coping Archive

Reflections on another year of living well with chronic disease

As I write this, the final hours of 2016 are winding down and we are all looking ahead to 2017. It has been an interesting and eventful year, to say the least! I will leave the retrospectives about politics and pop culture to others, and just reflect

How I AIP: A Guest Post from Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI

This week the worldwide community of AIP bloggers has banded together to highlight how we each live our healing protocol lifestyle–in real life. We are each committed to taking personal responsibility for our own health, and supporting other people around the world who are interested in doing the same thing.

IBD Awareness Week: Celebrating 20 Years of Living with Crohn’s Disease

The first week in December is IBD Awareness Week and this year I am celebrating the fact that I have lived with Crohn’s disease for 20 years now. Yes, you read that correctly. I am CELEBRATING. Usually disease awareness campaigns are all about making people who don’t

Yoga for Healing and Living Well with Crohn’s Disease

I don’t often write about it in the context of this blog, but yoga has been a key part of my life since I was a teenager and is one of the practices that I credit with helping me live well with Crohn’s disease and multiple complications related

What Paleo Means to Me: A Gutsy Living Manifesto

It seems that the more mainstream “being paleo” becomes, it is less clear exactly what that means. Hang out on any Facebook page, Instagram feed, or other social media outlet with the paleo label and you’ll quickly find someone either asking for clarification on the rules or getting

Healthy Paleo Travel Habits: Living with an Autoimmune Disease

Things have been pretty quiet around here lately because my “real” life has been extra busy and I’ve spent much of the past month on the road for business and pleasure, doing my best to stay on my healing path. I’ve been eating some form of a

Why I Am Not Making New Years Resolutions – And What I am Doing Instead

I’ve been promising on Facebook and Instagram for a couple weeks that I would share my New Years resolutions once I figured out what they would be. Now I am going to break that promise. After a lot of deliberate thought, I have decided that the traditional

How to Care For Yourself Even When You are Too Sick to Care

I recently had a bout with the flu and it reminded me of just how hard it really is to care for yourself when you feel so sick that you just don’t care. My acute illness is over – I’m actually grateful that I was really only

I’ll never be a Paleo Success Story (and why I’m OK with that)

If you are looking for a “Paleo Success Story,” you won’t find it here. If you’ve landed here because you Googled something about paleo and curing Crohn’s disease, then I am sorry to tell you that this post is going to disappoint you. I don’t have any before

Clostridium Difficile: A Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Success Story

Regular readers of this blog and followers on social media know that I was diagnosed with an intestinal infection due to clostridium difficile (commonly known as “c. diff“) about four months ago. In my last post, I shared the treatment up to that point and that the next
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