What is the first thing you do when you first wake up?

What is the first thing you do when you first wake up? If it’s not getting outside for some sunshine, consider changing that tomorrow morning. Back in the day, the newspaper was delivered by the paperboy, maybe you remember the Atari Game image below. I LOVED this game, though it did keep me indoors more than I probably needed. The newspaper on your front porch, sidewalk and hopefully not thrown through your living room window like I sometimes did in the game forced you to get up, go outside first thing in the morning. I don’t know anyone who still
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Categories: BREATHE, Crohn's Disease, RESEARCH, Sleep, STYLE AND BEAUTY, TREATMENT, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Google Is Burying Alternative Health Sites to Protect People from “Dangerous” Medical Advice

For their unorthodox views, some physicians are being treated as medical heretics. Google’s search engine algorithm has essentially ended traffic to their websites. In Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451, firemen don’t put out fires; they create fires to burn books. The totalitarians claim noble goals for book burning. They want to spare citizens unhappiness caused by having to sort through conflicting theories. Censorship Is Control The real aim of censorship, in Bradbury’s dystopia, is to control the population. Captain Beatty explains to the protagonist fireman Montag, “You can’t build a house without nails and wood. If you don’t want
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Categories: RESEARCH, Resources, and Uncategorized.

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

  I was eleven years old when Tina Turner released her album Private Dancer featuring the single What’s Love Got To Do With It that rose to #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2012 the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame, in addition to claiming a prize at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1985 for Best Female Video. What’s Love Got To Do with It also rose to #1 in Australia and Canada, #2 in South Africa, #3 in New Zealand and the UK plus top 10 in Austria, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, and 
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Categories: Events, LOVE, MOVE, and Resources.

Celebrities with Crohn’s

Laina Marshall is the wife of a American politician and physician Dr. Roger Marshall, Congressman for Kansas’ Big 1st District. As of 2020 Laina and Roger have been married for 36 years, are the parents of four children, and have two grandchildren. Laina was diagnosed with Crohn’s when she was pregnant with their second child. Jack Leach is an English Cricketer born in Taunton England. He graduated from Somerset County Cricket Club Academy and represented Dorset County Cricket Club in the Minor Counties Cricket Championship. At the age of 14, he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and he continues to
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Categories: Cannabis, Crohn's Disease, DIAGNOSIS, Stories, STORIES-OF-HOPE, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Pharmaceutical Options

Aminosalicylates (5-ASA) – Oral Sulfasalazine [Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-tabs] Mesalamine [Lialda, Pentasa, Delzicol, Asacol HD] Olsalazine [Dipentum] Balsalazide [Giazo, Colazal] Aminosalicylates (5-ASA) – Rectal suppositories and enemas Mesalamine [Canasa, Rowasa, sfRowasa] Corticosteroids and Glucocorticoids Prednisolone [Pred Forte, Omnipred, Pred Mild, , Orapred ODT, Millipred DP, Veripred 20, and Pediapred] Prednisone [Deltasone, Rayos, Prednisone Intensol] Budesonide [Entocort, Uceris, Pulmicort, Rhinocort Allergy, and Pulmicort Flexhaler] Methylprednisolone [Solu-Medrol, Medrol, ReadySharp Methylprednisolone, P-Care D40, P-Care D80, and Depo-Medrol] Immunosuppressive and Immunomodulators Ustekinumab [Stelara] Adalimumab [Humira, Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn’s-UC-HS Start, Humira Pediatric Crohn’s Start, Humira, and Humira Pen Psoriasis-Uveitis] Azathioprine [Azasan, Imuran] Infliximab [Remicade]
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Categories: Asacol, Corticosteroids, Enemas, Lialda-Mesalamine, Pharmaceuticals, Prednisone-Deltasone, Rowasa, Suppository, and TREATMENT.

IBD Crohn’s Colitis Lab Testing You Can Order

Lab Testing I recommend checking your Inflammatory markers throughout the year at regular intervals so you can track your progress. What gets measured gets managed. What gets managed can improve. Your lived experience and quality of life is most important. Keeping a regular journal is helpful because we often forget how good things are until they sometimes turn sour. Heck, I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday! The Crohn’s Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and  Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index (SCCAI) are useful tools to consider using.  They access disease activity in Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. For children,
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Categories: CalProctetin, Crohn's Disease, DIAGNOSIS, DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, Hematochezia(Blood in Stool), Inflammation, Stool Analysis, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Happiness Quiz

The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire was developed by psychologists Michael Argyle and Peter Hills at Oxford University. Take a few moments to take the survey. This is a good way to get a snapshot of your current level of happiness. You can even use your score to compare to your happiness level at some point in the future by taking the survey again. If you are using some of the interventions presented on this site to raise your happiness level, you can see whether your score on the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire goes up as a result. Instructions Below are a number
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Categories: Depression, Gratitude, LOVE, Quiz, RESEARCH, and Resources.

Personal boundaries could save you a trip to the hospital.

True then and even more true today What you release doesn’t have to be forever Simply focus on the here and now Surrender to your intuition To what you need most In this case It was temporary For a long while Days Weeks Months Until there was a change A reunion It Was Beautiful Don’t be afraid to give up what no longer serves you in your current lifestyle Your current situation It could be the best decision you’ll ever make The strongest medicine No Insurance Plan or Co-Pay needed Your physical body will relax and start to feel better
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Categories: Abdominal Bloating, Abdominal Pain, Anxiety, BREATHE, Case Study, Cramps, Emotional, Friendships, Gratitude, Headache, Inflammation, Joel's Story, LOVE, Meditation, Mood Changes, Parenting, Prednisone-Deltasone, Relationships, Self Love, STORIES-OF-HOPE, TREATMENT, and Ulcerative Colitis.

IBD ranks as 1 of the 5 most expensive GI disorders despite its being the lowest in prevalence among the list of GI disorders.

Inflammatory bowel disease patients have higher health costs. Today’s blog post is not just about this growing problem, but also a few solutions I recommend you research and take action on today! I wish more people understood this. Including family, friends, doctor’s offices, hospital finance departments, and debt collectors. The title of this blog post came from the title of an article published in 2016. A study published May 21, 2019 where researchers examined data from 2007 to 2016 for almost 53,000 people with IBD who had either private health insurance or Medicare Advantage coverage with both medical and pharmacy
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Categories: Alcohol, Crohn's Disease, Depression, Documentary, Gratitude, Hospital, LIVE, One Great Gut Collection, Recommended Resources, Relationships, RESEARCH, Resources, and Ulcerative Colitis.