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LISTEN TO YOUR GUT: The Complete Natural Healing Program For IBS & IBD
By Jini Patel Thompson
- Ulcers, rectal or anal fissures, pus, bleeding, pain, leaky gut, etc. (caused by damage to the mucosal lining).
- Diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, rectal or anal strictures, fistulas, acid reflux, pain, spasms, etc. (the consequences of ongoing problems and infection in your gut).
- Candida (yeast) infection, bacteria and other gastrointestinal pathogens (resulting from a lack of good, protective bacterial flora).
- Systemic damage due to prescription drug use (endocrine/hormonal system, immune system, nervous system, etc.).
- Weight loss, malnutrition, fatigue, weakness, etc. (from an inability to properly digest or absorb nutrients from food).
- Harmful biochemical reactions in the gut (caused by ongoing stress and negative emotional events).
- Mind/body emotional healing, since all of the above symptoms are also associated with emotional trauma or wounding still carried in the cells and tissues of your gut.
You will also receive 4 free bonuses with the purchase of this book, to help fast-track your healing:
BONUS #1 - Question & Answer Resource eBook by Jini Patel Thompson (26 pages! value: $9.95) Learn from Jini's answers to specific questions from readers/clients over the last 4 years. Many will be in similar situations to you, so you can learn from their experience, add to your knowledge base and extrapolate answers to your own condition. After you order, you will be given a link whereby you can immediately download this ebook to your computer. Jini's added this bonus so you can begin learning right away.
BONUS #2 - The Healing Diets Recipe eBook by Jini Patel Thompson (33 pages! value: $9.95) Sometimes it's really hard to prepare meals when your condition limits ingredient choice. That's why Jini has put together 25 symptom-specific recipes for you to use throughout your healing process. Learn to prepare delicious, healthy meals that don't irritate your gut.
Butternut Squash Soup
Apricot Turkey with Chanterelles
Pad Thai Noodles
Super Nutrient Banana Muffins
Creamy Dairyless Rice Pudding ....and more!
BONUS #3 - 1 Month Gold Membership in LTYG Wellness Circle (value: $9.95) Your LTYG Gold Membership will entitle you to: podcasts, videos, free ebooks and reports, podcasts, articles on various topics and healing protocols by Jini and her guests, and an ongoing 10% discount on any purchase at the LTYG Health Shoppe.
BONUS #4 - FREE LAZER TAPPING SESSION Acupressure tapping with Jini Patel Thompson is a mind/body/spirit healing tool. In this bonus session, you will:
Learn to feel okay saying "No" and set healthy boundaries.
Healthy boundaries enable us to say "No", to keep ourselves from doing or taking on too much. Banish the guilt that keeps us from resting or taking things easy and let go of "people pleasing" desires and behavior – these push us beyond our limits and result in stress and exhaustion. Most people with a chronic illness don't even realize these patterns are sabotaging their health.
"It was the first time I have ever done one of these and I was blown away. It was so helpful. I slept really well after the session. Got five hours in a row, which is tremendous for me (when the UC is acting up I am lucky to get 45 minutes to an hour at a stretch on some nights). Bless you for doing this for all of us who are going through these experiences!" – J.K.
More info at: LazerTapping.com
After healing herself of serious widespread Crohn’s disease (she has been 100% drug and surgery-free for over 20 years), Jini Patel Thompson made her natural healing methods available to help others with a bowel disorder.
Listen to Your Gut offers detailed instructions and natural treatment plans to heal all types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). You do not even need an official medical diagnosis to use the therapies in this book. The focus is on healing ALL the contributors to dis-ease (or unease) in the body; providing bowel rest with a special elemental liquid diet or a diet of easily tolerated foods, eradicating pathogens from the gut, rebalancing the bacterial flora, healing the damage done to the mucosal lining and intestinal wall, healing the emotional factors that lead to susceptibility in the gut in the first place, addressing any nutrient deficiencies, supporting the healing process with a healthy living environment and balancing the hormonal system. Let’s look at Jini’s eight healing steps…
1. Healing Diet
In extreme cases (if the person is very malnourished or underweight, or there is ongoing intestinal bleeding) the best and fastest way to help heal IBD (Crohn’s, colitis, or diverticulitis) is to go on an elemental liquid diet (as thoroughly outlined in Jini’s book, The IBD Remission Diet). An elemental liquid diet provides bowel rest and eliminates any trigger foods, while using herbs and supplements to address the underlying infection and inflammation in the digestive system. If a bowel rest diet is not needed, then Jini provides 4 different Healing Diets, which you follow according to the severity of your symptoms.
2. Eradicating Pathogens
Jini details how to use her extremely effective Wild Oregano Oil Protocol to rid the gastrointestinal tract of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, yeast (candida albicans), and parasites.
3. Re-Populating The Gut Flora
Jini’s recommends combining her Wild Oregano Oil Protocol with high dose, therapeutic probiotic supplementation. She stresses that probiotics for IBS and IBD treatment must be in a potent, bioavailable form; must be capable of colonizing the gastrointestinal tract, and must be ingested in high enough amounts to have a therapeutic effect.
The best results are seen from probiotic layering using Jini’s Probiotic Retention Enema along with oral dosing, so the probiotics can immediately begin to colonize the large bowel without having to go through the digestive tract.
4. Healing Inflammation and Ulceration
Targeted herbal remedies and supplementation are also highly beneficial to the healing of intestinal inflammation and ulceration, producing more rapid healing. For example, if you have ongoing bleeding from the colon, Jini recommends her Healing Implant Enema, along with MucosaCalm and George’s Aloe Vera Juice.
5. Resolving Nutrient Deficiencies
Jini’s research has established that there are specific nutritional supplements that pretty much everyone with IBD needs to take, due to their loss of nutrients through diarrhea and/or their lack of absorption of nutrients. Each of these supplements is vital for healing various symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, and they also work synergistically to accelerate healing.
6. Detoxing Your Living Environment
A major part of the healing process involves reducing or eliminating the toxins in your lifestyle that are damaging to your health. In Chapter 4, Jini takes you through every room in your house and shows you how to make your living environment safe and supportive. What pans are you cooking with? How much electromagnetic radiation is in your house? What elements of your home are off-gassing harmful chemicals while you sleep? And so on.
7. Addressing the Emotional Contributors
Over 60% of your body’s neurotransmitters are not in your brain, but in your gut! There is now an entire field dedicated to this emerging knowledge about the interrelation of the mind, emotions and the digestive system, called neurogastroenterology. Jini stresses that if you don’t heal the psychological and emotional components of your disease, you will never have long-term health. She provides you with the most effective mind/body therapies she's found in Chapter 6.
8. Balancing Your Hormones
If you have been ill for longer than eight months, or if you have taken any kind of steroid or immune suppressant drug, then it is highly likely your adrenal gland and thyroid glands (at least) are not functioning properly. Therefore, you need to support the entire hormonal system so it can return to balance. Jini recommends treatments and natural supplements especially tailored to those with inflammatory bowel disease.
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Listen To Your Gut provides step-by-step guidelines for implementing each of these eight steps, starting with self-assessment tests and symptom guides. The book also includes targeted Healing Diets, information on children with IBD and IBS, and Jini’s views on traditional bowel disorder treatments such as drugs and surgery.
If you implement each of Jini’s eight steps – thoroughly, preferably simultaneously, and without skipping over any of them - you will join the tens of thousands who have benefited from this incredibly thorough natural treatment plan for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, or IBS.
365-DAY GUARANTEE: if you purchase this Book and it is not helpful, just email/phone us for a no-questions-asked, 365-day guaranteed refund!
Our 1 year guarantee gives you plenty of time to read through and try the protocols and therapies in Listen To Your Gut, at no financial risk. We offer such an unlimited guarantee because we know so many of you have already tried so many things that didn't work – and we don't want you to be afraid that this is just one more disappointment. In fact, we believe so strongly in the value of Listen To Your Gut, that if you want to return it, we'll even pay for your return postage! It doesn't get any more risk-free than that.
Keep reading for a detailed description of what's covered in each chapter...
Table of Contents
Chapter One - Take Your Life Back
This chapter shows you how to get in touch with your inner strength and empower yourself to make changes. Jini introduces you to the concept of a Healing Journey and discuss the difference between cured vs. healed. She also takes you through the various factors that can cause or contribute to IBD, so you can trace the etiology of your own dis-ease. Learn how to get back into the position of authority over your own body and stop giving this power away to others (doctors, family members, etc.).
Chapter Two - Herbal Remedies
All the herbal remedies you need (and Jini tells you exactly which brand and in which form to buy) to heal all your symptoms. There are herbal supplements to heal the causative, underlying condition (which can take time) as well as supplements to provide quick relief from immediate symptoms. This two-pronged approach is essential to give you the motivation and breathing space to get some relief while you deal with the deeper roots of your illness.
Chapter Three - Healing Diets
Learn how to avoid triggering unpleasant symptoms (like gas, bloating, pain, diarrhea, etc). There is a series of Healing Diets that you follow according to which symptoms you currently have. Then, as you begin to heal yourself, and symptoms resolve, you move up to the next, more lenient Diet, and so on, until you are completely healed and can eat pretty much anything! By the end of your Healing Journey you will experience Food Freedom and be able to travel, eat in restaurants and go to friends’ houses for dinner.
Chapter Four - Detoxing Your Lifestyle & Environment
Jini takes you through your entire home and day-to-day life and teaches you what is toxic and compromising your health, and how to get rid of it, or replace it with non-toxic alternatives. This may sound daunting, but checklists and step-by-step instructions make this a lot easier. Creating a healthy, non-toxic living environment supports your body’s efforts to heal itself and enables you to heal faster. Plus, your whole family will automatically benefit from the healthy changes you make!
Chapter Five - Drugs, Surgery & Your Doctor
Detailed guidelines for weaning off prescription drugs. How to assess whether a surgical procedure is really necessary – or are there natural alternatives you can try first? Jini also covers testing and exploratory procedures (like colonoscopies) – when are they really necessary, and how you can protect yourself before, during, and after to minimize damage and adverse effects. Explore what happens when you look at symptoms as “messages”- rather than as scary, or annoying things that should be suppressed.
Chapter Six - Mind/Body Therapies
Key emotional and bodywork tools you can use to heal yourself holistically. Jini has probably tried just about every therapy modality in existence, but she only presents you with the ones that actually work effectively. These therapies will help you heal things ranging from intestinal adhesions to the abdominal wall, to insomnia, to pain attacks, to allergies, etc. Remember the Brain-Gut Axis? You need to heal the mind and body simultaneously in an integrated way to see lasting, long-term health.
Chapter Seven - Use Your Mind To Help Your Body
Jini teaches you easy yet effective techniques you can use at home to speed, or initiate healing in your gut. She gives you the most effective healing visualization techniques, affirmations and a self-training technique to control your bowels (no more embarrassing accidents!). Jini also teaches you her technique for transforming pain. She developed this technique soon after she was first diagnosed, and has since used it during her 3 natural childbirths (lasting up to 49 hours!) and to have all her dental work done with no anesthetic – yep, it works!
Chapter Eight - Treatments I’m Often Asked About
Jini answers questions about popular products and treatments that her readers have often asked about like the Blood Type Diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, colon cleansing, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, MSM, plant sterols, kombucha, Seacure, ashwaganda, detox protocols, etc. She gives you her opinion on these treatments and remedies and shares her personal experience with them. Jini also teaches you the safest way to test new remedies you might be interested in and minimize the chances of an adverse reaction.
Chapter Nine - Pregnancy & Women
As the mother of three healthy children, Jini gives special guidelines for pregnant woman with IBD, or, women who would like to become pregnant and create healthy babies. Other issues specific to women like non-toxic menstrual products and safe, non-toxic birth control methods are also discussed. For both men and women, she talks about the particular stressors of parenting infants/toddlers and how people with already burdened immune systems can safeguard their health during this wondrous, but stressful time.
"If you are seriously are looking to heal yourself, order Jini's book. I was very sick and diagnosed with 80% ulcerative colitis in December 2006. I found Jini Patel through the American Colitis and Crohn's Society as she was on the recommended reading list. And I looked into her web site and bought her book almost right away.
I started implementing her advice thoroughly and in three months there was a huge improvement in my situation. In six months I was almost symptom-free, and now a little over one year, I am practically totally healed and can eat almost anything I want. If you're seriously are looking to heal yourself get in touch with Jini and order her book. You truly won't be sorry."
Bill S., Quebec
"This program helped me a lot to change my life and heal myself. Two years ago I bought Jini Patel Thompson's book/program, LISTEN TO YOUR GUT, and this program helped me a lot to change my life and heal myself. This program was and is a big inspiration, in taking control of my sickness, not being a victim, but helping myself and my body to heal. The result of this program was that I weaned off my Immuran. I have been eating fairly normal now for the last 1.5 years (still careful with milk products and try to eat as natural as possible). My hair and skin look very healthy again, I follow salsa lessons and sport every week. And I made a mindset: I am in charge now, I am more fine tuned with my body. Of course I talk with my doctor, but not to ask him how I am, I tell him how I am! And that's nice....I hope I told this clearly, I could go on and on."
Miranda M., Amsterdam
- John W. Travis, MD, MPH
Co-author, "Wellness Workbook: How to Achieve Enduring Health and Vitality"
Founder, first wellness center in USA
Co-founder, Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Listen To Your Gut is a complete compendium of all the effective natural treatment methods for IBS and IBD, along with a step-by-step plan for implementing and applying these tools and techniques for your unique body.
The IBD Remission Diet is an in-depth instruction manual on how to implement ONE of the tools discussed in Listen To Your Gut – the Elemental (or Bowel Rest) Diet.
If you’re wondering which to get, then definitely get Listen To Your Gut, since it contains everything you need to heal yourself. And after reading it, you’ll have a good idea of whether you need/want to embark on an elemental diet, or not.
I started the protocol sometimes in April, with just the oregano oil , and I felt better after only 2 days, then I added the probiotics , I was still taking "Prednisone" . Of course you are familiar with the "fecal calprotectin" test for the inflammation levels, even with the steroid , it was stable at 2500 ! I felt better but the levels are still that high but I didn't loose hope, my doctor stoped the Prednisone and went back to Mesalazine in Mid September, you really need to be patient !! well , last "fecal calprotectin" was in July 30 and it was still 2500, November 11 its 1000 ! when steroids failed to lower the inflammation and you know what supplements you are taking ! you must know what is healing you ! and remember , patience ! I will continue the protocol for the next few years ! thank you Jini !
My son was diagnosed w Crohns 11 years ago. After being tortured by the medical profession for a year we pulled away and started looking for answers. Two years ago we became vegetarians and he was “better” for 2 yrs. (w the help of David Klein’s book). We felt like something was missing and that candida was playing a big part. We found your website a couple weeks ago and knew this was it! Started the liquid food regimen even before your book came and my son, Seth, is getting better and , of course, feeling bad from all the toxins exiting in his bloodstream. We’ve added all the supplements but are cutting back on oregano oil for a week or 2 and just ordered the Natren probiotics yesterday. My son is 26 and very much looking forward to getting his life back! Thank you just isn’t enough! Also, Seth found Dane Johnson’s website the same day I found yours and I am so glad that he is doing your program bc my son related to Danes story. Thank you both for saving another life. We will take it from here and spread the word! God bless you, thanking you with all my heart, Lisa Rembold
Feel a bit cheated. Published in 2006 with a cover notation that it was updated. Ten years later, Thorne sells to the public. You no longer do direct consulting. There must be other things that have changed, as well. Without question, I appreciate your knowledge and your ability to impart that knowledge in an easily understand presentation whether in the book on your talks online. I have recommended the book to others, but clearly, it feels dated with the first notices about the consultation and Thorne. Makes me question the rest. Is there anything new I could learn that is missing from the current publication. RESPONSE FROM LTYG: Hello Madeleine, Thank you very much for your feedback. A LOT happens and is discovered between book publications. Now, obviously with a printed book, Jini can’t be updating it and making changes every six months. But she write articles in her blog, record a podcast, and videos with the new, vital information. Also please note that we offer a 365 Day, No-questions-asked Money Back Guarantee for this book. Regarding consultation, Unfortunately, Jini cannot legally give private health consultations to her readers. BUT we can refer you to some doctors and practitioners who are familiar with Jini's protocols. Please check Private Health Consults section at ListentoyourGut shoppe. Thanks! Customer Care
I'm an ulcerative colitis patient, and bought this book and read it thoroughly and started implementing many of the mentioned protocols *religiously*. I realized the element diet was not effective for me, nor was the natren probiotics. Both of them caused me abdominal pains which I didn't have before starting them. I did find use of Udo's oil and L-glutamine effective, and agree on the emotional healing and environmental change concepts in her book. I did those and they helped in overall mental peace in me. In short note, not all of Jini's protocols are effective. Listen to your gut when following any protocol in her books. If you are like me with ulcerative colitis, be extremely careful as her methods as more geared towards Crohn's disease healing. RESPONSE FROM LTYG: Hi Kaushal, Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We have a large number of people with Ulcerative Colitis who have shared success stories with us but we're sorry to hear that the probiotics and elemental diet did not work out for you. All the best, Customer Care
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Very thorough, amazing book.I was a bit overwhelmed at first between the book, blogs and interviews. However, I am very encouraged by this protocol. I was dismayed by the amount of packaging and will be buying Natren on a more local level.
I am only rating this a 3 star because there is not much in the book regarding diverticulitis.
This book helped me with my ibs. love it, great knowledge base and resourse info
CAN'T EXPRESS A VIEW YET. HOWEVER, SHIPPING ONE BOOK AND ONE SML BOTTLE OF OREGANO IN A HUGE BOX FILLED WITH REAMS OF PAPER IS A WASTE OF YOUR RESOURCES $$$, WASTE TO THE ENVIORNMENT, AND TIME CONSUMING FOR ME TO DEAL WITH. I DONATED ALL YOUR GREEN PAPER TO STAPLES OFFICE SUPPLY FOR THEIR SHIP DEPARTMEN - WHICH WAS TIME CONSUMING FOR ME! Response from LTYG: Thanks for the feedback. The packing material we use is biodegradable so we're happy to hear that you recycled it. All the best on your healing journey!