Category Archives: IBD News

Hope For The Future by Sarah Brocker

The below post is written by Sarah Brocker, the IIF’s second Intense Intestines Scholarship winner.  I was diagnosed when I was 12 years old and missed 58 days of school that year. At that time, I did not understand the meaning of forever, but I did know that my symptoms were … Read More

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Cycling the Big Apple for IBD and Ostomy Awareness

The IIF will be riding in the Five Boro Bike Tour for the second time in 2014.  This ride is for all ability levels and doesn’t require a large amount of training.  The 40+ mile ride goes through all five boroughs of New York City, by many landmarks, through Central Park … Read More

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Awarding the First Intense Intestines Scholarship

The Intense Intestines Foundation would like to thank all of the applicants who applied for the first IIF scholarship. Our mission is to help those young adults who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease reach their higher education goals and that wouldn’t have been possible without all of your continuous, and much … Read More

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Brian Hikes and Climbs the 46 High Peaks for IBD and Ostomy Awareness

  Hello I.I.F. Supporters, As many of you know, I suffer from severe Crohn’s disease and have an ileostomy. The journey of my life so far has not been the easiest, but I believe in living life to the fullest and not letting my disease get in the way of that … Read More

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The IIF’s New Never Stay Quiet Awareness Campaign

The Intense Intestines Foundation is always looking for new ways to reach as many people as possible and raise awareness for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies.  A couple of our main goals are to show people that they can live a normal life with the right planning and preparation, as … Read More

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The Escape the Stall Campaign by the CCFA

CCFA Escape the Stall Campaign In recent days we’ve seen many posts about the new Escape the Stall campaign by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.  Social media sites have been buzzing about the campaign and many people have been sharing their feelings about the pictures the CCFA has released … Read More

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Public Bathroom With No Stall Door

Stall with no door. Sometimes there are just things that aren’t right in society.  Some of them we can’t do anything about, others though we can have a voice and make changes.  The other day I was at a local sports bar in Norwalk, CT and when I went to the … Read More

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Remembering Jennifer Jaff

After getting the news on Monday afternoon, it set in and I began to look for words to express how I remember Jennifer Jaff.  It took a little time since it’s been a hard few days knowing that she is gone, that a call won’t be returned, an email won’t be … Read More

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Never Stay Quiet Campaign

Today we wanted to give you a glimpse into our plans for the future at the Intense Intestines Foundation.  We want to reach out to those with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and ostomies as much as possible.  Our goal is to improve their lives,make life easier while dealing with these conditions and … Read More

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A Vaccine for Crohn’s Disease?

In the daily research we do here at the Intense Intestines Foundation we find all kinds of interesting articles on the topic of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Recently there have been many articles that have been published on the mapping of genes that will lead to a cure for these diseases.  Scientists … Read More

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Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases

It’s a common problem with autoimmune disease to have problems with arthritis as well. When you have an inflammatory bowel disease you don’t want to deal with anything else other then Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, when joint pain is added to the equation is can be overwhelming. There are many things … Read More

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James Van Der Beek Talks Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis are unique disease in the respect that they have such a stigma that people don’t want to talk about them. How many times to you talk about bowel movements in a serious and upsetting way with anyone? The answer to that is not often, because its … Read More

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Crohn’s Disease Medication

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

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So Long Food Pyramid, Hello Plate

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

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