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Gut Bacteria and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

You may have heard about how your gut can contain both good and bad bacteria.   This is very true, and in fact, you have more bacteria within your body than cells (it’s in the trillions)   Making sure someone has a healthy balanced gut bacteria is extremely important and one of the things I…

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Supplements for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's

Supplements for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s

Due to the out of date medical model in most western countries   (which is generally pretty inept at helping people who suffer with Chronic Disease such as Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis)   the majority of people these days are looking for a “magic pill”   <<<< that one wonder drug that will finally help…

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Ulcerative Colitis and Fatigue

Crohn’s / Ulcerative Colitis and Fatigue

Do you suffer with Crohn’s / Ulcerative Colitis and Fatigue?   Are your low energy levels stopping you from doing everything you want in life?   It can be a really common complaint for sufferers of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis before we start to address things that could be contributing towards the tiredness   In…

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Are you a “Chronie” or “UC Sufferer”?

Have you ever heard of Vilfredo Pareto?   Perhaps not but you may have heard of the thing for which he is most famous…   “The 80/20 principle”   Pareto developed this principle many years ago (he died in 1923), which basically says that in any system, roughly 80% of the effects come from around…

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ibd cold

Avoid a Winter Cold

As the days get shorter, the temp gets colder, and Xmas draws nearer   There is one thing you can pretty much guarantee   <<< a lot of people will get a cold   And as you well know, a cold is the last thing you want when you are already struggling with your IBD…

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Crohn's Flare

What’s the Main Cause of an IBD Flare?

Did you get a copy of the summer 2014 edition of the Crohn’s and Colitis UK magazine?   If so, you might have been as frustrated as me…   In it, they discussed the results of a study into what the most common reasons for a flare are…   And you know what the most…

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Just ‘getting on’ with IBD?

Something I’ve noticed about Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis sufferers   Is that even though they know deep down they are suffering and they know they aren’t healthy   They have actually come to ‘accept’ their condition.   << they have learnt to ‘just get on with things’   While that’s REALLY admirable to some extent…

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so what

You have IBD? So what?

Yes, I realise that’s a bit of a controversial, provocative  subject line.   But I promise that it is not my intention to provoke anything other than a little thought   (and perhaps action)   You see, the fact is that to be able to put any chronic disease or illness into long term remission,…

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Sad Fruit

6 Reasons Diet didn’t help your IBD

“Oh, diet doesn’t work for me”   is a common saying I hear from people with IBD.   For me, diet is HUGELY important and a critical to get right when helping people into long term remission.   However, these people are right.  Quite often diet alone doesn’t work.  Here’s 6 reasons why…   1.…

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Ikaria

Ikaria and beating IBD

Donna (my wife) and I went to watch Lee Evans at the O2 last week.   I’m not his biggest fan…but it was a GREAT show.   Very funny indeed.   It’s so good to get out and laugh and have a good time.   << a lot of people don’t do it enough.  …

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