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.

2nd Annual Intense Intestines Golf Outing

2nd Annual Intense Intestines Golf Outing

Join us at Sterling Farms on Thursday, October 1st for a great day of golf to help those with IBD.

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

IIF Founder and a group of other triathletes will be training for a half Ironman next year for IBD awareness.

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

Join us and ride through beautiful New York City for Crohn's & Colitis on Sunday, May 3rd.

We are looking forward to another great ride in 2015.

Crossing the Finish Line with IBD

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

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

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

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

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

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
Total IBD Health Draft

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

Intense Intestines Scholarship Update For The Fall 2015 Semester
Scholarship Picture

February 6th, 2015

We are excited to announce that the IIF is accepting applications for our 5th round of the Intense Intestines Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to help those with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis achieve the higher education they desire.  Earning a degree is not an easy process and takes … Read More

70.3 For IBD Training Has Begun – December Overview

January 11th, 2015

December was my first full month of training for the 70.3 for IBD half Ironman race I will be doing. I haven’t officially decided whether I’ll register for the race in Portland, Maine in August or Princeton, New Jersey in September but I’m excited to be getting on track! What I … Read More

Reid B. Kimball explains what Casey Abrams’ of American Idol is going through with ulcerative colitis

April 10th, 2011

Please check out this great piece from my friend Reid B. Kimball who explains very well what Casey is going through while he is competing on American Idol.  Ulcerative Colitis is very similar to Crohn’s and is in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease family.  Reid also explains in good detail about how … Read More

The FDA Finds More Blood Cancer Due To TNF Blockers Such As Remicade and Humira

April 14th, 2011

The FDA recently said once again that dugs such as Remicade, Humira and Cimzia can cause an increased risk of lymphomas in Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients. When people have asked me about these drugs I’ve always told them to not make the switch until its absolutely needed. I waited very long … Read More

Sleeping with severe Crohn’s

May 15th, 2011

I haven’t been blogging as much as I usually have in the past recently for many reasons. Life has been a little bit busier then in the recent past as I started to work again and try to get begin the process of getting my feet back underneath me for the … Read More

My 1/2 Marathon Training

May 15th, 2011

It’s only 9 weeks away until Napa and I had to take a little bit of time off from training a few weeks ago. I had a problem with a small infection which was holding me back from running and being active. I started feeling better about 2 weeks ago which … Read More

My Crohn’s Story in a Documentary

May 15th, 2011

I have some very exciting and big news to share with you all. Last week I shot a piece for a website called Health Theater in New York City at Central Park. It was a great experience and we were able to cover a lot of different topics in a very … Read More

Cooking with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

May 17th, 2011

When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at age 11 I heard for years that diet wasn’t the cause of Crohn’s. Which I do believe, but then I was told that diet couldn’t help it either. That what I ate didn’t matter, it wouldn’t have any affect on how I felt … Read More

Celebrating Six Months With My Ostomy

May 23rd, 2011

Today on World Crohn’s and Colitis day I would like to share with you how I celebrated 6 months since my surgery for my ileostomy on May 9th. Important dates with regards to an ostomy seem to be celebrated or talked about a lot since I received mine. I’m thinking, since … Read More

Bacteria Found In Yogurt May Alleviate Inflammatory Bowel Disorder

May 24th, 2011

We’ve all read it plenty of times I’m sure and I know that I have posted many articles on the benefits of probiotics can help some people with Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. As more studies are done to see if they truly do benefit these conditions, more studies are finding … Read More

Young Crohn’s Advocates of Tomorrow

May 24th, 2011

It’s great to see that even some kids as young as 13 are talking about their Crohn’s Disease. It’s important to get the message out that it’s okay to discuss Inflammatory Bowel Disease. At times I get praised with being a young man that is so open about my Crohn’s Disease … Read More

My First Baseball Game In 2 Years. I’m Beating Crohn’s

May 25th, 2011

The little things in life sometime make the biggest difference. Sometimes with Crohn’s those little things are so far out of your reach. Such things like going to a local park with your dogs, hanging out with friends at a restaurant, or even just going to a movie seems like a … Read More

Climbing with Crohn’s Disease

May 25th, 2011

I wanted to post a video of me climbing a couple of years back from before my ostomy surgery for a few reasons.  This video is personally important to me because at this time in my life I was still battling a severe case of Crohn’s Disease.  I was trying to … Read More

Napa to Sonoma 1/2 Marathon Conformation

May 31st, 2011

Today I woke up to my conformation email for the 1/2 marathon in Napa Valley California this summer. It’s going to be a great trip to Napa from July 15th-18th. I haven’t been to Napa yet in all my travels and I’ve only heard amazing things from the people I know … Read More

Sleeping Problems with Crohn’s Disease

June 6th, 2011

For years now I, like many Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis patients have not been able to sleep. Many times it’s because I’ve been on Prednisone and it’s impossible to sleep on that stuff. It makes you feel like superman and the last thing on your mind is sleeping. My problem has … Read More

So Long Food Pyramid, Hello Plate

June 6th, 2011

Diet is important to every person in the world. What you put into your body will make a difference in how your body runs and feels. Those with digestive disorders should pay even more attention to what they eat. For years I was told that diet wouldn’t matter in my Crohn’s … Read More

Crohn’s Disease Medication

June 7th, 2011

Everyone who has an Inflammatory Bowel Disease knows how hard and confusing it can be with all the medications. There are many different ways to treat Crohn’s Disease or ulcerative colitis, including diet, exercise, and other unconventional treatments. A documentary called “Wanted Crohn’s End” is even dedicated to the different all … Read More