April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. I’m supporting Kate Scarlata’s #IBelieveinyourStory campaign to increase IBS awareness, fund research, and improve patient care. Many of you have already heard my story, but for those who haven’t, here it is… You can appreciate the mid-80’s feathered bangs and purple cable knit sweater, but can you guess how old […]
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May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Ironically, I’m getting tested for celiac on May 31st. Running… Out of Energy Here’s the back story, it’s a long one. A month or two ago, I blogged about feeling pretty tired and run down. In December I began training for my 7th marathon in early April. As the months went […]
Posted in Have diarrhea? I can relate, Living with chronic diarrhea, Microbiome, Runner's Trots Book, Running and Diarrhea, tagged American Gut Project, Nutrigenomix, runner's trots, Spectracell, uBiome on February 22, 2016 | Comments Off on What has the Diarrhea Dietitian been up to lately?
It’s funny, this year I will celebrate 20 years of being a registered dietitian. Yet medicine, especially in the area of gut health, is changing so rapidly that I feel almost like I’m starting over. Every week, I pour over new journal articles, blogs, and updates, realizing how much more we all still have to […]
Posted in Have diarrhea? I can relate, Living with chronic diarrhea, The Diarrhea Dietitian book, tagged diarrhea, Diarrhea Dietitian, fecal transplants, IBS, microbiome on January 5, 2014 | Comments Off on Have you ever heard anyone talk about DIARRHEA on the radio?
For years, I have lamented how no one ever says the word DIARRHEA on the radio or tv. If millions of people suffer from chronic diarrhea, don’t you think it should be talked about? Thankfully, one of my dietitian colleagues agreed. I was offered an opportunity to talk about diarrhea for a half-hour on the […]
It’s ironic… I’m about to leave for the national dietitian’s conference to market my book. And I had bad diarrhea today. You know what I’m talking about. The kind where you think to yourself: “Can I make it home in time?” “Or should I turn into the nearest Target (or Starbucks or Walmart…)?” “If a […]
Posted in Have diarrhea? I can relate, Living with chronic diarrhea, tagged eating for chronic diarrhea, food & chronic diarrhea on July 12, 2013 | Comments Off on When you like a food, but it doesn’t like YOU.
As I was having diarrhea the other day (sorry if this is TMI), a phrase I tell my patients went thru my mind, I like corn, but corn doesn’t like me. I find summertime to be a challenging season, because I really love eating fresh fruits and veggies. And I have a garden. And I […]
Posted in Have diarrhea? I can relate on September 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Funny photos that you might relate to
I had to laugh when I saw this while shopping. I think those of us with chronic diarrhea can relate to this sign!
Posted in Have diarrhea? I can relate, Running and Diarrhea, tagged caffeine, food & chronic diarrhea, gas & bloating, gatorade & diarrhea, porta-pottie, runner's trots, running with diarrhea, sleep & diarrhea on September 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Runner’s Diarrhea or Runner’s Trots: when you want to run on the road, instead of to the bathroom
I had the great opportunity of running the “Hood to Coast” last month, a 200 mile team relay. http://www.hoodtocoast.com/ For those of you runners, you know what I mean when diarrhea and running go together. I suspect this is more than you want to know, but after using porta-pottys all weekend, I observed that lots […]