"Processed foods strain(s) the gut. The gut must work harder to extract nutrients from what is essentially skeletalized food. This undigested, processed food remains in the intestines, where it can ferment and cause serious bowel disorders."
Disclaimer: I have received no medical training; I am not a medical professional. The following is not medical advice. You should ALWAYS check with your physician before making any changes to your diet, lifestyle, or medications. If you feel you have a real medical emergency, you should seek immediate medical attention by calling your doctor … Continue reading Surgical History pt. I: A Brief Overview
I remember when my father brought home our families first computer in the mid 1990's. I was maybe 8 or 9 years-old. The computer was slow, over-sized, ugly, by today's standards, but I was convinced it was God's gift to mankind. It was as if there was some kind of switch that was set off … Continue reading Memories & The Stuff That Keeps Us Up at Night
Just some pre-op thoughts while I wait for an operating room...and my surgeon to sober up. I'm kidding, obviously. Besides, it's usually the anesthesiologist who we waiting on to sober up, anyway. Another joke. Sorry if I'm scaring anyone, but I'm trying to keep relaxed. I've had well over twenty of this particular type of … Continue reading Pre-Op Thoughts: Not All Bad…
The hospital doctors and nurses ran frantically into and out of the small room I found myself in. I had never seen such organized chaos from my place in the hospital bed. Little did I know it then, but I had just traveled the longest, most expensive 50 miles, by ambulance to the nearest hospital. … Continue reading My Story: PT. I Dude, Not Cool.
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This is one of the books I'd like to say is crucial to anyone who is thinking of trying cannabis medicinally to treat Crohn's / UC / inflammatory bowel disease symptoms. You hear a lot about CBD from other more recent books. This book was written in '96 and touches on a lot of things … Continue reading ‘The Benefits of Marijuana: Physical, Psychological & Spiritual’ by Joan Bello
As fortune would have it, I happen to come across an article that caught my attention. As I continued to read the article, I began to enjoy it more and more. This is obviously someone battling Crohn's disease, someone in pain, has tried the pain killers, and now uses cannabis regularly, despite his job as … Continue reading ‘Marijuana for the Treatment of Crohn’s Disease’ by Anonymous Publisher
Keeping a journal of your diet, changes in your lifestyle, i.e. exercise; vs. your symptoms i.e. pain, changes in bowel movements, or energy level, can go a very long way in helping manage your symptoms, giving you better overall health and quality of life. These journal entries and notes can be as simple or as … Continue reading Keeping Journals Related to Your Disease
I just feel so sick of waking up, feeling just good (not bad) enough to get through another day. I feel either too exhausted or too anxious to answer my doctor's medical assistant's phone call's so she can help get me started on a medication that I don't want to be on in the first … Continue reading Tired of Feeling Sick & Tired
With our healthcare system under such tremendous strain, it's more difficult now than ever...
Courtesy of CrohnsAnonymous.com According to CrohnsDisease.com, about 80% of people with Crohn's disease will have a perianal abscess at least once. However, like ostomy's, who wants to talk about that, right? It might be the best-kept secret in the Crohn's disease community. But if it's part of your disease, you have to find a way … Continue reading What No One with CD/UC Wants to Talk About
Chew, Swallow, Repeat... Doesn't sound hard, does it? I'd just like to feel hungry again or swallow without discomfort, feeling as I once had. The truth is I haven't felt truly hungry since the last time I smoked weed or when I was on years ago before stopped going to pain management doctors for opioid … Continue reading This is Me Bitching: Chew, Swallow, Repeat…