Posts by Joel Sprechman

World IBD Day 2020

Happy World IBD Day On May 19th, the official World IBD Day we posted a shortened version of this post on Instagram, I finally have the time to post this here as well. This is our day. A day to shine. A day to Thrive. A day to remember those lost. A day to tell a story that doesn’t always get told. A day to take action towards your unique Great Gut. Today I am grateful for these fine people from the One Great Gut Community, and some from the One Great Gut Network Dr. Inna Lukyanovsky, PharmD from Digestive
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Categories: Case Study, Crohn's Disease, Gratitude, LOVE, STORIES-OF-HOPE, The Crohn's And Colitis Summit, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Quality KN95 Masks at Affordable Prices – Quick Delivery!

We felt it was our responsibility to find a reliable health & wellness company that had access to KN95 masks for you to stay healthy & well, avoid expensive fines, and even potential jail time. It pains me to write that, but it’s the current reality some of us are living under.A recent recommendation from the CDC and by mandate in specific states, everyone who goes out in public should wear a mask to prevent further spread of the COVID19.Whether you agree with the mandate or not many stores and cities are requiring them, else you won’t be able to shop
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Categories: LIVE, Resources, Self Love, and Stories.

Want To Change Your Kid’s Eating Habits?

Happy Easter and Passover. I celebrated a virtual Passover over Zoom a few days ago, I hope you are enjoying Easter in the best way you can considering the circumstances. Both holidays include feasts around food…. I guess everyone needs to learn to cook all of a sudden, even if home cooking wasn’t your norm before. Want to learn along with your kids? Kids Cook Real Food, an awesome online video cooking class for kids, is supporting social distancing and all the families with lots of extra time on their hands…   … How about a two-week risk-free trial, and 80%
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Categories: Crohn's Disease, Depression, EAT, Friendships, LOVE, Nutrition, Parenting, Recipies, Relationships, Resources, TREATMENT, and Ulcerative Colitis.

The Dark Truth About Multivitamins

A report came across my desk that stopped me in my tracks… The headline read… “Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements”* Inside the report was data gathered from well-respected Johns Hopkins’ researchers on over 450,000 people… That concluded – Multivitamins don’t reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, mental decline, heart attacks, or even death. I was shocked. It turns out, a lot of the multivitamins for sale today are a total waste of money. The research is undeniable. But here’s where I disagree with the report. One of the lead Hopkins researchers said, “If you
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Categories: EAT, LIVE, Nutrition, and RESEARCH.

Hand Sanitizer doesn’t work as well as THIS

Coronavirus Pandemic is sweeping the globe… Major events are canceled… Airports are empty.. Bars, Restaurants and anything else not deemed an “Essential businesses” are closed Passover Seder and Easter Mass are now virtual events Physical Distancing is important I’m sorting through all of the news, information, and misinformation It’s officially survival of the calmest And… Experts Agree On One Thing… One of the best things you can do to protect your family from Coronavirus is to wash your hands! “According to the top Integrative and Functional organizations CDC, World Health Org and countless Medical Institutions you only need to wash your hands for a minimum of
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Categories: Crohn's Disease, Home, LIVE, RESEARCH, Self Love, STYLE AND BEAUTY, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Non-toxic beauty

#StayingHome means more time for skin beautification.  When my friends see me again in person they’re going to wonder how I reverse aged. Here’s my secret…. We all strive to improve our well-being, whether spiritually, emotionally, or physically. That might mean meditation or prayer. It might mean shopping organic, or even fasting or time in the infrared sauna. But what about our skin and the acid mantle barrier that shields it? Despite being an organ (our largest, in fact!) with an incredible workload, it’s often neglected. Or worse—as something to be perfected. The beauty industry insists it needs to “glow”
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Categories: Crohn's Disease, Self Love, STYLE AND BEAUTY, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Can Alcohol Be Good For Your Brain?

(Toxic) Alcohol Sales Are Up 55%! *If you drink, please drink from… … healthy, natural, clean sources With alcohol sales significantly up recently, I feel you it’s a relevant time to remind you about the healthier, lower alcohol experience of pure Natural Wines.And their Lab-tested Rosés.When your Rosé doesn’t have any sugar, is lower in alcohol, and farmed organically, there are so many things you can do, like…Sunday BrunchBecause their Rosé’s do not have any sugar and are lower in alcohol, you can enjoy them midday without sacrificing the rest of your afternoon. Drink a few glasses during the day at home on the
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Categories: Alcohol, EAT, Home, LIVE, RESEARCH, and STYLE AND BEAUTY.

Malibu Microbiome Meeting

UPDATE: Postponed until August 22nd and 23rd One of our volunteer advisers has been planning something special behind the scenes, and it’s finally around the corner…a continuing medical education(CME) event for both practitioners and patients. Dr. Sabine Hazen MD, CEO of Ventura Clinical Trials, Malibu Specialty Center and Progenabiome is putting together a meeting of the minds. Physicians, government, and industry share the latest in microbiome research, discoveries, and news on the gut flora and its role in dis-ease and healing potential. Malibu Microbiome Meeting Conference March 28 and 29 at Pepperdine University in the beautiful warm beach city of
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Categories: Cancer, Candida, Case Study, Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, Diversion colitis, Events, FMT, FMT - Fecal Transplant, RESEARCH, Resources, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stool Analysis, TREATMENT, and Ulcerative Colitis.

How Deep Is Your Love?

HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE? Can you love your perceived flaws? Can you love your pain and suffering? Can you love the darkest aspects of yourself? Can you love those that don’t love you back? Can you love ALL of your ex-partners? In-Laws and  Out-Laws? Can you love those who you strongly disagree with? Can you love those that judge you? Can you love the ugly? Can you love the ignorant? Can you love everyone who is an “-ist?” Can you love the psychopathic? Can you love the depraved? Can you love the murderous? Can you love the genocidal? Can
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Categories: Abdominal Bloating, Abdominal Pain, Anxiety, Arthritis, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Depression, Diarrhea, Fistula, Gas-Flatulence, Hemorrhoids, LOVE, Moonface, Pain, Relationships, Self Love, Sex, Stomach Ache, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Accidental Fear or Valid reporting? Risk of New IBD Rises for Patients Treated With Etanercept

The Center for Biosimilars today published an article that concluded that there is a fearful risk of being diagnosed with IBD Crohn’s or Colitis for those currently being treated with Etanercept. Respectfully, I believe this study is incomplete and does not tell the full story. Though I don’t currently have access to the full study, just the Wiley Online Library Summary and the Center for Biosimilars article, until Lifestyle and Diet are factored into these studies I believe they do not tell the complete story.  20 years of clinical and cost outcomes from Integrative Medicine* have demonstrated the following results:
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Categories: Abdominal Pain, alopecia, ankylosing spondylitis, Biologics, C-reactive protein (CRP), CalProctetin, Crohn's Disease, DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, Joel's Story, pemphigus, Pharmaceuticals, psoriasis, Recommended Resources, RESEARCH, Resources, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stool Analysis, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT, Ulcerative Colitis, and vitiligo.