Crohn's Disease Articles

Learning to Live With Crohn's Disease

Learning to Live With Crohn's Disease

Living with Crohn's Disease may seem impossible, especially when first diagnosed. While the disease is incurable, the good news is that life can continue on a normal route for most. Treatment that aims to minimize symptoms can make all the difference in the world....

Cardinal Rules For Life With Crohn's Disease

Cardinal Rules For Life With Crohn's Disease

After six years of living with Crohn's Disease, and a year and a half thinking about how the disease has affected my body, mind, and spirit, I wrote a book about living through a year of active disease....

Prebiotics And Probiotics: A Simple Guide

Prebiotics And Probiotics: A Simple Guide

Unfortunately, not all gut bacteria are created equal. Some are optimal for your health and are the ones we wish to cultivate. Prebiotics and probiotics are two ways you can improve your digestive health....

Care And Feeding On A Crohn's Diet

Care And Feeding On A Crohn's Diet

Diet with Crohn's disease can be a challenge. In our case, the doctor rattled off a long list of what my husband could never eat again. However, my husband and I have found a long list of foods he can eat. I would like to share what we have learned about shopping, cooking and eating out....

When Crohn's Has You Down

When Crohn's Has You Down

“Don’t give up and let the world go by you, and I know there are some times that it feels that way. Things will get better.” Crohn’s Support Editor, Susan Johnson states. Susan explains how people with Crohn’s often feel unmotivated and tired on the days that they aren’t feeling so well....

Diving With Crohn's Disease

Diving With Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease can lead to many complications including diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, malabsorption of food and nutritional deficiencies, vomiting and more. Many people with Crohn’s disease who have had surgery in the past, still live full and rewarding lives and are still capable of doing many activities including sport diving....

How I Refused To Let Chronic Illness Steal My Dreams

How I Refused To Let Chronic Illness Steal My Dreams

One of the biggest mental traps I fell into after being diagnosed with chronic illness was that life as I knew it was over. There was some truth to this. I was diagnosed with chronic illness about 20 years ago and my life has never been the same. But that doesn't mean I've let go of my hopes and dreams....

Living With An Ostomy

Living With An Ostomy

When you first meet your Ostomy, say "hello" and make friends he/she will be with you! It is overwhelming the thoughts that enter you mind. Your thinking, is this for me?...

Ambushed From Within: Ulcerative Colitis - The Other IBD

Ambushed From Within: Ulcerative Colitis - The Other IBD

Ulcerative colitis is not a disease you hear about very often. It is referred to in hushed tones, thought only to be suffered by elderly people. Patients go to the grocery stores late at night to buy Imodium in bulk to help alleviate their diarrhea. They make excuses to not go to functions or out with their friends for fear that they will not be able to get to a bathroom in time....