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Sorry about the heat wave folks are experiencing in the US back east. Here in Vancouver it is rainy and cool today. Making me wish I brought more long pants. ⁠ ⁠ It's on days like this that I like to make a fast blended veggie soup. In this version I paired leeks with broccoli and added a hannah yam (for my sweet note and also to help it taste creamy without any dairy).⁠ Here's how: In a soup pot, saute sliced leeks in oil until golden. Add broth and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and add a ton of frozen broccoli and 1 yam cut into chunks. Cook until yam pieces are soft. '⁠ Let it cool and then blend until creamy.  FLAVOR balance - salt, fresh lemon juice and pepper. The yam will add enough of a sweet note. Yum!⁠ If you don't have the patience or time to let it cool - you can blend the hot soup - you just need to do two things so it doesn't blow the top off your blender!⁠ 1). Leave room for the soup to expand in the blender. Fill it only halfway. AND 2). Vent while blending - so take the little circle part off the top of your blender and drape a towel over the small hole. The towel will make sure no food sprays out and the air can escape. ⁠ Enjoy and eat well (no matter where you are!)⁠ ⁠ Sue⁠ ⁠ #healthymom #healthymoms #healthymommy #healthymama⁠ #cookinghealthyfood #cookinghealthy #cookinghealthytogether #healthycooking #healthycookingclasses⁠ #irritablebowelsyndrome #foodsensitivities #bloatedbelly #ibs #inflammatoryboweldisease⁠ #inflammation #arthritis #inflammationrelief #inflammationdiet #inflammationfree #inflammationbegone #jointpain #jointpainrelief
What foods are you sensitive to? Just about any food can become a food sensitivity, it's not just the processed, fried, fatty foods. Even seemly healthy foods can be reactive. The easiest way to figure out your food sensitives is to get tested.⁠ ⁠ Dr. Laurie Cullen, ND, explains her experience with food sensitivity testing through the Immuno Bloodprint, “My results came back positive for a number of foods that had been a regular part of my diet, such as wheat, eggs, cow’s milk, and soybeans. As instructed by the dietary guidelines in the Immuno Health Guide, I removed these items from my diet for about four weeks.⁠ ⁠ I am happy to report that symptoms that I had previously been experiencing (gas, bloating and non-descript abdominal pain) seemed to be greatly alleviated during the elimination period. When I resumed eating several of these foods, my symptoms returned. I am very pleased with the results of the food sensitivity testing.”⁠ ⁠ If you would like more information about food sensitivity testing, please feel free to message us or visit our website, www.immunolabs.com.⁠ ⁠ #cleaneating #inflammation #inflammatoryboweldisease #irritablebowelsyndrome #ibs #biohacking #diet #healthychoices #healthyeating #healthtips #nutrition #digestion #foodallergies #allergies #foodsensitivities #foodintolerance #bloated #bloatedbelly #fitness #healthiswealth #healthy #health #foodismedicine #lifestyle #eathealthy #cleaneats #healing #glutenfree
One of the things I missed the most while living in Germany was this probiotic-rich and gut-friendly fermented tea called #kombucha.⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Kombucha is rich in probiotics that strengthen the digestive system by promoting healthy gut bacteria.⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Recent animal studies suggest the health benefits of probiotics go far beyond your gut and may help with the following:⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ ✅Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis⁣⁠ ✅Heart Disease Prevention⁣⁠ ✅Protecting Against Cancer⁣⁠ ✅Strengthening the Immune System⁣⁠ ✅Regulating Hormones & Mental Health⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ If you're interested in learning more about gut health leave me a comment below!⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/can-gut-bacteria-improve-your-health⁠ ⁠ .⁠ ⁠ .⁠ ⁠ .⁠ ⁠ .⁠ ⁠ .⁠ #healthygut #guthealth #ibs #probiotics #fermentation #probiotic #kombuchalove #fermentedfoods #heartdisease #hearthealth #stroke #forourhearts #hypertension #hearthealthy #inflammation  #digestion #allergies #foodismedicine #healthtips #rheumatoidarthritis #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #autoimmunedisease #arthritis #rheumatology #rheumatoid #rawarrior #immunity #naturalremedy
And you deserve to work with someone willing to answer them. - I've heard some doctors talk about how tired they are of answering stupid questions. Which is weird, because I agree with the other groups of docs who say there are no stupid questions. The end goal of medicine is to help patients feel better. This is rarely if ever achieved by dismissing their concerns. - Even if a doctor has answered a question a thousand times for other patients, they haven't answered it for you. And that's what matters to you. - Your questions and concerns are legitimate. If you're doctor isn't willing to answer them or makes light of things that matter to you, leave their practice. There are plenty of doctors who care about your condition as well as you as a patient.
Have you ever had urgent diarrhea right before or after a stressful event? ⠀ ⠀ ....like after a work presentation, finals, an argument with a loved one, or a break up?⠀ ⠀ If so, you're not alone, which is why I discuss this in my free webinar that I’ll be doing tonight. ⠀ ⠀ Click on link in bio to sign up to learn how the gut-brain connection can lead to increased symptoms and what to do about it.
↠ Two weeks ago I met a new #functionalmedicine Doctor. I spent an hour with her. She listened to me. And she supported my ultimate goal of maintaining my remission from #ulcerativecolitis without the heavy immunosuppressant. I left that office feeling elated. I was heard. I was supported. I had a plan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two days ago I went for a checkup with my GI Doctor. And I told him about my plan to get off the medication. How it’s causing me more harm than good at this point, and I think it’s what’s best for me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After 24 years of western medicine, I don’t expect more than the standard response. They don’t have a protocol for stopping medication because the treatment was never intended to stop. But still I hope this doctor will understand... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I sat there trying to explain how much this drug is destroying my life, trying to convince this person how much I knew about autoimmunity and healing and my own body after all these years, like I needed permission to make my own medical decisions, I got incredibly emotional and lost my train of thought. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He chose this moment to explain his expertise...He actually said the words “Crohn’s & Colitis are my bread and butter”. And I really wonder what my face looked like as that tiny explosion erupted in my brain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think he said it to illustrate his experience, but in reality he was expressing the darker truth. He makes a living off of my disease. He loses income if I get better. I know this and yet I’m still here pleading with him. Because I’m human, and I’ve been programmed to trust my doctors. But frightening me doesn’t mean your right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You don’t have to put all your trust in someone who’s making you feel stuck or hopeless. A medical degree doesn’t equate to superior knowledge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s bad enough suffering through
Had lime and mint in my cider so I felt fancy 🍃
#spooniesummer - Day 27 -  Still down with a fever , think it's a bit harder now due to the Simponi injection. Hopefully tomorrow a better day ...chill evening on the menu with Netflix ;) Anywho, had this in the mailbox today. My contribution to nature and climate. Every 3 months I get a toothbrush made out of bamboo. As good as the plastic toothbrushes...if not better ;) .... .. Find me on FB, SpoonieLife or you can find Narnia there at AddisonServiceDog #chronicallyill #chronicallyawesome #addison #addisondisease #eds #ehlersdanlos #epilepsy #ibd #colitis #inflammatoryboweldisease #bonebreaker #osteopenia #fibromyalgia #pots #prediabetes #osteogenesisimperfecta #butyoudontlooksick #awareness #invisibleillness #spoonie #disability #thebamandboo #safetheplanet
Sometimes I look at my scars and I’m mad, mad at all that my body has put me through. ⁣ ⁣ Other times I look at my scars and admire them. Without them I wouldn’t be who I am. I wouldn’t be alive. I can think back to each painful hospitalization and know, “I made it through”. ⁣ ⁣ Even though I have mixed emotions sometimes on my chopped up body, today, I’m glad it’s this way. Today, I’m glad my stomach tells a story. ⁣ ⁣ I’m happy I have that little scar where a G-Tube used to be. That my fistula scar is gigantic, that I’ve lost count as to how many times I’ve had my midline incision opened up. Because today, I’m living.
While not a common topic of dinner conversation, it’s essential to discuss your bowel habits with your doctor, as they are an important indicator of your digestive health… . 👉Especially if you are NOT going.👈 . A crucial duty of our intestinal tract is to remove the waste from our digestive system. . So what happens if the system encounters a problem? . It “backs up,” “overflows” and can cause: 📌Nausea 📌Vomiting 📌Constipation 📌Diarrhea . Then those toxins get reabsorbed into the bloodstream, poisoning your entire system. . Constipation is a big problem, especially in the summer. . You may be more dehydrated from the heat, causing the colon to lose water. . Many people turn to colon cleanses for relief and detoxification. . When considering a colon cleanse, I advise that you see a healthcare professional. . 🚫I don't commonly recommend OTC laxatives like Senna, Dulcolax (Bisacodyl), etc. which are fine for occasional constipation but can be very harsh and abrasive to the colon if overused.🚫 . Chronic constipation is an issue for so many people. . ⚠️One of the more serious concern is that many people don’t even know they have chronic constipation, and think going to the bathroom twice a week is okay.⚠️ . ✅You need to go at least once to two times a day! . When the liver is healthy, so is the colon. . Normally, the liver will try to cleanse itself of toxins through sweat, urine, and stool. . But, if it becomes overburdened with toxins, those will spill over into other organs—like the skin. . Many common skin issues like eczema, acne, rosacea, and others are the result of digestive problems. . A liver cleanse is sometimes paired with a colon cleanse for better detoxification results. . ✅A trick I like is to have a spoonful of extra virgin olive oil at 10pm for at least a week to promote better liver flush. . . Questions about how to support your liver & gut? Either send me a DM or comment below! . . . . .  #rootcause
The bell pepper is a cultivar group of the Capsicum annum species of plants, part of the family of foods known as nightshade vegetables. Botanically, it’s a fruit, but nutritionally considered a vegetable. While the other cultivars within this species are famous for their capsaicin content (which is what gives most peppers and chilis, such as cayenne peppers, their spicy taste), bell peppers contain no capsaicin and are referred to in many cultures as “sweet peppers.”⁠ ⁠ Unfortunately, approximately 40 million Americans have a delayed food sensitivity to green pepper. Because of its medium level of reactivity, if green pepper is a part of your diet we recommend sending us a message letting us know what chronic health symptoms you have been experiencing. We can connect you with one of our Food Sensitivity Experts to assist you in finding out if green pepper, or any other common foods, may be triggering your symptoms.⁠ ⁠ #cleaneating #inflammation #inflammatoryboweldisease #irritablebowelsyndrome #ibs #biohacking #diet #healthychoices #healthyeating #healthtips #nutrition #digestion #foodallergies #allergies #foodsensitivities #foodintolerance #bloated #bloatedbelly #fitness #healthiswealth #healthy #health #foodismedicine #lifestyle #eathealthy #cleaneats #healing #glutenfree
Through all the pain. The darkest moments. The intrusive thoughts. Feeling like I had no control over my own mind. Through it all, I never gave up. Believe me there were times, well there were times I didn’t think I would make it to the next day, let alone to today! Hour by hour. Day by day. Slowly, I have ended up where I am today. In a place of peace. A place of acceptance. And excited for this new chapter.
Look ahead - I'm a "practical" guy, Meaning I don’t buy into scams or BS very easily. I’m all about being down the earth and having realistic expectations. It’s taking me a while to figure out the feeling better can and should be a realistic expectation. - Living with Crohn’s shouldn’t be all “doom and gloom”. For sure, there are going to be bad days and tough seasons. - But even with bad genes, if you have a good healthcare team on board with you, it’s more than possible to navigate the rough waters during storms and enjoy the sun during the good times. - The American healthcare system sucks, I know first hand. But that’s the system, not the individuals. I also know some really good doctors and acupuncturists, and I’m watching them change the game for so many with chronic conditions like Crohn’s. - It is possible to feel better my friends. If you don’t believe me, just watch.
Tomorrow’s another day because today ain’t happening.. - It’s going to be a stay in the house day with this increased pain and heat wave.. - With chronic pain and chronic illnesses sometimes you just gotta say ok body today you win the fight. . - #badback #myofascialpainsyndrome  #painmanagement #rehabilitation #herniateddisc #bulgingdisc #neuropathy #physicaltherapy #myofascial #gettinghealthier #gettinghealthy #takingmylifeback #depressionsupport #chronicpain #chronicillness #healthcare #millionsmissing #sickandtired #myhealthjourney #spoonie #spinecare #spoonielife #chronicpainwarrior #spinaldecompression #neurology #neuropathy #thisischronicillness #keepingshitreal #chronicpainsucks #colitis #inflammatoryboweldisease
Here’s to new beginnings 💖
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵?  Many people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease or an ostomy don’t want people to know about it. It’s a very individual decision, who you decide to tell. Then, there are others who choose to tell the world about it!  I began raising awareness back in 2015. I posted about my life with IBD; the procedures, the treatments, the surgeries, the symptoms and the daily struggles. I wanted to educate the masses. I wanted people to understand that having IBD did not simply mean that I shit a lot…  Over the years, my focus has shifted. My priority became more about supporting those with IBD, because it became apparent that no-one outside of that community, actually gave two fucks about it. Not until they were under investigation for it of course! I have genuinely had people that I haven’t spoken to in years, pop up because they’re currently going through investigations to see if they have Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I may have thought my posts had gone unnoticed, but in truth, they hadn’t. People may not have engaged with them, but they saw them, and obviously took some of it in.  So, I guess you’d expect me to be extremely comfortable talking about IBD or my stoma with everyone and anyone. I am not.  Find out why on my blog post - link in bio!  #ibdsuperheroes #crohns #colitis #ibd #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #ibdawareness #ibdvisible #crohnscolitisandme #ibdbeyondborders #makingtheinvisiblevisible #inflammatoryboweldisease #ibdwarrior #crohnscolitis #livingwithibd #ittakesguts #nocolonstillrollin #ibdfighter #ibdlife #ostomate #stoma #ileostomy #ostomy #colostomy #stomasquad #ostomyawareness #ostomyfashion #ostomyinspo
“Crohn's Disease tired is like living and walking through a wall of wet sand. Everything is harder and takes longer. There are not enough naps in the world to bring you back to merely tired” 😴 The #1 symptom we hear is FATIGUE. Can you relate? Read on: #linkinbio . . . #crohnsdisease #crohnsawareness #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #crohnies #invisibleillness #inflammatoryboweldisease #spoonies #worldibdday #awareness #community #shareyourstory #healthunion
“My illness was like a superhero’s alter-ego, except that it didn’t come with a cape and shield.” Read On: 3 Superpowers my Ulcerative Colitis Has Given Me. 💫#Linkinbio ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #ulcerativecolitis #ulcerativecolitisawareness #ibdwarrior #invisibleillness  #spoonies #worldibdday #inflammatoryboweldisease #inflammatoryboweldiseaseawareness #community #shareyourstory #healthunion⁠
Finally got myself sorted with my @crohnsandcolitisuk membership.  With membership, you get your Can't Wait Card, which is so useful. (You can get these in other languages for when you go on holidays.) You also get a magic Radar Key, which will provide you with access to most public disabled toilets.  Which is fantastic in an emergency. 💜 This group is an invaluable source of support and information for anybody with Crohns or Colitis.  In all honesty, you should check them out if you are searching for any information or support for your Crohns or Colitis. I cant recommend them enough. 💜 @crohnsandcolitisuk #ccuk #crohnsandcolitisuk #uk #crohnsandcolitisni #ni #crohnsdisease #crohns #ibd  #inflammatoryboweldisease #flare #crohnicillness #health #support #advocacy #advocate #stillfighting #awareness #sick #crohnswarrior #mylife
So this day is going good so far, I have been working for 3,5h and I’m having a lunch break atm. After the lunch break I have 4 more hours to go 😪 I start to feel a little stomach pain but it’s okay atm. Tonight I’m going on a date with my bf and we are going to see the new lion king, very excited 🥰 #ibd #update #chronicillnessmemes #chrons #ulcerativecolitis #chronicillnessawareness #chronicpain #stoma #ostomybag #inflammatoryboweldisease #love #support #ibdcommunity #ibdawareness