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Soul Food: The Ayurvedic Diet and How It Helped Me Manage IBD

Posted: January 31 2019

When I was 16, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and was prescribed medication to treat it. Even with medication, I dealt with flares that caused severe bleeding, debilitating pain, nausea, vomiting, and muscle cramps, among other symptoms. For three years my mother and I visited one specialist after another on the East Coast searching for answers. When a doctor […]

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Crohn’s disease sufferer recovering from burst bowel is now a champion weightlifter

Posted: January 31 2019

Manny Singh Tura, 27, weighing only seven-and-a-half stone (48kg) to begin with, shed three stone (19kg) in just two months after his bowel burst in December 2016. He had a foot-long (30cm) section of his bowel removed and needed an ileostomy bag for months, but has since returned to health and broken a regional weightlifting […]

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News

Crohn’s disease can’t stop Shane

Posted: October 22 2018

A Bunbury father is shaking off any ignominy around a disease many are reluctant to speak out about with an ultimate goal of finding a cure. Shane Maher was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 26. “My life is different, I have to be mindful at all times of my condition,” the now […]

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Research

Low-Intensity Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Patients With Crohn’s Disease

By Ng, Victor MSc; Millard, Wanda MD; Lebrun, Constance MD; Howard, John MD

Thirty-two adult patients at the inflammatory bowel disease outpatient clinic were given multiple questionnaires during a 3 month trial, after performing low intensity walking at an interval of three times per week. With each session lasting 30 minutes, patients recorded their quality of life at 1 month intervals throughout the study. Patients in the exercise […]

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Research

Exercise in Individuals With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nathan, Indira PhD, Norton, Christine PhD, Czuber-Dochan

The benefit of exercise on individuals with IBD has seen increasing evidence to suggest the improvement of symptoms associated with the disease, when moderate exercise is incorporated in one’s lifestyle. Recent findings have further linked the positive effect exercise has on mood, fatigue, weight maintenance and bone density in these patients. A potential area for […]

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Research

Exercise Decreases Risk of Future Active Disease in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in Remission

By Patricia D. Jones, Michael D. Kappelman, Christopher F. Martin

A large prospective study was conducted with 1,857 inflammatory bowel disease patients in remission, to observe the link between increased exercise and the onset of subsequent active disease. With the primary outcome measured after a period of six months, the study found that there was a significantly decreased risk for the onset of active Crohn’s […]

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