Definitley going to be taking more images to show my journey with Crohns, such a lovely way of showing my progress on trying to make my life better with this illness 💪💪💪💪 -------------------- #crohnsandcolitisuk  #crohnsdisease  #crohns  #ibd  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #uc  #ulcerativecolitis  #colitis  #crohnslife  #chronswarrior  #bodyimage  #bodyconfidence  #weightloss  #blog  #girlswithguts 
Why do we, as a society, talk about our PROBLEMS more than we talk about our JOYS? 💭 We have so many conversations a day with others that contain pain, suffering, negativity and scarcity. What if we chose to speak of joy, happiness, positivity, possibility, health, abundance, energy and vitality instead? Today, I am actively and consciously choosing to speak of JOY and of all of the amazing things that are in my life as of this moment. Actively choosing to think of the GOOD will only bring more good into our lives. Which are you choosing today? 💜
Why do we, as a society, talk about our PROBLEMS more than we talk about our JOYS? 💭 We have so many conversations a day with others that contain pain, suffering, negativity and scarcity. What if we chose to speak of joy, happiness, positivity, possibility, health, abundance, energy and vitality instead? Today, I am actively and consciously choosing to speak of JOY and of all of the amazing things that are in my life as of this moment. Actively choosing to think of the GOOD will only bring more good into our lives. Which are you choosing today? 💜
As someone with Crohns I can personally attest to how badly these types of comments make me want to punch a person in the face. #ibd #crohnsdisease #crohns #inflammatoryboweldisease #chronicillness #autoimmunedisease
I’m calling this a ‘lettuce taco’ filled with chicken breast, beetroot & cream cheese😋🌮[cheese is milk, gluten & wheat free] #lofflex #lofflexdiet #crohns #colitis #ibd #autoimmune #inflammatoryboweldisease #invisibleillness #wheatfree #dairyfree #glutenfree #cooking #recipe #plantbased #health #foodie #lunch #taco #lettucetaco #chicken
Exactly! Even when you’re at your worst and still managing to overcome to get through your struggles, there are those around us that are watching us and those types of actions we do and use tend to influence and inspire those and we will never know that it’s helped someone who we may never know as well. Stay strong everyone 💪🏼🙏🏼💜👊🏼
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#inspiring #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #strength #stayingstrong #kindness #caring #caringforothers #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife
Exactly! Even when you’re at your worst and still managing to overcome to get through your struggles, there are those around us that are watching us and those types of actions we do and use tend to influence and inspire those and we will never know that it’s helped someone who we may never know as well. Stay strong everyone 💪🏼🙏🏼💜👊🏼 . #inspiring  #inspiration  #inspirationalquotes  #strength  #stayingstrong  #kindness  #caring  #caringforothers  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnscolitis  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitiswarrior  #ucwarrior  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #superstoma  #stomalife 
Some days are easier than others to deal with especially when dealing with a chronic illness. On those tough days, it’s best to take baby steps and take things one step at a time. My mistake half the time is pushing myself too much at times especially when I’m not feeling my best and I’ll be completely drained to do anything else. It’s ok to just take small steps to get through the day and there is no shame in it. We just continue to do our best and stay strong doing it 💪🏼💜
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#inspiring #inspiration #inspirational #stayingstrong #strength #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife
Some days are easier than others to deal with especially when dealing with a chronic illness. On those tough days, it’s best to take baby steps and take things one step at a time. My mistake half the time is pushing myself too much at times especially when I’m not feeling my best and I’ll be completely drained to do anything else. It’s ok to just take small steps to get through the day and there is no shame in it. We just continue to do our best and stay strong doing it 💪🏼💜 . #inspiring  #inspiration  #inspirational  #stayingstrong  #strength  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnscolitis  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitiswarrior  #ucwarrior  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #superstoma  #stomalife 
Sharing experiences, sharing knowledge, and sharing wisdom has always been something that I have cherished and enjoyed so much!🌟 .
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It is such a gift to be able to share things with others because the feeling we’re left with after is so rewarding! 🙏🏼✨
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Everyone could use a little homemade paleo pasta in their lives, so why not share the goods?! 🤷🏻‍♀️💕
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What’s your favorite thing to share with the ones you love?!👇🏻☺️
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#balancedbykayla #holisticnutrition #bioenergetics #biohacking #guthealth #BIE #energymedicine #raiseyourvibration #energy #frequency #energywork #trusttheuniverse #bioenergeticintoleranceelimination #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsdisease #biohack #candida #inflammatoryboweldisease #ibs #ibd #colonoscopy #celiac #gf #mindbody #allergy #intolerance #kwawesome
Sharing experiences, sharing knowledge, and sharing wisdom has always been something that I have cherished and enjoyed so much!🌟 . . It is such a gift to be able to share things with others because the feeling we’re left with after is so rewarding! 🙏🏼✨ . . Everyone could use a little homemade paleo pasta in their lives, so why not share the goods?! 🤷🏻‍♀️💕 . . What’s your favorite thing to share with the ones you love?!👇🏻☺️ . . #balancedbykayla  #holisticnutrition  #bioenergetics  #biohacking  #guthealth  #BIE  #energymedicine  #raiseyourvibration  #energy  #frequency  #energywork  #trusttheuniverse  #bioenergeticintoleranceelimination  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohnsdisease  #biohack  #candida  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ibs  #ibd  #colonoscopy  #celiac  #gf  #mindbody  #allergy  #intolerance  #kwawesome 
Výborne som si pokecala 🗣milý rozhovor aaaa výborne sa s nimi aj “hýbe” 🧘🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️😉👍🏼
Veď nazrite už sami....🤔🤓🖥📲🖥
@fitshaker.sk 
https://fitshaker.sk/na-vlastnej-kozi-ako-vyzera-zivot-s-crohnovou-chorobu/
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#rozhovor #fitshaker #životnýštýl #talk #goodtalk #lifestyle #healthylife #goodadvice #food #tutorial #training #everyday #everyone #forallpeople #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohnandcolitis #inspiration #iphone #life #love #laugh #me #happyeveryday #slovakgirl #slovakia #instalike #followme
Výborne som si pokecala 🗣milý rozhovor aaaa výborne sa s nimi aj “hýbe” 🧘🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️😉👍🏼 Veď nazrite už sami....🤔🤓🖥📲🖥 @fitshaker.sk https://fitshaker.sk/na-vlastnej-kozi-ako-vyzera-zivot-s-crohnovou-chorobu/ . . #rozhovor  #fitshaker  #životnýštýl  #talk  #goodtalk  #lifestyle  #healthylife  #goodadvice  #food  #tutorial  #training  #everyday  #everyone  #forallpeople  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #crohnandcolitis  #inspiration  #iphone  #life  #love  #laugh  #me  #happyeveryday  #slovakgirl  #slovakia  #instalike  #followme 
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Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can increase your risk for colon cancer.
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If you've been diagnosed with either of these conditions, you are at an increased risk and should consult with your doctor regularly.
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Certain genetic conditions like familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome) or diabetes can increase your risk of colon cancer.
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#IBD #InflammatoryBowelDisease #CrohnsDisease #UlcerativeColitis #ColonCancerRisk #FAP #LynchSyndrome #ColoRectalCancer #ColonCancer #ColonCancerAwareness #Colon #ColonCancer #ColonCancerAwareness #ColonCancerPrevention #ColonCancerScreening #ColonCancerPrevention #HealthyEating #ColonHealth #ColonCleansing #EatHealthy #BodyDetox #Detox
. Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can increase your risk for colon cancer. . If you've been diagnosed with either of these conditions, you are at an increased risk and should consult with your doctor regularly. . Certain genetic conditions like familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome) or diabetes can increase your risk of colon cancer. . #IBD  #InflammatoryBowelDisease  #CrohnsDisease  #UlcerativeColitis  #ColonCancerRisk  #FAP  #LynchSyndrome  #ColoRectalCancer  #ColonCancer  #ColonCancerAwareness  #Colon  #ColonCancer  #ColonCancerAwareness  #ColonCancerPrevention  #ColonCancerScreening  #ColonCancerPrevention  #HealthyEating  #ColonHealth  #ColonCleansing  #EatHealthy  #BodyDetox  #Detox 
Post Colonoscopy treat with my chauffeur aka @sascharoszakartist at @storefifteen ..I mean I really could have downed two gigantic pizzas with my hunger pains but I kept it clean seeing I had squeaky clean pipes 😂 So the good news is my ulcerative colitis has not spread into other parts of my bowel ...Yayyyy!!! Bloody awesome!!! (No pun intended 😜😋) Secondly, no polyps, no ileucal ulceration but the disease is in a relapse, which I already knew so my current diagnosis is active distal colitis aka active ulcerative proctitis with active inflammatory changes. So this is the dangerous part...the part that can turn into cancer if I'm not careful so now waiting on biopsy results to rule out any nasties like precancerous cells, the exclusion of dysplasia and histological assessment of activity in the ulcerated zone. 💩 I am just fixated on reading and analysing medical reports these days since I've become a health science student. It's been a 25 year roller coaster ride with this challenging disease but combining my daily intake of Western medication and Chinese Medicine, they both combat the ulcerative colitis in their own unique way and it certainly has made a significant difference to the severity of my relapses. In the past the disease has knocked me around where I was unable to work and/or leave the house. So that I am grateful for. On the other hand the stress of university as a mature age student and working can certainly be testing so I try to use relaxation techniques such a yoga, meditation, dietary therapy and gentle exercises to help me with this aspect of my challenge. I'm looking forward to implementing even more dietary aspects and ways to combat this disease in the not too distant future. #postcolonoscopymeal #postcolonoscopy #storefifteen #storefifteenmornington  #gastromedicine #ulcerativecolitis #ulcerativeproctitis #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitisawareness #amankoraucsupport #tcm #chinesemedicine #traditionalchinesemedicine #girlwithguts #chinesemedicinestudent
Post Colonoscopy treat with my chauffeur aka @sascharoszakartist at @storefifteen ..I mean I really could have downed two gigantic pizzas with my hunger pains but I kept it clean seeing I had squeaky clean pipes 😂 So the good news is my ulcerative colitis has not spread into other parts of my bowel ...Yayyyy!!! Bloody awesome!!! (No pun intended 😜😋) Secondly, no polyps, no ileucal ulceration but the disease is in a relapse, which I already knew so my current diagnosis is active distal colitis aka active ulcerative proctitis with active inflammatory changes. So this is the dangerous part...the part that can turn into cancer if I'm not careful so now waiting on biopsy results to rule out any nasties like precancerous cells, the exclusion of dysplasia and histological assessment of activity in the ulcerated zone. 💩 I am just fixated on reading and analysing medical reports these days since I've become a health science student. It's been a 25 year roller coaster ride with this challenging disease but combining my daily intake of Western medication and Chinese Medicine, they both combat the ulcerative colitis in their own unique way and it certainly has made a significant difference to the severity of my relapses. In the past the disease has knocked me around where I was unable to work and/or leave the house. So that I am grateful for. On the other hand the stress of university as a mature age student and working can certainly be testing so I try to use relaxation techniques such a yoga, meditation, dietary therapy and gentle exercises to help me with this aspect of my challenge. I'm looking forward to implementing even more dietary aspects and ways to combat this disease in the not too distant future. #postcolonoscopymeal  #postcolonoscopy  #storefifteen  #storefifteenmornington  #gastromedicine  #ulcerativecolitis  #ulcerativeproctitis  #ibd  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitisawareness  #amankoraucsupport  #tcm  #chinesemedicine  #traditionalchinesemedicine  #girlwithguts  #chinesemedicinestudent 
Day 17 2018: IM OUT IM OUT!!!! WOOOO! Let's hope I can stay away from hospital for more than a month this time! Definitely not better but I'm on a range of new medications and will be starting low FODMAP! I will return to clinic for a review in two weeks to see if we need to introduce new meds etc. It's bittersweet as I'm still sick and feel awful but at least we have a plan and I can be at home in the meantime 💛✨⭐️😇
Day 17 2018: IM OUT IM OUT!!!! WOOOO! Let's hope I can stay away from hospital for more than a month this time! Definitely not better but I'm on a range of new medications and will be starting low FODMAP! I will return to clinic for a review in two weeks to see if we need to introduce new meds etc. It's bittersweet as I'm still sick and feel awful but at least we have a plan and I can be at home in the meantime 💛✨⭐️😇
🍃Three Sisters - Katoomba NSW
🚽 Female - 8
🚽 Male - 3
🚽 Disabled - 1
Link to the blog post can be found in my bio 📝

#threesisters #katoomba #havethegutstogo #inflammatoryboweldisease #ibd #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsdisease #crohnsandcolitisaustralia #adventure
I spent the night vomiting and woke up with a fever of 104.3 this morning. Primary told us to go to urgent care, urgent care sent us to the ER, and the ER admitted me immediately. Waiting on blood cultures and CT results, but treating this as another serious adrenal crisis. Blood pressure is currently sitting at 84/49 and being stubborn as hell. This guy just had to leave me and we both started crying. He said “I always hate to leave you; but I especially hate to leave you right now.” 😭 I’m still crying. Mostly because I’m in pain...but also because he’s my world and we have to be apart right now. He was supposed to start his new job today—and goes to New York this weekend...and now this. 😞 #Addisons is as serious as it is rare. We are still wrapping our minds around how complex this disease is... #raredisease
I spent the night vomiting and woke up with a fever of 104.3 this morning. Primary told us to go to urgent care, urgent care sent us to the ER, and the ER admitted me immediately. Waiting on blood cultures and CT results, but treating this as another serious adrenal crisis. Blood pressure is currently sitting at 84/49 and being stubborn as hell. This guy just had to leave me and we both started crying. He said “I always hate to leave you; but I especially hate to leave you right now.” 😭 I’m still crying. Mostly because I’m in pain...but also because he’s my world and we have to be apart right now. He was supposed to start his new job today—and goes to New York this weekend...and now this. 😞 #Addisons  is as serious as it is rare. We are still wrapping our minds around how complex this disease is... #raredisease 
‪Shout out to @heritageparkyyc , @verticallyinclined , @launchpadtrampoline , @blindenthusiasmbeer  @choclination , @SweetGiscakesandtreats and @edmontonsymphony for donating to our annual #SugarRush event! #yeg‬ #sweettooth #silentauction #fundraiser #allyoucaneatdessert #sweettreats #crohns #colitis #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease
Letting my hair go au naturale!
I get a lot of questions about what I have been using to grow my hair and all I use is the @renpure Biotin and Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner. They make my hair feel thicker, softer, and look so much healthier! My hair has taken almost a year to grow this long after losing 90-95% of it and I still have many different lengths while it grows back, but I am thankful every day for the progress it has made. Seeing your body grow stronger and healthier is such an incredible thing to experience.
Letting my hair go au naturale! I get a lot of questions about what I have been using to grow my hair and all I use is the @renpure Biotin and Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner. They make my hair feel thicker, softer, and look so much healthier! My hair has taken almost a year to grow this long after losing 90-95% of it and I still have many different lengths while it grows back, but I am thankful every day for the progress it has made. Seeing your body grow stronger and healthier is such an incredible thing to experience.
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After my appointments today I learned my body's immune system  has hit the point where it isn't as strong as it was when I came home & for some reason it's still fighting off a deeper infection we thought we had rid myself of. I failed my pulmonary test so from now on dabs and edibles ONLY from here on out💨chancing smoking herb only puts me at risk for these intense infections according to my specialist who is super frustrated. So here goes ANOTHER round of heavy antibiotics and steroids💊💉before I FINALLY find out if what's causing all of this is confirmed #MASTCELLACTIVATION #MCAS Mayo suspected it to be the underlying issue when I came back with a staph infection in AZ. have to wait until the 22nd to figure all that out😅🙌🏽 TRYING MY HARDEST THE ONLY WAY I KNOW HOW WHICH IS SMILING AND LIVING LIFE LIKE NONE OF THIS IS HOLDING ME BACK!!!💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽
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#Repost  @crohns_spoonie with @get_repost ・・・ Fall down 7 times, stand up 8 ... 🙌 . After my appointments today I learned my body's immune system has hit the point where it isn't as strong as it was when I came home & for some reason it's still fighting off a deeper infection we thought we had rid myself of. I failed my pulmonary test so from now on dabs and edibles ONLY from here on out💨chancing smoking herb only puts me at risk for these intense infections according to my specialist who is super frustrated. So here goes ANOTHER round of heavy antibiotics and steroids💊💉before I FINALLY find out if what's causing all of this is confirmed #MASTCELLACTIVATION  #MCAS  Mayo suspected it to be the underlying issue when I came back with a staph infection in AZ. have to wait until the 22nd to figure all that out😅🙌🏽 TRYING MY HARDEST THE ONLY WAY I KNOW HOW WHICH IS SMILING AND LIVING LIFE LIKE NONE OF THIS IS HOLDING ME BACK!!!💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 #chronicilless  #keepgoing  #nevergiveup  . . . . . . . . . . . #ehlersdanlos  #chronicallyill  #autoimmunedisease  #crohnsdisease  #ostomy  #spoonie  #nocolonstillrollin  #autoimmune  #crohns  #potssyndrome  #chronicpain  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #eds  #dysautonomia  #crohnsandcolitis  #ehlersdanlossyndrome  #IBD  #fibromyalgia  #invisibledisease  #invisibleillness  #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome  #mastcellactivation  #migraine  #youarenotalone  📷: Google (artist unknown)
I felt a lot of guilt last week. Every time I ate something, and wound up straight in the bathroom, crying in pain, I would feel a wave of guilt like I somehow caused it. After my diagnosis, I thought to myself, how could I, out of all people, have an autoimmune disease? I’ve been extremely health conscious for most of my adult life, buying organic and non GMO whenever I can, knowing that GMOs and pesticides are linked to autoimmune diseases. Then I started thinking about all the times I didn’t buy organic, or didn’t eat so healthy like in December, during the holidays. I thought about how I know vitamin D deficiencies are linked to autoimmune diseases, and the countless times I told myself to supplement but didn’t stick with it. All of these thoughts lead to guilt. Thankfully I finally thought to myself “you aren’t being very kind.” I don’t want this disease to be a pity party. I want this disease to be a reason to be better, to be healthier. I want this disease to be a reason why I help teach the world that everything you put into your body effects it, immediately and indefinitely. 🌎🌱💙💚🙏🏻
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#inflammatoryboweldisease #ibd #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #chronicillness #thepowerofplants #organicfood #nongmo #glutenfree #cleanliving #eatclean #autoimmunedisease #holistichealing #complementarymedicine #foodismedicine #yogisofinstagram #igyogafam #igyogacommunity #myyogapractice #homeyogapractice #livingroomyoga #homeyoga #yogaaddict #yogastrong #yogini #yogafitness #myyogajourney #yoga #sirsasana #headstand
I felt a lot of guilt last week. Every time I ate something, and wound up straight in the bathroom, crying in pain, I would feel a wave of guilt like I somehow caused it. After my diagnosis, I thought to myself, how could I, out of all people, have an autoimmune disease? I’ve been extremely health conscious for most of my adult life, buying organic and non GMO whenever I can, knowing that GMOs and pesticides are linked to autoimmune diseases. Then I started thinking about all the times I didn’t buy organic, or didn’t eat so healthy like in December, during the holidays. I thought about how I know vitamin D deficiencies are linked to autoimmune diseases, and the countless times I told myself to supplement but didn’t stick with it. All of these thoughts lead to guilt. Thankfully I finally thought to myself “you aren’t being very kind.” I don’t want this disease to be a pity party. I want this disease to be a reason to be better, to be healthier. I want this disease to be a reason why I help teach the world that everything you put into your body effects it, immediately and indefinitely. 🌎🌱💙💚🙏🏻 . . . . . #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ibd  #crohnsdisease  #ulcerativecolitis  #chronicillness  #thepowerofplants  #organicfood  #nongmo  #glutenfree  #cleanliving  #eatclean  #autoimmunedisease  #holistichealing  #complementarymedicine  #foodismedicine  #yogisofinstagram  #igyogafam  #igyogacommunity  #myyogapractice  #homeyogapractice  #livingroomyoga  #homeyoga  #yogaaddict  #yogastrong  #yogini  #yogafitness  #myyogajourney  #yoga  #sirsasana  #headstand 
It’s been quite a sucky time lately.. After surgery, I woke up in SO much pain. I woke up in excruciating pain that I pretty much ended up screaming at the recovery unit doctors/nurses to get me a PCA and some Morphine... Because I could NOT cope! It was terrifying. They injected my stomach with some painkiller with a fancy name (that I can’t remember about). I felt a bit better then ☺️ I have a drain above my Ostomy bag in my abscess area... That hasn’t really drained anything. I have 2 plasters over my laparoscopic incisions (keyhole) & a terrible terrible bruise from an injection. 
My surgeon removed around 6inch of my small intestine... So I yet again, I have a new Ed! (Still in the same place as the last one though). Did anyone watch the kids show on Cartoon Network called Ed, Edd n Eddy!? I’ve had 2 Ed’s... I think it may now be time for an Eddy 😂😂! But the Stoma itself is HUGE.. it’s the biggest one I’ve had yet!! I hope the swelling calms it all down because it is SO SO big 😱 
I came off the Morphine PCA today (because I wasn’t supposed to have it in the first place and it was making me super drowsy, emotional & anxious). So I’m now on Oxycodone and Paracetamol. Tonight, it hasn’t touched the pain.. The pain has been surreal. 
I think that’s all I have to ‘update’ everyone on... if there’s something I missed or any questions, please ask and I’ll try my best to answer them 🙈 As always, thank you for the support!! Lots of love 😘💜💜 (this post has taken me over half an hour to write due to drugged up beth being so slow and falling asleep half way through each word 😂)
It’s been quite a sucky time lately.. After surgery, I woke up in SO much pain. I woke up in excruciating pain that I pretty much ended up screaming at the recovery unit doctors/nurses to get me a PCA and some Morphine... Because I could NOT cope! It was terrifying. They injected my stomach with some painkiller with a fancy name (that I can’t remember about). I felt a bit better then ☺️ I have a drain above my Ostomy bag in my abscess area... That hasn’t really drained anything. I have 2 plasters over my laparoscopic incisions (keyhole) & a terrible terrible bruise from an injection. My surgeon removed around 6inch of my small intestine... So I yet again, I have a new Ed! (Still in the same place as the last one though). Did anyone watch the kids show on Cartoon Network called Ed, Edd n Eddy!? I’ve had 2 Ed’s... I think it may now be time for an Eddy 😂😂! But the Stoma itself is HUGE.. it’s the biggest one I’ve had yet!! I hope the swelling calms it all down because it is SO SO big 😱 I came off the Morphine PCA today (because I wasn’t supposed to have it in the first place and it was making me super drowsy, emotional & anxious). So I’m now on Oxycodone and Paracetamol. Tonight, it hasn’t touched the pain.. The pain has been surreal. I think that’s all I have to ‘update’ everyone on... if there’s something I missed or any questions, please ask and I’ll try my best to answer them 🙈 As always, thank you for the support!! Lots of love 😘💜💜 (this post has taken me over half an hour to write due to drugged up beth being so slow and falling asleep half way through each word 😂)
She’s a perfect 10, but she wears a 12 🎵🎶 Im absolutely ****ing starving! 
Now there is a January diet and then there is MY January diet, not by choice but thanks to prep I’m having to starve and shit myself while also having to drink laxatives.
So this is my first time drinking this stuff in prep for tomorrow and my god surely having crohns colitis is enough of a sacrifice I have to make in life, not even when mixed with orange juice does it mask the taste of this stuff.
Please dear Jesus surely they can make a better tasting drink especially when your having to have two litres of the stuff. And if that’s not painful enough all I want is a piece of bread just to mask the hunger, honestly i could eat a scabby horse. I have to keep reminding myself that tomorrow is D-day, the day I finally (hopefully) can have my full scoop as my first one had to stop within two inches because my bowel was that inflamed and ulcerated they risked perforation, hopefully this time even though I’m still in a flare up they can go further and dig out more answers and hopefully the answer I’m looking for! I’m hoping the surgeon will agree to the surgery that I want, I want my bag! I’m ready now. Although I know and he knows we don’t have much option and I will be facing surgery at some point my surgeon only wants me to have a section removed where as I want the colon gone now. I can’t cope with this pain no longer, I want to wake up and not have to worry about have I brought my spare pants and knickers for well you know just incase. I want to be normal even if it’s just for a year I’ll take it 
And if I get my answer I promise next time I’ll drink my moviprep like a good little girl 
#crohns #crohnssucks #crohnscolitis #crohnsproblems #crohnsprincess #crohnswarrior #colitis #colitisproblems #colitiswarrior #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #ibdwarrior #ibdprincess #fingerscrossed #sohungry #starving
She’s a perfect 10, but she wears a 12 🎵🎶 Im absolutely ****ing starving! Now there is a January diet and then there is MY January diet, not by choice but thanks to prep I’m having to starve and shit myself while also having to drink laxatives. So this is my first time drinking this stuff in prep for tomorrow and my god surely having crohns colitis is enough of a sacrifice I have to make in life, not even when mixed with orange juice does it mask the taste of this stuff. Please dear Jesus surely they can make a better tasting drink especially when your having to have two litres of the stuff. And if that’s not painful enough all I want is a piece of bread just to mask the hunger, honestly i could eat a scabby horse. I have to keep reminding myself that tomorrow is D-day, the day I finally (hopefully) can have my full scoop as my first one had to stop within two inches because my bowel was that inflamed and ulcerated they risked perforation, hopefully this time even though I’m still in a flare up they can go further and dig out more answers and hopefully the answer I’m looking for! I’m hoping the surgeon will agree to the surgery that I want, I want my bag! I’m ready now. Although I know and he knows we don’t have much option and I will be facing surgery at some point my surgeon only wants me to have a section removed where as I want the colon gone now. I can’t cope with this pain no longer, I want to wake up and not have to worry about have I brought my spare pants and knickers for well you know just incase. I want to be normal even if it’s just for a year I’ll take it And if I get my answer I promise next time I’ll drink my moviprep like a good little girl #crohns  #crohnssucks  #crohnscolitis  #crohnsproblems  #crohnsprincess  #crohnswarrior  #colitis  #colitisproblems  #colitiswarrior  #ibd  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ibdwarrior  #ibdprincess  #fingerscrossed  #sohungry  #starving 
Are you getting enough sleep? Sleep is crucial because it plays a major role in the maintenance of your regular bodily functions. Unfortunately, for many, sleep it is either hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. Many people get a full eight hours but don’t get restful sleep, leaving them with a tired feeling throughout the day. As with most problems, there is a pill for that. But if you would like to look into a more natural approach consider changing what you eat. Peter Alongi, D.C, explains the benefits he received from food sensitivity testing:⠀
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As well as a 10-pound weight loss, I have had a marked decrease in gastrointestinal distress. This had also been accompanied by increased energy levels, particularly upon waking. I would usually feel tired even though I had slept 7-8 hours."⠀
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Food sensitivity testing might help you achieve a better quality of sleep and so much more. If you would like more information on how food sensitivity testing can help you please feel free to message us. ⠀
Are you getting enough sleep? Sleep is crucial because it plays a major role in the maintenance of your regular bodily functions. Unfortunately, for many, sleep it is either hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. Many people get a full eight hours but don’t get restful sleep, leaving them with a tired feeling throughout the day. As with most problems, there is a pill for that. But if you would like to look into a more natural approach consider changing what you eat. Peter Alongi, D.C, explains the benefits he received from food sensitivity testing:⠀ ⠀ "I am approximately 70 days into my four-day rotation food plan. I have eliminated all foods that I tested positive to and would like to share my results with you.⠀ ⠀ As well as a 10-pound weight loss, I have had a marked decrease in gastrointestinal distress. This had also been accompanied by increased energy levels, particularly upon waking. I would usually feel tired even though I had slept 7-8 hours."⠀ ⠀ Food sensitivity testing might help you achieve a better quality of sleep and so much more. If you would like more information on how food sensitivity testing can help you please feel free to message us. ⠀
Milí priatelia, pre všetkých, bez rozdielu či sa liečite na IBD ochorenie alebo nie (chorí aj zdraví) 😉pre tých, ktorých nebavia iba stretnutia s lekárskymi prednáškami máme akciu trochu nezvyčajného druhu 🙂 
Ide o teoreticko-praktický miniworkshop, ktorý by sa venoval IBD o čosi alternatívnejšie. 🤔🤔 Ak by ste nám dali spätnú väzbu, budeme veľmi radi. 💜
Práve na základe vašich ohlasov o prejavený záujem budeme v riešení “novej akcie” pokračovať.
Všetko dôležité je uvedené na obrázku, praktická časť bude samozrejme fyzicky nenáročná, tak aby sa jej mohol zúčastniť každý jeden z vás 🙂 
Čas? 
Rezervujte si popoludnie v trvaní cca 4-5 hodín 
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Bude sa odbíjať od počtu záujemcov. 
Napíšte prosím, do komentov, ako sa vám nápad páči a či by ste sa akcie zúčastnili 😉🧘🏻‍♂️🧘🏻‍♀️
Ďakujeme 👍🏼👍🏼💜 #inflammatoryboweldisease #joga #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #foodandjoga #IBD #crohn #colitis #crohnsandcollitis #inspiration #smile #happyday #lifestyle #lifewithcrohnsdisease #lifewithulcerativecolitis #slovakcrohnclub #slovakia #news
Milí priatelia, pre všetkých, bez rozdielu či sa liečite na IBD ochorenie alebo nie (chorí aj zdraví) 😉pre tých, ktorých nebavia iba stretnutia s lekárskymi prednáškami máme akciu trochu nezvyčajného druhu 🙂 Ide o teoreticko-praktický miniworkshop, ktorý by sa venoval IBD o čosi alternatívnejšie. 🤔🤔 Ak by ste nám dali spätnú väzbu, budeme veľmi radi. 💜 Práve na základe vašich ohlasov o prejavený záujem budeme v riešení “novej akcie” pokračovať. Všetko dôležité je uvedené na obrázku, praktická časť bude samozrejme fyzicky nenáročná, tak aby sa jej mohol zúčastniť každý jeden z vás 🙂 Čas? Rezervujte si popoludnie v trvaní cca 4-5 hodín Miesto? Bratislava Cena? Bude sa odbíjať od počtu záujemcov. Napíšte prosím, do komentov, ako sa vám nápad páči a či by ste sa akcie zúčastnili 😉🧘🏻‍♂️🧘🏻‍♀️ Ďakujeme 👍🏼👍🏼💜 #inflammatoryboweldisease  #joga  #healthyfood  #healthylifestyle  #foodandjoga  #IBD  #crohn  #colitis  #crohnsandcollitis  #inspiration  #smile  #happyday  #lifestyle  #lifewithcrohnsdisease  #lifewithulcerativecolitis  #slovakcrohnclub  #slovakia  #news 
Here is the complete 5-star review from Lisa!⠀
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We are grateful to be able to serve and help people with their health challenges. One of the most fascinating things about Lisa's review and experience is that we helped her with her environmental allergies by changing her food sensitivities. Your body's immune system is interconnected to a certain extent so reducing the immune response in one area helps the body better handle and fight off other allergens. We do recommend adding at least our Total IgE test to you Bloodprint Food Sensitivity test to find out if you have elevated IgE in your blood (serum) which can indicate whether or not additional specific IgE allergen testing is needed. Though it is winter, now is the best time to determine the right foods for your body and gain insight into how to best prepare for spring and the increase in environmental pollens.⠀
Here is the complete 5-star review from Lisa!⠀ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⠀ ⠀ We are grateful to be able to serve and help people with their health challenges. One of the most fascinating things about Lisa's review and experience is that we helped her with her environmental allergies by changing her food sensitivities. Your body's immune system is interconnected to a certain extent so reducing the immune response in one area helps the body better handle and fight off other allergens. We do recommend adding at least our Total IgE test to you Bloodprint Food Sensitivity test to find out if you have elevated IgE in your blood (serum) which can indicate whether or not additional specific IgE allergen testing is needed. Though it is winter, now is the best time to determine the right foods for your body and gain insight into how to best prepare for spring and the increase in environmental pollens.⠀
Did you know you can get your daily protein intake from vegetarian sources? 
Not only are beans a great way to get your protein from (same as lentils, chickpeas etc) but you are also getting 15 grams of fiber per 100 grams serving. Whereas meat gives you 0! In today’s diet most people aren’t getting enough fiber. The doctor recommendation is 25-30 grams of fiber minimum a day. 
Fiber is necessary for our bodies to function properly.

1)Fiber aids in digestion & elimination; therefore fighting constipation 
2) Fiber helps prevent heart disease which is a very prevalent disease affecting the world today. 
3) Fiber helps control blood sugar levels & helps to prevent diabetes 
4) Fiber prevents diseases of the digestive tract like colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease & diverticulitis.
5) Fiber makes you feel full therefore helping with weightloss

Other sources of vegetarian protein are lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, chia seeds etc.

#beans #chickpeas #lentils #legumes #fiber #chia #chiaseeds #vegprotein #diabetes #coloncancer #constipation #weightloss #heartdisease #diverticulitis #inflammatoryboweldisease #quinoa #vancity #vancityhype #vancitybuzz #vancouver #vanlife
Did you know you can get your daily protein intake from vegetarian sources? Not only are beans a great way to get your protein from (same as lentils, chickpeas etc) but you are also getting 15 grams of fiber per 100 grams serving. Whereas meat gives you 0! In today’s diet most people aren’t getting enough fiber. The doctor recommendation is 25-30 grams of fiber minimum a day. Fiber is necessary for our bodies to function properly. 1)Fiber aids in digestion & elimination; therefore fighting constipation 2) Fiber helps prevent heart disease which is a very prevalent disease affecting the world today. 3) Fiber helps control blood sugar levels & helps to prevent diabetes 4) Fiber prevents diseases of the digestive tract like colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease & diverticulitis. 5) Fiber makes you feel full therefore helping with weightloss Other sources of vegetarian protein are lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, chia seeds etc. #beans  #chickpeas  #lentils  #legumes  #fiber  #chia  #chiaseeds  #vegprotein  #diabetes  #coloncancer  #constipation  #weightloss  #heartdisease  #diverticulitis  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #quinoa  #vancity  #vancityhype  #vancitybuzz  #vancouver  #vanlife 
HEALTH UPDATE: I visited my second home today and saw my consultant for the first time since I started Ustekinumab. It was my quickest visit ever and for the first time in ages it was smiles all round instead of concerned/pity expressions!

I've been on my new medication for about 3 months and I would probably say that my crohns symptoms are about 85% gone! We are very happy and we think that after 3 long years we may have FINALLY found something that works! 
We decided that I should have another pill camera test at some point over the next few months to see if my intestines have actually healed but we are bit apprehensive to do it right now.
You see typically if you are 'healed' then the funding board see's no reason to keep you on such a strong and expensive medication and can stop me receiving the drug.This was a big concern of mine.  However my consultant reassured me that we have grounds to appeal should that happen since I have a strong history of relapsing and there is a good argument that no other medication has worked for me. So it should be absolutely fine to continue on stelara until it stops working.

Overall though, apart from my current tickly throat and sniffly nose I'm feeling pretty damn good! About bloody time!!
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HEALTH UPDATE: I visited my second home today and saw my consultant for the first time since I started Ustekinumab. It was my quickest visit ever and for the first time in ages it was smiles all round instead of concerned/pity expressions! I've been on my new medication for about 3 months and I would probably say that my crohns symptoms are about 85% gone! We are very happy and we think that after 3 long years we may have FINALLY found something that works! We decided that I should have another pill camera test at some point over the next few months to see if my intestines have actually healed but we are bit apprehensive to do it right now. You see typically if you are 'healed' then the funding board see's no reason to keep you on such a strong and expensive medication and can stop me receiving the drug.This was a big concern of mine. However my consultant reassured me that we have grounds to appeal should that happen since I have a strong history of relapsing and there is a good argument that no other medication has worked for me. So it should be absolutely fine to continue on stelara until it stops working. Overall though, apart from my current tickly throat and sniffly nose I'm feeling pretty damn good! About bloody time!! . . . . . . . . . #crohns  #colitis  #ibd  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ostomy  #ileostomy  #nocolonstillrollin  #immunosuppressed  #chronicillness  #autoimmunedisease  #biologics  #stelara  #ustekinumab  #medicine  #itsworking  #atlast  #happy 
Ed gifted me the watch of my dreams for my birthday, isn't it just so beautiful?! 😍my mammy got me the gold bangle too, she got me a silver one for my 20th but we could never find a nice affordable gold one until this year and I think gold suits me more 😊
We explored a cemetery this morning and it was so peaceful, especially with the tiny wee sprinkling of snow. Prague has so much history and I think sometimes it might get forgotten in the rush to see other more popular touristy things but we enjoyed taking some time this morning to think about the past.
Tbh though I have struggled to keep up today, the exhaustion has really kicked in and I couldn't really manage much else so we've taken it fairly easy and rested a lot. Tonight we are going to a restaurant with live jazz for an hour or so and then headed back home to bed! 😴 
#henrylondon #watch #gold #prague #snow #barbour #travel #adventuresof2018 #makingmemories #wanderlust
Ed gifted me the watch of my dreams for my birthday, isn't it just so beautiful?! 😍my mammy got me the gold bangle too, she got me a silver one for my 20th but we could never find a nice affordable gold one until this year and I think gold suits me more 😊 We explored a cemetery this morning and it was so peaceful, especially with the tiny wee sprinkling of snow. Prague has so much history and I think sometimes it might get forgotten in the rush to see other more popular touristy things but we enjoyed taking some time this morning to think about the past. Tbh though I have struggled to keep up today, the exhaustion has really kicked in and I couldn't really manage much else so we've taken it fairly easy and rested a lot. Tonight we are going to a restaurant with live jazz for an hour or so and then headed back home to bed! 😴 #henrylondon  #watch  #gold  #prague  #snow  #barbour  #travel  #adventuresof2018  #makingmemories  #wanderlust 
Is anyone else the only one in your family with IBD? I’m curious how often it runs in families since I’m riding solo in mine. I’ve also wondered how much my family history and biological makeup affects my gut. My mother is Asian and my father was Scandinavian. I’ve wondered how much this affects my condition and how different foods agree or don’t agree with my gut. I know it’s been said that people of Asian descent are more prone to lactose intolerance. And I know that dairy is a major trigger for me..I’m curious to hear what you think?? Have you looked into this and if so, please share!!
Is anyone else the only one in your family with IBD? I’m curious how often it runs in families since I’m riding solo in mine. I’ve also wondered how much my family history and biological makeup affects my gut. My mother is Asian and my father was Scandinavian. I’ve wondered how much this affects my condition and how different foods agree or don’t agree with my gut. I know it’s been said that people of Asian descent are more prone to lactose intolerance. And I know that dairy is a major trigger for me..I’m curious to hear what you think?? Have you looked into this and if so, please share!!
Our paper is now published! With my drawing on the journal cover! http://www.cell.com/immunity/abstract/S1074-7613(17)30521-6 #immunity #scientificillustration #inflammatoryboweldisease
✨3 weeks post-op today✨
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I thought I’d share some (maybe TMI, this is your warning!) thoughts on surgery two now that the worst part is behind me!
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Things I didn’t expect #1: a leaky bottom! My surgeon said this is completely normal, but it’s still SO weird to me. I am mainly passing mucus and a water type substance. No blood except right after surgery, so that’s reassuring! I’ve had to wear a pad/pantyliner since surgery. My surgeon said with time that will decrease and eventually stop. In the three weeks since surgery I have seen a decrease in the amount I’m passing, but it’s still not minimal enough to go without some protection. Totally manageable, even though it’s slightly inconvenient. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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Things I didn’t expect #2: a sore butt! It totally makes sense, seeing that my surgeon removed my rectum, created my J Pouch, and attached it to my anus. This was something I honestly didn’t even think of, but looking back, is such a “duh” type of thing. It’s definitely gotten better, but sitting on hard chairs makes for a very uncomfortable situation, as does lots of walking. I know this will get better with time, so I’m not too worried!
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Things I didn’t expect #3: trouble with my stoma! I’m my previous post I talked about how many problems I was having with my new loop ileostomy. I took my end ileostomy for granted. It was so easy! The good news is my new convex wafers are really helping and my skin is healing! It doesn’t feel like a constant ring of fire anymore. So thankful for that. 🙌🏻
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I see my surgeon soon for my post-op appointment and I’m hoping to get my takedown surgery scheduled! 💩
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#ulcerativecolitis #nocolonstillrollin #uc #inflammatoryboweldisease #ibd #gutitout #lifetakesguts #mayoclinic #colorectalsurgery #ostomy #ostomate #ileostomy #girlswithguts #coloplast #jpouch #jpouchlife #mayoclinic #colectomy #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #ileus #ambulance #laparoscopicsurgery #roboticsurgery #loopileostomy #convexwafers #stoma
✨3 weeks post-op today✨ • I thought I’d share some (maybe TMI, this is your warning!) thoughts on surgery two now that the worst part is behind me! • Things I didn’t expect #1 : a leaky bottom! My surgeon said this is completely normal, but it’s still SO weird to me. I am mainly passing mucus and a water type substance. No blood except right after surgery, so that’s reassuring! I’ve had to wear a pad/pantyliner since surgery. My surgeon said with time that will decrease and eventually stop. In the three weeks since surgery I have seen a decrease in the amount I’m passing, but it’s still not minimal enough to go without some protection. Totally manageable, even though it’s slightly inconvenient. 🤷🏻‍♀️ • Things I didn’t expect #2 : a sore butt! It totally makes sense, seeing that my surgeon removed my rectum, created my J Pouch, and attached it to my anus. This was something I honestly didn’t even think of, but looking back, is such a “duh” type of thing. It’s definitely gotten better, but sitting on hard chairs makes for a very uncomfortable situation, as does lots of walking. I know this will get better with time, so I’m not too worried! • Things I didn’t expect #3 : trouble with my stoma! I’m my previous post I talked about how many problems I was having with my new loop ileostomy. I took my end ileostomy for granted. It was so easy! The good news is my new convex wafers are really helping and my skin is healing! It doesn’t feel like a constant ring of fire anymore. So thankful for that. 🙌🏻 • I see my surgeon soon for my post-op appointment and I’m hoping to get my takedown surgery scheduled! 💩 • • • #ulcerativecolitis  #nocolonstillrollin  #uc  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ibd  #gutitout  #lifetakesguts  #mayoclinic  #colorectalsurgery  #ostomy  #ostomate  #ileostomy  #girlswithguts  #coloplast  #jpouch  #jpouchlife  #mayoclinic  #colectomy  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #spoonie  #ileus  #ambulance  #laparoscopicsurgery  #roboticsurgery  #loopileostomy  #convexwafers  #stoma 
So I am a couple weeks into a total revamp of what I consume.  I have eliminated gluten, grains, dairy and only eat organic grass fed meat and organic fruits and vegetables.  I have been following the #myersway and let me tell you I see so many changes.  It is the first time since being diagnosed 15 years ago that I have hope.  I had a bad flare with #crohns over Christmas and so thankful I feel better than I have ever felt now.  I will keep you updated on my progress.

#hope #myersway #crohns #ibd #inflammatoryboweldisease #chronicillness #ivegotthis
So I am a couple weeks into a total revamp of what I consume. I have eliminated gluten, grains, dairy and only eat organic grass fed meat and organic fruits and vegetables. I have been following the #myersway  and let me tell you I see so many changes. It is the first time since being diagnosed 15 years ago that I have hope. I had a bad flare with #crohns  over Christmas and so thankful I feel better than I have ever felt now. I will keep you updated on my progress. #hope  #myersway  #crohns  #ibd  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #chronicillness  #ivegotthis 
السلام عليكم ورحمه الله وبركاته
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حابه اتكلم معاكم عن اداة جداً مهمه لمرضى كرونز والقولون التقرحي
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اداة تنظيف اللسان جداً مهمه لنا لانها تمنع تراكم البكتيريا والفطريات
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وطبعاً احنا معرضين للفطريات بسبب الادويه المناعيه اللي ناخذها مثل الستيرويد(كرتيزون)..الادويه البيلوجيه (هيوميرا.رمكيد.سيمزيا.ستيلارا) والادويه المورفينيه المسكنه للألم(مورفين.ترامادول.بيتدين.ألخ) والمضادات الحيويه لانها تزيد نسبه ظهور الفطريات باللسان وممكن فطريات اللسان تنزل للمعده وتسبب ألم واسهال وتقليل الشهيه للأكل
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طريقتها تتثبت على الجزء الاعلى من اللسان وننزل فيها بخط مستقيم تحت ونرفعها من اللسان ونكرر الخطوه .. لا تحركونها يمين ويسار يمين ويسار مثل فرشاة الاسنان لان بهالطريقه ممكن ننشر الفطريات او البكتيريا باللسان .. فالافضل مره وحده بإتجاه واحد ونكرر الخطوه .. يارب يكون شرحي واضح 😅
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 ومتوفره بالصيدليات والجمعيات التعاونيه وسيفكو ولولو هايبر 
وسلامتكم 💐💕
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#crohnsdiseaseawarness 
#colostomy #humira #humiraday # #crohnsdisease #humirapen #humira_injection #هيوميرا #crohnie #crohnsawareness#داء_كرونز #inflammatoryboweldisease #التهاب_القولون_التقرحي #stoma #ileostomy #crohnsfighter#ilestomybag #ilestomyclosure #ilestomy #cronicillness #كرونز #كرونز_انا#كرونزي_ارتفع #كرونز_والغذاء#كرونز_انا #كرون #ستوما #كرونز_القولون #كرونز_والغذاء #كرونز
السلام عليكم ورحمه الله وبركاته . حابه اتكلم معاكم عن اداة جداً مهمه لمرضى كرونز والقولون التقرحي . اداة تنظيف اللسان جداً مهمه لنا لانها تمنع تراكم البكتيريا والفطريات . وطبعاً احنا معرضين للفطريات بسبب الادويه المناعيه اللي ناخذها مثل الستيرويد(كرتيزون)..الادويه البيلوجيه (هيوميرا.رمكيد.سيمزيا.ستيلارا) والادويه المورفينيه المسكنه للألم(مورفين.ترامادول.بيتدين.ألخ) والمضادات الحيويه لانها تزيد نسبه ظهور الفطريات باللسان وممكن فطريات اللسان تنزل للمعده وتسبب ألم واسهال وتقليل الشهيه للأكل . طريقتها تتثبت على الجزء الاعلى من اللسان وننزل فيها بخط مستقيم تحت ونرفعها من اللسان ونكرر الخطوه .. لا تحركونها يمين ويسار يمين ويسار مثل فرشاة الاسنان لان بهالطريقه ممكن ننشر الفطريات او البكتيريا باللسان .. فالافضل مره وحده بإتجاه واحد ونكرر الخطوه .. يارب يكون شرحي واضح 😅 . . ومتوفره بالصيدليات والجمعيات التعاونيه وسيفكو ولولو هايبر وسلامتكم 💐💕 . #crohnsdiseaseawarness  #colostomy  #humira  #humiraday  # #crohnsdisease  #humirapen  #humira_injection  #هيوميرا  #crohnie  #crohnsawareness #داء_كرونز  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #التهاب_القولون_التقرحي  #stoma  #ileostomy  #crohnsfighter #ilestomybag  #ilestomyclosure  #ilestomy  #cronicillness  #كرونز  #كرونز_انا #كرونزي_ارتفع  #كرونز_والغذاء #كرونز_انا  #كرون  #ستوما  #كرونز_القولون  #كرونز_والغذاء  #كرونز 
I know I posted this before but I never get tired of this meme! That’s what you get, Wimpy for welching on your burger tabs 😁😂 And if y’all don’t get this meme leave a comment and I’ll re-edit my caption for everyone to understand 😉😊
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#popeye #wimpy #ronaldmcdonald #jackinthebox #burgerking #hamburger #tuesday  #iwillgladlypayyoutuesdayforahamburgertoday #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife
I know I posted this before but I never get tired of this meme! That’s what you get, Wimpy for welching on your burger tabs 😁😂 And if y’all don’t get this meme leave a comment and I’ll re-edit my caption for everyone to understand 😉😊 . #popeye  #wimpy  #ronaldmcdonald  #jackinthebox  #burgerking  #hamburger  #tuesday  #iwillgladlypayyoutuesdayforahamburgertoday  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnscolitis  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitiswarrior  #ucwarrior  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #superstoma  #stomalife 
@blake_beckford what happened to you is a disgrace. Thank you so much for raising awareness and coming forward with a report of what so many of us with Crohn's and Colitis face on a daily basis. Fantastic to see BBC news website covering this story and raising awareness of invisible illnesses and disabilities 💜💪There's still so much to do but every news story, every fight makes a difference! Link in bio #crohns #colitis #ibd #crohnsawareness #colitisawareness #ibdawareness #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #inflammatoryboweldisease #health #wellbeing #chronicillness #invisibleillness #chronicdisease #bbcnews #colostomy
@blake_beckford what happened to you is a disgrace. Thank you so much for raising awareness and coming forward with a report of what so many of us with Crohn's and Colitis face on a daily basis. Fantastic to see BBC news website covering this story and raising awareness of invisible illnesses and disabilities 💜💪There's still so much to do but every news story, every fight makes a difference! Link in bio #crohns  #colitis  #ibd  #crohnsawareness  #colitisawareness  #ibdawareness  #crohnsdisease  #ulcerativecolitis  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #health  #wellbeing  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #chronicdisease  #bbcnews  #colostomy