UC Support

I am not a doctor nor do I have certifications of any kind. I don’t prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. So how can I help you? Having been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2003, what I have to offer is years of experience that I can share with…

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Compost Muffins

Plate of muffins

I know what you’re thinking, “This sounds delightful!” If you’re a juicer (verb, not noun) then no doubt you’re producing lots of pulp that is either going in the bin or, hopefully, into the compost heap to provide your garden with lovely rich compost. Whilst the process of extracting the…

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Vanilla Spelt Cookies

Vanilla Spelt Cookies

Who doesn’t love a fresh cookie, yet when we’re trying to “be good” many of our favourite treats become temptations we struggle to resist. Cookies, like so many snacks, are laden with wheat and sugar so they’re not only bad for our waist-line, but also our health. What if we…

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Why a healthy lifestyle isn’t enough

Man running

If you live well, eat good food and partake in physical exercise you will be healthy. Right? Wrong. I was recently with a friend who, like us, believes in healthy living. As we talked about some of our lifestyle changes he sounded a note of caution. There was something that…

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Sourdough Bread Variations

Sourdough Loaf

I’ve had a bit more time in the kitchen recently and, having been eating the same basic bread for the last couple of months, I thought it was time to mix things up a little. So, for your culinary pleasure here are a few variations to the basic sourdough bread…

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UC – The book

Writing

It’s out NOW on Amazon Kindle! There’s not much that compares with spending time with someone, seeing their hopelessness dissolve and the light of life return to their eyes. In the U.K. alone there are 300,000 people affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Hundreds of people are diagnosed with UC every…

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Ulcerative Colitis

Frog sitting on a toilet

Ulcerative Colitis is one of the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the other being Crohn’s Disease. A person with UC will experience inflammation and ulceration of their large intestine (colon) and rectum. Often the ulceration will result in the lining of the bowel producing a great deal of…

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Sourdough Hot Cross Buns

Traditionally eaten on Good Friday in many countries, hot cross buns are a sweet spiced bun made with dried fruit, usually either currants or raisins. Usually served warm, the bun derives its name from the cross that is marked on the top representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the…

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