Whether you wipe your nose on your sleeve, a tissue or an expensive handkerchief, the cold virus is a uniquely humbling experience. In most cases it takes just a few days of good self-care to bounce back to wellness, but a lingering cold, a sinus infection or a bad flu can be taxing on the immune system and can trigger a gut flare.
Cold and flu prevention are still an unresolved frontier. We can already book a flight to space, but we have not made much progress in the fight against the common cold virus. ...continue reading "Colds"
Contrary to the old joke, plumbers are not the only ones that can turn shit into gold. Retail and pharmacy shelves full of laxative products are proof that when our ‘pipes’ are ‘clogged’ we will pay handsomely for fast relief.
Constipation is not normal and not pleasant. It is important to figure out the reasons for one’s constipation and try to address the root cause of the problem. ...continue reading "Constipation Protocol"
We set a 504 plan at school to accommodate the diet and to help support your child's specific needs. IBD is a recognized medical disability which entitles a child to accommodations that can be implemented in school. ...continue reading "SCD At School"
Use prepared, “ready to use” staples as long as you are sure there are no additives: frozen veggies, deboned no-skin chicken breast, etc.
Have some legal cans of chicken, tuna and salmon- for emergency as well as for a quick meal at the end of a long busy day. ...continue reading "SCD Kitchen Tips and Shortcuts"
Stage one is “defensive SCD”. We use it when the digestive system and the immune system might be extra sensitive, for example when sensing a bad cold or a flare which might be brewing. It can also be used as an introduction to SCD for newcomers. ...continue reading "Starting SCD or Handling A Flare"