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Hi.

Welcome to Own Crohn's. I'm Ben Ketchum, and I created this site to share gut-friendly SCD recipes that I believe are really good! With these recipes, you CAN enjoy eating, and own your Crohn's!

Travelling on the SCD

Travelling on the SCD

So I recently got back from a week-long trip in Upstate New York, and I took this big old cooler with me. The reason being that eating out (slightly depending on where you are) is pretty tough on this diet. So, for better or worse, it's best to prepare for these trips accordingly. It undeniably takes lot of time and planning, but trust me, it's very convenient and definitely pays off. You'll probably want a cooler (one that fits in an overheard on a plane) to store refrigerated items like meats, cheeses, fruits, breads, and some frozen foods you can afford to keep refrigerated. Otherwise, you can keep non-refrigerated foods in a backpack or other carry-on. If you want to bring a lot of frozen items, (and you'll have a lot of them on the SCD) I recommend getting some dry ice from your grocery store and putting it and the frozen stuff in a smaller cooler you can ship. THIS NEXT POINT IS VERY IMPORTANT: I highly suggest getting your gastroenterologist to type up and sign a Dr.'s letter confirming that you have a medical condition that requires you to be on a strict diet. Keeping this letter handy will make the process of taking all your food through TSA and on the plane a whole lot smoother and easier. Lastly: When choosing places to eat out on vacation, just simply do a little research. Go onto yelp or google and search for keywords like "paleo restaurants in blank city" or gluten free restaurants in blankington" or...you get the idea. Look at the reviews for these places and choose accordingly. You'd be surprised how many places are adapting to wider dietary needs. I hope this little guide helps. Happy travels!

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Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Fathead Dough

Fathead Dough