In support of Crohn’s Disease research, Tara’s sister Roxy created these T-shirts to show that no matter what you’re going through, you should always feel #gorgeous inside and out. Please support this cause close to our hearts and also find eating tips for people with Crohn’s / digestive issues after this jump.
Tara has been managing her Crohn’s disease for over 10 years now. It’s a very big part of her life and one of the initial reasons she sought out nutrition, healing, and a holistic path. Through her natural foods training, personal experimentation, and nutrition courses, she realized that food and lifestyle absolutely have an impact on her overall wellbeing. WE control what foods we eat, WE control our emotional health… feel EMPOWERED to know that you can make a difference in how you feel.
Crohn’s can be an extremely debilitating disease that many people choose not to talk about– many of the issues concern the gut and quite frankly it’s really not fun to discuss! There is currently no cure for Crohn’s but research is impediment to finding a cure and figuring out more comprehensive treatment plans.
Proceeds from this campaign will go to the Mount Sinai Children’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program. Your contribution to the Children’s IBD Program will allow us to improve the lives of children suffering from IBD by providing outstanding clinical care and developing curative therapies now and for future generations.
Through this campaign we urge those who suffer from Crohn’s to talk about it and feel gorgeous no matter what! There is so much beauty in spreading awareness and helping others. Share your experiences in the comments below and spread the word.
From Tara, her family, and those who suffer from Crohn’s disease, thank you for supporting this campaign and helping everyone feel #gorgeous.
PURCHASE #gorgeous T-SHIRTS HERE // https://www.crowdmade.com/campaign/gorgeous/
IBD / CROHN’S EATING TIPS:
1. Every person’s digestive system is different, so it’s important to figure out your personal “trigger” foods (the foods that spark upset / discomfort) and avoid them
2. Eat smaller and more frequent meals. Portion control is important because eating too much at one time can make it hard for the body to digest food.
3. A gluten-free, minimal-gluten, and low-fiber diet generally leads to more comfort in Crohn’s patients and IBD sufferers. That means avoid whole-wheats, whole-grains, and unrefined flours
4. Avoid roughage when possible– corn, beans, raw celery, broccoli, seeds, raw fruits. For those with flare ups, these foods should be avoided most all of the time, but for those in remission and managing the disease should be mindful when eating these foods. If you do choose to eat these foods make sure to steam them, puree them, and soften them overall for easier digestion
5. Drink lots of water! Staying hydrated makes for easier digestion and keeps things moving along
6. Greasy foods and fried foods are really hard on the digestive system and should be avoided as much as possible
7. Avoid processed sugars, which are super damaging to our intestines and digestive system overall
8. Switch to sheep’s milk or goat’s milk dairy, as many people with IBD have issues with lactase from cow’s milk
9. Add in turmeric into your diet– it is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Add it into tonics, salad dressings, and smoothies
10. Be consistent with the diet that makes you feel best. It can be tough to block out certain foods from your diet, but know that you are doing something amazing for your body and health. On special occasions splurge on the foods that you love, but always come back to your routine as it’s your safety net and base line that will make your flourish and most vibrant!
For further help, contact Tara for nutrition guidance and meal planning.
Photography by: Brian Charles Lehrer
|Tara’s Outfit Details // #gorgeous t-shirt, Maison Michel hat, Everlane Bag, Reformation skirt, Vans sneakers, Garrett Leight sunglasses, Jacquie Aiche jewels|
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