Ashley Zuchelli: Navigating Crohn's (E99)
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by Stephanie Gish
2w ago
Ashley Zuchelli shares her journey with Crohn's disease, from the onset of symptoms to her recent diagnosis. She discusses the challenges she faced in finding a doctor who would listen and the frustration of not knowing what was causing her symptoms. Ashley also talks about the impact of Crohn's on her work and how she manages anxiety. Finally, she shares her motivation for advocacy and raising awareness about IBD. In this conversation, Ashley Zuchelli shares her journey with IBD and the challenges she faced in getting a diagnosis. She emphasizes the importance of realizing when something is w ..read more
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Stephanie Gish solocast: Back on medications (E98)
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by Stephanie Gish
3w ago
Back on medication and mindset changes during my Crohn’s journey It’s been over 20 years since my colon started bleeding and my inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) journey began. In 2003, I ignored the symptoms of blood, pain, and bloating for nearly three years. When I finally sought help in 2006 after a severe flare, it took another three years to reach a diagnosis. In those first six years, I was left to my own devices to try and stop the symptoms and find some way of living a normal life.  When I finally had an IBD diagnosis in 2009, I was relieved to have answers and eager for pharmaceu ..read more
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Dr. Natalie Scheeler: Naturopathic medicine, FMT, and Helminthic therapies (E97)
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by Stephanie Gish
1M ago
Dr. Natalie Scheeler, a naturopathic doctor specializing in integrative treatments for gastrointestinal conditions, shares her perspective and valuable insights on gut health. She discusses the difference between naturopathic doctors and traditional MDs, the use of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) and Helminthic therapies in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the impact of food and probiotics on IBD, and trends in flare management and remission. Dr. Scheeler also provides information about her practice, Modrn Med, and offers a final message of hope and encouragement for patients seeki ..read more
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Megan Starshak: Co-Founder of The Great Bowel Movement (E96)
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by Stephanie Gish
3M ago
Enjoy this interview with Megan Starshak, an ulcerative colitis warrior, adventurer, runner, cyclist, patient advocate and co-founder of The Great Bowel Movement. In this conversation, Megan shares her journey with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), her advocacy work, and how she balances life with chronic illness. She discusses her diagnosis of ulcerative colitis and the challenges she faced in finding effective treatments. Megan emphasizes the importance of finding a supportive community and offers advice for young adults with IBD. She also talks about her involvement with The Great Bowel Mov ..read more
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Leah Crumrine: Wife and Caregiver (E95)
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by Stephanie Gish
3M ago
Enjoy this interview with Leah Crumrine, a businesswoman, mother, and wife of IBD Warrior Logan Crumrine. Logan has been on the show to share his story with Crohn’s disease, but today, his wife Leah shares from her perspective about what it’s been like to walk along IBD with her husband. She shares her experience, insights, and tips for supporting those in your life with IBD. Summary Leah Crumrine shares her experience as a caregiver to her husband, Logan, who has Crohn's disease. She discusses the challenges they faced during Logan's flare-up, the changes in roles and responsibilities, and th ..read more
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Steve Carver: Colitis Journey & JumpSport (E94)
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by Stephanie Gish
4M ago
Enjoy this interview with Steve Carver, an IBD warrior, a personal trainer with over 30 years of experience, and the business and product development director at JumpSport. He shares his journey with colitis and dives deep into one of my favorite topics and activities: rebounding! Summary Steve Carver shares his journey with colitis and how he found recovery through a holistic approach. He discusses the benefits of rebounding and how it has helped him maintain his health. Steve also provides advice on getting started with rebounding and emphasizes the importance of consistency and discipline i ..read more
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Logan Crumrine: Living in Remission (E93)
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by Stephanie Gish
5M ago
Enjoy this interview with Logan Crumrine, a Crohn’s disease warrior of more than 30 years, advocate, and writer. Logan was first diagnosed in 1990. For years he fluctuated between states of flares, semi-remission, clinical trials and surgeries, and then went into complete remission for over 15 years! But remission came to an end in 2012 and he spent the next few years fighting for his life and eventually filed for disability. Today, he’s now in his second year of remission and living life to the fullest.  Some of you will remember Logan as one of my repeat guests. He shared the first part ..read more
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Abigail Marie: The Chef With IBD (E92)
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by Stephanie Gish
5M ago
Enjoy this interview with Abigail Marie the Chef With IBD. She was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2014, halfway through culinary school. Throughout her journey, she’s navigated various medications, been hospitalized during severe flares, and even adjusted her career path as chronic illness was consuming her life. Unable to find relief, she began experimenting with diet and eventually found the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Since then, she’s improved her health and discovered a new dream: to help others with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) live better lives through healing and flavor ..read more
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Amber J Tresca: Writer, Advocate & Host of the About IBD podcast (E91)
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by Stephanie Gish
5M ago
Enjoy this interview with Amber J Tresca, health content creator, writer, speaker, advocate, and host of the About IBD podcast. Amber was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 16, had a colectomy at age 26, and started writing about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other health conditions one year later! She’s been writing ever since, sharing both about her own journey and writing for a variety of health publications giving insight and technical information about IBD. In this podcast episode, she share’s her story, perspective, and tips for fellow IBD patients. From the show: SG ..read more
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Tim Parsons: Children’s Author & Crohn’s Warrior (E90)
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by Stephanie Gish
6M ago
Enjoy this interview with Tim Parsons, a Crohn’s disease warrior, ambulance service chaplain, and author of the children’s book series Paramedic Chris. Through the Paramedic Chris children’s books, Tim aims to help develop children's reading skills and also offers support for important subjects such as anxiety, fear, and working together as a community. In today’s episode, he shares his story with IBD and how he balances life with Crohn’s. Social media & links from the show: Instagram:  https://instagram.com/paramedicchriskidsbooks TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@paramedicchriskidsbo ..read more
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