How “Creeping Fat” Is Making Your IBD Worse and Tips to Trim it

Belly fat – we all have it and wished we didn’t. For the average person, the extra fluff around the mid-section can be discouraging. Your clothes do not fit properly and your self-esteem might not be the best because of it. But for those suffering with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the added inches could … Continue reading How “Creeping Fat” Is Making Your IBD Worse and Tips to Trim it

Fight Ulcerative Colitis with Food: How Changing Your Diet Can Ease Symptoms

It is a question asked by many with ulcerative colitis (UC) – what should I eat? Although diet is not the cause of the inflammatory bowel disease, it plays a key role in managing symptoms. I made the mistake of not looking at my diet when I was first diagnosed last year and I suffered … Continue reading Fight Ulcerative Colitis with Food: How Changing Your Diet Can Ease Symptoms

The Truth About Eating Disorders: What It Feels Like to Suffer From Bulimia

I am going to shift focus with this blog post and talk about another illness that plagues the body -eating disorders. Because today starts National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I wanted to share my 11 year battle with bulimia and what it feels like to have an eating disorder, as the National Eating Disorder Association … Continue reading The Truth About Eating Disorders: What It Feels Like to Suffer From Bulimia

How Dumbbells and a Yoga Mat May Help Combat Problems Associated With Ulcerative Colitis

As someone who suffers with ulcerative colitis (UC), I understand the strain of trying to maintain a healthy body. We battle with fatigue, constant bowel movements, weight loss and what seems like, never-ending pain. Doctors will tell you to change your diet and prescribe different medications to keep symptoms at bay. But what about other … Continue reading How Dumbbells and a Yoga Mat May Help Combat Problems Associated With Ulcerative Colitis