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…

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…

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…

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…

I’ve partnered with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)’s IBD Parenthood Project to bring you this blog post.  If I’ve learned anything from motherhood, it’s that in order to raise a healthy baby, I needed to be a healthy mom first. My experience with pregnancy and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was relatively lucky, but everyone’s journey is different.  IBD Parenthood Project aims to address misperceptions and fears women with IBD and their health care providers experience throughout all…

I love that you guys are so interested in my anti-candida journey and what I’ve been eating lately. I’ve received A TON of questions and hundreds of you have already signed up for my Anti-Candida Meal Plan + Prep Guide. These were created by a Registered Dietitian and include a bunch of recipes and a grocery shopping list to get you started, but I also wanted to share some of the “real life” meals on the…

Good morning! I wanted to share some of the self-healing, mind/body books I’ve been reading lately. They’re all a little bit different and have really great information in the them. Let’s start with my favorite book… Brave New Medicine by Cynthia Li, MD This book was life-changing for me! I got an advanced copy from the author, but you can find it on Amazon. It’s written by a traditional western medicine doctor who is diagnosed…

Hi friends! Welcome to the latest edition of CNC Instagram Live with text! Here’s the most recent episode of Carrots ‘N’ Cake Instagram Live. If you missed the 24 hour replay, it’s shared below for your viewing pleasure. If you have any questions that you’d like for me to answer in the next video, please let me know – either comment below or send me an email or DM on Instagram! Are you still dealing with your most…

One of the most common questions I receive from IBD patients is how long does it take for Entyvio to work? And, really, it depends on the person and their disease. Obviously, I’m not a doctor, but I’m more than happy to share my experience with Entyvio and ulcerative colitis. I started Entyvio after I failed Remicade. Actually, it never really worked for me. I went to the hospital every 8 weeks for Remicade infusions…

Hi, friends! I was on the “Pounds This” podcast a few weeks ago, and I wanted to share my interview with you guys. Amanda (the host) and I chatted about how getting fit for my wedding led to changing my life and starting Carrots ‘N’ Cake. We also discuss how to live a flexible lifestyle with macros and how I stay healthy while living with ulcerative colitis. I hope you decide to give it a listen. You…

I’ve partnered with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) to bring you this blog post. Read on to learn more about a new resource that was just launched to help women navigate IBD and pregnancy. I think all of us moms can agree that motherhood (especially new motherhood) can be one of the craziest rollercoaster rides that we’ll ever experience. While it’s a time of true joy as you bring your little one into this world and…

I’ve partnered with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) to bring you this blog post. Read on to learn more about a new resource that was just launched to help women navigate IBD and pregnancy. At the end of my pregnancy, I started to have a few flare symptoms related to my ulcerative colitis diagnosis. They were fairly minor to start, but got worse and worse as the weeks progressed. My GI doctor put me on a…

I’ve partnered with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) to bring you this blog post. Read on to learn more about a new resource that was just launched today to help women navigate IBD and pregnancy. Until my early 30s, I wasn’t really a “kid person.” I never really played with dolls as a kid. I didn’t babysit younger siblings or cousins. And, honestly, I had very little interest in other people’s kids. When Mal and I…

Hi, friends! A while back, I blogged about how I maintain positivity with a chronic illness. Writing that post was cathartic in its own right, but it also got me thinking about the beginning of my journey with UC and the not-so-fun memories of receiving the initial diagnosis. And since it’s Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, I wanted to share that experience since it might also resonate with some of you. While I have reached a…

Happy December, friends! Today marks the start of the Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week! And because December kicks off Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, I had the opportunity to appear on the cover of Healthmonitor’s Guide to Living with IBD! Yep, that’s right – I’m IBD famous! 🙂 FYI: The magazine is available in doctor’s offices and you can read the full issue here! All jokes aside, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my journey…