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World IBD Day 2015

Today is Tuesday, May 19th 2015 and it’s World IBD Day! What exactly does that mean? No, it’s not a day to celebrate Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Honestly, outside of all the great people that I now consider to be part of my IBD family I can’t think of another reason to celebrate IBD. It’s a […]

Episode 14 – FAQ with Dr Peter Higgins

Dr. Peter Higgins of the University of Michigan IBD Center is our special guest this month. Dr. Higgins talks to us about the latest IBD research that is going on.. New IBD drugs that have just come to market Ozanimod and Mongersen.. Can you have both Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis? The 23andMe Study, The […]

SPECIAL – Meet Eric of VeganOstomy

Meet Eric Polsinelli of – An #IBD Advocate, Crohn’s Disease patient, Ostomate, and someone who truly believes in living a vegan lifestyle Eric gives us a look into his life before being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, what lead up to needing a permanent ileostomy, and his decision to start advocating for Crohn’s and Ulcerative […]

SPECIAL – IBDSocialCircle at DDW14

In may, I was invited by Janssen Biotech, a Johnson and Johnson company, to attend Digestive Disease Week 2014 in Chicago and be a part of the IBDSocialCircle. The IBD Social Circle comprises of the leading IBD advocates Marisa Lauren Troy of, Sara Ringer of, Megan Starshak and Andrea Meyers of The Great […]

Episode 13 – IBD Public Awareness

After a small summer hiatus, The IBD Round Table is BACK for Episode 13. Ryan Stevens will tell us about his AMAZING swim across Lake Erie to raise public awareness for Inflammatory Bowel Disease… We’ll discuss the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and if IBD needs a similar campaign… And the new CCFA PSA advertisement, is […]

SPECIAL – Meet Frank Garufi Jr

Sara Ringer from Inflamed and Untamed ( ) takes over the hosting duties of The #IBD Round Table Discussion and interviews me, Frank Garufi Jr. of The Crohn’s Colitis Effect ( ). You’ll get an in depth look at the life of Frank Garufi Jr. What life was like growing up for him.. […]

Celebrating The Successes

When it comes to IBD ( Inflammatory Bowel Disease ), unfortunately we have / get more bad news than we do good news. That’s why when we do get good news, it’s important to celebrate those success and remind ourselves that we can have triumphs over this disease! Yesterday I posted ( ) that my son, Domenic, was going […]

Episode 11 – Our ONE YEAR Anniversary

It’s an episode of anniversaries!! Not only is the IBD Round Table turning ONE YEAR old, but The Crohn’s Colitis Effect is celebrating it’s 2nd birthday! Join myself, Sara Ringer of Inflamed and Untamed, and Sarah Choueiry of The Crohn’s Journey Foundation as we take a look back over the last year worth of discussion topics plus […]