I am a scholarship track and field athlete at the University of California, Berkeley. I am originally from San Diego, and I really enjoy surfing, rock climbing, and anything that is active and engaging!
Introduction: Baker is a 39-year old active professional from Richmond, VA. After being diagnosed 9 years ago, recently his GI Doc stated he was his worst case of “UC”. 2 years and lots of Remicade, Imuran, and Prednisone later it’s J-Pouch time. In his twenties Baker competed in triathlons including numerous Ironman distance events and is now the President of a large multi-state distributor with… Read More »UC Journey To J-Pouch
Introduction: Diagnosed in May 2011. Age 29. Always been a health nut with a good diet and daily exercise. A few periods of intense endurance training for marathons and Century Bike rides. Symptoms: Flare ups range from mild to moderate. Worst I’ve had is an 8 week flare that involved bloody diarrhea about 8-12 times a day. Time between flare ups seems to be 2-3… Read More »UC Athlete Looking for Natural Ways to Control Flare Ups
When I last posted, I was having some decent success with the SCD intro diet. But the next few days really went downhill. My body seemed to rebel and I couldn’t keep any food in me. And to make matters worse, my energy levels were at an all time low. I really wasn’t able to get enough calories in to fuel my cycling training. I… Read More »SCD Experiences So Far
Well, it is Sunday and on Monday I’ll start the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I’m full of mixed emotions about this decision to go on SCD. Honestly, I really didn’t want to get to this point where I’m no longer able to control my ulcerative colitis flares with a “traditional” diet of clean eating and a low-stress lifestyle. As an elite athlete I’m not convinced I… Read More »Getting Ready to Start SCD