When Jessie and I teamed up to write LWC&C, we expected it to be a great resource, but to tell you the truth, I, personally, didn’t expect to really have people email me and spontaneously write reviews. Here is a review that came in today—shoutout to Amy on Goodreads!—and I have to say, I am so gratified to hear t hat the book is helping people deal with the sudden onset of a flare-up, as in her case, and it the seeming empowerment provided! Here is what Amy wrote:

06/26 Amy gave 5 stars to: Living with Crohn’s & Colitis: A Comprehensive Naturopathic Guide for Complete Digestive Wellness by Dede Cummings
status: Read in June, 2012

Newly diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and a scary 10 day stay in the hospital. I had ordered this book before the flare had happened not really understanding what I was dealing with or how serious my situation would become. The book arrived while I was in the hospital (My very supportive boyfriend read it and brought it to me to read when he finished) .

I really appreciated the personal insights given by Dede. It’s very well written and easy to understand. I feel like I have a much better understanding about what is going on in my body. As well as a great resource that i will be able to keep going back to with great tips on how to heal yourself . I really appreciate the focus on balance in the whole body and the combination of eastern/western medicine. I’m very glad I chose this book in my quest to learn more about what is going on with my body. If you have Crohn’s or Colitis or know someone that does I suggest you read it !


I just want to personally thank Amy! It takes courage to speak up, and start the healing process for herself—one way to start getting better is to ask for help, keep a journal, and educate yourself. Let’s face it, the busy GI’s don’t have a lot of time to hold your hand, and guide you every step of the way . . . I wrote the book to help people like you empower themselves.