Posts tagged ulcerative colitis
My Top 13(ish) Favorite Specific Carbohydrate Diet Friendly Products

If you’re starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet I know how mushy your brain can feel. It’s one big mush of “what can I eat?” “can I eat this?” “wait… is this legal?” “so, I can have certain artichokes, but not others???” “WILL I EVER BE ABLE TO EAT ANYTHING EVER AGAIN????????”

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Top 10 Positivity Tips For Women With IBD: As Told by 10 IBD Warriors

From diving in to yoga, to letting yourself feel your feels, these 10 women share their top positivity tips for those of us living with IBD. But, no matter the illness, these tips are bound to help.

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An Open Letter To Anyone Who Has Ever Told Me "But You Don't Look Sick"

This isn’t a letter that is meant to attack you, but instead a letter that is meant to make you rethink the words that come out of your mouth and open your eyes to a new perspective – a perspective I hope you never have to experience first-hand.

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Ulcerative Colitis Stole my Spontaneity but Gave me Strength: The Losses & Gains of Chronic Illness

When I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2017, I had the same thought that most young women probably have when they receive the news that they have a chronic illness – “My. Life. Is. OVER.”

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Introducing the new IBD HealthLine App

Have you ever felt alone due to having IBD? Misunderstood? Secluded? Been there DONE that and trust me - it isn't fun. That’s why I am SO excited to announce the launch of the new IBD HealthLine App!!! A space created to create community for those of us living with IBD.

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Finding Specific Carbohydrate Diet Products on Thrive Market

When I first started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet I felt completely overwhelmed and lost. Sound familiar? I get it – the Specific Carbohydrate Diet can be HARD. But thankfully, Thrive Market makes it easier AND more affordable.

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6 Tips To Help You Eat Intuitively While On A Healing Diet

I consider myself an intuitive eater, but I also follow a healing diet. I know, crazy right? But just hear me out. I’ve been called out for this, being told that you can’t eat a specific way (aka paleo and SCD in my case) and be an “intuitive eater.”

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What Is The Acceptance Story You're Telling Yourself?

Going through test after test after test and finally getting a diagnosis can feel like the biggest relief. Does anyone want to hear “oh hey so funny story you actually have a chronic illness that has no cure (yet)”? Hell no. But it sure as heck beats not knowing why you feel the way you do.

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Getting My Ulcerative Colitis Warrior Spirit Back: Health Update

I’ve been wanting to write a health-update post for you all for so long now, but I just couldn’t quite get in the right headspace to do so. Because, to be honest, up until now I was struggling. A lot. Physically, mentally, emotionally.

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5 Things To Never Say To Someone With IBD

With Crohn’s and colitis awareness week having been last week, my autoimmune disease was on my mind almost 24/7. Getting to connect with so many other IBD warriors and share their stories on my Instagram was so amazing and showed me how bada** dealing with IBD truly makes us.

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10 Tips For Holiday Gut Health

When you think of the holidays what pops into your mind? Family? Friends? Laughter? Food? Bingo! Let’s be real. Holidays are always filled with food and I think that’s one of the best parts! Good food shared with good company is truly the way to my heart. But we all know holiday gut health can be tricky.

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6 Tips For Navigating Social Settings With Gut Health Issues

If you’re anything like me, you just want to feel normal once in awhile. You want to be able to do the fun things everyone else does without overthinking and planning ahead. But guess what? The first step to overcoming gut-induced social anxiety (trust me, it’s a thing) is to stop wishing you didn’t have to plan ahead, overthink or re-check the menu 100 times and start accepting and embracing that you do.

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