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Podcast: My amazing body – Anxiety

Posted: December 20 2021

Listen here. Dr Manaan Kar Ray, a psychiatrist and director for Adult Mental Health at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, explains what anxiety disorder is and how it affects your body. He also talks about the different types of anxiety and the best ways to look after your mental wellbeing. Michelle, a Queensland woman, talks about her lived experience with anxiety. Transcript: Dr Kar Ray: The first thing to […]

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‘You never know when you might flare up, day to day life is unpredictable’

Posted: December 13 2021

By Lizzie Thomson Both Crohn’s and colitis can affect anyone, at any age. James was diagnosed with colitis when he was 21. ‘I was vomiting, constantly glued to the toilet and I noticed blood in my stools – I knew something wasn’t right,’ he tells Metro.co.uk. ‘The whole holiday was a shambles for me as […]

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Podcast: Sustainable wellness with Flic Manning

Posted: December 6 2021

Listen here. In this episode spoonie and wellness expert Flic Manning shares with us her personal strategies for navigating treatment, drugs, side effects and B.S. Hear how she interviews clinicians to see if they are the right fit for her! Plus why she shares her experience of Crohn’s disease publicly and without shame. About Flic Flic Manning […]

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Too hot to handle: can our bodies withstand global heating?

Posted: October 21 2021

By Natalie Grover The impact of extreme heat on the human body is not unlike what happens when a car overheats. Failure starts in one or two systems, and eventually it takes over the whole engine until the car stops. That’s according to Mike McGeehin, environmental health epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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How to maintain your social life when you have IBD

Posted: October 11 2021

By Elizabeth Millard About two years ago, as Samantha Plevney was dealing with a major Crohn’s disease flare-up, she decided to tell her gastroenterologist how it was affecting her emotional health. “I told him that I’m alive but I’m not living,” she recalls. “Not being able to see my friends because of the uncertainty of […]

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Crohn’s disease symptoms in females

Posted: August 4 2021

By Elizabeth Pratt Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The condition is characterized by inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Any part of the GI tract can be impacted, from the mouth to the anus. People of any sex are equally likely to be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Frequent Symptoms Symptoms of Crohn’s disease may […]

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No ‘one size fits all’ for access

Posted: July 21 2021

The Council is promoting the importance of taking positive action and has compiled a range of practical resources to help. Among the resources, all available online, is a simple premises checklist that helps identify barriers that may prevent people from using their service or group. Council’s community development and participation manager Kim Bush said one […]

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What I’ve learned about work and Crohn’s disease

Posted: July 6 2021

By Basmah Ali Even though my parents were more flexible with my siblings’ and my career choices, it was still expected for us to study hard and do well. That, along with the Western mentality to value fast-paced work environments, can put a lot of pressure on people with Crohn’s disease such as myself. In my case, I […]

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How to reduce your baby’s risk of chronic disease by giving their microbiome the best start

Posted: June 29 2021

By  Dr Lisa Stinson During Kristy Wood’s first two pregnancies, she didn’t give much thought to the microbiome of her babies. But her second child’s tricky start to life triggered a shift. “When it came to my third pregnancy, I definitely made choices that were influenced by what I knew about their microbiomes,” says Kristy. […]

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I Became a model after having my colon removed

Posted: May 13 2021

By Gaylyn Henderson, as told to Sarah Z. Wexler My road to a Crohn’s diagnosis started when I was 13. I had always wanted to model, but I was sick so often—experiencing chronic loose stool and using the bathroom often—that I didn’t think it was a possibility for me. My pediatrician immediately referred me to […]

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