I am 26 old guy from a little state in the US of A. I keep kosher, but not glatt kosher when eating out. I will also have k kosher products as well, but they are not meat.
I was diagnosed with Chrohns in my senior year in high school 2003. Chrohns disease, is a ulceration of the intensines at a specific point. For me its in my last part of my lower intestines called the Illium. Ulcerative colitis which is often grouped with Chrohns is I believe the entire tract but not quite as severe of ulceration. I was put on a plethora of medications for it ranging from, Remicade (was givien through IV), dicyclomine, asocol, and metamucil (not medication but fiber!). Nothing really helps. The one I stuck with was asacol and had to exercise at least 3 times a week to keep the gut cramps manageable. Exercise helps move the blood around, gets the immune system working better and the endorphins help with pain management. Tylenol works as well but I reserve it for really severe cramps. Also heat pads and spraying the stomach area with magnesium oil will reduce pain significantly in bad situations.
I created this blog as a sort of journal of my progress to ideally exceptional, stress and medicine-free health. I also want to get the elusive 6 pack which I’m probably 10-20 pounds away from. Another even more important to is network with others who want to get healthier and keep kosher. Although I think the guidelines will help even people who don’t keep kosher but want to be healthy. At some point, when I get a large enough audience I’d like to set up a forum and someway of users creating custom content and possibly blogs linked to this.
Being kosher should be synonymous with being healthy.
I’m down to 2 meds currently but will be off the one soon. These aren’t for Chrohns but they have improved from Paleo/Primal lifestyle.