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Kelly Madrone: My Battle With Crohn’s – How Going Plant-Based Gave Me My Life Back

At age 12, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease—an autoimmune disease that affects the digestive system and that, at the time, almost no one had heard of. I had emergency … Continue reading

December 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: We are a pre-existing condition

Gone is that loathsome sea of smug, suited, doughy, self-righteous, chortling, older white men in the Rose Garden gleefully celebrating the “moral travesty” of passing a billionaires’ tax cut bill … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Curry for the Cure — Turmeric and Ulcerative Colitis

. Good news for the millions of people who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease: A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found a strong therapeutic effect caused by curcumin. The best source of … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: Preventing Ulcerative Colitis with Diet

Dr. Michael Greger explains new research in treating and preventing ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and other inflammatory bowel diseases. [Note from the editor: I have suffered from ulcerative colitis most … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: Preventing Crohn’s Disease with Diet

Crohn’s disease is a common autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own defenses attack the intestinal walls, creating painful ulcers. Crohn’s is also closely associated with colon cancer. Although no … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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