Crohn’s & Colitis Friendly Condiments from the Condiment Queen

Do you love condiments as much as me? Ketchup, BBQ sauce, mustard, salsa, and dips like guacamole and hummus? You bet you do! They add a little flava-flav to just about everything you eat. But when it comes to being able to enjoy condiments like these on your favorite foods, you run into two problems…

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After 35 Years With IBD: 5 IBD Breakdowns That Turned into Breakthroughs

It’s the big 5-0 (episode 50) and I’m getting personal to celebrate this milestone. Thanks for hanging out with me over the past 50 episodes and for stopping by each week for your dose of IBD information from a food, lifestyle, and mindset perspective. I appreciate you more than you know! Throughout episodes 1-50, you’ve

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3 Things Moms Who Successfully Use Food to Heal Their IBD Do Differently

Are you about to get started on a special diet to help your IBD? Maybe you’ve already tried to use food to help quiet your symptoms or get you out of a flare up and it just didn’t go the way you hoped. If you’re in either of these camps, you’re going to love hearing

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{#herIBDstory} Ruthie Hanan Shares Her Journey Through Ostomy, J-Pouch Surgeries & the Healing Power of Meditation

I’ve got 4 words for you: Ostomy, J-pouch, Colitis, Warrior. If you’ve got IBD, these 4 words that begin Ruthie Hanan’s journey (starting at the age of 15) will inspire and motivate you to keep moving forward, no matter what life throws at you. Interviewing Ruthie for this episode of The Cheeky Podcast was an

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The #1 Reason You Haven’t Busted That Flare-Up and What to Do Instead

Have you ever dived into one of the many gut healing diets out there, I’m talking head first, blazing a trail, only to scratch your head a few weeks later wondering why it didn’t work for you? Or have you found a diet that works for many of your gut struggles, but there’s still lingering

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4 Stellar Coffee Substitutes That Make Your Gut and your Tastebuds Happy

Are you trying to cut out coffee, but you just can’t find a coffee alternative that ignites your senses and your tastebuds like coffee does… one that even has the power to improve your gut health at the same time? Oh yeah, it’s possible. Today, we’re taste testing 4 coffee alternatives to help you decide

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Using Craniosacral Therapy to Bring Your Digestive System into Balance with Margie Holly

So you probably have a doctor… You probably use internet doctor as well. We all do that from time to time. What else are you using to help bring your Crohn’s or colitis into balance? One of the practices I’ve used for some time now is called craniosacral therapy. Have you heard of it? Maybe

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The Gut Healing Supplement Your Doctor Hasn’t Told You About

When was the last time your GI doctor said to you, instead of your usual medication, let’s try THIS supplement first? Uh, never? Maybe they say take a multivitamin, but other supplements, heck no. Why not? Is it because they just don’t learn about supplements in medical school? Is it because medication management is what

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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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