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Thoughts before a colonoscopy

Thoughts before a colonoscopy

Prepping for a colonoscopy is not necessarily the most enjoyable thing in the world. Sure, you get feeling that you have…

IBD in the Workplace

IBD in the Workplace

Have you ever found yourself in a REALLY important meeting and, all of a sudden, feel the insane urge to leap…

The IBD Transition Grocery Haul

The IBD Transition Grocery Haul

Go from processed to plants in no time If there is one thing that has been a constant obstacle in my…

The Light & Dark Side of IBD

The Light & Dark Side of IBD

Struggle & Healing always exist together Living life with any chronic illness has its ups and downs. However, there are also…

How To Support Someone with IBD

How To Support Someone with IBD

Everyone needs someone on their team When someone you love tells you about their IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease), it can be…

Flare Ups

Flare Ups

Calm the fire within What Is A Flare-Up? A flare-up is a sudden intensification or outburst of hostile symptoms that indicate…

Traveling with IBD

Traveling with IBD

Seeing the world has always been a dream of mine but when IBD came along, those dreams suddenly seemed to be…

10 Foods That Heal And 10 That Hurt

10 Foods That Heal And 10 That Hurt

Over the years, my relationship with food has ebbed and flowed into all types of places. Growing up, I couldn’t get…

You’re Allowed To Have It All

You’re Allowed To Have It All

So much of our lives we are told what we are supposed to do. We are supposed to go to school,…

How The Plant-Based Diet Has Changed My Life: Part 1

How The Plant-Based Diet Has Changed My Life: Part 1

Part 1 What is the Plant – Based Diet? Thanks to our friends on Wikipedia, the plant-based diet can be easily…

What To DO During Bad Days

What To DO During Bad Days

8 Steps from Pain to Progress Everyone can relate to having bad days. Regardless of your status, position, state of mind,…

Little Victories

Little Victories

Baby steps count too. Before you know it, you’ll have come a long way It’s more often than not that we…

A Letter to the New Diagnosee

A Letter to the New Diagnosee

You’re not alone and there is a way to heal Dear fellow IBD or IBS CHAMPION, So, you’ve been diagnosed with…

Introduction

Introduction

Hello world! My name is Jake and I am on a mission. My mission is to help people heal themselves and…

My Story: Part 3

My Story: Part 3

Part 3 New Treatments After I hit my low, I knew it was time to do something about it. I quickly…

My Story: Part 2

My Story: Part 2

Part 2 The Bomb I am officially diagnosed and don’t know what to do. I still barely understand what Ulcerative Colitis…

My Story: Part 1

My Story: Part 1

Part 1 Life Before UC The year was 2008 and I was just finishing off my sophomore year of High School…