IBD Warriors

Coming of Age with IBD

IBD Warrior, Lyndsay Hunter-McWaters, chats with us about her journey. Diagnosed with UC at 14, later diagnosed with Crohn’s at 25, ileostomy at 35, and all the details in between. She openly shares her experiences as a teenager struggling with her diagnosis and illness and how that impacted the path she traveled for awhile. However, […]

Resilience (Part 2 of 2)

This is Part Two of our episode with the resilient, Montana Skurka who is an IBD Warrior, Health & Wellness Coach, and Yoga Teacher. She continues to share her personal experiences with childhood cancer, eating disorders, anxiety, and ulcerative colitis. We share how we often feel the need to “be strong” and continue with life’s […]

Resilience (Part 1 of 2)

Montana Skurka is an Integrative Wellness Educator who is dedicated to providing patients with guidance, education and support as they overcome the unique challenges of chronic illness. In this episode (Part 1 of 2), Montana opens up about her personal life struggles with illness, including childhood cancer, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and eventually a diagnosis of […]

Advocate and Educate

Advocate & Educate!

Nathan Pember is a fellow IBD Warrior who is not afraid to advocate for himself and others with IBD. What should you do if you aren’t happy with the treatment you receive at a medical facility? Nathan will tell you! He shares his personal journey with Crohns Disease that began at the age of 14. […]

Gutsy Walk 2019!

It’s almost that time of year again, Gutsy Walk time! Every year, Crohns and Colitis Canada hosts a 5 km walk at over 60 locations across Canada! This year we walk on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019! Have you signed up yet? Want to be a sponsor? Maybe you want to be a volunteer? Check out […]

Gutsy Walk 2019!

Movement, Fitness, and IBD

We have personal trainer, Mike Short back again. Mike not only trains athletes but also people living with chronic illness. He speaks about how his lifestyle of taking his medications and paying attention to his fitness has him feeling positive physically and mentally. Baby stepping your way into more movement when living with IBD can […]

Colon, colon…gone!

We are joined, once again, with the resilient Rasheed Clarke, this time to talk specifically about his personal journey with IBD: pancolitis, total colectomy, pelvic pouch (J-pouch), temporary ileostomy, percutaneous tube to drain an abscess. He’s been through quite a bit. Rasheed also speaks about his book, ‘Three Tablets Twice Daily’ and about his participation […]

Gutsy Walk 2019!

2018 Impact of IBD in Canada Report

Rasheed Clarke, Marketing & Communication Specialist at Crohn’s & Colitis Canada, joins Chantel and Lisa for a special Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Month episode. They discuss key findings from the newly released “2018 Impact of IBD in Canada Report” like how the rates of Crohn’s and colitis in children has risen more than 50% in the last […]

Gutsy Walk 2019!

Celiac Disease

For some, “gluten-free” may be a choice made easy by recent trends, but for people with Celiac disease it is much more serious than that. Though not IBD, Celiac disease is a serious illness that impacts the gastrointestinal tract similar to Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. We chat with Lea Saad, a student living with Celiac […]

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