A guide for Crohn’s and Colitis patients

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
My first time 13
The operation 23
The preparatory period 23
Under the knife 28
So what do we do? 33
Lifestyle (LMN) 39
Learning the boundaries 40
Attack 41
Taking advantage of the calm 44
The journey to the toilet-bowl 46
Hygiene 47
Sleep 47
Routine is not a bad thing 49
Health comes first 50
Occupational therapy 51
Physical activity 51
Mental activity 52
Monitoring and Treatment (LMN) 59
The art of monitoring 60
Self-monitoring 61
Blood tests 80
Conventional medicine 83
Alternative medicine 102
Nutrition (LMN) 117
Medical Cannabis 145
A mother’s words 151
Alternative Medicine 155
Chinese medicine and Crohn’s disease 155
Medical Qigong 161
Integrative Medicine 171
A new way 189
From hospital bed to coaching 201
Conclusion 217
Tips for a good life 219
Appendices 223
Sources 242

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