Fun, Practical Gifts for IBD Patients This Holiday Season

Fun, Practical Gifts for IBD Patients This Holiday Season
The pumpkin pie is almost gone, and I’ve been burning off extra calories decorating for Christmas. There are 20 shopping days left. I just felt my stress level creep up with the realization that Christmas in less than three weeks away! I’m already being bombarded with questions about what I want for Christmas. In honor of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, I have some gift ideas for IBD patients. The Squatty Potty I learned about the Squatty Potty a few years ago in an email ad from an advertising trade organization. The ad featuring a unicorn pooping rainbow ice cream was educational and entertaining. I learned more about the bowel movement process from the three-minute video than I had from decades of gastroenterologist visits. The Squatty Potty positions the body so the colon and anus adjust in a way that eases bowel movements and the symptoms of constipation and hemorrhoids. Clinical studies support the company's claims that the stool can eliminate strain by 91 percent, increase emptiness by 85 percent, and decrease time spent on the toilet by 71 percent. Although I haven’t used a Squatty Potty, I can attest to the Asian practice of squatting. When I was 3 or 4, I was badly constipated. I vividly remember my mother instructing me to squat on the toilet seat. I didn’t understand the reason why until now, and I don’t know if she suggested the posture because of her nursing background or because we’re Filipino. Along with developing a product that eases IBD symptoms, the company donates a percentage of its profits to digestive health organizations, including the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Poo-Pourri I also learned about Poo-Pourri from an ad. In the ad, spokeswoman Bethany, whom I would describe as a proper English lady, uses
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