Category Archives: General

#WeWillBeatIBD Podcast Episode 12 – IBD Tip Tuesday: Brandi Chastain and IBD Game Plan

We are very excited about this episode of the #WeWillBeatIBD podcast. The IIF’s Brian Greenberg had the honor to interview Brandi Chastain of the Olympic gold medal winning soccer team and the World Cup winning teams as well. They discuss her son Jaden’s newly diagnosed Crohn’s disease, how they are tackling … Read More

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Living With The IBD Merry-Go-Round

Author: Brian Greenberg Recently, I was walking my dog around a park and saw a group of kids running around a merry-go-round. There were multiple times that everything was going smoothly, kids were running properly, and it was moving fast. Then, there were a few times when the merry-go-round came to … Read More

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Row Row Row Your Boat with Crohn’s And Ulcerative Colitis

Every once in a while you hear something that no only makes complete sense but also blows your mind. Have you ever thought about how the song we all grew up with, actually had a much deeper meaning? Add on the extra statistics and thoughts that Youtube sensation Prince Ea includes … Read More

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Overcoming IBD by Phoenix Magazine

Brian Greenberg’s story with Crohn’s disease and living with an ostomy is a long one. Even longer than the 70.3 miles he completed in his half Ironman distance triathlon last year. Here is more of Brian’s story with IBD.  

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We Will Beat IBD Podcast with Jessica Grossman of Uncover Ostomy

We are happy to bring you episode 2 of the We Will Beat IBD podcast. IIF founder Brian Greenberg was honored to have Jessica Grossman of Uncover Ostomy on to discuss what life is really like while living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and an ostomy. Together Brian and Jessica talk … Read More

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Spring Cleaning For Crohn’s & Colitis

It’s that time of year again, when you’d like to clean out your closet and neaten up the house. The IIF team would love for you to assist us with our Spring Clothing Drive to help patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies. CareCycle will donate 20 cents per pound … Read More

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Winter 2015 IBD Scholarship Recipients, Jim Grenn & Taryn Laho!

  The IIF has placed me one step closer in pursuing my goals despite suffering from Crohn’s disease. Since I was 12, I have regularly been visiting a gastroenterologist and have had my fair share of hospital stays. Because of that, I have decided to pursue a career in medicine.  Now … Read More

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We Will Beat IBD Podcast Episode 4 – Dating, Relationship and Intimacy with IBD and an Ostomy

We are happy to bring you episode 4 of the We Will Beat IBD podcast. If you haven’t listened to an episode yet, this is a great one to start with. Brian Greenberg is joined by Laura Cox who you might know from a Tosh.0 skit a few years back about … Read More

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Winter 2015 IBDebt Program Recipients, Caryn Powers & Gina Absher

I learned about this amazing organization that helps the IBD community. When I followed the IIF on Facebook, it was there that I learned about the IBDebt Program. At the time I had $6,000 in medical bills. IBDebt is a way for the IIF to help people who are struggling to … Read More

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8 Ways To Possibly Limit Anxiety When Eating Out

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

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Crossing the Finish Line with IBD

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

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2nd Annual Intense Intestines Golf Outing for Crohn’s & Colitis

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

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

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

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Baseball for IBD: New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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

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What Inspires Me

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

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