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6 Ways To Stay Positive With Crohn’s And Ulcerative Colitis

Author: Brian Greenberg Ever feel like there is nothing you can do in order to reach a better quality of life with your IBD? Does Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis make you feel like there is almost a dark rain cloud that just follows you around and takes all the sunshine … 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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100 Miles For Cancer, Crohn’s, And Ulcerative Colitis

This fall the IIF’s own Brian Greenberg will be taking on yet another challenge despite his Crohn’s disease and ostomy. He’ll be completing a 70.3 half Ironman on October 2nd and then the New York City marathon on November 6th. This adds up to almost 100 miles of races in just … 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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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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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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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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Total IBD Health (Activity & Exercise): Working Out and IBD by Brian Greenberg

I’m starting this blog post off with some great news: I FEEL BETTER THAN I HAVE IN YEARS! It’s been a long time since I felt this well and had this much energy. Every day I experience the almost foreign feeling of waking up without fear of pain. My world has … Read More

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Bob Baker Never Stays Quiet About His Ulcerative Colitis and Ostomy

Bob Baker is a true inspiration.  He’s battled ulcerative colitis for years, lives with an ostomy and also is a cancer survivor. Here is just a portion of his story, which he shared with the Intense Intestines Foundation for our Never Stay Quiet campaign. Never Stay Quiet! To help others with … Read More

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Cycling the Big Apple for IBD and Ostomy Awareness

On May 5th a team of 4 riders and President of the IIF Brian Greenberg, rode 40 miles in the NYC Five Boro Bike Tour to raise awareness for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies. The ride totaled 40 miles and went through the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan. … Read More

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2nd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis Recap

May 18th was another great day for the IIF.  We held our 2nd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis event at The Rock Club.  This year was exciting for us as Sara Ringer of Infamed and Untamed flew to the New York City area to help the IIF raise IBD awareness … 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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Riding the Five Boro Bike Tour for Crohn’s, Colitis & Ostomy Awareness

This May 5th  the Intense Intestines Foundation has a team of riders which will be riding through all five boroughs of New York City for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomy awareness. The 44 mile ride goes through the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and of course Manhattan.  Covering many well … Read More

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Skiing and Snowboarding with an IBD or Ostomy

Many activities can look scary when having an ostomy.  Some of them are and precautions have to be made.  You should only partake in many activities if they are in a safe environment.   Skiing is a sport that some ostomates stay away from.  There are so many factors and variables that go … Read More

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IBD and Exercise (Core/Ostomy)

Exercising is beneficial for your body, its a proven fact.  Just a little bit of effort each day can reduce the symptoms of many condtions and having a stronger body allows you to feel better. Working out with an IBD can be hard at times.  Considering the disease is located right … Read More

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