crohn’s disease Archive

Crohn’s Disease and Diet: Elimination and Reintroduction

What is the best diet for people with Crohn’s disease? That is a trick question, because there is no one answer. The best diet is the one that works for that person, at least until science catches up and figures out exactly what causes inflammatory bowel diseases

Coffee and Crohn’s Disease: 5 Reasons to Ditch Your Coffee Habit

Should you drink coffee if you have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or another inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? I confess, I am a coffee lover who has never been able to give up the habit completely – despite having made big announcements to the contrary! I have successfully

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

Autoimmune Disease: Balancing Conventional Medicine and a Paleo Diet

Last night I was honored to be part of a panel discussion on the topic of balancing conventional medical treatment of autoimmune disease with a paleo-based approach to diet. There are some great diet reviews at ehiprimarycare.com, you can find one that is right for you. Regular

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

“Powerhouse on a Plate” Bacon, Mushroom, Liver Pâté

Before I get into singing the praises of the nutrient density of this pâté I lovingly call “powerhouse-on-a-plate,” I have to tell you a funny story about the real life troubles of food blogging. It is autumn now and that means that the days are getting shorter

My latest health challenge: Clostridium difficile infection

This is not a fun post to write. I have mentioned that I’m being treated for a recurrent clostridium difficile on social media a couple times, but mostly I’ve kept this latest health challenge to myself. If you know anything about the symptoms of a c diff

30 Day Paleo Reset: How to Start?

Last week I wrote about why I was starting a 30 day paleo reset now, after almost 18 months of eating some variation of a grain-free and nutrient dense diet. I’m one week into the reset and want to share my experiences so far and provide some

30 Day Paleo Reset: Why Do One?

Don’t you sometimes wish life had a reset button? A big red button you could just push whenever you felt yourself slipping into bad habits, so that you could stop everything and just start with a clean slate? Unfortunately, life isn’t like your smart phone or your laptop.
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