Beyond the Bathroom Awareness for IBD!

Beyond the Bathroom Awareness for IBD!

Help us raise IBD awareness and show the world that Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis go Beyond the Bathroom.

Never Stay Quiet

Never Stay Quiet

Welcome to the Intense Intestines Foundation website. We want all IBD and ostomy patients to Never Stay Quiet.

This is some of IIF founder Brian Greenberg's story.

John Egan Shares His IBD Story

John Egan Shares His IBD Story

John has skied all over the world with Warren Miller and shared his IBD story with the IIF.

70.3 for IBD

70.3 for IBD

Join the We Will Beat IBD team and challenge yourself to not only cross the finish line but help others with IBD and ostomies.

Intense Intestines Scholarship Winner Sarah Brocker

Intense Intestines Scholarship Winner Sarah Brocker

We are happy to announce Sarah Brocker as the IIF's second Intense Intestines Scholarship winner.

Cycling the Big Apple for Crohn's & Colitis

Cycling the Big Apple for Crohn's & Colitis

This year 20 riders will be joining the We Will Beat IBD team to cycle 40 miles to help others with IBD and ostomies.

8 Ways To Possibly Limit Anxiety When Eating Out
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January 18th, 2016

It’s natural to develop anxiety in a variety of situations with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. You begin to have natural questions that begin with “What if…” and in a short amount of time, that list can grow so much that you end up staying home to avoid difficulties. The problem … Read More

We Will Beat IBD Podcast
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December 25th, 2015

  The #WeWillBeatIBD podcast is hosted by Brian Greenberg, founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation. Brian will be covering a variety of topics to raise awareness for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies. He’ll also be showing patients and their families how to deal with inflammatory bowel disease in various ways … Read More

Crossing the Finish Line with IBD
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October 30th, 2015

We all have goals in mind that we’d like to accomplish during our lives – a Bucket List. A few years ago I started to meet people who were triathletes. Hearing them talk about what it was like to swim, bike, and run then cross the finish line was captivating and … Read More

Mental Health Matters by Alison Rothbaum
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September 3rd, 2015

I grew up in the days of mental health being taboo. I didn’t want to take any antidepressants or see any type of psychiatrist because I equated that to people that were nuts. I thought I’d be thrown more medications to take and appointments to attend. I imagined I’d be laying … Read More

2nd Annual Intense Intestines Golf Outing for Crohn’s & Colitis
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August 17th, 2015

The IIF would like to invite you to our 2nd Annual Intense Intestines golf outing. Enjoy a full day of fairway fun and fine food at one of the New York area’s top golf courses. Sterling Farms Golf Club offers 18 holes of picturesque scenery and challenging golf with classic New … Read More

70.3 for IBD – Great May, Waiting for the Same from June
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June 22nd, 2015

As with many things in life, I expected ebbs and flows with my 70.3 for IBD half Ironman training. It wasn’t likely that I’d have a smooth 8+ months without any health problems. It would have been nice, of course, but it didn’t happens, which is why I’m trying to navigate … Read More

Baseball for IBD: New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
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April 26th, 2015

Come join the IIF team at the Dodgers vs. Mets game on Thursday, July 23rd at Citi Field to support the IBD and ostomy community, while helping raise critical funds for the Intense Intestines Foundation programs. We have the first three rows of the Big Apple section in center field reserved … Read More

What Inspires Me
70.3 for IBD Draft

April 26th, 2015

A few weeks ago I started to think about what was behind my motivation to do 70.3 for IBD triathlon.  There are countless other ways I could spend my time – why this? I stewed on this, reflecting on my first two months of training and looking at all of the … Read More

YOLO and FOMO Make a Powerful Combination with IBD
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April 12th, 2015

Do you ever get emotional when IBD keeps you from doing something? I have – and still do for that matter. There are times when Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can feel like it has completely taken over my life. Constant trips to the bathroom, cramping, pain, bleeding, emotions take a … Read More

NEW Total IBD Health Project
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March 26th, 2015

The Intense Intestines Foundation team is always looking for ways to raise awareness and improve the lives of those with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies.  Over the years we have had different projects which we have always been excited about but we are now launching a new project which we … Read More