Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hungry for Change

Hungry for Change, a documentary produced by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, features leading experts in nutrition and natural healing.  This is a fantastic opportunity to hear Dr. Alejandro Junger, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Kris Carr, David Wolfe, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mike Adams, Joe Cross, Jon Gabriel, Harvey Diamond, and Daniel Vitalis and others. You can stream it on your computer, catch a screening (if you are on the East Coast), or host your own screening in your library, school, clubhouse, or home.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Why Grass Fed?

 Learn why the choice between grass-fed and factory farmed beef is truly significant to those on a quest to fight inflammation!

Dr. Joseph Mercola explains the differences on his website,

Take a look, and have a blessed day,


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crazy Sexy Kris Carr

Kris Carr, a New York Times best-selling author and wellness activist, was diagnosed with a rare incurable stage four cancer in 2003, and took control of her own health with an integrative approach to healing.  She revolutionized her world with a plant based diet and health building lifestyle practices.  Her documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, tells the story.  You can visit her inspirational blog here, and be sure to look at her recipes, many of which are fabulous for anyone with any kind of IBD.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Eat Wild

Are you looking for grass fed beef, eggs, or dairy?  The Eat Wild website provides a directory of farms located throughout the United States and Canada and a list of farms that will ship their products. You can also read about the Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Products on a page which includes both an easy to read summary with charts and a series of news bulletins which give the latest research with references to recent articles in scientific journals including Clinical Infectious Diseases, The British Journal of Nutrition, Environmental Health Perspectives, Journal of Lipid Research, and The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Going Primal

The Primal Diet, as outlined in Mark Sisson's The Primal Blueprint, is consistent with the SCD and Maker's diets and is IBD friendly in general.  He also offers a  recipe book.

You can visit his blog, Mark's Daily Apple, for more information on the Primal lifestyle.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Exercise and CRP Levels

According to studies cited by Mark Liponis, MD, Medical Director at Canyon Ranch in his 2007 book  UltraLongevity, exercise can help calm an overactive immune response and  lower CRP levels.  Furthermore, studies show that rhythmic exercise is particularly effective, and in one of the studies swimmers and rowers had the lowest CRP levels.

Some other suggestions for rhythmic exercise:

rebounding on a mini-trampoline
dancing - swing, polka, English country, contra-dancing, ballroom
eliptical machine
jump rope

Monday, March 12, 2012

Elena's Pantry

If you are looking for Gluten-free recipes, try Elena's Pantry.  Elena has the best free online gluten-free recipe collection I have found.  Her moist and delicious Carrot Cake is our standard birthday fare.  We replace the agave with honey and add pineapple and coconut.  Our friends who are offered the conventional cake always want more of the "healthy" one!

A note of caution:  while gluten-free, the recipes are not all SCD friendly.  Use your best judgement and do what works for you.  We have had great success in adjusting the recipes to meet our needs.

Bon appetit!