Own Your Feeding Tube with Gunnar Esiason: Episode 1

In the first episode of the Own Your Feeding Tube video podcast series, this “How-To” video will show how I am able to use my feeding tube in different situations. I cover two different types of “feeds,” bolus feeds and nocturnal pump feeds. Bolus feeds are quick and easy and can get me as Continue reading Own Your Feeding Tube with Gunnar Esiason: Episode 1

CF Podcast 146: CF and the Feeding Tube

Meet Gary Reay – a 26 year old who grew up in Ireland with cystic fibrosis.
He plays soccer and boxes – generally trying to get to the gym at least 4 days a week with his friends – and also loves music and DJing. Continue reading CF Podcast 146: CF and the Feeding Tube

Jerry Cahill: Celebrating 10 Years of Cystic Fibrosis Podcasts

Congratulations to our very own CF Ambassador, Jerry Cahill, for reaching such an amazing milestone! The Boomer Esiason Foundation CF Podcast series has been a huge success for the past ten years – providing educational and informative podcasts and videos – and Jerry plans to keep Continue reading Jerry Cahill: Celebrating 10 Years of Cystic Fibrosis Podcasts

Wind Sprint 44: Tracking Exercise and Nutrition

In order to hold himself accountable and to motivate himself, Jerry tracks his exercise and nutrition using the Jawbone Up24 wristband and app. It enables him to track his movement, eating habits, weight, and sleep, and provides great educational articles about healthy living. Continue reading Wind Sprint 44: Tracking Exercise and Nutrition

Calling All ‘Foodies!’

Come one, come all, and submit your favorite family recipes by August 8 to help raise $5,000 for CFRI through CFChef Shares, an exciting new partnership between AbbVie and CFRI to promote awareness of proper nutrition for those living with CF. Continue reading Calling All ‘Foodies!’

CUHK Research Explains Why Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Often Develop Diabetes

Recent research led by Professor CHAN Hsiao Chang, Li Ka Shing Professor of Physiology and Director of the Epithelial Cell Biology Research Centre at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), explains why patients with cystic fibrosis often develop diabetes. The study also suggests a potential treatment strategy for cystic fibrosis associated diabetes. The finding has been published in an international leading scientific journal, Nature Communications. Continue reading CUHK Research Explains Why Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Often Develop Diabetes

Jerry Cahill’s Wind Sprint 39: Protein Smoothies

What are some easy ways to get proteins and fruit into your diet?
Jerry likes using his Magic Bullet to make different types of smoothies because they are a quick, easy, and nutritious way to consume the necessary amount of calories for someone with CF. The Continue reading Jerry Cahill’s Wind Sprint 39: Protein Smoothies