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{#herIBDstory} From Ulcerative Colitis to SCD: Jennifer Brown Leads A Life of Happenstance

Three weeks into October…

Are you already hitting a wall finding easy fall recipes that are good for your crohn’s or colitis, and also get the kid stamp of approval too?

If you love a tasty fall recipe that’s also good for your gut and something everyone in your clan will enjoy, you’re going to love this episode.

You’re also going to love this episode if you’re looking for a real life story of how the specific carbohydrate diet can work to help control your IBD symptoms. With me on this episode of The Cheeky Podcast is Jennifer Brown, SCD follower and chief recipe developer at her website A Life of Happenstance.

Jennifer and I talk about so many hot button issues for those of us with Crohn’s and colitis.

We explore how anxiety and stress affects our disease, we get into hormones and pregnancy’s effects on Crohn’s and colitis, we talk about Jennifer’s Specific Carbohydrate Diet journey and how this gutsy lady who never knew how to shop for groceries or make meals became an SCD pro, a seasoned cook, and a recipe developer.

Grab your tea and put your feet up mama. Get ready for a juicy conversation!

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  • How Jennifer found success on the SCD when she didn’t know how to grocery shop or cook before she got started
  • The ways stress and anxiety has an impact on your Crohn’s or colitis
  • How you can get your hands on Jennifer’s latest fall recipes (I’ll just tease you with 3 little words– apple cider cake)

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Bonus Episode: More Fall & Winter Immune Boosting Ideas {for you and your kiddos}

Last week’s episode: 5 Supplements That Make the Cut to Boost Your Immune System and Keep you Healthy and Your Crohn’s or Colitis Happy This Cold and Flu Season covered a lot of ground.

We talked about supplements that should be a staple in your house—for both you and your kiddos. We went over the highest quality, batch tested brands that are worth the purchase. We also learned about the best online resources for those supplements.

But there’s a few things we ran out of time for.

Kitchen staples (food and drinks) and important natural detoxifiers we should all keep on hand as preventives and remedies for the myriad of germs that constantly circle us this time of year.

These kitchen staples are the perfect complement for your supplement arsenal.

In this bonus episode of The Cheeky Podcast for Moms with IBD, we wrap up our important immune boosting conversation.

It’s a conversation that will not only keep the fall and winter sickies at bay but will keep your Crohn’s & colitis happy too!

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  • The immune boosting beverage that also works as a healthier alternative to coffee too
  • Hands down, the best honey to use as a cough suppressant (and it’s good for your belly too)
  • The morning preventive detox water recipe that you can make with staples that are already in your kitchen

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Episode 26: Far Infrared Light Therapy

Episode 46: 4 Stellar Coffee Substitutes That Make Your Gut and Your Tastebuds Happy

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This podcast, video, and blog post is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

5 Supplements That Make the Cut for Your Fall/Winter Immune Boosting Arsenal

So I’ve got some good news and some bad news.

Good news first.

Fall is in full swing and all the fun that goes along with it is happening. Beautiful fall leaves, kids in school, pumpkin patches, my favorite delish root veggies are at their peak of the season and are ready to be roasted.

Now for the bad news.

Fall is here and that also means we’re heading into cold and flu season. Covid is still wreaking havoc in some parts of the United States and definitely in other parts of the world. There’s never been a more important time to boost your immune system.

So all of those ailments that love to take up residence in your body, those lingering viruses and infections—they simply pass you by, your Crohn’s or colitis stays stable and you enjoy all the good times that fall and winter have to offer!

Today I’m dishing on the Top 5 Immune Boosting Supplements to keep on hand this fall and winter as preventives and remedies for everything that ails you.

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  • The 2 reasons why your vitamin C isn’t working as well as it could be
  • The problem with most vitamin D supplements
  • The fall/winter immune boosting supplement your kiddos shouldn’t be without

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Episode 22 Juicing vs Smoothies: What’s Better for Gut Healing

Episode 24 Soup’s On: The Best Gut Repair Soups to Bust That Flare-Up

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

iHerb.com Online Supplements

PureFormulas.com Online Supplements

Episode Links:

Vitamin D, Vitamin K, and Bone Health

T-Lymphocytes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

9 Benefits of NAC

Benefits of Glutathione

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This podcast, video, and blog post is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Is This a Flare-Up? 3 Questions to Ask to Know For Sure

I’m flaring bad!

Oh, she’s in a flare-up! It’s a flare-up!

How often have you heard statements like these from your fellow Crohnie’s or gals with UC? I bet you’ve said things like this about yourself at least time or two, or 5 or 20 or more depending on how long you’ve had your digestive disorder.

When it comes to Crohn’s and colitis, it’s all about the flare-up. We live in a constant state of, “Am I flaring or am I in remission?” and it can definitely be all consuming.

But how do you know if what you’re going through is truly flare-up material when it could be a stomach pain like all “normal” people have from time to time or some diarrhea or other digestive symptoms from something completely unrelated to your Crohn’s or colitis.

That’s what today’s episode is all about. How do you know if it really is a flare-up?

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  • Why getting on a flare-up right away is the key to a digestive blip vs a long term sideline from life
  • Why Covid complicates things
  • Now that you know it’s a flare-up, what do you do?

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This podcast, video, and blog post is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.