Bio: ***Disclaimer: All of the information on this site is an account of what I did for myself and what has truly worked for me to treat my Crohn's Disease. I am not a doctor and the information on this site is a suggestion of what might work for you to help treat/heal your body. *** I am a 38 year old teacher and I have battled Crohn's Disease and IBS since age 31 diagnosis. I have taken 20+ pills per day for 5 years including Pentasa, Asacol, Steroids, IBS meds, antibiotics and Celexa for anti-depression. Since starting a 20 day juicing challenge on January 11th 2014 and continuing to juice daily, I was able to go medicine free and attain full remission for 1 full year. Right after my 1 year anniversary with no medication, my dog got sick and then passed away quickly. It was a super hard time and internally stressful. I landed in the hospital 2 weeks after this loss with a stress induced flare up that caused a small bowel blockage. After this, I continued to juice and go medicine free. I did not know that I was not out of my flare and a few months later I landed in the hospital for a second time with the same thing. This time I elected to start a round of prednisone and Lialda to help with this flare. I continue to juice daily and take my Lialda 2x a day to prevent what I like to call "the unknown". I still have had some bumps in the road due to recent stress, but I believe juicing will provide massive amounts of vitamins, nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties. It will provide you with the rapid nutrition that your body needs to help fight for its natural health! I hope that some piece of information on this site can help you to find better health. Please feel free to send me messages directly on this blog. I respond to every single message sent.