Archive for March, 2013

Celebrating Passover without the Matzah

I’m sitting at my parent’s house in New Jersey waiting for the first Passover Seder to start and I started thinking about Passover, food restrictions and IBD.

Passover is, hands down, the worst holiday for people with inflammatory bowel disease. The lack of bread and the sheer amount of matzah we consume is a double whammy and definitely makes for terrible bouts of constipation, even in those without stomach issues.

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March 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm 1 comment

It’s New York’s Turn to Pass the Restroom Access Act

Last year, Massachusetts became the 13th state to enact the Restroom Access Act, joining the ranks of Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington. As I wrote previously, the Restroom Access Act requires retail establishments to allow  people with certain medical conditions (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) access to their employee only restrooms if a public one isn’t available.

Several other states are starting to look at enacting the Restroom Access Act, including New York. It’s about time!

The New York bill was introduced by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and referred to the Assembly Health Committee. Unfortunately, it hasn’t made any movement in that committee since it was referred there in February.

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March 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm 3 comments

Team Challenge Training Update #1

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I decided to participate in CCFA’s Team Challenge half-marathon program this year. I wanted to provide you all with an update as to how I am doing with the training and fundraising!

I am astounded by the amount of sheer support I have received, both financially and emotionally, from my friends and family as I embark on my half marathon training program! Over the past month, I’ve raised over $4,700 towards my goal of $5,000. It is so humbling to see how many people out there really support the cause that is so close to my heart and Dan’s belly.

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March 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

IBD & Migraines: Increased Risk?

Did you know that people with inflammatory bowel disease may be at a higher risk for migraines than those without the diseases?

That’s what a new study from researchers at Columbia University are reporting.

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March 2, 2013 at 7:46 pm 2 comments


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