Monthly Archives: January 2012

Changing My Diet Has Led To Feeling Great!

Just before the holidays I realized that I hadn’t been working out much or eating right.  This wasn’t because of the holiday season (My family doesn’t celebrate that much).   Looking back it was a combination of stress and being extremely busy.  In order to make the deadline for the magazine … Read More

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Brian’s Story with Crohn’s disease Part 1 (Diagnosis)

  This past summer I was contacted by a company called Health Theater that does short pieces as well as longer documentaries on many different types of diseases.  They contacted me about my Crohn’s disease and if I would be willing to discuss it on camera.  I took the opportunity without … Read More

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Overcoming 25+ Surgeries With A Smile

As many of you know I have had a wild ride with Crohn’s disease.  You can easily say that I have a case that is towards the severe end of the spectrum.  In the 18 years that I’ve had Crohn’s, I have had over 25 surgeries for various complications that Crohn’s … Read More

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Exercise Within Your Body Type

An Inflammatory Bowel Disease can affect your body in different ways. Many of us with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis are never to happy with our bodies.  We have our own way of seeing how our IBD affects our body and how it might make us appear.  If it’s because you’re … Read More

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Doing What You Love With IBD

Living with an Inflammatory Bowel Disease can be hard.  We all know that during a flare, there isn’t that much your capable of doing.  What about when you are healthy though?  I know to many people that let the fear of their IBD keep them from doing things even when they’re … Read More

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The I.I.F. Board of Directors

Today I’d like to introduce you to the Intense Intestines Foundation’s Board.  Luckily I’m surrounded by amazing people who know how passionate I am about this cause.  The great thing is, I was able to find people who are equally passionate about helping people with Crohn’s and colitis.   Jennifer Lalli … Read More

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IBD Video Tuesdays

Today is the start of IBD Video Tuesdays from the Intense Intestines Foundation.  We’re going to bring you a video every Tuesday, having Brian cover various topics on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. These topics will cover IBD news, diet, exercise, supplementation, ostomies, relationships, IIF news, and many other Crohn’s disease/ulcerative colitis topics. … Read More

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Coping With Stress When Having an IBD

Like many diseases, Inflammatory Bowel Disease can be brought on by stress.  Life is hard enough without having to deal with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, so when stress adds up and leads to not feeling well or even a flare, it can only be harder.  Sometimes turning into a vicious … Read More

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