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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.

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.

Today I woke up in a funk. A “mood”…

Today I woke up in a funk. A “mood” This surprised me as life as been recently full of gifts. Gratitude My nightly gratitude practice includes a mental list of what I have to be grateful for. The Crohns Colitis Collection product launch creation is going smoooooth. (Formerly The IBD Crohns Colitis Bundle) The other day “A” told me that she contributed to my GoFundMe last year, and invited her whole company to do the same. Yesterday “M” told me: “I never told you this before, Joel, but I owe you my life” I was invited to speak in “The
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Categories: Documentary, Joel's Story, One Great Gut Collection, Recommended Resources, Resources, STORIES-OF-HOPE, and The Crohn's And Colitis Summit.