Ulcerative Colitis

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.

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.

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.

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?

11 Essential Things To Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Living

You’ve probably heard of IBS, but do you really know what it is? Some of the mystery and confusion around the condition comes from the fact that we ...

Don't Let Ulcerative Colitis Stop You From Living Life to the Fullest

Shayne Corson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Shayne Corson

At the end of my first year in the OHL, I was drafted in the first round in the National Hockey League (NHL) draft, eighth overall by the Montreal Canadiens. Years before all of that, at the age of 15, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I was determined to not let ulcerative colitis stop me from realizing my dream of becoming a professional hockey player.

One Man's Poo Is Another Man's Prescription

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgFecal therapy is here to stay. With the number of options to treat acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders shrinking, a means to not only treat but also cure cannot be disregarded. People may never get used to the smell of fecal microbiota therapy, but I know they'll definitely get used to the benefits. Let's rePOOPulate.