Healthy Gluten-Free Teriyaki Chicken

When I gave this to my kids last night, my daughter Zara said, “BEST dinner EVER!” My eldest son (the pickiest eater in our family, barring me!) at first screeched, “No, don’t put it ON the chicken!” But then when I had him taste a piece he said, “Oh, okay, pour it on!” If you’re [...]

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Celebrate The New LTYG Site With Us!

Double YAY as our new LTYG site is finally UP and live!! It has so many new goodies for you, please watch this video where I show you how to find what you need and where all the freebies are (note: If you just want to know how the new LTYG Shoppe works, then skip [...]

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Bentonite Clay for Gut Problems

A lot of websites make claims about the ability of bentonite (montmorillonite) and other clays to detox bad bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. from the gut. For example, here is a statement I saw again and again, on literally dozens of sites: According to the Canadian Journal of Microbiology, bentonite can absorb pathogenic viruses, the mold [...]

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NEW LTYG Site Coming Soon…

I have been working like a DOG on this new site and I am SO excited about it! For those of you who have been frustrated trying to shop (or find things) in our antiquated Holistic Health Shoppe – you are going to go crazy for our brand new state-of-the-art Shoppe! You can also do [...]

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Doctors Say No Probiotics For IBD Patients

Some doctors are now recommending that people with Crohn’s and Colitis NOT take probiotics. They are saying that people with IBD do not have a normal response to beneficial bacteria and therefore probiotics can aggravate these conditions. Back when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s (1984), the medical establishment maintained that Crohn’s  was an autoimmune disorder [...]

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Maltodextrin and Crohn’s Gut Biofilm

A number of articles have been published recently reporting on the harmful effects of maltodextrin on Crohn’s patients. The articles say that maltodextrin increases bacteria’s ability to form biofilms and adhere to intestinal epithelial cells. “While dietary additives like maltodextrin are generally considered safe, these findings suggest that perhaps people who are prone to develop [...]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatments That Work!

As far as diseases go, bowel disorders are definitely at the bottom of the list (no pun intended). People will quite openly discuss breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia or brain tumors. But bring up “the runs” or mention your colon and people get uncomfortable. Well, it’s understandable really, how do you mention in polite conversation: [...]

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Natural Rectal Prolapse Treatment

What is Rectal Prolapse? Let’s start by giving you an overview of rectal prolapse, so you know exactly what I’m talking about.  Although, further down, I am also going to talk about rectocele – so if that’s your condition, then stay with me. Rectal or colon prolapse occurs when the tissue that lines the rectum [...]

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Best Resort I’ve Been To In Mexico!

This March, our family tried something different for our annual Mexico trip. Now before you start thinking eco-huts on stilts in the jungle, let me make a few things clear. Trial and error has showed us that what our family likes and wants in a vacation are: Beautiful, diggable, sandy beach Snorkeling or surfing, but [...]

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Teaching What We Need To Learn

My brother just told me about this fantastic interview series (downloads are free!) where leaders in self-growth and spirituality share their innermost challenges. Some of my favorite quotes from speakers thus far are: “I’m an asshole who is just trying his utmost to be loving, doing the very best imitation of an absolutely loving man [...]

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Defibrillators In High Schools??

If your child (or you!) has been getting unexplained headaches, nosebleeds, insomnia, heart palpitations, nausea or dizziness, then it’s a really good idea for you to take a look at your cell phone and WiFi exposure as a possible cause. This email sent out by a woman working tirelessly to get her school to hardwire [...]

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Jini’s Tried and Tested Natural Allergy Remedies

I grew up in the country surrounded by horses, hay, grass, trees and never had any symptoms of allergies – not even a sniffle.  Then I moved to Tokyo for two years (a very polluted city) and when I returned home in the summer I was struck with hay fever – which plagued me from then [...]

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The Power Of Vulnerability

Vulnerability – the ability to be vulnerable; open, raw, honest, authentic… this is a concept my life’s journey (and Healing Journey) has been leading me to explore for some time now. I even have one of my BFF’s writing a book on it for pete’s sake! But what does vulnerability have to do with healing [...]

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Chicken Liver Mousse Pate

Those of you who have been reading my blog posts on eating organ meats and watching my videos on healthy fats, already know why this recipe is super healthy for you. What you won’t know – until you make it – is how amazingly delicious this is! I served this pate to a friend of [...]

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Tips for Pregnant or Breastfeeding Moms

As the mother of 3 healthy kidlets – combined with all my gut knowledge – I often get friends or family members who have become pregnant emailing me to ask for any advice or tips I might have. For myself, my pregnancies were the strictest diet/health times of my life. I was always aware that [...]

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CLA Therapy For Crohn’s Disease and Colitis

A new article has just come out in Science Daily featuring the results of a clinical trial with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in treating Crohn’s disease: “In our recent open label study of CLA as a supplement in study subjects with mild to moderate CD there was a marked improvement in disease activity and quality [...]

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How To Gain Weight Using Absorb Plus

There are a few different ways to gain weight using Absorb Plus elemental diet shakes – and the methods differ depending on whether you need to keep the shakes elemental (enteral diet) or whether you can add regular foods and liquids to the shakes (half elemental diet, or just using as a supplement to regular [...]

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Natural Remedy for Anal Stenosis and Stricture

When inflammation has been present for a long time in the rectum or anal canal, it sometimes causes scarring (fibrosis). Repeated ulceration and healing (often from proctitis) can also result in scar tissue. Surgical procedures for hemorrhoids, skin tags, anal dilation, sphincterectomy, etc. all cause scar tissue as the body heals the wound. Scar tissue [...]

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Absorb Plus Elemental Shake Upgrades

You have likely noticed that the new Absorb Plus is certified gluten-free and has a slightly different taste. Some people have emailed to say they like it better, and some have asked me to bring back the old one! While I know that change is stressful – especially when you’ve come to rely on something [...]

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Natural Healing Remedy for Intestinal Strictures

I have GREAT news for you if you suffer from intestinal strictures or bowel obstruction or have been considering testing my new Intestinal StrictureHeal protocol: One of my readers – who is a medical doctor – has been testing my Intestinal StrictureHeal protocol on himself. He has had Crohn’s Disease for 30 years (but has [...]

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Are Cell Phones The New Cigarettes?

How many kids do you know aged 11 and older that have their own cell phone? In my son’s class of 11 year olds, all but 5 have their own cellphone. And in spite of the school policy being no cell phones allowed on school grounds, they text each other back and forth in class [...]

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Jini’s Ranch Dressing and Dip Recipe

Here’s another recipe for you to add more food-based probiotics to your diet. Remember that if you don’t tolerate dairy, yogurt can be made from raw cow’s milk, goat’s milk, or coconut milk. Goat milk yogurt has smaller fat and protein globules than cow’s milk, and the protein is more similar to human breastmilk, making [...]

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How To Make Whey and Yogurt Cream Cheese

MORE FOOD-BASED PROBIOTICS If you’ve seen my recipe for the Best Lacto-Fermented Mayonnaise Ever, but you don’t know how to obtain the whey (the probiotics contained in whey are what lacto-ferment mayonnaise, grains, veggies, etc.) then here are detailed instructions. The really good news is that when you extract whey from yoghurt, you automatically get [...]

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Best Lacto-Fermented Mayonnaise Recipe Ever

FOOD-BASED PROBIOTICS: Lacto-Fermented Mayonnaise I did a lot of experimenting to determine which oils provide the best-tasting mayonnaise, whilst providing excellent nutrition – I think this recipe is my fifth variation and I’m finally happy with it! My never-ending thanks to Nourishing Traditions cookbook for providing the lacto-fermentation method whereby the mayonnaise keeps for 3-4 [...]

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Making iPods and iPads Safer For Children

I have 3 kids aged 5 to 11 and yes, like all their peers, they want the latest gadget as soon as it comes out. Unfortunately, all of these devices carry health consequences due to the microwave RF radiation they emit. The World Health Organization has now classed WiFi radiation as a Class 2B carcinogen. [...]

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The Story of The Pencil – Inspiration and Encouragement

This short story is excerpted from Paulo Coelho’s book on short stories and reflections, Like the Flowing River. I think all of us who are on a Healing Journey can especially relate to the Second Quality – something to reflect back on when times get tough, or maybe you’re in a tough time right now. [...]

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Micro-Lending – Loan $25 For Free!

If the title of this blog post sounds confusing, just bear with me… Kiva is a micro-lending organization that I support. Micro-lending is a way that people in third world countries can borrow money (without getting scalped by crazy interest rates) for things like reeds to weave baskets, or a goat to start a goat [...]

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Tips for Jini’s Probiotic Retention Enema

Question: Hi. I tried to do the retention enema described in Listen to your Colon, and it was disastrous! This was a few weeks ago. I warmed the water to 90 degrees but could not get all the lumps out. I had called Natren and was told not to warm it more, and not to [...]

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Easy Backyard Composting

Well, believe it or not, we finally got around to setting up our own composting bin in our backyard. And I have to say, don’t wait for summer to do this as that’s when the flies are at their peak! It’s easier to start in colder weather so you can get the hang of it [...]

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Synergistic Healing – Meditation, Prana, EFT

Annabel Fisher and I did a presentation together at the Canadian EFT Gathering a couple weeks ago – where I presented the theory behind combining more than one powerful healing tool together, for a synergistic effect that greatly maximizes the healing possible. Synergy is where 1+1 does not equal 2, it equals 5. So EFT [...]

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TruRoots Organic Sprouted Bean Trio

I am just crazy for this new pre-soaked, sprouted bean/lentil product. Of course, it’s organic, but it’s also available for a great price at Costco! It’s the TruRoots Organic Sprouted Bean Trio and it contains mung beans, green lentils and adzuki beans. Most of us know we should be eating beans and lentils once our [...]

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Do Not Take Other Remedies On LTYG Program

On page 55 of my book about natural healing for digestive diseases, Listen To Your Gut, I give clear directions that you must not use any other supplements on the LTYG program UNTIL you have given the protocols a chance to work and your condition has stabilized. THEN you can go ahead and test other [...]

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Transdermal and Nano-Sized Magnesium

Statistics show that over 40% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. You can’t test for magnesium deficiency using a blood test since only 1 percent of the body’s magnesium is found in the bloodstream. So you have to let your symptoms be your guide.  My friend Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND has devoted a large [...]

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Hormone Balance After Age 35

Do you remember the teleseminar I did with hormone expert Dr. Wendy Ellis (from Dr. Jonathan V. Wright’s clinic in Washington) on Hormone Balance For Chronic Illness? Well, I’ve brought her back for another really timely topic faced by many: How do you keep your hormones balanced after age 35? Many men and women face [...]

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How To Release and Dissolve Scar Tissue

Before we get into how to treat/heal scar tissue, it’s best if you have a really good understanding of what scar tissue is composed of, the different forms it can take in the body, and how it behaves. In the video below, I ask Mary Cox (physiotherapist) these questions and she gives us a fascinating, [...]

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Radiation Testing for Laptops and Cordless Phones

Now that I have my very own microwave (RF) radiation testing meter (it also tests magnetic and electrical activity), I can actually do my own testing on the various devices in my and my neighbour’s houses. I got an email from a reader asking me: I have a question regarding laptops. Does keeping a laptop [...]

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Absorb Plus Helps Diverticulitis

Every so often I receive emails from readers that either move my heart, or contain good ideas. This one does both: Hi Jini, I have noticed a real difference in the way I feel taking 2 Absorb Plus shakes a day for my diverticulitis.  Before your shakes, I was very weak walking with a cane [...]

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Best Natural Hair Gel and Hairspray

I’ve never used a lot of styling aids with my hair – especially since I’ve been firmly in kid-land for the last decade. But now, my kids are getting older and wanting to try out different hair styles. I’m getting out there more and hooking up with old friends and the old hair-in-a-clip or loose [...]

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Does Adya Clarity Black Mica Extract Work?

If you’re into the raw food movement, you may have heard about a product called Adya Clarity. The people who are selling (and re-selling) this product are making some pretty amazing claims. And perhaps, like me, you’re wondering how much is hype and how much is genuine? Here’s the story behind Adya Clarity and other [...]

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The Dangers Of Vitamin A

Question: Dr. Mercola recommends avoiding Vitamin A, yet I notice you have Vitamin A in Absorb Plus – why is this? Answer: To quote from Dr. Mercola’s article on this topic: “Let’s clarify one thing: It’s the retinoic acid (retinol) form of vitamin A that is problematic. Not beta carotene. Beta carotene is not a [...]

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Jini’s Favorite Herbal Teas

I’ve just greatly expanded our Herbal Tea section at the Shoppe to include a number of my favorites – here’s what I’ve added and why I like each of them, or how I use them: Smooth Move Chocolate Senna Tea (Laxative) Oh lord, this tea has saved my life on numerous occasions – until I [...]

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Natural Treatment for Muscle Pain and Strained Back

Natural treatments for muscle, tendon and ligament pain do not involve masking the pain so you can carry on with your day as usual. As renowned chiropractor Dr. Ben Kim says: “Acetaminophen primarily decreases registration of pain in your brain. It doesn’t decrease inflammation outside of your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). So [...]

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Who Needs MucosaHeal?

MucosaHeal provides excellent demulcent and mucilage activity for the mucosal lining of the small and large intestine. It is a 100% natural, herbal preparation that is ideal for people with Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, then you may benefit from using MucosaHeal: Inflammation [...]

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How To Heal Internal and External Hemorrhoids

Since many people with IBD and IBS suffer from internal or external hemorrhoids, finding an effective healing remedy for hemorrhoids has been at the top of my list – especially since I too developed internal hemorrhoids after the birth of my daughter! Those of you who have my Listen To Your Gut book know that [...]

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What Are The Benefits of Using MucosaHeal?

The natural botanical ingredients in MucosaHeal are known to*: Help maintain healthy absorption and digestion of food by helping repair the mucosal lining of the digestive tract Help modulate your immune system and provide anti-tumor properties Help restore the mucosal lining of your intestine, which lubricates and protects your digestive tract Help reduce muscle spasms [...]

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How was Absorb Plus Formulated?

Absorb Plus was formulated by Jini Patel Thompson, the author of LISTEN TO YOUR GUT: Natural Healing & Dealing With Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Irritable Bowel Syndrome. After a bout of severe intestinal haemorrhaging, Jini’s weight dropped to 99 pounds (she’s 5’7″) and her albumin levels showed she was severely malnourished. After receiving a blood [...]

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What are the benefits of using FissureHeal?

FissureHeal helps heal anal and rectal fissures Soothe and protect sore and wounded anal/rectal tissue Help heal and soothe rectal fistulas (tears that penetrate right through the rectal canal) when used long-term and combined with an elemental or liquid diet Soothe and help heal hemorrhoids Lubricate and moisturize the rectum for easier stool passage and [...]

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Using Absorb Plus as part of an elemental diet?

As Absorb Plus is a completely elemental (pre-digested) product, it can be used as part of an exclusively elemental diet. Elemental diets are used to stop intestinal bleeding, induce disease remission and heal the Gastro-Intestinal (GI) tract. For more information on following a strictly elemental diet, see Jini Patel Thompson’s book, THE IBD REMISSION DIET [...]

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Who needs Absorb Plus?

Absorb Plus is a delicious tasting, dietary supplement shake comprised of the highest quality, natural, elemental (pre-digested) ingredients. Since 2002, Absorb Plus elemental nutrient shake has helped thousands of people worldwide regain their health. People with Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Colon Cancer, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. People who have trouble chewing, swallowing, digesting or absorbing [...]

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I’ve had my colon removed and I have an ileostomy. Will Absorb Plus still work for me?

We have a customer whose colon had been removed, plus he had short bowel syndrome (where a lot of the small intestine has been removed). Needless to say, getting enough nutrients is a challenge for him. He has used Absorb Plus regularly and ongoing for about 3-4 years now. However, what he found helped was [...]

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