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!

Friday, March 9, 2012


A Conundrum:

Stress leads to poor digestion
Poor digestion (especially with Crohn's) is stressful

What to do?
Here are some suggestions:


Myotherapy - Pain Erasure, by Bonnie Prudden

Aromatherapy with essential oil blends - try Wyndmere Naturals Aromatherapy anointing oils in Sunrise, Serenity, and Spikenard.



Sunshine and exercise

Early bedtime

Spending time with happy, positive people

Living the Life

At  Jimmy Moore's Livin' La Vida Low-Carb  Blog and Show, Mr. Moore's guests include authors, bloggers and scientists who discuss Paleo and other low-carb diets and give the latest news in diet and natural health.  
Here is his interview with Dr. Art Ayers:  

The LLVLC Show (Episode 476): Dr. Art Ayers And His Anti-Inflammatory High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet