With So Many Different Doctors Out There, Who Do I Go See?

With some many different doctors out there, who do I go see? In my years practicing allopathic medicine, I must admit I could see the confusion an inflammatory bowel disease patient would have between choosing to see a Family Practice Physician vs Internal Medicine Physician vs a Gastroenterologist vs a General Surgeon.  Initially, it would seem logical for the IBD patient to choose a Gastroenterologist.  Not all abdominal pain symptoms in the IBD patient come from a flare of IBD however.  So back to the question: who to go see for intermittent abdominal pain?  The Family Practice MD, Internal Medicine
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Categories: Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, EAT, TREATMENT, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Interview With Roman Hanis – Reportedly Cured Of Crohn’s Disease

In 2014 I was introduced to Roman Hanis, who I was told was cured of Crohn’s Disease in  2002. From his doctors recommending surgery to today, 15 years later he avoided surgery and believes he is cured, medicine and symptom-free. He shares his treatments spanning three continents around the globe including the Middle-East, North and South America. I sat down with Roman for this deep dive seventy-minute interview. It has been reported that ayahuasca, one of the treatments Roman used,  can be helpful for neurodegenerative diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. Other research suggests that ayahuasca
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Categories: Brain Fog, Crohn's Disease, Emotional, Nutrition, Psychedelics, Stories, STORIES-OF-HOPE, Ulcerative Colitis, and Uncategorized.

From Severe Pain, Bedridden, And Destined For Surgery To Healthy As An Ox By Matt Hans

Sitting in my comfy Northern California home after a hefty meal and a beer or two, I now realize that my mind is trained more to the need to lose a little weight than it is to the predicament I struggled with for so many years. I often thought that one day I’d share the tale, and the unorthodox resources and tools that helped me reclaim my health and ultimately fully cure myself of an “incurable” disease, mainly because, well, I guess it seemed like way too much to go though just for my own benefit. Since I’ve spoken with
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Categories: Matt's Story and Ulcerative Colitis.

How I Changed My Mind To Change My Health With Crohn’s Disease

How I changed my mind to change my health with Crohn’s Disease It began for me in 1996. I was 23, a software developer pressuring myself to become successful and make plenty of money. I was experiencing higher than usual stress levels at work, discomfort in my belly, more than usual bowel movements and discharging mucus after going to the bathroom. I went to see my GP to find out what was happening with me.   My Diagnosis and Identity Shift into Disease My GP sent me to 2 Gastroenterologists, who confirmed the diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease. They both stated conclusively
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Categories: Crohn's Disease and STORIES-OF-HOPE.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America – Hurt or Help? by Dr. Dahlman

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is an organization devoted to two things. Giving the appearance they have valuable information for those suffering from Crohn’s Disease and colitis and the promotion of their sponsors medications for the treatment of these health conditions. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America gives the impression there isn’t much out there for help with Crohn’s Disease and colitis other than very dangerous drugs and surgery. What a shame for those suffering. Are they helping or hurting? You be the judge. Does the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America really help people? Depends.
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Categories: Crohn's Disease, Joel's Story, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Q&A with Kent Peterson – Crohn’s Disease since 2003

[Joel] When were you first diagnosed? [Kent]I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis in  2003, I had intense explosive bloody diarrhea by the time I acknowledged something was odd and went to the doctors. Symptoms probably started long before that. [Joel] What did the Doctor recommend? [Kent]All sorts of western medical stuff. Some of my experience includes: Exams, blood work, stool samples, colonoscopy, camera capsule swallow, barium drinks and fluoroscopy, x rays, sigmoidoscopy, pharmaceuticals, prednisone, antibiotics, mesalamine, Remicade, Humira, and more. None of which were very effective at treating the condition, providing relief, or easing my mind [Joel]
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Categories: BREATHE, Cannabis, Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, LOVE, Nutrition, Self Love, Stool Analysis, STORIES-OF-HOPE, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Who Do You Believe Yourself To Be?

After being asked a few times where can one learn about the at-home program Derek used to heal himself, I’ve added that info at the bottom of this post. Click here to go directly to The Gupta Program. [Joel] Who do you believe yourself to be? We’ll come back to that. Healing is such a powerful word. The word itself has a very soothing implication to it and yet it also has implications that there might be something “wrong with us”. A greater question we can ask ourselves is who or what is actually healing? Are we ourselves sick? Do we,
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Categories: Candida, Derek's Story, DIAGNOSIS, Nutrition, Self Love, and STORIES-OF-HOPE.

D-R-E-A-M Of Better Health

As an IBD Natural Health specialist, I work with sufferers of both Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, using natural means, to help them increase their energy, reduce their pain and start being able to live life on their own terms. I don’t focus on symptoms, and certainly don’t diagnose or treat the disease itself. Rather, I focus on someone’s overall health, and when we do that we can have reasonable expectation that many of the symptoms will go away. IBD is an autoimmune condition, it’s obviously very serious and we need to take into account a lot of areas of
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Categories: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Ulcerative Colitis Anniversary – Update from Todd post surgery

Today is one year to the date that my life took a sudden detour. Sunday, July 12, 2015. I would never wish the past year on anyone. Pain, Fear, Depression, Anger, Rage and Sadness filled many of my days. When I look back, I now realize that the other days were filled with Strength, Optimism, Wonder, Love, Compassion, Patience, Friends, Family, Prayer, Meditation, Yoga, Determination, Education, Time…. It’s amazing that I can still come up with more positives than negatives when I reflect on the past year. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through and am still
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Categories: Meditation, Nutrition, Parenting, Relationships, Surgery, and Todd's Story.