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Check Out My Guest Post!

Hello all! I just wanted to quickly invite you all to check out my new guest post, Figuring Out the Body-Mind Connection, over on Every Person Is A Philosopher, the Neighborhood Writing Alliance's blog. They are a truly wonderful org that I have the pleasure of volunteering with every once in a while. Anyway, please head on over there, read the post, and leave some lovely comments if you feel so moved!

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  1. I was diagnoed with chrohns at age 33, other than a few hospital stays a year I have been able to manage it with ibuprofin. I had surgery on my shoulder and was on pain meds for a few months. Now that I have been off meds I cant eat without hurting really bad in my stomach and having diareah within minutes after eating. I feel feverish and weak. I cant take asacol and have heard the remicaid infusion can cause heart attacks. This is interfering with my life. Are there any new uninvasive treatments?

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  2. You've been nominated for a Liebster Award :)

    For more details check it out here: http://fibrovslife.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-liebster-award.html

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