My long and complicated medical history includes a diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease in 1995, a total of seven surgeries resulting in borderline short bowel syndrome, severe iron-deficiency anemia, food allergies, and more. Doctors told me I was fortunate to be doing as well as I was, even though by all objective measures I was still quite sick. Finally, in January 2013, I decided that I wasn’t willing to settle for that anymore and began investigating natural diet-based approaches to healing my gut. I started out on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and now follow a paleo eating plan that includes lots of grass-fed meats and organic veggies and fruits, and eliminates all grains, legumes, and dairy. My healing journey is not complete, but a colonoscopy just two months after eliminating grains showed only minimal disease evidence “consistent with resolving Crohn’s disease” and just four months later my hemoglobin and hematocrit levels tested in the normal range for the first time in my entire adult life! It is my hope that by sharing my story with the world I can help others facing similar challenges.