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I Successfully Purchased Turmeric

by Kristi on February 10, 2018 · 2 comments

I made it to the store, searched and searched for the spice aisle, and spent forever hunting down Turmeric. Even more importantly, I hunted down the safe spice Turmeric that isn’t paired with starch or other additives. (I went with Simply Organic.) I struggled home in 75 degree weather. Let the spice sit in my […]


I follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which is a diet that was built to help people with Crohn’s and Colitis Disease. We have to use fantastical adherence in following this diet to make our stomach’s happy. The goal, of course, is to stay off the harmful medication that are used to treat those diseases, and live a […]


Stem Cell Replacement Update – 8 Weeks

by Kristi on September 19, 2014 · 1 comment

I wanted to give an update on my progress from my adipose stem cell replacement for Crohn’s Disease and Interstitial Cystitis. I’m going to be talking about poop, so if you don’t want to read on, please feel free to skip this! I feel better. I do. It seems incredible that I would just feel […]

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Getting a stem cell procedure is so new and exciting that everyone wants to know how I’m feeling! Well, a few exciting things have happened… – I’m gaining the ability to read minds – My invisibility skills are improving – I’m working on my flying ability but I think I might need a broom… Ha […]


Well, my stem cell procedure happened and I’m still alive. Good news, right? Hee. I spent the night at my Mom’s and woke up, took a shower, and made some eggs. Usually I don’t eat until later but they wanted me to have a full stomach. I took an Ativan at 7:30 and hoped it […]


Guys, I’m a little nervous! I’m getting a stem cell treatment tomorrow. It’s the new family business so I’m taking advantage of the family discount and going for it. It’s been known to help auto-immune disease like the ones I have. While I don’t have horrible awful symptoms, they are still there and if anything […]


Drawing Blood

by Kristi on June 3, 2014 · 0 comments

The drawbacks of having a chronic auto-immune disease is frequently being asked to get blood drawn. I hate it. It’s awful. I know, I know that EVERYONE hates it, no one likes needles, and its sucks for everyone. BUT. But… I haaaaate it more! It’s very odd but I have tiny parts like fingernails, teeth, […]


Eating the Greens

by Kristi on March 7, 2014 · 0 comments

“Can I try those? Oh wow! I LOVE Brussels Sprouts!” said my child. Blessed with a girl that loves greens. She is still on Miralax daily though and I swear, one day, we will try grain free and see if that helps her. Don’t be jealous. I still have to hold the younger ones nose […]


Rare Disease Day

by Kristi on February 28, 2014 · 0 comments

I love keeping up in Feedly and seeing some of my favorite bloggers post every day. I’ve been trying to write more (which is why I’ve been posting lately) and hopefully I will keep up my posting to get me in a good place for writing more frequently. Today I saw a few posts on […]


Reading Wheat Belly

by Kristi on March 6, 2013 · 0 comments

Have you read Wheat Belly yet? It was popular a few years ago. I follow a different diet but the concept of no gluten is the same. My Mom had it and lent it to me. Actually, I’m not sure if she meant to but the book was in her car when the hubby was […]


Ever since I got pregnant with Griffin and started having health issues, the computer has always been my friend. When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2010, I always include Dr. Google in all my research. However, Dr. Google always leads me to fun sites such as Lifescript! Lifescript has a whole section on Crohn’s […]


Allergic Reactions

by Kristi on November 19, 2012 · 0 comments

I’m thankful for my husband today for being so calm in the middle of my freaking out. 🙂 I bought new vitamins last week and I have been waiting to introduce them to not upset any progress I’ve made. So this morning I decided to try four of them. One of which included Niacin. Everyone […]


Coconut Oil is Healing

by Kristi on November 18, 2012 · 0 comments

I’ve been eating coconut oil lately. I have always heard it is ‘great’ because it’s better to cook with it than extra virgin olive oil. I started just getting very small spoonfuls and holding them over my broth to melt it a bit and then just eating it up. Plus, actually cooking with it.  Unrefined […]


Shots in the Head

by Kristi on November 13, 2012 · 3 comments

I am now singing Bon Jovi in my head. You are welcome. So, I have had this bump on my head… for a very long time. I remember it at least 8 or 10 years ago. I don’t remember it when I was a child so it popped up at some point. It is a […]


Soccer Season Done Right

by Kristi on November 10, 2012 · 0 comments

Soccer is over for the season. We finished it off very well. Sam’s team was #1 in her category for the season. However, last week in the playoffs, the girls were not feeling it and lost 3-0. Sam turned out super sick that day and the rest of the girls didn’t seem to be doing […]