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Staying Gluten Free and Dairy Free in Italy

When people think of Italy one of the first things they probably think of (after Rome, Venice, Florence etc) is the food. If you are like me and have to be mindful of what you eat (especially gluten and dairy) you might be a bit apprehensive about travelling to and eating out in Italy – […]

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Health Update: Why I Elected For Surgery

Wow, it’s been a while since I wrote a post and a lot has happened in the last few months including bowel resection surgery for my Crohn’s.  I wanted to do a post about why I chose to have the surgery as it definitely wasn’t an easy decision to make. Last year I wrote about […]

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I went to Clear Passage with a number of issues – strictures from Crohn’s, lack of periods, low nutritional absorption, SIBO, fatigue, leg ache etc.  My main reason for going though was to avoid major surgery for strictures.  Now that the therapy is over and I’ve been doing the home programme for about six months, […]

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Recipe: Carrot Cake Porridge (Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

Carrot cake porridge

Normally I have meat or fish and veggies for breakfast these days but with the change of season I found myself craving warming oaty porridge.  I used to love porridge and could easily have had it morning, noon and night (I kid you not!!) with lashings of milk and spoons of sugar (I was a […]

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My Experience With Clear Passage – Part 2

In this blog I’m going to talk about the therapy itself and what’s been happening since I finished the therapy two weeks ago. THERAPY I was pretty nervous ahead of my first session but once I met my therapist I felt so much more at ease as she was such a warm and welcoming person.  […]

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My Experience With Clear Passage – Part 1

Clear Passage Experience

In my previous blog post I talked about why I went to a Clear Passage clinic for my Crohn’s disease.  In this post and the next I thought I’d talk about my experience of dealing with the clinic, the therapy itself and how I’ve been getting on post therapy.  It’s pretty long which is why […]

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Health Update: Why I Attended A Clear Passage Clinic for my Crohn’s Disease

Why I attended a Clear Passage clinic for Crohn's Disease

I rarely go into too much detail on the blog about my current state of health but a lot has happened this year so thought it was worth a post or two. I’ve suffered with my stomach since I was in my teens.  Told that it was ‘probably just IBS’ I put up with the […]

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Staying Healthy in Vegas

I’m recently back from a vacation in the U.S. (a week in Vegas followed by a road trip through Death Valley and Yosemite to Monterey, Big Sur, Santa Barbara and LA and finally back to Vegas). While I’m following a combination of different diets for my Crohn’s disease (Autoimmune Paleo / Specific Carbohydrate Diet / […]

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9 Things Having Crohn’s Disease Has Taught Me

Things Crohn's Disease Has Taught Me

1 Health is a journey not a destination While some people go into remission for years and say ‘I’m cured’, I personally don’t think you can ever say you are ‘cured’ of a chronic condition. I like to see health as more of a continuous journey than a particular destination (i.e. cured).  When reaching a […]

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What is ‘health’?

health

I’d say most people’s resolutions after Christmas involved getting ‘healthy’ in some shape or form. It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about recently.  With a number of high profile and wealthy celebrities passing away this month from cancer like David Bowie and Alan Rickman, it’s evident that when it boils down to it, true […]

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