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.

Cancer Treatment Day 2

Cancer Treatment Day 1 was last week, click here to read that post Today is Day 2 Last night we had a nice dinner at Urth Caffe in Pasadena, after learning all about the healthiest bed in the world in the Samina showroom With blood shot eyes I awoke in the hotel Put on my Spiritual Gangster shirt and headed out Symptoms increased this past week, particularly last night Hematospermia was shocking.  Google it and you’ll understand Yeah, I know. Welcome to my world the past week. Are the injections helping? Is it anxiety that kept me awake last night? I
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Categories: Joel's Story.

My 30 Day Challenge Of No Alcohol And No Coffee

I have been a consultant and a contractor for years. I have worked for the government, for big corporations and for one of the biggest consulting firms in the world. With consulting and contract work, comes travel. And with lots of travel, comes client dinners, happy hour and networking events, late nights, hotels and lots of jetlag. Sometime last year I noticed that my constant traveling, lack of a consistent workout routine, and eating out was leading to a bit of weight gain. I would travel across the country multiple times per month and would reach for lattes to keep
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Categories: Alcohol, Cravings, EAT, Nutrition, and Supplements.

The Missing Piece To Healing Autoimmune Disease

My body has been, and is, my greatest teacher. My own journey with my body started when I was young – health issues (skin, digestive, hormonal, autoimmune), emotional eating, chronic dieting, over-exercising, body shame and judgment. It is the reason I went to school for nutrition. I thought if I had the perfect body, I would have the perfect life. I found out having the perfect body was not the answer. Along my way, I had to find a new way to see and relate to my body. What I discovered, was that my health struggle was actually my pathway to wholeness and joy, in
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Categories: bad skin, DIAGNOSIS, Digestive, Emotional, Nutrition, Self Love, Stomach Ache, Supplements, and SYMPTOMS.

Short Q&A With Todd And Christian. Crohn’s Disease And Ulcerative Colitis Patients

“My biggest concern was that I just wanted to swim with my kids” – Todd A few years ago  we founded the San Diego Gut Warriors and Integrative Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group We created the group because the other support groups I had visited only discussed surgery, and medication. One hundred percent of the time. Great options for some, and I was looking to reverse my disease, not medicate and patch the symptoms or remove vital organs from my body. Earlier this year Todd hosted a group hike through Mission Trails in San Diego. Nancy Lesnick Czarzasty, a professor
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Categories: Acupuncture, Anxiety, Brain Fog, Crohn's Disease, STORIES-OF-HOPE, Surgery, and Ulcerative Colitis.