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Our Stories

I Started a Company becau...

Author Image Bonnie Humke
Joined November 2018

I recently developed an e-greeting card company called, KomfortKardz.  The cards are designed for all occasions but... read more

struggle with Ulcerative ...

Author Image chuchu52
Joined November 2018

I am a UC patient since 1995 and have had a good management of the disease all this time till June 2018 where the routin... read more

It Is What It Is

Author Image MMClark
Joined October 2018

I’ve been dealing with Crohn’s for nearly forty years; although, I was not given the appropriate label for w... read more

Community Forum

Obsessing
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Joined Oct 31, 2016

I think you’re fairly normal, and I think over time you will learn what is the new normal for your body dealing with this disease.  I&rsquo....

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Pain After Surgery (Crohn...
Author Image Mattison30
Joined Nov 14, 2018

I had surgery on May 2, 2018; resection of small and large intestines and removal of right ovary and appendix (encompassed in two large masses from fi....

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Obsessing
Author Image Mattison30
Joined Nov 14, 2018

I guess I should start with a brief background. I was officially diagnosed with Crohn's of the upper and lower intestines with fistula in May. I h....

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. My daughter was diagnosed with UC in December 2017. She is currently taking Apriso and ProctoFoam. Her symptoms have decreased at times, but not always and she is currently experiencing diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fatigue. I have heard from some people mention Tumeric for fighting inflammation throughout the body. What are your thoughts on Turmeric for UC patients?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I have Crohn's disease and have read about the benefits of drinking celery juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Do you recommend trying it? Also can juicing fruits and veggies (as opposed to eating them) be a good way to get the nutrients they provide?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I’m trying to learn more out about diet for my Crohn’s Disease. I know it says to stay away from sugars but are there any sugars allowed? Like regular sugar just not processed?

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