13 Best Crohn's Videos of YouTube 2012
Best Crohn’s Videos of YouTube 2012
Whether it’s for support, inspiration, or how-to videos, YouTube has become a go to for many Crohn’s patients. Usually viewers go to videos with the most impressions, but that doesn’t mean they are the best. That’s why we scoured YouTube for the best, most-relevant to you, videos!
From videos about spreading awareness and a rock musician’s efforts, to an advocate giving a make-up tutorial for moon face sufferers, to an inspirational little girl guiding you through her journey and a seriously cute little boy showing off his ostomy, we got you a great mix of the best videos of 2012.
Squatty Potty-Toilet Stool: Squatting for Proper Toilet Posture
That’s quite a headline right? This
breaks the code to well, squatting for proper toilet posture. What do hemorrhoids, constipation, colitis, appendicitis, and colon cancer have in common with proper toilet sitting? Everything.
Rather than making a kitschy commercial to sell a product, the folks over at Squatty Potty created an informative animated presentation chalk full of scientific facts. And it all makes sense. Let your curiosity get the better of you, and find out how a toilet stool could help improve your health.
Elijah Explains His New Ostomy
This past August, little
According to Elijah’s family, the video was made on behalf of “Child Life services to explain his new ostomy.” Thanks for sharing with us Elijah!
If you’re having a bad day with your Crohn’s, or whatever, watch this video. It’s virtually impossible for you not smile by the end.
Olympian Battles Crohn’s Disease
There are quite a few athletes and famous people out there who are open about their IBD. And in
Johnson’s story definitely gives perspective that IBD sufferers can do and be anything … Olympian, veterinarian, the sky is the limit. Check it out!
My Crohn's Disease and My Ileostomy
For young people with Crohn’s disease having a hard time and getting ready to face major surgery, fear is very understandable. For parents of young children trying to find a way to help their child cope, this video is a positive go-to.
Through a series of pictures set to a very powerfully uplifting song, Everything Falls by Fee,
CCFA: Providing Hope. Inspiring Action
From getting congressional awareness to Team Challenge to raising over $14 million to put toward research — if you are unaware of what the
Full Frontal Ostomy: Exercise With an Ostomy Belt
For those IBDrs out there who have or are considering surgery that would lead to an ostomy, it’s really important to remember that this is not a sentence to a lifetime on the couch. Once you are healed and your doctor gives the green light, exercise is a great method to help with symptoms both physically and mentally.
InFull Frontal Ostomy, walks viewers through wearing an Ostomy Belt, which she ordered online, and explains its benefits like keeping the bag tight from drooping even as it gains heft.
Pearl Jam's Mike McCready: Racing Like a Rock Star With Team Challenge!
If you were around in the 90s or are a fan of music, you may have heard of a little band called Pearl Jam. Something you may not know is that one of the band’s founding members, Mike McCready has battled Crohn’s disease for over 20 years. And now he’s talking to the public (off the stage) to help raise awareness with the CCFA.www.ccteamchallenge.org.
Make-Up for Moon Face Video Series: Contouring
Living with Crohn’s disease more than likely makes you no stranger to steroids or their side effects like moon face — a side effect something that many women struggle with. Sara, from the Blog Inflamed and Untamed (mentioned in Slide 2) gives a
for those suffering from a puffy face aka moon face.
If you are interested in learning how to do your eyes, watch
Why? Tip: Due to shadow dust, it’s so much better to do your eyes first and then the rest of your face.
Spreading Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness With the Great Bowel Movement
Put together by The Great Bowel Movement, this
aims to help IBDrs open up and talk about their disease. It kicks off with clips of ladies from various IBD blogs (like Blood Poop and Tears and Full Frontal Ostomy) sitting on a toilet while answering questions about IBD.
Excerpts include: Sara, from Inflamed and Untamed, [in a serious manner] “Right now I don’t really use butt-related products besides …” The voice behind the camera asks, “You don’t use toilet paper?” Sara deadpans, “No.” Another gem, from Charis, “I still have a butt... I just don’t have a hole.”
Tell your story!
Ostomy at the Beach! / Fashionable Ostomy!
Maggie Baldwin got tired of hiding her ostomy under a t-shirt when she goes to the beach. In
It’s simple and easy to do, and Maggie walks you through it each step of the way. If you happen to make one of your own or have questions she invites you to email her at email@example.com.
Are you curious about what it looks like when you get a scope done? Most people with Crohn’s disease are no strangers to this wonder, but very few actually get to see the video feed; just stills. The beauty of the capsule endoscopy is that it is able to give doctors an in-depth view of everything from the stomach and small intestine to the colon.
TF2: Scout: Personal Story: Illnesses/Disease
If you are unfamiliar with gaming, you may be wondering why this video is included on our best of list. Bear with us! On Jerma985’s YouTube channel, he usually posts video recaps of games he’s played. These videos include voiceovers that usually depict moves made by him and/or his team, but occasionally he gets personal. And in this video, he introduces his audience to Crohn’s disease. More importantly – his battle with Crohn’s disease – good and bad.
Check out Jerma985’s
Best Crohn's Videos of YouTube 2012
YouTube is a vast space containing millions upon millions of videos. There is definite potential to experience information overload, especially when search words like Crohn’s disease and IBD are involved. By using this best of list as a guide, you have an immediate resource at your disposal to use to better spot the good videos from the bad.
Not just a place to watch old TV shows and music videos, anymore, YouTube has proven to be a valuable resource for many suffering from chronic illnesses.