My Ulcerative Colitis Background (8 minutes) 

Get to know my background with this disease so later when I upload the “Managing UC Naturally” videos you’ll already know what’s up. Subscribe to my channel to get those videos asap: http://www.youtube.com/sarahbethyoga 

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I take many different probiotics for my general health but this is the one that is always on my shelf! Saccharomyces Boulardii capsules (SBC) are my staple during Ulcerative Colitis flare ups and they keep me healthy during remissions. I’ve noticed a significant change for the better in my …ahem… bowel movements since I started taking these and I recommend them to anyone with digestive issues. Seriously though, (insert happy poop emoticon) 

I take many different probiotics for my general health but this is the one that is always on my shelf! Saccharomyces Boulardii capsules (SBC) are my staple during Ulcerative Colitis flare ups and they keep me healthy during remissions. I’ve noticed a significant change for the better in my …ahem… bowel movements since I started taking these and I recommend them to anyone with digestive issues. Seriously though, (insert happy poop emoticon) 

So I ate gluten…

…after 1.5 years being gluten free. It’s such a silly story though. 

On Sunday (2 days ago) I decided last minute that I was going to go my my fiance’s basketball games to support him as a new coach. I forgot my snack and ended up getting really hungry. It wasn’t until after we were done with the games that I realized I hadn’t eaten since my smoothie in the morning (it was 4pm at this point.) On our way home I was on the edge of hangry and mentioned we should go to Red Robin so I could inhale some bottomless fries while eating a gluten free burger and slurp on a milkshake. This is obviously not my everyday kind of meal, but my starving self was super excited and ready to inhale food. 

I didn’t realize until halfway through my burger that I forgot to order it with a gluten free bun!!!! Are you kidding me?! I haven’t eaten gluten in a year in a half and I just ate half a burger. wow. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was a little scared at what kind of mess it was going to make with my insides so I went home, drank peppermint tea with a ton of water and waited it out. 

Yesterday (the next day) I felt really tired, slept almost 12 hours through the night and took another 2 hour nap later in the day. I felt super foggy and tripped over my words a lot while teaching. 

Today I am achey, my scoliosis especially hurts. But I’m not surprised because since I have a severe intolerance (not celiac) to gluten it would increase inflammation within my body and I would feel all those little aches and pains, like I have been. 

Luckily my Ulcerative Colitis was already totally under control and in a healthy state of remission so my digestion didn’t go haywire. If I was in flare though, whoa that would be another story. 

So now I’m just eating as clean and healthy as I possibly can, shaking my head at such a silly mistake, and picking up my life like it never happened. Thankfully the reaction was minimal. I much prefer my life gluten free though. 

Have any of you guys accidentally eaten gluten? 

Revamped my blog

finally! 

I’m pleased, very pleased. I rearranged the links and created a few of my favorite topics so it will be easier to navigate my blog. 

  • Ask - I do my best to answer ;) I’ll get better at that! 
  • YouTube - Direct link 
  • Facebook - Direct link
  • Instagram - Direct link
  • Yoga - All things yoga: yoga practice, yoga tips, yogic lifestyle, yoga philosophy, yoga, yoga, yoda
  • Health - Raw, paleo, clean eating, fitness, mental health, physical health, health tips, motivation, inspiration, how I quit smoking etc. 
  • Ulcerative Colitis - Because I was diagnosed at 8, went med/steroid free at 18, healed a couple flares naturally since and documented some that journey 
  • Me - Personal posts

This blog started as a modeling page because that’s one of the things I did before I was a yoga teacher. I quit modeling when I moved to Colorado and have only done a couple select photo shoots since. 

So what do you guys think? Better? I’m way open to feedback :) 

-SB

No more coffee. Daily yoga practice. Photoshoot.

Last weekend I decided to quit coffee and take AM yoga classes instead to help with my recent UC flare. I’ve taken 1 class a day since at One Yoga Denver and CorePower Yoga and I feel incredible! I’m driving to the studio before I even know what’s going on and end up “waking up” on my mat. I end up walking out of the studio more energized and more productive than coffee could ever do for me! It feels so much better energizing my body from the inside out than the outside in. 

Now I’m packing to leave for MN for a fitness photoshoot for Life Time Fitness which means I’ll be bringing my mat and a “home practice” with me  In the meantime, it’s never too late to start a daily practice! Doesn’t have to be an hour long, or in a studio. Just make an effort to get on your mat for a few deeps breaths every day and watch as your practice, day, and life transform