Crohns Disease

A Canadian Perspective On World IBD Day

Mina Mawani | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada
Mina Mawani

Imagine if you were sick but people didn't believe you. Imagine you had to describe symptoms you'd rather keep private - like bloody diarrhea, excruc...

Provinces Must Step Up Access To Support For Canadians With IBD

Gail Attara | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Impact
Gail Attara

One in 150 Canadians have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which represents the highest rate in the world. This means approximately 233,000 Canadians are struggling to manage the devastating effects of the two most common forms of IBD: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Each New Hospital Wristband Is A Reminder I'm Stronger Than Crohn's

Aherthy Jeyasundaram | Posted 05.16.2017 | Canada Living
Aherthy Jeyasundaram

Each hospitalization has challenged me in ways that I could never have prepared myself for. Though such phases of pain and discomfort eventually pass, I live knowing the illness will reappear. But the more times I become sick, the more my strength and resilience deepen.

Will B.C.'s Next Premier Force Patients To Give Up Treatments That Are Working?

Mina Mawani | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Mina Mawani

We cannot allow PharmaCare to force any of the 25,000 British Columbians living with Crohn's or colitis to give up a treatment that's working well in exchange for a lower cost alternative. This is a possibility in the province and a worrying prospect for people who have finally found stability.

Researchers Discover New Cause Of Crohn's Disease

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living

This is big.

Living With Crohn's Is A Bitch -- Going Gluten Free Isn't

Deepi Harish | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

Plant based and gluten free sounds like torture to me and unmanageable, because I don't have the discipline to make a drastic lifestyle change. I rather enjoy eating the foods I love and pay for it when I have to. But making the change improved my life in so many ways.

World IBD Day: Standing Up For Canadians With Crohn's Disease And Ulcerative Colitis

Gail Attara | Posted 05.20.2017 | Canada Living
Gail Attara

All around the globe individuals and organizations shared facts about IBD and pledged their support to help find a cure. Until the cure is upon us, there is still much work to be done right now for IBD patients living in Canada, the country with the highest prevalence of the disease in the world.

By Looking At Him, You Can't Tell He Has An 'Invisible Illness'

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Living

Ste Walker has been living with Crohn's disease since 2012.

My Son Gets to Feel Normal at a Camp for Kids with Crohn's Disease

Natasja Barlow | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Natasja Barlow

Dylan's chronic condition comes from an abnormal response from his body's immune system. It causes excruciating pain, with frequent trips to the washroom creating great embarrassment. In practical terms, it has influenced every aspect of his life, leading him to quit hockey, miss field trips, and decline invites to social outings.

A Strange Turn in the Road of Life

Lisa Abram | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

There may be a point in our life when we approach the stop sign of mortality at the same intersection of humanity and friendship. As my husband and I ...

How Your Mind and Gut Are Connected

Sondi Bruner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
Sondi Bruner

There is nothing more frustrating being told, "It's all in your head." It's not true, and yet it's also kinda true. Consider this: given what we are learning about the pathway between the digestive tract and the brain, how do we know what came first, the chicken or the egg?

The Long-Term Trauma of Gastrointestinal Infection

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Most of us have experienced at one time or another that rumble in the gastrointestinal jungle. But there is a darker side to these maladies manifesting at the microbial level. Though we may not feel these consequences in the short term, research has shown there may be more difficult times down the road.

Five Things You Should Know About Probiotics

Jane Dummer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

What is your gut instinct telling you about probiotics? Do you need more information? You're not alone. Over the past decade, dietitians and gastroenterologists have been discovering exciting new findings about probiotics, the gut and health. Here are my top five facts that will help you understand probiotics.

B.C. Smelter Contaminating U.S. Town?

CBC | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A U.S. study has found an unusually high incidence of gastro-intestinal disease in a small U.S. town located downstream from a Teck smelter in Trail, ...