IBD and Grandparents

The missus and I went up to the Tower of London earlier this week to see the poppy’s they are ‘planting’ in memory of those who died in the first world war.   It was quite an impressive sight I must admit.   My granddad fought in the war (second not the first!), and is…

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Ulcerative Colitis Diet and Personalisation

I found out a pretty interesting fact the other day about someone I have known for years   Something that she had never mentioned before   And something which…well…BLEW my mind   You see, it turns out that this person has her heart on the wrong side of her body   Did you even know…

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40 Ways to Improve your Life

In every life we have some trouble   When you worry you’ll make it double   Don’t worry   Be happy   (if you have no idea what song that is, that’s probably a very weird start to an article!)   When you live with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis, it can be easy to feel a…

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Destroying Healthy Eating Myths

It’s time to clear up some myths. I often tell people who suffer with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis, that addressing aspects of their diet is a critical first step in helping to relieve themselves of their symptoms.  But that can sometimes get met with a number of responses…some of which I’ve shown below…   “Eating…

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scrambled eggs

My Jedi Scrambled Eggs

Now no one likes a big head.   but there IS something you should know about me…..   I’m a completely and utter master at cooking scrambled egg   Like elite level…Jedi level.   So I thought it was only fair of me to share some of my secrets with you lesser mortals….   Firstly…

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protein smoothie

More Healthy Alternatives

So yesterday I shared a few pretty special alternatives   for some of the less “healthy” foods that you love that you dont want to give up when trying to relieve yourself of the symptoms of Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis   And today there’s more of the same   Homemade Ice Cream instead of Shop…

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dark chocolate

Healthy Food Alternatives

I’ve seen it a million times   And you have probably been guilty of it yourself at some point   Starting on a new healthy eating regime   and for the first couple of weeks you smash it   You eat well….and you start to notice results   Your Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis symptoms slowly…

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girl sitting

Are you Sitting too Much?

I’ve been searching for an adjustable desk over the last couple of days   One that will let me sit down at it when I want to   But also one that I can adjust so I can work standing up when I want to   The main problem I’m finding so far though is…

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grandfather sleeping

20 Ways to Sleep Better

Before I started my journey to better health   I used to sleep terribly   I’d get to sleep ok (normally)   But wake up during the night at least once   normally around 2am…needing a wee   (sound familiar?)   When morning came and that ******* alarm went off   I would have smashed it…

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What are your ‘Mental Barriers’?

Have you got any mental barriers in your life?   Things that are stopping you from having the body and the life you want?   Things that are stopping you from being as healthy as you can be   Or enjoying your food as much as you could?   I’m seeing it loads lately  …

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