Archive Monthly Archives: May 2018

SCD Veterans Spill the Beans: What Every Mom Should Know Before Starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Crohn's, Colitis, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gut Health

Why do we scour the internet when we want to know how to do something?

We search for things like “heal IBD naturally” or “what is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet”…

Or “how to remove turmeric from my carpet”—Yep, just searched for this one yesterday after an unfortunate spilling incident of my simply delicious morning detox drink… and no, I still haven’t gotten it out so if you have any ideas, send them my way.

We search the internet to find answers for the same reason we seek out the advice of wise friends and confidants.

We seek out information like this because we want to learn from people who’ve come before us.  We want to soak in their knowledge and benefit from their experience, right?

I’m a HUGE fan of all the unsung heros in my life.  Most of them don’t even know I exist, but their insights and knowledge have affected me greatly.  In all honesty, if it wasn’t for these wise and wonderful teachers, I don’t know where I’d be.

Getting the benefit of someone who’s come before you can cut  down on– 

  • Wasted time trying to figure out your next steps.
  • All the errors we make along the way.
  • Feeling lost and stressed and alone. 

Win. Win. Win.

If you were to ask me what I want more than anything for you, I’d tell you it’s this.  I want to cut out all the hassle and wasted time for you.  I want to cut out the stress and heartache that comes with taking 20 years to find your way.  Trust me, I know this all too well. I’d tell you that I want you to get to the finish line that much quicker than I did.

So– with your speedy and stress-less healing in mind, I recently went straight to the SCD source.  

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Afraid to Travel: You Don’t Have to Ditch Your Travel Plans When You Have IBD

Sometimes I want to curl up in a ball and head to bed when the word “travel” comes up.

Have you ever felt this way?

It’s just such a headache no matter which stage of IBD you’re in.

I remember back to my first 20 years with Crohn’s when I didn’t want to travel because I knew that no matter where we went, I’d spend more time in the bathroom than looking at the sights.  And now, even 10 years into using food, lifestyle and supplements to quiet my symptoms, I still get the occasional uugghhh feeling when it comes to travel because I know all that goes into making travel a successful experience.  But now, instead of all that dread about finding bathrooms, my dread is all about…

  • Where can I buy the food I need away from home?
  • Where do I stay that has a place for me to refrigerate and cook my food?
  • Do I have all my food packed for the trip?
  • What will I do if I get there and I forgot something or can’t get the food I need at a local grocery store? 

But here’s the thing—I never want you to think you can’t commit to an IBD eating plan (like gluten free, dairy free or even grain free like the SCD) because you won’t be able to travel anymore.

Hell to the no, girlfriend!

You can still travel.

You can still live out your bucket list of dream destinations.

I’m proof positive that it can work.  I’ve done it many times over the years and I know you can too.

And best of all, you’ll be healthy, happy and bathroom free (at least as much as everyone else) while you’re away.

Sound good? Awesome, let’s start this convo—

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