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Color of your belt

Does the color of your belt really matter? If you have a blue belt, does it mean you are superior than a white belt? To me, the answer  is no. 166 more words


Understanding how digestion works

If you were diagnosed later in life, you probably took your gut for granted. I know I did. My gut did what it was supposed to do, so I never paid it any attention and never wanted to pay it any attention. 758 more words


So... what causes an IBD?

This is what my doctor said to me when I was first diagnosed.

An IBD is the result of an abnormal immune reaction from the body’s defense cells throughout the colon in Ulcerative Colitis, and throughout the entire digestive tract in Crohn’s disease. 390 more words


Inflammatory Bowel Disease 101

Generally speaking, there are only two types of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. Sometimes difficult to distinguish from one another, both of these conditions are characterized by chronic, or long lasting, inflammation of the intestines. 363 more words


Go for the Whole Grains

Why in the world would someone take whole wheat grain, crack the grain, pulverize it with rollers, and separate the endosperm from the dark, fibrous bran and the wheat embryo?  459 more words

Healthy Eating

Budd-Chiari Syndrome


  • Rare (1-2/1000000) condition caused by thrombosis of the large hepatic veins (and occasionally IVC)
  • The underlying cause cannot be found in up to 50%
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Gilbert's Syndrome


  • Most common inherited disorder of bilirubin metabolism.  Autosomal dominant gene mutations in the promoter for UDP-glucuronyl transferase enzyme (decreasing expression)
    • Results in decreased conjugation of bilirubin and accumulation of unconjugated bilirubin in the blood…
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