Crohns Disease

Crohn's Sufferer Proudly Shows Colostomy Bag In Bikini Photos

Caters News | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman is showing off her bikini body after a lifesaving operation left her with a colostomy bag. Heather Grant, 23, from St Helens, Merseyside, was...

10 Problems of IBD That Nobody Talks About

Jenna Downes | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

I have to plan for every possibility with this disease: extra food? Check. medication in hand luggage and in suitcase? Check. Printed list of nearest hospital in case I suddenly go from remission to a flare-up by the time I land? Check. You don't even want to see the size of my hand luggage.

15 Things Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You About IBD (But Really Should!)

Jenna Downes | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

With World IBD Day fast approaching (it's on May 19th) here are 15 things that your doctor doesn't tell you about IBD (but really, really should!)

Got IBS? Six Things You NEED to Know

Jenna Downes | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

I hope this post has given you a better idea of the other gut health issues that exist outside and alongside IBS. It is great that more people are speaking out and raising awareness of IBS; let's make sure together that IBS isn't just a label doled out doctors but a recognized condition that is diagnosed by properly excluding other causes.

Why This Crohn's Sufferer Is On A Mission To S*** In The Shard

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Paul Silver is due to have his large bowel removed later this month. But that's not going to stop him from enjoying his last few days of pooing freely...

Why Chronic Illness Is Not a Competition

Jenna Downes | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

As I mentioned in my last blog rant; our own journeys are the ones that are the most important. It doesn't do us any good in being with competition with each other when the real battle we should be focusing on is only thing that really matters: the fight for good health.

Magician Dynamo On Showing Childhood Bullies Anything Is Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

He's famous for walking across the River Thames and levitating above The Shard, but magician Dynamo has been making "the impossible possible" since he...

Why Celebrities Aren't the Best Role Models When It Comes to Our Health

Jenna Downes | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

Understandably, sufferers were quick to correct the former TOWIE star, since IBD, like all autoimmune diseases is chronic and, as a result, incurable. Yes, we may enjoy many years of remission if we're lucky but IBD is a disease that is always really lurking in the background.

IBD in the Media: Why We Need Education, Not Sensationalism

Jenna Downes | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

The stories that feature in the media lately range from the dangerous misinformed to the intentionally comical (at least that's the desired effect; I'm certainly not laughing!) Here's 5 misrepresentation of IBD that I've spotted in the media recently...

Six Ways In Which Chronic Illness Changes Your Body Image

Jenna Downes | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

Like many other sufferers of chronic illnesses- a perfect body would be one that was working in order and didn't seem to have a meltdown at a moment's notice. Having a long-term illness (for me it's Crohn's Disease) can completely change the way we see our body: from something that could do with losing a few pounds to something which makes us question everything around us.

People Are Sharing What It's Like To Live With Crohn's And Colitis

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

People are raising awareness for Crohn's Disease And Colitis Awareness Week by posting their experience to social media, using the hashtag #7daysofIBD...

This Man Has A Powerful Message To Share About Invisible Illnesses

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man has published an incredibly brave and personal post explaining why people should think before they judge him for using disabled facilities. S...

'Suffering The Silence' Photo Project Raises Awareness Of Invisible Chronic Illnesses

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When the symptoms of an illness are hidden from view, the true plight of sufferers can often be forgotten by others. A photo project titled Sufferi...

People With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Speak Out About 'Invisible' Struggles

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It can be impossible to tell when another person is suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), due to the fact that symptoms are largely interna...

Women With Crohn's Bravely Show Stoma Bags In Sexy Calendar

SWNS | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A group of women with Crohn's disease have stripped off for a lingerie calendar to end the stigma around stoma bags. The calendar girls have all un...

Student's Brave Colostomy Bag Selfie Is Helping Sufferers Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Luke Bennett is a 20-year-old student with ulcerative colitis - a form of inflammatory bowl disease - which hospitalised him for days, until he had a ...

Brave Mum Is Fighting The Stigma Over Crohn's Disease With Style

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mum-of-two is being praised across the world after posing in her bikini with a stoma on show and posting the picture online. Marcia Paterson, 40,...

Why People With Colostomy Bags And Scars Are Saying #GetYourBellyOut

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

First former model and Crohn's disease sufferer Bethany Townsend proudly showed off her colostomy bag wearing a bikini, then bodybuilder and ulcerativ...

This Model's Colostomy Bag Photo Has Inspired Hundreds Of Others

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Last week a former model struck down by Crohn’s disease became an internet hit after posing in a bikini with her colostomy bag in full view. Beth...

'I Won't Let The Crohn's Control Me Anymore': Inspirational Model Shows Off Bikini Body AND Colostomy Bags (PICTURES)

Caters News Agency | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A former model struck down by Crohn’s disease plans to return to the profession after bravely posing for pictures which exposed her colostomy bags. ...

Cervical Cancer Did This To A Teenager Who Was Told She Was Too Young For A Smear Test (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A teenager who aspired to be a model has died from cervical cancer after being denied a smear test because she was too young, her family claim. So...

Crohn's Disease: How To Spot The Symptoms

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What is Crohn's disease? What are the symptoms? Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects well over 100,000 people in t...

Poo-Phoria: Yes, It's A Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The sense of relief that sometimes accompanies an urgent trip to the toilet isn't just the gratitude of not having crapped your pants - according to P...

Let's Talk

Wendy Lee | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Lee

It's the ostomy that's the thing - the bit of intestine that's surgically brought out of the surface of your tummy, through which poo escapes. Into a bag. Otherwise it would just go everywhere, and that wouldn't be nice. That would be about as disgusting as the myth of ostomies would imply.

The Conversation - Professor Nutt on Cannabis and Psychedelics

Jason Reed | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

David Nutt, Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London and Chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, has eloquently criticised the 'scientific censorship' imposed by the UN single conventions that restricts and chokes the study of controlled substances such as cannabis, MDMA and psilocybin in medicine.