Latest Posts from Basmah Ali

How Losing My Job Helped Me Come to Terms with Crohn’s Disease

How Losing My Job Helped Me Come to Terms with Crohn’s Disease

I was 16 years old when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. At the time, I had no idea how much it would impact every aspect of my life.

Read more
How I Travel With Crohn's Disease

How I Travel With Crohn's Disease

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I have been doing it since I was a little kid visiting family in Egypt. I only get to see them once every ...

Read more
What I Wish People Knew About Living With Crohn’s Disease

What I Wish People Knew About Living With Crohn’s Disease

Search Crohn’s disease on the internet, and you’ll find tons of medical information. This is wonderful, especially since it wasn’t available when I was....

Read more
How I Manage a Crohn's Disease Flare

How I Manage a Crohn's Disease Flare

Flare-ups. In my opinion, they are the most terrifying words for a person living with Crohn’s disease. They’re unexpected and they’re always in the back of...

Read more
The Emotional Aspects of Eating With Crohn’s Disease

The Emotional Aspects of Eating With Crohn’s Disease

One thing people with IBD tend to ask their doctor is, “What should I eat?” In the past, doctors used to say, “Diet doesn’t matter.” That may have been helpful to some ...

Read more
Exercise Helps Me Manage Crohn's Disease

Exercise Helps Me Manage Crohn's Disease

Growing up, you ‘d never associate me with being active. Of course, my parents signed me up for sports like basketball and swimming, but I didn’t enjoy them ...

Read more