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…

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…

Hi guys! This edition of CNC Instagram Live is from September 19th, and I received a great group of questions from you guys for it – thank you for sending! I love having a running list and hearing what kinds of topics you guys are interested in hearing about, so keep ’em coming! Ok, into the questions we go! 1. Is fasted cardio ok for women, specifically 20-25 minutes of interval sprints? My answer: it depends!…

I have a candida overgrowth! I know… you’re probably thinking: “WTF, why would anyone be excited about that?” Well, after years and years of searching for answers, I finally feel like things are starting to make sense. Hopefully! Photo by monica di loxley on Unsplash Ok, so I was a little hesitant to share this news on the blog and social media because of what people might think (and say). I mean, candida is a yeast…

Soooo, anxiety has been kicking my butt lately, and it’s so frustrating. What’s even worse is that I have no idea why it’s plaguing me right now – it basically came out of nowhere. It could be related to everything going on in my gut right now. (Mind and body, especially the gut, are highly connected AND vice versa.) But I was in a flare for 5+ years and never felt like this, so I…

We’re off to Florida this morning, so I figured it would be the perfect time to share this blog post with tips for surviving an elimination diet on vacation. Not that I’m doing any sort of elimination diet right now, BUT I know them all too well. I have taken many trips away when I had a restricted diet, and it’s not all that enjoyable. Of course, the thought of having to give up some…

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…

Hey there! Here’s the next edition of Instagram Live. I actually covered quite a bit in this episode, and I’m pretty sure it’s the longest one to date at 15+ minutes. I talk about my love for Primally Pure Charcoal Deodorant, my experience with Entyvio, intermittent fasting, how I “label” my current diet, and TV shows that I follow religiously. I guess you could say there’s a little something for everyone in this video. I hope…

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…