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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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Mental Health Matters by Alison Rothbaum

I grew up in the days of mental health being taboo. I didn’t want to take any antidepressants or see any type of psychiatrist because I equated that to people that were nuts. I thought I’d be thrown more medications to take and appointments to attend. I imagined I’d be laying … 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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YOLO and FOMO Make a Powerful Combination with IBD

Do you ever get emotional when IBD keeps you from doing something? I have – and still do for that matter. There are times when Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can feel like it has completely taken over my life. Constant trips to the bathroom, cramping, pain, bleeding, emotions take a … Read More

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NEW Total IBD Health Project

The Intense Intestines Foundation team is always looking for ways to raise awareness and improve the lives of those with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies.  Over the years we have had different projects which we have always been excited about but we are now launching a new project which we … Read More

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Total IBD Health (Recipes): Beef Stew by Jeffrey Levine

During the winter when it is freezing out I want something that is satisfying and will warm me up. What better meal is there to warm up a person than beef stew. The cold will be around for a while so why wait. Now when I make this dish, I don’t … Read More

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Total IBD Health (Activity & Exercise): Being a Triathlete by Jim Carrick

Being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 8 and bleeding from the backside every other meal was not normal as a youngster. As I grew, I found that exercise made me not just stronger but help maintain my body and mind. For the longest time I was the string … Read More

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Total IBD Health (Other): Caregiving with a Nutritional Port by Patricia Cacioppo

When my son, Tyler now 15, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease back in 2005 I had no idea what I was doing and how I was going to help him through this journey that has been nothing short of a rollercoaster.  I hope by sharing our story will help make your … Read More

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Total IBD Health (Diet): Gluten Free Diet and IBD by Jeffrey Levine

  This is my first post for IIF. For anyone that doesn’t know me, my name is Jeffrey and I have Crohn’s Disease since the mid 1980’s. All my life I never thought about my disease and went on living life like nothing is happening to my body. About 3-4 years … 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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