I am one of a growing number of people that suffers from Crohn's Disease. Crohn's Disease is an auto-immune disorder that I have suffered and lived with since I was 16 years old. After a very recent flare-up, I decided that I should document my episodes and experiences. Most of the documents and writings I find on the web are rather cold and my hope is that I can show -- through my words -- what goes through my mind.
Friday, February 17, 2012
CrohnsTip: Toilet paper is not your friend no matter how soft or thick. Find a way to clean up with water instead of TP; make life better.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
CrohnsTip: Learn to be nude in a public setting without worrying about it. Once you do this, you'll notice a stress reduction for Dr visits
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
CrohnsTip: You can only effectively break the rules when you know the rules. If you haven't made your rules yet, it's time to start.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
CrohnsTip: Normal people experience one pain. Over time, you will learn different types and magnitudes. That pain at the start was nothing.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
CrohnsTip: Watch the movie, "Forks Over Knives." Like any other book/movie I recommend, use the information to create your tailored diet.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
CrohnsTip: Many oils have caused me issues after a certain volume is eaten. I have NEVER had an issue with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Friday, February 10, 2012
CrohnsTip: Stay away from animal fat, it hurts. Plant fatty acids are what you need. They help your brain and help absorb vitamins/minerals
Thursday, February 9, 2012
CrohnsTip: Arthritis is potentially in your future. Make certain you get essential fatty acids and don't overdo the animal products.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
CrohnsTip: The best way to get over the squeamishness concerning your body is to share it and laugh about it. Poop yourself? Laughter helps
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
CrohnsTip: If you are squeamish about your bodily functions, it's time to get over it. You need to convey pain and reactions to the doctor.
Monday, February 6, 2012
CrohnsTip: We all have secondary and tertiary allergies that go along with our Crohns. Learn what they are and how to deal with them ASAP!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
CrohnsTip: We all know where your IBD is centralized. That's not the only place that's affected. Your GI tract -mouth to anus- is affected
Saturday, February 4, 2012
CrohnsTip: Don't worry about your weight. First manage your Crohns. When it's under control, then you can sculpt your body
CrohnsTip: If you can't love yourself fat and sick during a flare-up, then you will never be happy with a sculpted body in remission.
Friday, February 3, 2012
CrohnsTip: If you are on steroids you have oily skin. Refer to previous tip.
CrohnsTip: Dry and/or oily skin? Scrub it if you want acne. Use warm water and non-soap to get rid of excess oil and dirt. NEVER scrub!!!!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
CrohnsTip: Health professionals are human. All humans make mistakes. Any good Doctor will take the time to explain and inform. Use the info
CrohnsTip: Always ask what the needles contain and what it's used for. Use your brain. If the med doesn't seem right get a Dr to explain!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
CrohnsTip: Anemic and taking Iron supplements? Don't take Vitamin E at the same time; the E binds the Iron before it helps your body.
CrohnsTip: Taking calcium due to steroids? If you aren't taking Vitamin D at the same time, it's the same as not taking the calcium.
CrohnsTip: Vitamins and minerals have toxic levels. Be careful! Only Vitamin B12 has no known toxic level. Get as much B12 as you can!
CrohnsTip: Be wary of supplements. You must take the proper combos for some to work and keep some separate to be efficacious. Do research!
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