Fitness Vlogger Talks About Using Medical Cannabis for Crohn’s Flares

In this The Dallas Rae Way, health and fitness vlogger Dallas takes a break from the usual topics to talk about her journey with Crohn’s disease. She shares the frustration she felt when her body was failing her and how desperately ill she became. She narrowly avoided having an ostomy bag fitted.

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Dallas shares her story with the hope that others who are experiencing Crohn’s flares or suffer from an autoimmune disease realize that there is light at the end of the tunnel. She describes the medication she’s taken to help try and control her flares, but eventually, she turned to using medical marijuana and saw a dramatic improvement in her health and was able to control her symptoms and gain weight.

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  1. Kathleen Facker says:

    This story is heartbreaking! Have you tried changing your diet to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet? It has really helped my daughter with her IBD, and I know that many other people have seen significant improvement from changing their diet!

  2. bill cosgrave says:

    Dear Dallas,
    Thank you for sharing your profound life story. I admire your courage, strength and character. I was hospitalized with u.c. 30 years ago and they were within a day of removing my entire colon. I refused. I have been on MP6 (mercaptopurine) for many years and it has saved me. My life is normal, except for the odd mild flare up. Along with my wonderful wife, we raised two lovely daughters who are in your age group. You are right…never give up! I too believe/know that health is #1 (and 2 and 3) in importance. I wish that thousands could view your sincere, heart wrenching video. We taught our girls how important courage is, something you have so much of. Another lesson I learned is don’t hide feelings. You mentioned that your video is ‘a little emotional’. That’s good! If we all expressed our emotions more openly and honestly, we would all be better off. Thank you for your sincere video. You are an inspiring woman who, with your terrific attitude, will prevail and thrive. I wish you the most wonderful life!

  3. Cannabis can help with so many conditions. So excited to see the CannaFitness industry emerging! Even more excited to be completing the 420 Games 2017 Tour and more to represent responsible use, and show people like Jeff Sessions, that marijuana doesn’t make you lazy, unsuccessful, or a bad person!

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