Instagram Handle: Lkrak
Digestive Wellness (DW): Tell us about yourself.
Lindsey Krakower (LK): I am a fun, caring, loyal, athletic, laidback, go with the flow chick. I am always down for a good time with friends and family. I am a hardworking, young professional with drive and dedication. I love sports, my dog, and my life! Former soccer player who now dedicates her weekends to coaching 10 year old girls.
DW: What digestive disease do you have?
LK: Ulcerative colitis
DW: How did you find out you had UC?
LK: I was extremely ill and admitted to the hospital. I was diagnosed a few days after being admitted and having tests run.
DW: How old were you when you were diagnosed?
DW: What has helped you manage your disease the best?
LK: Watching my diet and maintaining a balanced one.
DW: Foods you stay away from?
LK: I try not to eliminate anything from my diet. I just eat in moderation.
DW: Do you exercise? If so, what type(s)?
LK: I try to exercise as much as possible. I live a very "active" lifestyle due to my job and extracurricular. I love playing soccer!
DW: Now a few fun facts about you. Favorite food?
LK: Thin crust pizza
DW: Favorite TV show?
LK: I love HGTV
DW: Your guilty pleasure?
LK: Keeping up with the Kardashians.
DW: That's one of ours too! Favorite way to relieve stress?
LK: Sleep or workout.
DW: Now our most important question - Tip you would give someone newly diagnosed:
LK: Patience, have patience with your body. It is going through drastic changes. Listen to what it is telling you. Time heals all wounds.