Behind her smiles and giggles Ry has been fighting what seems like a flare since her last remicade infusion. It started with a sniffle and spiraled out of control from there. She saw her pediatrician yesterday who confirmed her blood count is low. She also weighs 5 pounds less than she did when she first got sick 18 months ago. So shes not gaining any weight, which of course is not too great when you're only 5. But i really need some help understanding something ive not seen brought up too often among the fighters i follow... C Diff. Ry has had it a few times. i forget it manifests in the same way a flare up does. For those of you who have had it, can you feel the difference between the two? Does it make you feel any particular way? Are there things as Ry's mom i should be more sensitive toward while she is dealing with a a flare or c diff? #ulcerativecolitis#inflamatoryboweldisease#ibd#autoimmunedisease#invisibleillness#flareup#cdiff#fightlikeagirl
Modern research has confirmed Hippocrates's belief that all of these diseases begin in the gut and can be cured by healing the gut. WITHOUT USING DRUGS.
Drugs and things like Roundup (glysophate-it's everywhere, especially in grains) all change your gut flora and the mucous layer of your gut. This compromises the barrier wall of your intestines on a daily basis, allowing lectins in...this prompts your immune system to unleash an attack on you (molecular mimicry is caused by our immune cells attacking proteins on cells or organs that resemble patterns on lectins and LPSs).
Eventually the damage to your intestinal wall becomes so severe (initially you don't notice this) that you lose the absorptive part of your intestines...Lectins silently savage the absorptive layer of your intestine (aka you can no longer absorb nutrients no matter how healthy you eat!).
These problems are not part of a normal aging process.....it's the cumulative effect of LECTIN TOXICITY. Good news though, THIS DAMAGE CAN BE REPAIRED. You just need to have the right bugs in you and give them what they want. As long as the good bugs are in the majority, you should be in good shape, but when the bad guys dominate, problems prevail.
Paraphrased from Dr. Steven Gundry's amazing book, The Plant Paradox
Week started off good, until that W hit + it's been downhill ever since 🙄😤 At least I'm still feeling alright + praying that remains in tact, especially with the upcoming "guests" we have staying for 6 days 😐
One medical condition I help manage is Inflammatory Bowel Disease, specifically Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis. On 11/4 I will participate in a charity event for the @crohnscolitisfoundation by spinning with fellow docs to help raise money for research to help find a cure. My goal is to raise at least $5,000 for the cause. If you are interested in donating, the website is below. Every little bit counts, even $1! If this is a cause you are personally interested in, please repost and spread the word! @spin4crohnscolitis @crohnscolitisfoundation
My mom made these ribs for my dad’s birthday linner (lunch and dinner, it’s a thing) with garlic, oregano, and salt especially for me. Every one else had the nightshade full ones with bbq sauce. .
I can’t quite do tomatoes yet and not sure if I will be able to fully reintroduce them since for as long as I can remember I’d get super burpy after eating them. We shall see when I try to reintroduce them! .
A part of what’s helped me heal is not feeling excluded from gatherings. As we know, every gathering is usually centered around food. that was one of the hardest things when doing the strict elimination phase with the autoimmune protocol (AIP). I’ve been able to work around it by offering to bring a dish at a house party or if going to a restaurant that I didn’t pick, my go to is just asking for a plainly seasoned cut of meat cooked in only olive oil with steamed veggies. I’m so lucky that my family happily makes adjustments so that I can eat with them and not feel like I’m missing out. 💕🙏🏽
I see my future....🌈
I see great things!!!!💫
I see great health.🙌🏽
I see happiness.😎
I see support. 💪🏼
I see a large group of people who have the same beliefs and vision. 👯👫👯♂️👭👫
I see financial freedom. 💃🏼
I see success. 👍🏽 I know if you put your heart and soul into something you love, the sky is the limit. Years ago if you told me that I would've laughed in your face! It's not that easy...right?
Buttttttt through my health struggles I have realized that it's never to late to make changes and pursue your dreams. You only get one life and when you struggle daily health wise and mostly everything is taken from you, you realize the importance of finding your true HAPPINESS & SUCCESS (whatever that looks like for you). HAPPINESS & SUCCESS to me means being healthy, starting a family, helping others become their best selves, having time to cook my healing foods, exercise, sharing my recipes and knowledge with others, spending time with my family and friends, forming a team that supports one another, travelling, giving back, helping others, retire my husband... I have BIG dreams! I will get the future I envision because I believe I will!! 😊
If you have a similar vision join me on this journey! I am hungry for continued happiness, success, and to pursue my dreams! Who's coming with me? You won't regret it! Message me. 💛
#RunFastEatSlow Recovery Quinoa salad 😊 ingredients: Quinoa, kale, black beans, red onion, red bell pepper, cilantro, roasted pumpkin seeds with curry/honey/turmeric coating, olive oil, lime juice, strawberries, and walnuts. The last two are my additions to the recipe - I always add more vitamin c when I have iron-rich foods to help with absorption. Plus I just love walnuts in everything. 🌟 This paired with a beet/blueberry/banana/coconut water/almond milk/almond butter smoothie is what's for dinner. As an endurance athlete, my menu is just as (if not more) important than my actual training schedule. I credit #runfasteatslow for helping my recover, refuel, and get enough key nutrients during a fairly rigorous summer of training. I completed two marathons with zero injuries and a lot of my #ulcerativecolitis symptoms are at bay for the time being. I used to not cook much, but there is something really satisfying about making all my food now and knowing exactly what is in everything I eat. PS- I'm still resting and have NOT caved to go to the gym or for a run!!! I will slowly ease into the gym next week and running perhaps in another week or two. No rush, I need to recover emotionally and physically 😊 marathons are TOUGH!! Have a great Thursday!! #marathonwoman#runfasteatslow#marathon#crohnsandcolitis#fitness#womensrunningcommunity @shalaneflanagan @elysekopecky #recoveringrunner
I snagged the last bit of sunlight by a window to take this shot 😂 My body has been begging for a meal like this. Extra crispy organic drumstick (@fourthandheart garlic ghee), salad made by my mom and an organic roasted gold potato with @kerrygoldusa. They had @_prebrands sirloin steaks and sweet potatoes 👌🏼#itswhatsfordinner#girlinhealing
"Healthy relationships, regular physical activity, a fulfilling career and a spiritual practice can fill your soul and satisfy your hunger for life. When primary food is balanced and satiating, your life feeds you, making what you eat secondary." - @joshuarosenthaliin 📸:@realandvibrant #iinsession#healthcoach#holisticwellness
CONFESSION: Before I started my fitness journey nutrition was the hardest part for me. But using the portion cups from the nutrition plan I follow makes it so easy. It's second nature now. 👍🏼🤗👏🏼 Lunch today!!🥗
We have some spinach 🌱add some turkey bacon🥓then a light sprinkle of bleu cheese ✨🧀and I like to use hummus as my dressing🙈🤤. SO YUMMY!! If you want to learn more about the nutrition plan I follow comment below your favorite emoji and I'll DM you the details!! 🤸🏻♀️🤸🏻♀️🤸🏻♀️
Booty isolation exercise... yes I KNOW it’s totally awkward looking 😂🤦🏼♀️ BUT you will feel a burn ... keep your chin to your chest.... round your back ... kinda like a cat.....And SQUEEEEZE that booty !!!!!
When you throw a bunch of random ingredients together & it comes out as these blueberry breakfast muffins. #Winning ⠀
Now that’s my breakfast sorted for the next couple of days, cos I am being lazy AF 🙄
Open Hearts || Today brings a new moon, and with that, time to shake off any stale/ neggy juju and focus on new intentions and plans. I am all for that, release the bulls**t and focus on something that will serve you better. This weekend we flow focusing on love. Back bends, heart openers, making space. All the juicy stuff. .
Friday @ 12pm with @euyogasoc in the Pentland Room.
Sunday Morning Yoga Flow @ 10:30am at Soulshine in Marchmont. Message me to book.
Meet Bella, one of the delegates for CIDA's Health Advocacy Summit! Bella is seventeen years old and attends Carmel High School. She has survived two brain tumors and enjoys giving back to Riley Children's Hospital and Make-A-Wish through sharing her story. She also enjoys reading, singing and hanging out with friends. We can't wait to meet you on Saturday at the summit!!
Less than a year ago I weighed 37kg and was in my longest and worst Ulcerative Colitis flare. Daily blood tests revealed I was so malnourished that my body had stopped producing its own haemoglobin, and was eating away at tissue and muscle to survive. Despite this, I remained completely resistant to surgery. Being a perfectionist, I was so stuck in the mindset of needing to have a perfect body that I was compromising my own life. I was under the impression that having an ostomy bag would damage my self-esteem and make me feel out of place among everyone around me. Looking back, I was out of place and had little self-esteem without a bag anyway. I never once imagined I'd feel beautiful with a bag, and that having it might actually grow my confidence. I’ve realised that being perfect is completely overrated. I'll now never sacrifice anything, particularly my health for what society deems as beautiful. Beauty lies in our flaws, our insecurities…and everything else that makes us human.
✨I no longer see myself as perfect, but as perfectly imperfect.
This Saturday, members of Planned Companies will be competing in a touch football tournament to raise money for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. All funds will be donated to the organization to help find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. To learn more and get involved, visit www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org. #Crohns#UlcerativeColitis#PlannedTeam#MetLife
It's official, I am a Beachbody Coach, one of the founding coaches for Team Fit and Funky UK!
Why? By the start of 2012 I had put on weight due to medication after suffering two flares of my IBD within a year period, emotional eating and a bad diet. It was time to take action! When two ladies I worked with mentioned they were going to try Insanity as one of their friends had seen amazing results, I thought why not! We agreed to start together. I'm not going to lie it wasn't easy but it was great having the extra support of these two friends and knowing that they were doing the workouts kept me motivated as I didn't want to let them down. We all finished Insanity because of the support and accountability we provided each other and the program worked, we all saw results. This is why I want to be a coach, I have seen the results and want to help and support others see their potential and reach their goals.
I still do Beachbody workouts to this day and I love that I can workout from home. There are so many programs to choose from you can't get bored! I am by no means perfect, there are days when I may not have the best diet and my body is not perfect but I'm happier and healthier and keep improving each day for a better me.
I have to thank @daniellenatoni so much for all of her help and guidance in the lead up to this day, I couldn't ask for a better Beachbody mama!
If you are interested in any products or the coaching opportunity drop me a DM for more info.
Stay fit, stay healthy and true to you x.
Sometimes when things fall apart, the best thing you can do is create your own sunshine. ☀️ I love making smoothie bowls and this one is filled with: organic blueberries, spinach, banana, @gardenoflife protein, almond milk, and sprinkled with bee pollen, chia, and coconut flakes. #moderngoddess#youareagoddess