“If one’s bowels move, one is happy, and if they don’t move, one is unhappy. That is all there is to it.” -Lin Yutang

A Blog About Crohn’s Disease, Human Health, and the Lives and Times of the Amazing People Fighting Autoimmunity

Welcome to GUTS, a site about human immune health, and adventures in the lives of people with IBD and autoimmunity. I hope you enjoy your stay!

-Chase, GUTS Editor

Chase Heltzel is a clinical research and healthcare professional. He has a B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech, and lives in Northern Virginia with his lovely girlfriend and their dog. Chase has lived with Crohn’s Disease since he was 15 years old and is passionate about the treatment of the condition, as well as the direction of health initiatives for people suffering from all types of autoimmune diseases. He hopes to make a difference someday in the visibility of these rising diseases in society and the lifestyle and socioeconomic changes that could be made in the world to prevent them.

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One thought on “Be Well, Do Good, and Get Healthy

  1. Hi, I’m a journalist and I’m interested in writing about microscopic colitis. I’m looking for someone that is struggling with this disease. I’d like to tell their story as a patient, how they were diagnosed and how they live with the disease on a daily basis. Especially with silent diseases, I think it’s important to explain how life is like, and I think few people understand this. If anyone is interested, please let me know. My email is alejandra.ibarra@columbia.edu. Thank you!


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