The main theme of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Awareness week (December 1st-7th) this year is making IBD visible. What does this mean? IBD is considered an "Invisible Illness" which means that even though we don't look sick on the outside, our insides show a whole different story. I can't tell you how many times I … Continue reading Making IBD Visible: IBD Looks Like Me.
Every year December 1st-7th is IBD Awareness Week which is a week dedicated to raising awareness for IBD and bringing attention to those affected by the disease. During this, there are some amazing events going on through the CCFA and other advocates that include Facebook Live Chats, Twitter Chats and much more! This year I … Continue reading Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA)- Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week!
https://badges.wegohealth.com/ha-awards-2016?referrer=vfxKpQwLctOz0BFxWjHVdw https://badges.wegohealth.com/ha-awards-2016?referrer=OOD932bZgTqwhSCiXjUfWQ Every year WeGo Health puts on the Health Activist awards where you nominate a health advocate in your journey / community for an award to recognize them for making a difference in the community. This year my website,facebook page and twitter have been nominated for awards! I am extremely excited and humbled for … Continue reading WeGo Health Activist Awards.
Recently there has been a lot of debate in the IBD community about stories being shared of IBD patients who have been very successful and being talked about in the media. Kathleen Baker being the most recent. She is an Olympic swimmer has been all over the media for having Crohn’s Disease and getting the … Continue reading Success and IBD.
Did that title pull you in? Good! That was my plan! At this point, I am sure most of you have at least heard of the term "Fecal Microbiota Transplant" (FMT) or "Fecal Transplant." It is currently being studied as a potential treatment for IBD patients so I want to do a series of blog … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Poop. (Fecal Microbiota Transplant and IBD)