This site is a compilation of my personal journey with inflammatory bowel disease. I was diagnosed in January of 2017 with ulcerative colitis (mild proctitis). By May 2017, it was confirmed that my disease had spread along the entire left side to include up to half of the transverse colon. My current diagnosis is severe extensive UC.
Since diagnosis, I have become determined to find and aid in correcting whatever it is that I have done to offend my immune system and cause such high levels of inflammation in my body. This website is a combination of blogging, recipes, and resources I’ve accumulated along my way.
I combine the LEAP program with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Any older recipes on this site that include oats are part of an alternative diet based on SCD called IBD-AID developed by the University of Massachusetts.
Often I am asked if I miss things like ordering a pizza, a soft pretzel, or dairy-based ice cream. My answer is that I can find a way to replicate those items for myself using foods my body tolerates. Additionally, it is hard for me to miss something that is killing me from the inside. Why would I invite something into my life that destroys me? The way I see it, those foods are my enemy and I have no room for them as they exist. If I want pizza, I will adapt to a pizza that is made with food that I can tolerate.
Quality of life is everything. Please check out my Pinterest page for some great resources.
Current Status: Clinical Remission as of 10/5/17. My current IBD regimen includes mesalamine, diet, vitamins, and exercise.