Many times I get asked if I’ve actually had it bad with Crohn’s disease. The main reason why I believe I’m asked that is because I like to keep a positive attitude and not dwell on a lot the negatives that I’ve been put through during my journey with IBD. The reality is that even […]Read more "My Dark Days With Inflammatory Bowel Disease"
Posted by Brian Greenberg. As today is World Ostomy Day I’m reflecting back on not just the almost 3 years that I’ve lived with an ostomy now, but the years leading up to my ostomy as well. The word “ostomy” is one that many in different chronic illness communities fear. For some people and I […]Read more "What the Word Ostomy Means to Me"
The issue of needing to use the restroom urgently is unfortunately not foreign to most people who suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. There are many symptoms associated with IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) but the most embarrassing and the one that made me feel like a prisoner in my own home was the fact […]Read more "Crohn’s Sufferer Denied Access to Restroom"
To say I was going through a lot in the beginning of last year would be a ridiculous understatement. I was just figuring out life with an ileostomy after battling 12 years of ulcerative colitis and undergoing 14 major operations when out of nowhere I was diagnosed with another auto immune disease that greatly impacted […]Read more "Three Powerful Words: Never Stay Quiet"
In the beginning of July, the Cincinnati police department decided to use a new scare tactic to attempt to get through to teens who had been involved in drugs and/or gang related activity. They felt that it would be a good idea to use pictures of gunshot victims with colostomy bags, in an effort to […]Read more "Using Ostomies as a Scare Tactic"
Many times we can see when our Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis is going to flare. We can feel something slowly changing and know that something is brewing in our body. Sometimes though that isn’t the case and our IBD can cause us problems before we have a chance to blink. This is what happened […]Read more "2nd Hospital Visit of the Year ~ Partial Blockage/Precautionary Action"
The use of marijuana for Inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions is a tricky one to talk about. It’s a topic that is controversial in many ways. People have good points on each side of the argument. The topic of cannabis for medical use is not going away and I wanted to do more research […]Read more "Cannabis For Crohn’s & Colitis (Documentary Video Include)"
Like many patients with IBD I’m trying to do whatever I can in order to beat my diseases. This included juicing for the last few months. Over this time I’ve used many different recipes and tried many different things. Today I wanted to share with you what I made my juice out of. It’s delicious […]Read more "Juicing and IBD (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)"
I found this video extremely enlightening and very interesting to watch. If this doesn’t make you want to eat more organic foods, I’m not sure what will.Read more "Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Aren’t Good For Us."
Living is hard, especially these days. Working 12+ hours a day has become the norm in the corporate world. On top of earning a living, we all want to have normal lives past our work and be social with our friends and loved ones. A big question is when are we doing too much? This […]Read more "Pacing Yourself With An IBD"
This May 5th the Intense Intestines Foundation has a team of riders which will be riding through all five boroughs of New York City for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomy awareness. The 44 mile ride goes through the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and of course Manhattan. Covering many well-known areas such as Central […]Read more "Riding the Five Boro Bike Tour for Crohn’s, Colitis & Ostomy Awareness"
This is a must watch for anyone with a chronic condition that affects the stomach, intestines and digestion. It goes into great detail on how the gut works, how the brain affects the gut, how the gut affects the brain and much more. Please take a moment to watch this 15 minute video. I can […]Read more "VIDEO POST: The Brain In Your Gut"
We all hear about so many diets out there that might help us be healthier. There are literally tons to choose from and try. I’ve always recommended choosing one and then adjusting it to what your needs will be. Every one of us has a different body, that works completely differently. Not one of us […]Read more "Starting the Paleo Diet with Crohn’s Disease"
Well today is day 8 actually in the hospital. This is by far and away the longest stay of my Crohn’s career for a non surgical visits. This has been a particularly hard one at times, mainly because of the roller coaster ride with pain and how it took a while to get answers. Looking […]Read more "Hospital Update: Day 8 But Hopefully Home Soon"
Recently my health has been pretty good. I had some bumps in the road at the end of November and December, but what we thought was going to be hard times never actually happened. I was able to enter 2013 and feel pretty good. This changed recently and now we’ve finally figured out what was […]Read more "First Flare and Hospital Stay of 2013"