I need your help! For those who don’t know me, my name is Jenna and I run this blog-A Balanced Belly -about living with IBD . I have written my first book about IBD: Managing IBD . On an almost daily basis, people ask me about remission and what remission should feel like. It is something that seems to vary so widely that I have created a survey. I am not trying to provide any kind of scientific evidence but simply a snapshot. I do appreciate this survey may seem a little simplistic but sometimes even anecdotes can be extremely beneficial to IBD Patients. The survey takes 2 minutes of your time and you do not need to give your name. So, without further to do…     Loading…      

Although it’s only been a few short days since my last post, I found it surprisingly therapeutic to write and chat about my previous experience, so thought I’d give you all another update. If you have no idea what I’m on about, then read my previous post ‘Why I am not Doing Great’ and then come on back!   So, I Went To The Hospital I braved my hospital appointment on Tuesday. I was only assigned an IBD nurse this time around because at my last appointment I was in remission. On the way, I basically went through every possible medical scenario in my head: from malnourishment to malaria.from blood loss to B12 deficiency. It didn’t start well. The ‘weigh in’ which always strikes fear in me, revealed I had… View Post

  I am well aware that I have not posted on here as frequently over the past few weeks. Although I don’t expect anyone to have noticed and I know many people take social media and blog breaks, writing is part of my job and therefore it feels like I am super aware of a gaping hole on the site (I’m prone to exaggeration!). Although I’ve been really pleased with the response my last two blogs got (a guide to stress and IBD and a guide to Magnesium), I had lots of summer-esque content planned: full of picnics, recipes and travel guides. Yet, about 2 weeks ago, I decided to start acupuncture. It wasn’t really because of my Crohn’s (which was in remission) but just because I had heard good… View Post