Twitter Handle: @EmilyBethMiller
Instagram Handle: @emilybethmiller
Digestive Wellness (DW): Tell us a little bit about you.
Emily Miller (EM): A South Florida native, I graduated in May 2014 from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and an outside concentration in Spanish (Go Gators!). I spend my nights as a breaking news and crime reporter for the Sun Sentinel, and in my free time, I love hanging with my family, horseback riding, trying new restaurants, watching TV and going on day trips and adventures with my boyfriend. I'm probably the worst driver you'll ever meet but the best person to call on when you need someone to share a dessert – or three. Everything I own is either yellow or gray, and I can't get through a day without writing (and re-writing) to-do lists in my planner. I'm a proud puppy owner. My family means the world to me, and I can't imagine my life without their support, love, and unique – usually inappropriate – humor.
DW: Digestive disease?
EM: Crohn's disease.
DW: How did you find out you had Crohn's disease?
EM: After three months of tests I was admitted to the hospital, where my doctor performed a colonoscopy and endoscopy before diagnosing me.
DW: At what age were you diagnosed?
DW: What has helped you manage your disease the best?
EM: Everything in moderation.
DW: Food you stay away from?
EM: Nuts, seeds, pepper, gluten, corn, raw fruits and vegetables, lactose, and anything acidic or spicy.
DW: Do you exercise? If so, what type(s)?
EM: Yes, I walk a lot and horseback ride.
DW: Favorite food?
EM: Chocolate chip cookies (even the gluten-free kind)
DW: Favorite TV show?
EM: New Girl
DW: Guilty pleasure?
DW: Favorite way to relieve stress?
EM: Walking and making lists.
DW: What is your Halloween costume this year?
EM: My boyfriend and I are dressing up as Ralph and Vanellope from my favorite movie Wreck-It Ralph.
DW: What tip would you give someone newly diagnosed?
EM: Slowly introduce things back into your routine – whether it is exercise, diet or social activities – and always do things in moderation. It's all about trial and error and finding out what works for you.