Oct 31 2011
Quinoa Part 2: Tabouli Salad
Continuing our exploration of this protein-filled superfood, I offer my favorite quinoa salad recipe, as promised last time. Tabouli (AKA “tabbouleh”) is a traditional Mediterranean dish made of fresh vegetables and a grain, typically wheat bul...
Oct 28 2011
Wheat Retreat: Quinoa
Digestive illnesses have a tendency to make people think a lot about the food they eat. How each food interacts with the digestive system becomes a common concern, and one of the most discussed topics in IBD life. Regardless of the underlying c...
Oct 13 2011
Couch Your Doubt: Get Up & Get Out Part 2
Last time we talked about Team Challenge, a half-marathon training and fund-raising program put on by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. This time we’ll look at another goal that might be a bit more manageable—either on its own, or ...
Jul 21 2011
Beat the Heat
With many states and localities issuing heat advisories, I’ve been hearing from lots of people about the effects of this weather we’re experiencing—not just hot temperatures but unusually high humidity as well. With dew points in the 80s, the M...
Jul 14 2011
Dietary Dos and Don’ts for Digestive Diseases
While it’s common for people to expect that some standard dietary restrictions will come along with Crohn’s or colitis, aside from a few special cases, there are really no universal answers to the question of what is good and bad to eat. For th...
Jul 11 2011
Keep on Movin’
Trying to think of ways to stay active despite symptoms that reduce your sense of mobility? There have been times when I’ve felt so lousy that leaving the house seemed nearly impossible. The kinds of exercise I typically enjoy are outdoor activ...
Jun 02 2011
Colitis and Cigarettes: Part 3
This is Part 3 of a three-part story of colitis and cigarettes.ReadPart 1and Part 2.Now that I have colitis, I’ve discovered another interesting twist to the whole smoking thing… statistics have linked quitting smoking to onset of ulcerative co...
May 31 2011
Colitis and Cigarettes: Part 2
Charms blow pops, photo courtesy of Toshimasa Ishibashi, CC BY 2.0This is Part 2 of a three-part story of colitis and cigarettes. Read Part 1.The previous time I’d tried to quit smoking, I woke up the next morning freaking out and panicking at t...
Apr 04 2011
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pill-Poppers
Managing Medications Part VTo conclude this series we will explore what I consider to be the most critical of all the medication management topics: remembering to take your meds. It’s all about reminders—remembering to carry and take meds, r...
Mar 21 2011
Managing Medications Part IV: Popper Tools
Continuing our exploration of how to manage all those crazy pills and refills and pharmacy trips, and whatever else—or helping your child or loved one deal with this process—I’d like to introduce a number of tools I’ve used and witnessed that m...