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My IBS Story

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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It’s My Turn to be the Patient! Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2016

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ironic Diarrhea

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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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