Life Beyond Crohn’s
By Nicole Paull
It’s been almost five years since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease; far enough away that on some level, it’s difficult to remember what it was really like to live through it.
One thing I do remember is that there were moments when I felt scared and helpless and it meant so much to me then to read about some of Jini Patel Thompson’s experiences in Listen to Your Gut, or about people who were doing well and had reclaimed their lives on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. If it was possible for them, I figured, it was possible for me....
Wearing Natural Fabrics Promotes Health
By Jini Patel Thompson
For people concerned about achieving or maintaining good health, it is important to avoid wearing synthetic fabrics next to your skin. Synthetic fabrics – nylon, polyester, fleece, gore-tex, spandex, acrylic, olefin, vinyon, etc. – are synthesized solely from chemical compounds. Often they are plastics made from petrochemicals. The reason they’re harmful is they leach chemicals and xenohormones (like xenoestrogens) into your body, through the pores of your skin:
“All xenohormones should be considered toxic; the majority of them have estrogenic effects on both male and female bodies. They are extremely potent and are active in almost unbelievably small doses, and the petrochemically...
Three Healing Words
By Tom Robinson, M.A.
In this article, I’m going to tell you three of the most healing words I’ve learned in my life. Those words are: I’m so sorry.
You may be wondering why I think those words are so healing. The answer is that in spite of having Crohn’s disease, I don’t take any drugs for it and haven’t needed to do so for several years. While following a healthy diet, especially before my illness went into remission, has played a part, those three words...
God’s Ever-present Help
By Reverend Cathy
I am honored to become a columnist in Jini Patel Thompson’s Wellness Circle Infoletter. By way of introduction I would like you to know two things about me: The first is that I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 1988 and have had two surgeries and gained and lost a hundred pounds twice since then. Currently, my gastroenterologist of twenty-two years states that he believes the Crohn’s Disease has “burned itself out of my body.”...
Getting Fats And Oils Sorted
By Anita Patel
I’ve heard so much about good fats and bad fats that I began this month determined to get it all sorted out. This is no mean task – it is enormously complex. In this century we have gone from consuming mainly animal fats and butter to ingesting mainly polyunsaturated oils, butter-like spreads and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils in most of the processed foods we eat.
For thousands of years everyone consumed saturated fats in the form of animal fats and butter. Then in 1905 Procter and Gamble developed the science of hydrogenation. Hardened cottonseed...
Is Continuously Compromising Making You Sick
By Annabel Fisher
Are you making yourself sick because you can’t say “No”?
When I was giving an interview recently, I talked about how setting healthy boundaries can prevent long-term physical pain and illness. I’ve considered this a lot lately, because it seems that most of the work I do with clients is based around feeling safe enough to set boundaries and avoid compromise....
Foods You Didn’t Think Were Good for You... But Are
By John La Puma, MD
If you love iceberg lettuce but think it is not particularly nutritious…and you adore avocados but believe that they’re awfully high in calories… you will be happy to hear that many foods that we perceive as nutritional lightweights actually are just as healthy as - and, for many people, more enjoyable than - the socalled superfoods, such as broccoli and spinach. Here, some of the best...
RECIPES: With Coconut On My Mind
By Anita Patel
COCONUT FRUIT ’N NUT AVOCADO SALAD
1 stick of celery
1 small red bell pepper