Everything You Wanted to Know But Never Asked About CCFA


Everything You Wanted to Know About CCFA While I was in Michigan last month, one of the doctors said something that struck me. She said, “There are a lot of misconceptions about the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). People think they’re all about money and doctors and pharmaceutical companies. But they are actually patient-focused and have some…

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So, You’re Better Now, Right?!


Is Surgery the Cure We’ve been Looking for? This month marks two years since I had my colon removed. There is a vast misconception floating around out there that surgery is a cure for ulcerative colitis. This does not sit well with me and I’ll tell you why. When Dave and I are out in public, and people are curious to know…

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Can Diet Induce Remission?

Can the Specific Carbohydrate Diet induce remission in IBD? I’ve stated it many times before. Diet is an extremely sensitive issue for many people living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. For different reasons. Some pine for the days when they were able to eat whatever they wanted without consequences. Others get upset because people slap them in the face with…

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Last week I (along with several other advocates) was given the amazing opportunity to tour Janssen’s labs where they produce Remicade. It was an absolutely incredible experience and today I want to tell you a little bit about it and how it was a big eye-opener for me. Upon meeting several Janssen employees and the president, Michael Yang, the…

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