May 30, 2013
I have had an awful time since February with my colitis. After being in remission for so long, I had almost forgotten how bad it was for me. I accepted a new position with my company that was in Chicago. My wife and I made the move to Chicago in mid March but that meant I had to travel the entire month of February.
I didn't realize how much a routine and working in the office was so important to my colitis. While living in Louisisana, my office was only 4 miles form our house. This meant I could home for lunch everyday and eat a healthful, organic lunch with my wife everyday. It also meant it only took me about 8 minutes to get back and forth to the office. Now that is a commute I think everyone can live with! Working in the office also meant I had access to the restroom at my convenience. As you know, this is a big deal.
So I accepted the job on January 28th which meant I had to travel until I made the move. The next 5 weeks were spent on the road. Flying, hotels and not having access to organic food and my signature juice drinks at all times brought me out of remission very quickly. It wasn't too bad at first. It started with soft stools again. This doesn't worry me too much so I continued on my travels. The second week on the road I started to have the urgency again. I hate this the most. We were in New York trying to enjoy peaceful walks around the city and I found my self trying to find restrooms in a not-so-friendly restroom kind of town.
Upon gettting back home, I had to use some mesalamine enemas to get rid of the urgency. That helped but I was still having the soft stools. This has gone on until now, which is mid-May.
No I am at my all time worse. My wife and I went for a week to the Dominican Republic. We were at an all-inclusive! I stupidly decided to go off diet for the week since I was on "vacation". Of course nothing there was organic. I really over did it by eating gluten, dairy and having drinks every night. If you don't think diet has anything to do with colitis, this proves my point.
Upon return to the US, I got very sick. The very next day I started to have diarreah. I went so much over the next two days that by the third day, I was completely dehydrated. I had to go to the hospital.
It took 6 liters of IV fluids to get me back to a normal color. Since then, which that was May 14th, I still had the recurrent diarreah. Over memorial day weekend, I started to get back to normal for a couple of days but then this lat Tuesday it all came roaring back.
I have been going consistenly every 1-2 hours and even through the nigh it is waking me up. This has been the worst I have ever dealt with this for the last 8 years. I haven't juiced as much because I feel it may be too much when I am going so often like this. We have been trying other natural rememdies with little success so far and I am concerned about what to do. The good and bad about my new position is that it is field based which is bad if you are on the road with a team member and have to keep stopping to use the restroom. The good is that I have some flexibility to work from home which is what I have been doing for a couple days.
As I write this I am determined to get back to normal. I will be trying some different approaches and see what works out. I will keep you posted....
Jan 24, 2013
I had the pleasure of speaking with Meghan Telpner about her road to remission after being diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Meghan was extremely gracious and really opened about her journey to where she is today.
Meghan is releasing her first book UnDiet. Although it has several recipes, it is more about healthy lifestyle design and helping each of us discover our own path to a healthful lifestyle.
In this video you will learn:
Meghan's 5 tips to get back to a healthy state.
Why you should spend more money on your personal fuel tank instead of your gas tank.
Why slimy foods are not that gross.
How quickly your digestivce tract regenerates new cells.
It is jam packed with information and you won't be disappointed!
Jan 18, 2013
Light, Tasty, and Healthy!
What You'll Need:
2 Cups Organic Greens ( I love arugula or spring mix)
1 Container Fresh Caught, Low Mercury, in Water or Olive Oil Tuna
2 Tbsp Organic Capers
1/2 Small Organic Yellow Onion - chopped
2 Tbsp Organic Red Onion - chopped
2 Tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Handful Organic Kalamata Olives - chopped
2 Organic Celery Stalks - diced
1 Clove Organic Garlic - minced
3-4 Organic Artichoke Hearts - chopped
Juice from 1/2 Organic Lemon
2 Tbsp Organic Vegan Mayo (you can easily make your own with some olive oil and fresh eggs)
Salt & Pepper to Taste
What You'll Do:
Plate the greens. Mix everything else up in a bowl. Then just drop scoops of the salad mixture on the greens.
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