Hi, friends! Happy Monday to you!
How was your weekend? I had another low-key one. We hired a painter to cover up some wood trim and paint the new doors in our house, so I pretty much stayed close to home all weekend.
The painter spent most of Saturday and Sunday at our house, but he still has a few hours left of work, so he will finish up later this week. Even still, he’s making great progress. I love the white trim so much better!
Mal was away at another bachelor party on Saturday night, so Murphy and I got stuff done around the house on Sunday morning, including a little spring cleaning. Check out his “dustache.” He walked up to me with it on his face. Haha! This dog is so ridiculous.
World IBD Day
Today is World Inflammatory Bowl Disease (IBD) Day! It’s a day when IBD patients, their supporters, and various IBD organizations around the world join together to raise visibility and awareness of IBD.
One of the most common confusions that I encounter again and again and receive lots of questions about is the difference between IBD and IBS. They are NOT the same thing. In fact, they are quite different, so I wanted to bring some attention to these disorders to clear up some of the confusion. Here are a few articles that explain the difference:
- What is the difference between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? [Cleveland Clinic]
- The Differences Between IBD and IBS [About.com – has a helpful chart]
- IBS and IBD: Two Very Different Disorders [CCFA.org]
Health News & Views
Chia seeds are all the rage lately! And for good reason: They’re high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, plus they’re a great source of antioxidants. For such a tiny seed, they provide a whole host of health benefits.
You may already include chia seeds in your diet, but have you tried chia seed pudding? This thick and creamy pudding is so versatile, it can be customized to your taste preferences and eaten at almost any time of the day. Chia pudding makes for a super satisfying breakfast or snack as well as a tasty dessert, depending on what ingredients you choose to mix in.
Here are 5 seriously delicious recipes for chia seed pudding that you’ll definitely want to try!
Question of the Day
How was your weekend?
Do you or someone you know struggle with IBD?
Have a delicious chia seed pudding recipe to share?