READER QUESTION: “Feeling frustrated. I think I’m on my 4th bottle of mucosaheal and still have a lot of bleeding and a lot of mucus (taking 2 three times a day and 3 at bed) I was taking the Natren probiotics but it seemed to make everything worse. I changed back to VSL3 probiotics and things have calmed slightly. I’ve tried the healing enema kit for about a week and I tried one probiotic enema. The probiotic enema tripled the amount of mucus in each BM. I guess I’m pretty sensitive to those which is strange because I was taking them for a while before Natren. Anyway- I don’t know what to do. This flare has been almost a year and I’m just exhausted with it. I’m still going to continue with it for now and pray it gets better.”

So when I read an email like this, there are several things we can brainstorm-troubleshoot – because for the amount of physical things she’s doing here, she certainly should be seeing more improvement! Let’s take a look at the possibilities and see if we can determine why she is not healing faster. And of course, you can apply these exact same explorations to your own healing journey!

1. The first thing I would do is check the timing of the supplements she’s taking to make sure they’re not interfering with each other. And also check that she’s not taking something (perhaps hidden in one of her supplements) that causes bleeding – like Betaine HCL.

2. Consider that she needs to go on a completely liquid diet and LIE DOWN horizontal until her bleeding stops – doing the Healing Implant Enema and Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol at the same time. She could try the whole food shakes and bone broths first. But if that doesn’t provide enough bowel rest, then she likely needs The IBD Remission Diet.

3. If she hasn’t done Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol then that would be my first recommendation. It can take a LONG time to see results from probiotics alone and she also needs a potent anti-pathogen agent to kill all the nasties in her gut.

4. She doesn’t mention whether she is also taking any drugs. Many drugs directly counter the effects of these healing protocols. For example, the birth control pill and steroids both make it very difficult for good bacteria to colonize the gut.

5. Her top, major stressor and dis-ease element may not be physical! She needs to look closely at her emotional and spiritual situation. If her body was speaking on behalf of her higher self, what would it be saying? What would be the message her body is trying to deliver? Maybe she needs to change a relationship, change jobs/careers, move somewhere else, etc. And until she listens to her gut and actions her inner guidance, her body will not heal!

6. Is she simultaneously using a mind/body therapy – where the emotional is integrated with the physical tissues of the body. Long-term dis-ease like this needs the support of gifted healing professionals.

7. Is she giving herself time and space to heal? Or is she simultaneously working full-time, or taking care of a family, parents, etc., or going to school, or something else that requires a significant output of time and energy? It takes a LOT of energy to heal! See point #2 above – how is blood supposed to even clot (let alone heal) if you won’t lie down and take the pull of gravity off the tissues? How’s her boundary setting – is she even aware of how she sabotages her own body/healing by not being able to say no, or advocate for herself, and so on. Again, there are common saboteurs that people with chronic illness tend to have, so these need to be investigated and released/transformed.

8. Is she sure the blood is coming from her colon and not from hemorrhoids (internal or external) or her rectum? Perhaps she has an anal fissure, or proctitis? These would require different treatments – but all targeted to the rectal area, not the colon.

9. Perhaps she is only doing one or two things at a time? Holistic, natural healing can be greatly increased and speeded up by using the synergistic power of numerous healing protocols done simultaneously. Any ONE of the ideas given above is not likely going to effect healing, but if (for example) she is doing supplements, bowel rest, mind/body healing, setting good boundaries, getting plenty of rest and peace and moving out of a toxic living arrangement, she may find her healing progresses rapidly!

Remember, your body is ALWAYS advocating on your behalf. So if you’re not healing, then there is a valid reason why and you need to keep looking until you find it.

Feeling Frustrated – Why is my gut not healing faster?
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14 thoughts on “Feeling Frustrated – Why is my gut not healing faster?

    1. Hi Amy,

      That’s a possibility and one reason why Jini recommends #3 in the blog post above. Thanks for commenting!

      Kind regards,
      Justin
      Customer Care

  • I feel like the woman in the picture ,why isn’t my gut healing faster, was comforted to read this email . thank you so much for your time and your encouragement. will keep persevering with the natren probiotics .

    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Dell. We wish you all the best and would love to hear how the probiotics work out for you!

      Kind regards,
      Justin
      Customer Care

  • Excellent post.

    The thing I find so disheartening is that – I think I am doing all I can and progressing very slowly but certainly progressing. Then something pops up YET AGAIN, to knock me down. Something weird and unexpectedly debilitating that no-one could see coming. (Currently a suspected minute spider bite, that is causing such mayhem to my neurological system, it is hard to believe.)

    My philosophy is that ‘from everything bad comes something good!’ – and usually more than just one good thing. Despite believing this, and experiencing so many blessings over the past several years whilst struggling with my health, it is still so very hard to go through the latest challenge. Sometimes I feel very frightened, so it is very helpful to be reminded to
    ‘Remember, your body is ALWAYS advocating on your behalf. So if you’re not healing, then there is a valid reason why and you need to keep looking until you find it.’

    Thank you Jini. I have learned a lot from you. I find your books and your writings very encouraging, and full of valuable advice, such as oregano oil, DMSO, and how to prepare an elemental drink when you have many intolerances.

    Thank you for all your work and for sharing
    kindest regards
    Naomi

    1. Hi Naomi,

      Thank you for your feedback! Your thoughts are important to us. We wish you all the best!

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

      1. Hi Jini

        Thanks. There is a lot of content in this interview with Tami. I found it very worthwhile to listen to.
        I especially enjoy how you, as always, express your viewpoints clearly and still in full consideration of life’s complexities and peoples’ individuality.
        I learn and gain so much from you.

        kindest regards
        Naomi

  • Hi Jini,

    Out of curiosity, what’s the success rate of people with Crohn’s disease that have success using your Elemental Diet?

    Also what’s the quickest way to stop a bleeding colon without using your enema?

    I asked one of your customer service representatives and they said 80%-90%.

    1. Hello Frank,

      Jini’s protocols work well for a large number of people but not everyone experiences identical results as everyone is dealing with a unique blend of health challenges. Here’s a link to our testimonial page if you would like to read some accounts that customers have shared with us:

      http://www.listentoyourgut.com/testimonials.html

      Jini’s Premium Healing Implant Enema Kit is the absolute fastest way to stop colonic bleeding we’ve ever come across, along with MucosaHeal , George’s Aloe Vera Juice and elemental liquid diet. If bleeding is mild, or is only from the small intestine, take MucosaHeal along with George’s Aloe Vera Juice and L-glutamine. Probiotics are also very helpful, along with the appropriate Healing Diet for Crohn’s disease (from Jini’s book Listen To Your Gut).

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • I have had ulcerative colitis for many years. Now I have microscopic colitis . I also have been tested for SIBO and I have that also. I have tried the Elemental diet for 2 weeks then went back on the SCD diet. I still have some diarrhea and never have a normal stool. Do you have any suggestions? I really enjoy your blog, and have been helped in many ways by your information. Thanks, Peggy

    1. Hi Peggy,

      I’m glad you find the information in Jini’s blog useful! L-Glutamine is one of the best remedies to stop diarrhea that Jini have found. However, while it resolves the symptom, it does not completely address the cause of diarrhea – for that, you also need to follow Jini’s Natural treatment for Ulcerative colitis to get to the root cause or imbalance in the body.

      Kind Regards,
      Cris
      Customer Care

  • Hi Jini, i have crohns and today is day 15 of my elemental diet and I’m doing all the shakes and adding all the supplements to the shakes. Its also my 15th day on the oregano oil. I’m experiencing an urge to go to the bathroom every time I drink a shake or take the oil as well as my mushroom broth. I do work 30 hours a week but get 3 days off so I just completely rest. My plan is to go 6-7 weeks on a full elemental diet. Am I doing something wrong or is die off still happening? Every movement I get is explosive and very liquidy.

    1. Hi JP,

      Thank you for contacting us. Absorb Plus or other elemental shakes will produce marked changes in stool and bowel movements because Absorb Plus is a pre-digested, liquid food product. Therefore, whilst consuming it, you will have mushy or liquid bowel movements – they may feel and look like diarrhea, but they actually are not – there is no loss of nutrients or electrolytes – they are just reflecting the liquid nature of the food source. Try drinking the elemental shakes at room temperature to combat this bowel effect. Take Natren brand probiotics in powder form whilst consuming the shakes, this can often reduce the urgency and liquidity of bowel movements. You can mix the probiotic powders into the shake by hand and shake briskly for 10 seconds or so. I also urge you to consider using Jini’s Probiotic Retention Enema sooner, rather than later to implant a mega-dose of beneficial bacteria straight into the colon – and lower part of the small intestine. Check-out this blog below from Jay Baluk (a.k.a. CROHNSBOY) who tried Jini’s Probiotic Retention Enema.

      http://crohnsboy.blogspot.com/2009/02/tried-jinis-pro-biotic-retention-enema.html

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

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