Yesterday, my best Crohnie friend (who happens to be my dance teacher), Marnina Cowan, gave me two awesome new shirts; one for this summer, one that raises IBD awareness (though I can obviously wear them all the time!). They’re also really cute, and big enough for me to grow into them, so that’s a plus… … More New IBD Shirts!
So, a lot of the time I get really annoyed because of how often I’m craving sugar and then having nothing to replace it. Last night, I went to my friend’s house where we made a totally Johanna-friendly meal, with basil pesto salmon, lentils, artichokes in a delicious garlic butter sauce, and carrots baked with … More Caramel Experiments?
Congratulations to Cindy and Caleb for finally making their website public. Go ahead, check it out. I’ll tell you why: Caleb, a 14 year old boy with Crohn’s disease, is on the SCD as well. He has been on the diet for a year, and a couple of months ago he realized that he wanted to … More Caleb’s Cooking Company Is Now Live!
And how lucky I am to be a part of it! Many studies have been coming out recently, proving my diet to be a diet that works and that puts IBD patients into remission quite quickly. I would probably trade a lot of things for not having Crohn’s sometimes, but I have to say that I’m … More New Studies — The SCD Revolution Begins!
So, as I’ve said before, I love my camp. I love going there each summer, and enjoy each moment I spend there. But that includes the food. So this year, I’ve been emailing with a lot of staff in order to figure out a way to incorporate the diet into my camp experience. Although it … More About Camp
I guess this is it. I’m standing at the edge of 2016, looking down into the shining waters of the new year below. So, let me jump in! I’ve been thinking, and maybe that’s why this post is two days late, about what a whole year will be like on this diet. New Year’s Day … More New Year, New Me (hopefully)!
This week, I decided to interview a new friend of mine, Addy. Addy is eleven years old, has Crohn’s disease, and is on the SCD, too. (And even though she was very seriously ill before, she’s now been in remission for more than a year–all without meds!) Even though she lives on the other side … More An Interview With Addy
Wow. Here we are in December, my first IBD awareness month as Crohn’s patient. How fitting that seven of my friends (Four of those seven belong to the Bender family, a special thank you to Rebecca, Samantha, Ethan and Dan!)decided to join me on my SCD journey for a week, sticking to it and being … More Congratulations to Seven Dedicated and Amazing Friends!
As a new month has started and it has been a while since I’ve really written about what’s happening in my life (and not recipes or thank you’s). So here’s an update, a general one, about my life on the diet and my progression as a Crohn’s patient. I have lots of news, starting with … More Update — 3 Months In!
Since today is Thanksgiving, this is a post of being grateful. Of course, I am very thankful for a roof over my head, clean and always available food and water, electricity, my education, my bed, and my iPhone. But this week, I’m going to thank everyone who’s helped me so far in my SCD and … More A “Thank You” Post