anyone else "crunchy"?

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   Posted 3/24/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I think this is the weirdest thing. Some of my friends and coworkers have started calling me crunchy because I'm into doing some green things (avoiding plastic, being picky about what's in my food/how it is packed, cloth diapers on my daughter, making homemade cleaners ...). I always thought the name came from being granola crunchy and picture my vegan/vegetarian/raw vegan friends as fitting the bill. You know eating things that look like twigs. How can I be crunchy if I can't eat anything with crunch? Hello ER. LOL.

Many of us here are probably a bit "crunchy" but there must be a better name. Any ideas?
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.

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   Posted 3/24/2009 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I thought it was just the same thing as 'going green.' In which case, yes, I have as well as I can. Too bad going green is still a sort of luxury indicative of rank in the social hierarchy. It shouldn't cost more to purchase food without pesticides or cleaners without potentially harmful ingredients. Ah well...someday..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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   Posted 3/24/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Environmentally conscious?

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   Posted 3/24/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
hippy (just kidding)!! In my high school "crunchy" had to do more w/ a way of dressing but yes, it would involve going green, and being hippy. I go green in some respects but not all.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 

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