My last post was about how everyone in the IBD community, as well as their IBD, is different–and thereby how different methods of awareness and remediation are needed. I’ve continued to think about this topic more and more since the end of IBD Awareness Week. While looking back on my journey with IBD, I began […]Read more "What Helped Me During My Dark Days with Crohn’s Disease"
A few weeks ago I was told about something that shocked me. Apparently while being interviewed by Extra, Jennifer Aniston made a comment about a possible friends reunion, saying: “I think we’re getting to the point where we’re going to be friends with wheelchairs and colostomy bags.” While this comment isn’t nearly as bad as […]Read more "Jennifer Aniston Makes A Comment About Ostomies"
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)"
This video is an AMAZING overview of IBD and covers so many topics that go along with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. ~BrianRead more "An AMAZING Overview of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis"
May 18th was another great day for the IIF. We held our 2nd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis event at The Rock Club. This year was exciting for us as Sara Ringer of Inflamed and Untamed flew to the New York City area to help the IIF raise IBD awareness for World IBD Day. At […]Read more "2nd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis World IBD Day Event Recap"
Recently the Intense Intestines Foundation put together a group of riders to cycle in this years Five Boro Bike Tour through New York City. As you ride through the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan, you cross over many bridges, cycle down major highways in the area including FDR Drive and go through most […]Read more "Video Post: Cycling the Big Apple for IBD and Ostomy Awareness"
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."
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"
Many activities can look scary when having an ostomy. Some of them are and precautions have to be made. You should only partake in many activities if they are in a safe environment. Skiing is a sport that some ostomates stay away from. There are so many factors and variables that go into a sport like […]Read more "Skiing and Snowboarding With An IBD or Ostomy (Video Included)"
Sometimes there are just things that aren’t right in society. Some of them we can’t do anything about, others though we can have a voice and make changes. The other day I was at a local sports bar in Norwalk, CT and when I went to the bathroom there was no door on the stall. […]Read more "Public Bathrooms With No Doors"
A few weeks ago I attended the memorial service for my good friend Jennifer Jaff. It was a day which I will always remember and one which I found very inspiring. As I’ve written before, Jennifer and I have a lot in common. With everything we have in common I actually heard so many things […]Read more "Jennifer Jaff’s Memorial Service"
This is the new Maroon 5 video Daylight, which is made out of footage from regular people. No celebrities appear in it. I’m a big Maroon 5 fan. After this video, I’m an even bigger fan. Now I’m looking forward to seeing them in February even more! It’s important for those celebrities and groups, such […]Read more "You Have To Love Maroon 5"
As another Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week comes to end, we now have to look forward to what’s ahead. Just because the week of awareness which is recognized by the government is ending, doesn’t mean that the work stops. When it comes to any chronic disease, there isn’t any one day, week or month to […]Read more "Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week: 365 Days A Year"
Hi everyone, I wanted to thank you all for the following that I’ve had over the first few days of this new site. As I continue to use this blog, I will always share stories of my dealing with Crohn’s disease, overcoming IBD, living with an ostomy and creating a nonprofit to benefit those with […]Read more "A Little Bit Of Me"