Category Archives: My IBD

Overcoming IBD and Ostomy Workouts (Boxing/Kickboxing)

In this video Intense Intestines Foundation Founder & President, Brian Phillip Greenberg overcomes his Crohn’s disease and ostomy to train in boxing and kickboxing with his trainer.  It’s important to only train like this with someone who knows about your health conditions. You can overcome your IBD and ostomy as well. … Read More

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Overcoming IBD and Ostomy Workouts (Circuit Training)

Anyone can do something if they put their mind to it.  Sometimes when a person has an IBD or ostomy they just have to try a little harder.  If they put the effort into changing their life and living a healthy lifestyle, it can make a huge difference in their quality … Read More

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Hiking/Climbing the 46 High Peaks for IBD & Ostomy Awareness

Intense Intestines Foundation’s Founder and President, Brian Phillip Greenberg wants to do everything he can to show others with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies that anything can be done.  It might take more planning and preparation but those with these conditions can live life to the fullest. Here is a … Read More

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Brian’s Story with Crohn’s disease Part 3 (Living with Crohn’s)

I was given the opportunity to make a short video series for Health Theater about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This is the third part of the three part series in which I discuss how to live with Crohn’s disease and what I’ve found to work for myself. I also talk … Read More

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Being Open About My IBD and Being Open About Everything.

From the day a person is diagnosed with a disease, that person is going to change.  No matter what a persons mindset, outlook and more changes about the world.  You live your life day by day, then all of a sudden things change but not in a small.  From that day … Read More

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Great News For The Intense Intestines Foundation

The last few weeks have been very exciting for me and the Intense Intestines Foundation.  Some of the progress that we’re making is remarkable considering what this project was just a few months ago.  Now the small snowball that was moving down the hill slowly, has turned into a minor avalanche. … Read More

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Battling Low Self Esteem With IBD

As many of us know, having an IBD can play with our emotions and affect our self esteem pretty easily.  Its difficult for others to understand the constant ups and downs that we have to deal with on a daily basis.  A person with IBD can feel extremely confident one second … Read More

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Small Mental Battles With An Ostomy

After everything that my ostomy has done for me and how it has given me my life back, I still have times when I wish I didn’t have to deal with the little things that going along with it.  Amazingly the larger mental obstacles don’t bother me anymore.  I’m now prepared … Read More

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Stoma Ulcers or Keloids? My stoma scare! (With pictures)

Recently I went through a scare with my Crohn’s/ostomy.  It was something that wasn’t expected since I’ve been feeling so well, but I wanted to share it to hopefully ease others minds that will be going through the same thing since I’m not inventing the wheel by any means. About two … Read More

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Video Post: Relationships and dating with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and an ostomy

With Valentines Day just past us, I wanted to share some thoughts about relationships and dating with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and an ostomy.  Since being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 11 and having the disease as a young man I thought I might have some good tips for others. … Read More

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IBD and Relationships

With Inflammatory Bowel Disease a big challenge in dating and starting a relationship is when to discuss your condition.  How do you tell your love interest about something that can affect your relationship  from the start as well as something that you might feel awkward talking about.  It’s not an easy … Read More

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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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