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Cody Stokes

Hello! My name is Cody, I am from Edmonton Alberta. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Colitis a couple of years ago. I’ve had issues with bloating for as long as I can remember so that wasn’t what motivated my doctor visit, but i started having more concerning complications. I went through the whole shabang, and later was officially diagnosed with IBD. Luckily my inflammatory marks are incredibly low, yet still existing. I knew immediately that I wanted to make sure it didn’t get worse but I didn’t really know what that meant at the time. I just knew I didn’t want to be on medication for the rest of my life. Fast forward many months later, and I started really feeling passionate about healing with plants. I became very intrigued with the whole-food, plant based diet and officially made the full transition in August of 2022 and my bloating has gone down so much. I was able to stop suppositories once the bleeding stopped, and went a few months without any bleeding at all just with my diet! Once I let my guard down and started eating more refined and processed sugars/foods, the bleeding came back. That’s when I really confirmed that I need to really figure this out for myself so I can make it my goal to be in remission for the rest of my life. I truly believe we can heal with food. I’ve felt a bit lost and i’ve known I need more education but wasn’t sure where to find it. I’ve read (and am still reading cause i’m slow haha) many books, and still doing lot’s of research, but I wanted something that was more solid and reliable as my base, and take my research from there as I choose. Very intimidating! I started loving cooking when I made this change that August but it’s easy to feel lost and I feel like I want more information. Anyway, here I am, on my journey to healing, and this felt like the right step! <3