Beyond the Bathroom Awareness Contest

Beyond the Bathroom Awareness Contest

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lauren Lipsyc and the Intense Intestines Scholarship
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November 10th, 2014

After suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease for many years, I decided to take a chance and search the internet with the hope of finding other young people like myself that would understand my day-to-day life with an active chronic illness. Expecting a blog or two, I was shocked to find a … Read More

Cycling the Big Apple for Crohn’s & Colitis 2015
NYC Bike Ride Flyer 2015 (final)

October 25th, 2014

  The IIF will be riding in the Five Boro Bike Tour on May 3rd for the third time in 2015.  This ride is for all ability levels and doesn’t require a large amount of training.  The 40+ mile tour goes through all five boroughs of New York City. The course … Read More

A Typical Day with IBD by Brian Greenberg
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October 17th, 2014

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can make life anything but normal. The day-to-day battles that an IBD patient faces can be incredible tough. The obstacles stand like HUGE walls in front of us, trying to keep us from the other side – and a normal life. But we have to do what we … Read More

FREE Intense Intestines Crohn’s & Colitis Workshop
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October 16th, 2014

The IIF team is excited to host our first Crohn’s & Colitis Workshop at Equinox of Greenwich on Saturday, November 8th.  We will continue our mission to help as many patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies. Where: Equinox Club of Greenwich, 16 Old Track Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 Date: … Read More

It’s Not Easy But I Won’t Let My IBD Define Me
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September 16th, 2014

We’ve all said it before: “I won’t let IBD define me.”  Despite the sincerity of this statement, it is truly difficult to carry out.  There are times when we can’t avoid it and have to let others take care of us.  It mirrors what Stuart Scott said about his battle with … Read More

’15 Winter Intense Intestines Scholarship
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September 13th, 2014

We are excited to announce that the IIF is now accepting applications for our 4th round of 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 … Read More

Finding a Physical Happy Place with IBD
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August 31st, 2014

We all know about the intangible happy place. While it’s generally thought of as a mental state or a figurative place to go to zone out, change moods, or let it all go, there’s the potential for it to mean something even more – something real. Is there an actual happy … Read More

Finalists for the 2014 Fall Intense Intestines Scholarships
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July 25th, 2014

We are proud to announce the finalists for this year’s 2014 Fall Semester Intense Intestines Scholarship.  For the first time, we will be offering two scholarships. The first place recipient will receive a scholarship of $2,500 and the runner up will be receiving a scholarship of $1,000 to put towards their … Read More

Lyfebulb Social Club Event for IBD
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June 30th, 2014

On Thursday, June 19th, an excited crowd came together for the third event in the Lyfebulb Social Club series, hosted by Immune Pharmaceuticals and Lyfebulb, an organization dedicated to helping people achieve their optimal lifestyle by addressing general and chronic health concerns. As the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation I … Read More

Inaugural Intense Intestines Golf Outing On July 17th
IIF Golf Outing 2014

June 26th, 2014

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

We Never Have A Completely Normal Life by Brian Greenberg
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June 26th, 2014

I’ve always told IBD patients that as long as they aren’t flaring, a reasonably normal life is possible. With the right planning and preparation, patients have the ability to participate in most events and activities that pop up during everyday life. But sometimes the little things add up and remind us … Read More

Bullying and IBD by Brian Greenberg
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June 15th, 2014

I’m not particularly thrilled to mention this commonality, but most of us have probably been judged because of our IBD at some point. In an ideal world, this would never be a concern and everyone would be considerate towards IBD patients (and all those who deal with diseases and differences). Despite … Read More

How the IIF is Helping the IBD Community
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May 12th, 2014

As you are well aware, there are a large number of non-profit organizations in the health care sector, each trying to help the people and causes they support in different ways. The Intense Intestines Foundation team has developed its own distinctive programs to reach the IBD and ostomy communities and we’re … Read More

Ulcerative Colitis: Can it be Cured? (The IIF’s Position)
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April 17th, 2014

Can ulcerative colitis be cured? The CCFA believes that the removal of the colon for an ulcerative colitis patient is a “cure.” They further describe it as a choice after other medical options don’t work for a patient: “This operation involves the removal of the colon (colectomy). Unlike Crohn’s disease, which … Read More

Intense Intestines Scholarship Update and Schedule
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April 9th, 2014

Over the past few months we have been hard at work preparing to open applications for our next Intense Intestines Scholarship. In addition to announcing that we will begin accepting applications starting Monday, May 5th, we have the privilege to share additional news: The IIF will award TWO scholarships for the … Read More