World IBD Day: In celebration of community

Throughout the day, I have posted about IBD, and IBD awareness- there are many blogs and foundations that provide support, education and connection among the IBD community. They give me ideas for blog posts, they give me feedback on blog posts, and while I am all about educating people about symptoms and treatments (and warn them of quacks), I think another aspect of the disease that often is underestimated is the loneliness that many people feel with it. And IRead more

Growing up with Crohn’s- a shitty childhood?

My dear friend Bea from http://www.notsocheesykitchen.com and I talk about health on a regular basis. Not only because she has been an amazing supporter and friend in the past few months, but because life has thrown her her own set of health challenges- both of her beautiful daughters suffer from a condition called galactosemia. It’s a genetic disorder that affects the metabolizing of milk sugars. When unrecognized can be deadly, especially in infants. As a result, Bea has become aRead more