Can we help pay for your Integrative and Functional medical care?

I recently learned of an amazing company to help you with the out of pocket costs of necessary medical care not currently covered by most insurances. The founder, Phyllis Johnson saw first hand how her son battled, suffered and then recovered from IBD. Phyllis, like me, was working for a “beltway bandit”. One of the government contractors around the Washington DC I-495 beltway. She saw how costly his successful recovery was. Successful as he eventually became one of the many “All-Star Healed Heroes” I featured in the Crohn’s And Colitis Summit. Realizing many would have difficulty with the out of
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Mindset Is Everything

It’s been a while since I posted here. I’ve been doing a lot of research which I’m excited to share more of soon, and communicating more on the One Great Gut email list and facebook page. I wrote this last week after getting out of the hospital, and the numerous thankful replies Iv’e received blew me away, unexpectedly. I seriously just wrote this to help get myself out of a health dip. I got real, I got vulnerable, I tell it like it is.  Hope you enjoy reading as much as I did writing it. Mindset Is Everything. Big download
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Celebrities with Ulcerative Colitis

To read about celebrities with Crohn’s, read this article.  Celebrities with Ulcerative Colitis This page is brought to you by the One Great Gut Foundation. Please consider donating so we may continue educating the global Crohn’s Colitis community on how to Thrive with IBD. Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually. Dr. Lorna Walker Ph.D holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology (Clinical Laboratory Science) and a Doctorate Degree in Nutrition Education with a concentration in Nutritional Biochemistry. Dr. Walker has been the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation’s Nutritional Advisor for the past 30+ years. She is listed in Who’s Who in the World
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Shakti Festival – Mother’s Day in the desert

This weekend is the 7th annual Shakti Festival, coinciding on Mother’s Day weekend at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, CA . Shakti festival is organized by Bhakti Fest, a leader in conscious events. Last year we attended Bhakti Fest, and found exactly what our youth needs. Shakti Festival embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. The festival is a vehicle for evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Shakti Festival is a celebration to honor the the spirit of the universal feminine.  Many believe that the feminine archetype, that exists in all humans,
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Ulcerative Colitis Flare – 2.5 month update

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Flare-ups sure change up priorities in life. If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve seen my postings about life, including this doozy of a flare going on since January.   I’m grateful for the love and support on both platforms. On Instagram we’re over 4,000 followers, on Facebook over 1000. If you’re not yet following me, get on it. I post helpful tips, techniques, research discoveries and strategies daily. But most of all it’s about *you*, the One Great Gut community coming together or a common goal, a common cause, to support each other
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Empathic Illnesses: Do You Absorb Other People’s Symptoms? by Dr. Judy Orloff

Empathic illnesses are those in which you manifest symptoms that are not your own. Many patients have come to me labeled“agoraphobic” with panic disorders, chronic depression, fatigue, pain, or mysterious ailments that respond only partially to medications or psychotherapy. Some were nearly housebound or ill for years. They’d all say, “I dread being in crowds. Other people’s anger, stress, and pain drain me, and I need a lot of alone time to refuel my energy.” When I took a close history of all these patients I found that they were what I call “physical empaths:” people whose bodies are so
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I am not your Guru – Ulcerative Colitis is your Guru

Seems everyday I meet people with Crohns Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. Is it just me or are more and more people being diagnosed and openly sharing their diagnosis? This happened last night at a networking event, and during a business phone call. In total, those I spoke to knew 5 people with IBD, or they themselves had IBD. This may sound crazy but I consider the diagnosis as nothing more than a label, a disempowering distinction, albeit a strong one, from the conventional medical establishment. Nothing more than a marketing word. My invitation is to choose an empowering story, an empowering
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The $18 Miracle For Gut Health

Many years ago I read in a book about a large hot water bag that you can lay on top of.  It was in one of Kevin Trudeau’s books Natural Cures They Don’t Want you to Know About, I believe.    It was called the Fomentek Hot & Cold Water Bag.   Well at first I think I purchased a medium sized one and that was good but I needed more surface area so I went for the large bag.    I have since probably gone through about at least 15 or 20 of these bags over the years, because they do wear
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11 Tips for Better Digestion from Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine offers many easy and natural ways to improve your digestion. Ayurveda is the traditional system of medicine originally from India and now practiced worldwide both traditionally and in Integrative Medicine. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term meaning the ‘Science of Perfect Health’ and literally translates as ‘Knowledge of Life’. Ayurveda seeks to bring us back into balance by providing guidelines for living in harmony with nature’s rhythms so that the underlying wisdom of the body can naturally promote the reestablishment of health and homeostasis. Ayurveda helps us move from disharmony, dysbiosis, and disease to harmony, homeostasis, and health. Most
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Fresh Ideas: My Teacher: Crohn’s Disease

Fresh Ideas  by Kathy Walters Three months ago, I was approached by Joel Sprechman, founder of www.www.onegreatgut.com, because my brother had told him, “Talk to my sister. She’s cured.” Joel has suffered from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and is on a crusade to deliver facts and hope to all IBD sufferers. Twenty-two years ago, I experienced back pain, weight loss and bloody diarrhea and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a serious form of IBD. Though sometimes mild, Crohn’s is more often than not, a life-long and life-threatening inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract. The disease has no
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