Dr. Samir Kakodkar is an IBD specialist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and did his IBD training at Northwestern. Samir hosts a podcast called Against the Grain which investigates new ideas and controversies in the field of IBD.

In this interview, you’ll hear how Dr. Kakodkar himself has IBD and tried some of the protocols in my book, Listen To Your Gut, several years ago. This is an interesting interview (almost 2 hours long!) where there is a lot of push-pull between viewpoints. Perhaps you too find yourself going back and forth between medical and natural; or perhaps trying to integrate the two?

As Samir says in his description of our podcast:

“We had an epic almost 2 hour long conversation about her methods to treat Crohn’s and colitis. We talked about the limitations of conventional medicine, her treatment protocols, mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis, the dogma of diets, tricks to make exclusive enteral nutrition more palatable, electromagnetic radiation/5G amongst other topics that most conventional doctors would think of as “out there” but I’m not afraid to delve into.”

Enjoy! And feel free to check out Dr. Kakodkar’s other podcasts – like this one on Cannabis/Medical Marijuana for Crohn’s and Colitis.

A Gastroenterologist Interviews Jini Patel Thompson

4 thoughts on “A Gastroenterologist Interviews Jini Patel Thompson

  • I have reached out before when my son was in bad shape. Going 30 times a day and a lot if not all blood. . He did the absorb plus elemental diet for 9 weeks. He was on entyvio and on his 4th infusion at the time of his start of elemental diet. He did and still does oregano oil, natren probiotics as you outlined in your books, Georges aloe verA and all other recommendations
    He is doing ok and despite a 7 day hospital stay for kidney/blood in urine (which surgeon and doctors talking about surgery coming in) the docs said he was in a flair from UC but he wasn’t.
    His c reactive protein was normal! He is still ok
    The elemental diet for a colon rest was instrumental. The shakes were good.
    He has no blood. Some loose stools here and there. But we feel like we are in Control. They want a colonoscopy but I feel it would be a step back.

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      We really appreciate the updates and we’re glad to hear that Jini’s protocol is working well and that his bleeding stopped – this is a very big improvement so Congratulations! As for loose stools, this is normal if he’s still on Full Elemental diet. Probiotics and Oregano are one of the remedies that will address the cause of loose stools/ diarrhea to resolve it long term but you can try to supplement with L-Glutamine if you haven’t already. Dosage details here: http://www.listentoyourgut.com/symptoms/16/diarrhea.html

      Thanks so much for sharing and we’re looking forward to hearing more about his progress!

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

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