IBD folks, before you bite my head off, hear me out… ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ LISTEN HERE This was a HARD lesson for me to learn… and, boy, I wanted it to be the food so, so, sooooo badly. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ If I could control the food, I’d heal myself. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ But I’ve learned that diet alone will not get me into remission.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ I’ve tried a variety of elimination and support diets in an effort…

If you’re curious about the Bean Protocol, this episode is for you! I cover what it’s all about and answer some frequently asked questions. Basically, I get right to it with Bean Protocol FAQs!  I’ve done the Bean Protocol for 2 weeks now, so I share my personal experience and then get into some specific details about the protocol and how it works. I share some background about Karen Hurd as well as how and…

“One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” – Brene Brown⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ When my struggles with ulcerative colitis began, I was scared to share all of the details.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ I was worried if I told too much, people would be grossed-out or even worse, think that I was complaining too much. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ We all have our own challenges… was…

I recently tried the Elemental Diet to help ease the symptoms of my Ulcerative Colitis. I’ll start by saying I’m very glad I gave it a try. And, because I know many people struggle with gut health issues, I wanted to share my personal experience through a daily journal that I kept and provide some insights about the Elemental Diet and its benefits for improving chronic health issues.   What is the Elemental Diet? The…

But there’s also a kind of beauty in it too.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We don’t want pain. We try to mask it with medication, distraction, etc., but the healing process is still happening and our body, whether we feel it fully or not, is still going through the steps.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I wish there was recovery without pain, but as I’ve learned with UC/chronic illness, the emotional, mental, and physical pain of recovery is just par for the…

I’m an Enneagram 3. And that means I’m an achiever, so I’m always ‘doing’. In addition, I have a chronic autoimmune disease (ulcerative colitis), and if you or someone you know has one as well, then you know how important ‘doing’ is to a lot of us. During the recent Real Talk Summit, it seemed like a common trait we all shared.  During this pandemic, we’ve spent a lot of time at home, so work…

This post is sponsored by Project Baseline by Verily, but opinions are my own. One of the most pivotal moments in my journey with Ulcerative Colitis was something my (beloved) gastroenterologist said to me. I had been struggling with Ulcerative Colitis for more than 5 years and hadn’t achieved anything close to remission. I was in a bad place both mentally and physically, so I was losing hope that I would ever live a normal, healthy life again. His words…

This post is sponsored by Project Baseline by Verily, but opinions are my own. Before I share what actually put me into remission, I want to acknowledge what’s happening in the world right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been a stressful and anxious time, and it’s scary for me too, but we’ll get through it together. Right now, more than ever, it’s important to support research of all kinds so each and every one…

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation New England Chapter’s in-home fundraiser, A Night In for the Cure, is coming up later this week, and I would love, love, LOVE for you to attend!  Tune in (virtually) on August 20th at 8pm for a great time while supporting the Foundation during a time when it is needed most. Tickets are just $25! At this year’s event, I will be honored as the 2020 Rising Community Leader in…

I wanted to pop on here today and talk about my gross Entyvio cough and how I got rid of it. I have ulcerative colitis and have been taking Entyvio for years now, so I always wonder if the cough was related to the drug or the disease. So many of you guys have asked for updates about my cough. Thank you so much for asking. I really appreciate it. So this mucus-y cough was…

Support now, party later! The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation New England Chapter’s signature fundraiser, A Night in White for the Cure, will be on August 6. Even though the event is postponed, the organization still needs your support now to keep patient programs running and research funded. A cure is in our lifetime — help us get there! WHY IBD? 3 million Americans have IBD, myself included. If you’ve followed my health journey for any…

This year, amidst all the isolation and Zooming, I accepted the honor to serve as the Rising Community Leader in IBD for the New England Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. I am extremely humbled at this opportunity to work alongside emerging leaders in the New England community to lay the platform for a future free of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). As you probably know, I have been deeply affected by…

Hi friends! I have a fun recipe and giveaway for you today! What’s on tap? A delicious Eggs & Greens Buddha Bowl and giveaway of The Leaky Gut Meal Plan – a brand new book by my friend Sarah Kay Hoffman of The Gutsy Girl. If you’re not familiar with Sarah, her blog and Instagram account have been a favorite of mine for years. She has so many resources for gut healing, hormones, acne… all things I struggle…

Hey guys, welcome to next next addition of Carrots ‘N’ Cake Instagram Live. This is a special episode as I partnered with the AGA on their IBD Parenthood Project. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve probably noticed that I have partnered with them for about a year on different projects. It is such a great resource for moms with IBD, before, during, and after pregnancy. I had so many questions related to…

Hey guys! Welcome to this next edition of CNC Instagram Live. I have a great group of questions for you today, so if you’d like to hear them, stay tuned and listen in!   [adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”X4IM9BAH” upload-date=”2019-11-09T11:50:53.000Z” name=”UC LDN Update, Tips for Sticking With Anti-Candida Diet, Staying on Track While Traveling, Plant-Based Protein Powder” description=”UC LDN Update, Tips for Sticking With Anti-Candida Diet, Staying on Track While Traveling, Plant-Based Protein Powder”]   LDN and UC…

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