No More Worry You’re Doing it Wrong: Gluten Freedom in 5 Simple Steps

You’ve made the decision to go gluten free. And I have to commend you because it’s a great decision. If you’re going to start quieting your Crohn’s or colitis symptoms with food, glorious food, then eliminating gluten really is your perfect starting place. But now that you’ve made the decision to eat gluten free, how

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I Cheated on My Gut Healing Diet. Now What?

Gluten free, SCD, Paleo, Dairy free, GAPs… many of us follow some sort of restricted diet to help quiet our Crohn’s and colitis symptoms. In many cases, diets like these are game changing. They help us digest and absorb the nutrients in our food better, so we then have more energy, less gas, pain, and

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My Kick Chronic Illness Mom Guilt to the Curb “3 by 3” Roadmap

There’s your typical run of the mill mom guilt. That’s pretty grueling and consuming all by itself. But then, we moms with Crohn’s and colitis, we get to add in a little cherry on top of that mom guilt, just a little extra guilt in the form of chronic illness mom guilt. How is that

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Is Dairy Making Your IBD Worse?

Have you heard that eating dairy products can make your IBD worse? Some say it’s inflammatory and irritating to the gut lining. And others say we need dairy because it’s rich in calcium and it helps give us strong and healthy bones. It’s hard to get to the truth with so much misinformation out there.

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The #1 App of 2021 You’re Not Using {but should be for your IBD}

How much do you love the apps on your phone? I bet you use them multiple times a day for their convenience, and yes, for the fun games too! What if there was an app that actually had the power to lessen your IBD symptoms, help you feel less stress, less anxiety, less depression—one that

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Make Gut Healing Habits That Stick: 6 Proven Ways to Overcome Procrastination and Flaking Out

If 40% of deaths in the U.S. are due to behaviors that we have the power to change, what changes can you make today that will help you live longer? And is it possible that behavior changes like these can also have a positive impact on our IBD? From eating with your gut in mind,

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7 of the Wackiest & Most Insensitive Comments IBDer’s Endure

“It must be great to be so thin,” or “Oh, I think I’ve heard of Crohn’s and colitis before, it’s that nervous person disease, right?” These are just a couple of the insensitive and absurd remarks we endure at the hands of uneducated, thoughtless people who don’t really know what we go through on a

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The SCD Revamp: 9 Changes to Help You Get Faster, Better & Longer Lasting Results

You might already know this, but I am a capital H HUGE fan of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. But even when you’re passionate about something with your whole heart, you can still find ways to make it even better. Today, even though I couldn’t be more in love with the SCD and everything it can

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Ep 35: The 5 Best Recipe Blogs for Moms with IBD {gut healing recipes that never sacrifice taste}

Are you ready to use food to help quiet your Crohn’s and colitis symptoms, but with information overload you don’t know what resources you can actually trust? Has your gut healing recipe collection dried up? We all need a little spice and renewal in our weekly meal rotation from time to time. Whether you’re a

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Ep 34: Who Else Is Confused About Gluten and Exactly How it Impacts IBD?

Of course, you know what gluten is and what it does to your body. Everyone knows what gluten is. But what if you don’t? What if, after all these years of people talking about gluten like they know exactly what it is, you’re feeling confused. No more being afraid to ask about gluten! How about

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Ep 33: 5 {More} Healthy Fats You Need to Heal Your IBD (Part II)

Ditch those preconceived notions you’ve been bombarded with about how all fat is bad for you and come with me on Part II of our journey to discover more of the best, high quality fats that help heal your IBD. Last week (in Episode 32 and Part I), we uncovered the first 5 healthy fats

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Ep: 32: 5 Healthy Fats You Need in Your Diet to Heal IBD (Part I)

What comes to mind when I say the word, fat? Nothing positive, right? Society has conditioned us to believe that fat and everything that has to do with it, is bad. Fat is bad. But what if I told you that everyone needs fat to be healthy? What if I told you that those of

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Ep: 31: You’ve Got IBD. Will Your Kids Get It Too?

You’ve got IBD. Will your kids get it too? We know that there’s a hereditary and a genetic link for IBD. Does that mean that your kids are destined to get the dreaded and often complicated Crohn’s or colitis too? As moms, we all worry about what our IBD will mean for our kids. And

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Ep 30: You’re Doing Everything Right — How Come Your IBD Isn’t Getting Better?

You’re eating right, you found a diet that works best to help manage your Crohn’s and colitis, you take gut healing supplements and medications when you need them. You’ve even found the best mindfulness practices to help reduce your stress and anxiety around your illness. You’re doing everything right. Why aren’t you feeling better? Today

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Ep 29: Opening Up the Gut Love Email Bag {leftover almond pulp, mouth sores, healthy sweeteners & what counts as water}

Ever wonder what tasty treat you can make with your leftover almond pulp when you make nut milk? How about a home remedy for those pesky mouth ulcers we tend to get when our disease is active? Are there any healthy sweeteners that don’t upset our gut balance? And can I count any other beverage

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Ep 28: Must Have SCD Kitchen Gadgets You Can’t Live Without

Starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is one of the hardest things a mom with Crohn’s or colitis can do. The diet is so different from anything you’ve tried before and the kitchen can quickly become the place you spend all of your time. In my almost 13 years on this diet, I’ve definitely taken great

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Ep 27: Behind-the-Scenes of My 5-Step IBD Healing Morning Start

Last week, after finishing my IBD healing morning start for the umpteenth time, I had a realization of just how powerful these 5 gut healing steps have been in my life. And once that hit me, the power of setting yourself up for the day (mind, body, and soul), I realized I had to share

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Ep 26: Far Infrared Light Therapy: A Hidden Gem for IBD

Far infrared light therapy (FIR) is a hidden gem of a tool that can be used to help alleviate some of your worst IBD challenges. You definitely won’t hear your doctor prescribing this underutilized treasure to support your health, but the benefits of FIR therapy can be felt in many areas that impact your digestive

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Ep 25: Coconut Flour 101: A Superfood Flour for Super IBD Healing

Oh, the mysterious coconut flour. It can be a great addition to your gut healing diet because it’s anti-inflammatory, it’s high in protein and fiber, and it gives those of us on a gut healing diet a healthy way to eat baked goods like cookies and muffins. Unfortunately, I see moms with Crohn’s and colitis

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Ep: 24 Soup’s On: The Best Gut Repair Soups to Bust that IBD Flare Up (they’re great for remission too)

What comes to mind when I say the word soup? It seems like everyone has a relationship with soup, positive or negative. For me, soup is full of warm, full, and rich childhood memories and also gut soothing and healing moments. If you already love soup or you’re open to using it to help fulfill

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Ep: 23 Top 3 Reasons Why NOW is the Best Time to Start the SCD

Do you ever think about the people who have come before you? The people who paved the way for your life to easier in some way. When we think about the people who have come before us in the world of Crohn’s and colitis, we can’t look back without remembering the work of Dr. Sidney

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