Category Archives for Colitis

5 Reasons Why Gluten Free Doesn’t Work and What to do Instead

Have you given the gluten free eating plan your best effort and still feel like you’ve come up short?

  • Maybe your gut pain is still there.
  • Maybe your diarrhea hasn’t gone away.
  • Maybe there’s just something off, but you can’t figure out what it is.

You’re not alone.

This happens much more than most of us realize.  It might seem like everyone’s jumping on the gluten free bandwagon and it’s going like gangbusters for them, but the truth is, there’s a lot of confused mamas out there wondering if the gluten free bandwagon is for everyone but them.

Well, listen up because I’ve got some good news for you.

I know why gluten free isn’t working like you’d hoped and today, I’m going to share with you why. Continue reading

What the Heck is Dry Curd Cottage Cheese and What Do I Do With It?

Dry Curd Cottage Cheese.

What?

If you are just starting out on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet or you are thinking of trying this eating plan to help quiet your Crohn’s or Colitis, you’ve likely heard of Dry Curd Cottage Cheese.  It’s an important part of the SCD, but it’s probably one of the most confusing parts as well.

What the heck is DCCC and what do I do with it? That’s probably the #1 question I get when it comes to the SCD.

In this Gut Love Live Sesh, we continue our SCD Made Simple: Cooking for Summer Series by not only answering this question, but also showing you how to bake an SCD staple: DCCC

In this video, we cover:

  • What is Dry Curd Cottage Cheese?
  • Why is it on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet?
  • Where do I buy it?
  • What do I do with it?
  • Plus, we’ll make one of my favorite DCCC recipes from start to finish

Grab a cup of tea, take a break from the kids and join me as we get some mom time to laugh, cry and support each other on our gut struggle journey.

 

Q and A Book Giveaway: Your Top IBD Questions Answered

IBD is confusing.

And there’s just not enough time in the doctor’s office to get all your questions answered. So, you sit and wait and wonder and more questions come and more confusion sets in.

That’s why I created an opportunity for you to get some of those questions answered.  It’s called Q and A Book Giveaway and I am so excited to share our first Q and A sesh with you.

I reached out on Facebook and Instagram and asked you, “What are your top questions about IBD?”

Wow, your Q’s really surprised me.

They were raw and insightful and super juicy.

Best of all, they were questions that everyone has. I know because I’ve had the same ones in my 30 years with Crohn’s disease.

Plus, as a bonus on this video, I gave away one of my favorite books: Managing IBD: A Balanced Guide to Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Jenna Farmer.  She wrote a fantastic book on IBD and I just had to give it to one lucky Gut Lovin’ Mama.

Check out this latest Gut Love Live Video Sesh.  We cover a lot of ground.

Here’s what we talk about:

  • How do I talk to my significant other about my bathroom issues?
  • What’s the #1 thing, besides diet, that you recommend for a healthy gut?
  • How does IBD affect your mood through anxiety and depression?
  • What are the best foods to eat to help your gut and your immune system?
  • Plus, we also talk about the power of sleep in healing your gut
  • And my Health Psychologist hubby joins us as we get to the bottom on the emotional side of IBD

Grab a cup of tea, take a break from the kids and join me as we get some mom time to laugh, cry and support each other on our gut struggle journey.

Did you like this video? If these gut healing tips were valuable for you, why not make it a habit?

Join other moms working to balance motherhood with gut struggles in our Gut Love Community for Moms.

http://www.glutenfreedomformoms.com/gutlovecommunity/

It’s a private and priceless (free free free) place for you mom friend, when you’re ready to move beyond medicine and get support and encouragement on your journey to be the mom you always dreamed you’d be!

The Gut Love Community offers a place for you to:

  • Share with other moms who actually get what it’s like to be a mom with gut struggles
  • Get access to free master classes and specials only offered in our community
  • Discover gut healing recipes that the whole family will enjoy
  • Get your burning questions answered on how to best heal naturally from chronic gut issues like Crohn’s, Colitis and IBS.

http://www.glutenfreedomformoms.com/gutlovecommunity/

See you in the community!!

 

 

7 Must-Do Steps to End Your Gut Struggles: Part III

It’s Part III in my 3-part video series: 7 Must-Do Steps to End your Gut Struggles.

Didn’t watch Part I and Part II? No worries! These are stand alone videos.  BUT, you’ll definitely want to go back and check out Part I and II when you have some mom time. It will give you even more great tips to quiet your gut issues like Crohn’s, Colitis, IBS , chronic diarrhea or constipation.

Grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and take a load off with me as we discuss all things GUT HEALTH.

In this video, we’ll cover:

  • The best way to form a new gut healing habit
  • Why gut healing tips you’ve heard before are not rocket science, but still hard to make stick
  • How knowledge and willpower are just the tip of the behavior change iceberg
  • What teaching your kids gratitude has to to with your own gut health
  • How to use your thoughts and feelings to manifest your healthy future
  • Why jumping on the gluten freedom train will be the best trip you ever took
  • How baby steps are actually tailor-made for mamas

Did you like this video? If these gut healing tips were valuable for you, why not make it a habit?

Join other moms working to balance motherhood with gut struggles in our Gut Love Community for Moms.

http://www.glutenfreedomformoms.com/gutlovecommunity/

It’s a private and priceless (free free free) place for you mom friend, when you’re ready to move beyond medicine and get support and encouragement on your journey to be the mom you always dreamed you’d be!

The Gut Love Community offers a place for you to:

  • Share with other moms who actually get what it’s like to be a mom with gut struggles
  • Get access to free master classes and specials only offered in our community
  • Discover gut healing recipes that the whole family will enjoy
  • Get your burning questions answered on how to best heal naturally from chronic gut issues like Crohn’s, Colitis and IBS.

http://www.glutenfreedomformoms.com/gutlovecommunity/

See you in the community!!

 

 

7 Must-Do Steps to End Your Gut Struggles: Part II

It’s Part II in my 3-part video series: 7 Must-Do Steps to End your Gut Struggles.

Didn’t watch Part I? No worries! These are stand alone videos.  BUT, you’ll definitely want to go back and check out Part I when you have some “mom time”.  It will give you even more great tips to quiet your gut issues like Crohn’s, Colitis, IBS , chronic diarrhea or constipation.

Grab a cup of tea and take a load off with me as we discuss all things GUT HEALTH.

In this video, we’ll cover:

  • why we have to give ourselves a break when we are making big changes
  • how a food journal can be your ultimate guide to gut healing
  • why the saying “you are what you eat” is so wrong, wrong, wrong
  • how to “Do it Like a Mom” when it comes to gut health
  • why 5th graders may be the key to knowing what’s healthy and what’s not
  • why I’m cringing and you’ll also get to meet my new little furry friend!

Did you like this video? If these gut healing tips were valuable for you, why not make it a habit?

Join other moms working to balance motherhood with gut struggles in our Gut Love Community for Moms.

http://www.glutenfreedomformoms.com/gutlovecommunity/

It’s a private and priceless (free free free) place for you mom friend, when you’re ready to move beyond medicine and get support and encouragement on your journey to be the mom you always dreamed you’d be!

The Gut Love Community offers a place for you to:

  • Share with other moms who actually get what it’s like to be a mom with gut struggles
  • Get access to free master classes and specials only offered in our community
  • Discover gut healing recipes that the whole family will enjoy
  • Get your burning questions answered on how to best heal naturally from chronic gut issues like Crohn’s, Colitis and IBS.

http://www.glutenfreedomformoms.com/gutlovecommunity/

See you in the community!!

 

How to Make SCD Legal Yogurt: Your Quick and Easy Guide to Get Started Today

Are you ready to try SCD or GAPS to help heal your chronic gut struggles like Crohn’s, Colitis, chronic diarrhea or constipation?

It’s time to learn how to make the most important food in the diet—the fermented homemade yogurt.

In this video, we’ll cover:

  • how to keep yogurt making simple and painless
  • your step by step guide so you’ll know exactly what to do even if it’s your first time
  • the best kind of milk to buy to make your yogurt
  • your SCD Legal options to use as a starter for your yogurt
  • the simple tip I use to cool my yogurt quickly
  • my #1 recommendation for a yogurt maker
  • why it’s worth it to invest in a glass yogurt container

Did you like this video? If these gut healing tips were valuable for you, why not make it a habit?

Join other moms working to balance motherhood with gut struggles in our Gut Love Community for Moms.

http://www.glutenfreedomformoms.com/gutlovecommunity/

It’s a private and priceless (free free free) place for you mom friend, when you’re ready to move beyond medicine and get support and encouragement on your journey to be the mom you always dreamed you’d be!

The Gut Love Community offers a place for you to:

  • Share with other moms who actually get what it’s like to be a mom with gut struggles
  • Get access to free master classes and specials only offered in our community
  • Discover gut healing recipes that the whole family will enjoy
  • Get your burning questions answered on how to best heal naturally from chronic gut issues like Crohn’s, Colitis and IBS.

http://www.glutenfreedomformoms.com/gutlovecommunity/

See you in the community!!

 

 

 

7 Must-Do Steps to End Your Gut Struggles Part 1

So, you’ve made the decision.

You know you want to heal.  Your ready to quiet your gut struggles and be the mom you always dreamed you’d be!

Now what?

This video is going to walk you through it all.  By the end of this video, you will put an end to the confusion of “how do I get started” today.

Here’s your 7 “Must Do” steps when you’re ready to get started on healing your gut naturally.

This is Part 1 is a 3-part series and it isn’t just going to give you the WHAT to do, this series is all about the HOW you can make it happen in your super busy mom life.

It’s hard being a mom when we struggle with chronic gut issues like Crohn’s or Colitis.  We don’t have time to figure all the pieces out

Well, I can’t wait for you to watch Part 1 in this 3-part series on your first and best gut healing steps (easy ones you can start today) because it’s going to be the nudge and the knowledge you need to get you moving in a healing direction.

Grab a cup of tea and take a load off with me as we discuss all things GUT HEALTH.

 

 

Are you IN yet?

Join other moms working to balance motherhood with gut struggles in our Gut Love Community for Moms.

Here’s the link for the Gut Love Community 

http://www.glutenfreedomformoms.com/gutlovecommunity/

It’s a FREE AND FABULOUS place for you mom friend, when you’re ready to move beyond medicine and get support and encouragement on your journey to be the mom you always dreamed you’d be!

The Gut Love Community offers a place for you to:

  • Share with other moms who actually get what it’s like to be a mom with gut struggles
  • Get access to free master classes and specials only offered in our community
  • Discover gut healing recipes that the whole family will enjoy
  • Get your burning questions answered on how to best heal naturally from chronic gut issues like Crohn’s, Colitis and IBS.

And here’s the link one more time:

http://www.glutenfreedomformoms.com/gutlovecommunity/