Shawnie Bray of the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation is excited to host a discussion with Lori Welstead, MS, RD, LDN, of the University of Chicago Medicine. 


In 2011, HCCTakesGuts Founder Travis Bray was plagued by fatigue, anemia, and serious brain fog. In this discussion, Shawnie Bray will share how she and Travis used diet changes to get him on the road to recovery.


Lori previously spoke on this topic at the 2015 Hereditary Colon Cancer Family Day in Chicago. The information she shared was so empowering that we must share it with a larger audience! We hope you can join us for this discussion and learn tips that will increase yours or a loved one’s quality of life after colon surgery. 

Specific Topics Include:


  • Your gut's anatomy and how nutrients are absorbed


  • Tips on affecting 'transit time' and preventing dehydration


  • How to control gas and odor


  • Methods for preventing obstructions and thickening stool


  • What FODMAPs are and the role they play


  • The importance of a Food Journal and how to keep one


  • Creating the optimal diet for a bowel diversion


Shawnie Bray

Lori Welstead

Shawnie Bray, M.Ed brings 20 years of marketing, sales, leadership, and educational instruction to her role as Development Director of the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation. Shawnie is responsible for business development, creation of online and print materials, and managing volunteers. Shawnie is also a certified nutrition coach and personal trainer.


Lori Rowell Welstead, MS, RD, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian and works within University of Chicago Medicine’s section of gastroenterology as their outpatient dietitian. She sees a variety of adult patients who have gastrointestinal conditions ranging from celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis to irritable bowel syndrome, fatty liver disease, and obesity. She provides dietary education and counseling to these patients to help manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Ms. Welstead has a passion for promoting health and wellness through nutrition education.

This educational activity was sponsored by an unrestricted grant from: