Posts Tagged 'Crohn’s Disease'

Food and politics

Food Democracy Now!Food Declaration Org

Before I started the SCD I didn’t pay much attention to my food. Of course, now it’s a different story. I’m not political animal, but I ran across these sites on the web and as their tenets align with the concerns of a person on the SCD I thought you should know about them.

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Accutane tied to IBD

dollarsignA New Jersey jury recently awarded three plaintiffs a total of $12.9 million dollars over allegations that the acne drug Accutane caused them to contract IBD. Roche, the maker of the drug originally advised doctors of a possible association between Accutane and IBD in 1984. During the course of the trail it was uncovered that subsequent data demonstrating that Accutane was actually inducing IBD was known by Roche, but they did not communicate this elevated risk to patients or doctors.

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New finding shows promise for diagnosing pediatric Crohn’s.

Link to press release.

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Simple calorie and weight tracking app

countitoffappAre you trying to track your food intake? Do you have an iPhone or iPod touch? Perhaps you would be interested in the application “Count it Off” by roobasoft.

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FYI: we cost more.

dollarsignA recent study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine finds that employees with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis have medical expenses at a rate of three times a comparison sample without these conditions. I’m sure this bit of news is not a shock for anyone reading this blog, but perhaps it can be of use.
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Cream of Broccoli Soup

Longing for a new way to enjoy broccoli, I thought a bowl of soup sounded good. This recipe is versatile enough to serve warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

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Measuring progress

As you begin the SCD, you may notice significant and obvious changes one day and maybe not so much the next. This sort of up and down over a long period of time can make it difficult to determine your progress. I suppose it’s sort of like being a passenger in the back of the bus with dirty windows and trying to guess how fast the bus is going.

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