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About LTYG Team - Linsy

Linsy is Jini's assistant. From a highly sensitive/reactive case of Ulcerative colitis, to completely drug and surgery-free using natural methods only, Linsy really understands first-hand the interplay of the mind/body/spirit in the healing journey.

Is Fasting Good For Your Gut?

Is fasting good for your gut? Hi all, Linsy here! Do you have any experience with fasting, and/or have you found it helpful in your own personal healing journey? Some people swear by it, and others it just doesn't work for them. And that's okay! Everybody is different, which is why we are always advising [...]

By |2024-02-22T11:21:56-08:00July 25th, 2023|

Strengthen Your Gut Before and After an Endoscopy

My father was having some odd upper GI symptoms for a few months. Compared to the journey I had (severe Ulcerative Colitis), he had relatively a healthy gut for most of his life. So we knew something was up! I looked into the mind-body component of course, and different supplements, but he had decided he [...]

By |2023-04-18T12:10:55-08:00March 14th, 2023|

Painful Restroom Trips? Try a Squatty Potty!

In Jini's blog post, Natural Rectal Prolapse Treatment, she explains that the western practice of sitting on the toilet prevents the rectum from straightening out and opening – making us much more prone to bowel prolapse, constipation, hemorrhoids, and anal fissures! Squatting on the toilet is best, or using a squatting platform like the Squatty [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:56:03-08:00March 2nd, 2023|

Can’t Tolerate Bone Broth?

Can't tolerate bone broth? As you may know, Jini highly recommends bone broth for gut healing. Her IBD Remission Diet plan combines an elemental diet along with healing broths and targeted supplements to help soothe and heal the gut lining. I have also advocated for broth myself, as it helped me heal my leaky gut. [...]

By |2023-04-19T08:05:28-08:00February 28th, 2023|

How to Mix Probiotics with Absorb Plus Shakes

Can you save time by taking your Absorb Plus shakes and probiotics together? The answer is yes! Just make sure you take any anti-pathogens, such as wild oregano oil, at least two hours away from probiotics (and food). I also want to emphasize how important it is to never mix Natren probiotics into your shake [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:48:04-08:00February 21st, 2023|

Wound Healing With Comfrey Salve

Wound Healing With Comfrey Salve Hi, Linsy here - and today I want to talk to you about one of my go-to wound healers - comfrey salve! Comfrey is the fastest wound healer Jini and I have come across yet. It is also fantastic at relieving itching – whether from insect bites or rashes. Jini [...]

By |2023-04-14T09:44:16-08:00January 24th, 2023|

Aloe Vera Juice for Healing Inflammation

Hi all, Linsy here! Today I want to talk to you about one of my go-to products, George’s “Always Active’ Aloe Vera Juice! This aloe vera juice helps me maintain lower levels of inflammation and soothes my GI tract throughout the night. I actually really love this aloe because for years I looked for a [...]

By |2023-04-18T12:09:43-08:00January 9th, 2023|

Microbiome Boosting Pumpkin Oatmeal

Give your microbiome a natural boost with gut-soothing pumpkin and power-packed probiotic yogurt to make a delicious oatmeal! This fall-inspired breakfast is warm and cozy - just the recipe you need during these colder months. Microbiome Boosting Pumpkin Oatmeal I've been craving pumpkin lately, so I felt inspired to create this pumpkin oatmeal! Pumpkin is [...]

By |2023-03-28T14:55:32-08:00November 6th, 2022|

Gut-Friendly Brussels Sprout Recipe

The other day, as I was doing my weekly shopping, I came across a huge bag of organic Brussels sprouts - and for some reason, I felt completely drawn to them. I immediately began craving some Brussels sprouts! So, I grabbed the bag and began to look into a recipe I could create that is [...]

By |2023-03-28T15:11:51-08:00April 27th, 2022|

Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

About Linsy from Listen to Your Gut Linsy is Jini Patel Thompson's assistant who cured herself of severe Crohn's following Jini's methods. In this video, Linsy talks about the benefits of Cod Liver Oil. Cod Liver Oil: The 'Wonder Substance' Hi, Linsy from LTYGShoppe, and today I want to talk to you about my favorite [...]

By |2024-02-13T20:58:14-08:00April 25th, 2022|

Why Am I Not Healing? Part 2

In Jini's blog post, Why Am I Not Healing?, Jini touches upon three reasons why the healing process may not be occurring: Expecting Results Too Quickly Simultaneously Ingesting Harmful Supplements Avoiding Emotional Healing Pulling from my own personal journey, I wanted to add a few other reasons I've also encountered. I hope they can help [...]

By |2023-04-07T10:24:12-08:00February 9th, 2022|

How Emotions Affect the Physical Body

Are you trying to heal but struggling to find the missing piece of your health puzzle? Let's explore together the intimate connection our emotions have with the physical body - and what we can do to harmonize them! Jini always speaks of the mind/body connection, so today I want to talk about my personal journey [...]

By |2023-04-07T10:24:24-08:00February 2nd, 2022|

Let Go Of The “I Am Sick” Identity

Are you currently struggling with a chronic disease and/or experiencing daily symptoms such as pain or fatigue? That can be disheartening and exhausting for so many reasons, and I completely resonate with you and see you. Now, besides feeling physically crummy, let's take a step back and observe how you are feeling emotionally. What is [...]

By |2023-04-07T10:24:52-08:00January 26th, 2022|

Detox and Prep to Tolerate Anti-pathogens

Are you struggling to tolerate antimicrobial/antipathogen treatments like wild oregano oil, garlic, or olive leaf extract? If so, I understand the frustration because for the longest time, neither could I! In this blog post, I want to share with you how I detox and prep to tolerate anti-pathogens. Detox And Prep To Tolerate Anti-pathogens In [...]

By |2023-05-23T20:20:37-08:00January 25th, 2022|

How to Use DAO for Allergies & Histamine Reaction

Suffering from allergies, allergic reactions, histamine reaction or sensitivity, or other health issues associated with allergies? If you know my story, you'll know I suffered from MAJOR allergies and Herxheimer reactions. I'm literally known around here as the "Queen of Herx!" 😆 My healing journey involved just off-the-charts sensitivity and massive reactions to any kind [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:01:36-08:00January 19th, 2022|

How Do You Listen To Your Gut?

“Listen to your gut.” This is a phrase often used here at LTYG, but what exactly do we mean by listening to your gut - and how can one actually do so? Remember, our second brain lies in the gut! So there’s great importance to listening to it and letting it tell us what it [...]

By |2023-04-07T10:44:07-08:00January 12th, 2022|

The Benefits of Probiotic Layering

Hi all, Linsy here! Have you ever heard the term probiotic layering? Jini believes probiotics are of fundamental importance to gut health - not only in times of infection or flares, but for long-term healing and maintenance. You probably know she only recommends Natren brand probiotics, but if you're curious why you can read Jini's [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:43:11-08:00January 5th, 2022|

Low Fiber (Low Residue) Diet for Gut Issues

If you have IBD, you’ve probably found that certain foods can trigger your symptoms - and fiber is no exception to that rule!  Fiber and IBD patients definitely have a love-hate relationship. Fiber can be super helpful, but if you have gut issues it can also create a slew of complications. For me personally, I [...]

By |2023-03-28T15:14:31-08:00December 8th, 2021|

The Power of Shrooms: Chaga for IBD & Gut Issues

If you've read my blog post, Chaga Medicinal Mushrooms for Crohn’s and Colitis, you already know the numerous benefits of chaga mushrooms! My physician first told me about this secret weapon and its benefits for ulcerative colitis (which I suffered from) during one of my office visits. He mentioned that new studies have shown that [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:02:00-08:00November 30th, 2021|

A Healthy Perspective In The Face of Chronic Illness

Do you know someone who is chronically (or terminally) ill but still seems to have the best attitude, and you think to yourself...how is that possible?? Or maybe YOU are the chronically ill person, and you just can't fathom how to smile in the face of it all...I mean, how can you? Well, I feel [...]

By |2023-04-07T10:27:35-08:00November 3rd, 2021|

Is Perfectionism Hindering Your Healing?

Hello, all my LTYG people! I received a recent question from one of you which inspired me to write on this topic today. :) You are all such an inspiration to me, so a BIG thanks for all of your feedback, questions, and wonderful comments. I love receiving them, and I am so happy to [...]

By |2023-04-07T10:46:52-08:00October 26th, 2021|

An Act of Self-Love: Healing & Food Consciousness

Food Consciousness We have many readers write in that they're trying to heal, but practicing food consciousness and sticking to the right type of foods is one of their main struggles. In most cases, all of the right supplements and protocols are being implemented, but their diet is not gut-friendly for a variety of reasons. [...]

By |2023-04-07T10:50:13-08:00September 29th, 2021|

Tips While Traveling With Gut Issues

Tips while traveling with gut issues. If you've ever traveled long distances with IBD, you know it’s certainly no picnic! Personally, the most stressful and frustrating part of traveling is eating while out and about, as it can be difficult to find options that won't trigger a flare-up. And you know any additional stress is [...]

By |2023-02-13T22:07:18-08:00September 21st, 2021|

Why You Should Be Consuming Broth With An Elemental Diet

If you’ve been following LTYG for a while, you’re probably already familiar with what an elemental diet is and how it can be used for bowel rest to help promote gut healing. And if you’re new, welcome! You can learn all about an elemental diet here, as well as in the elemental diet section of [...]

By |2023-04-18T10:18:54-08:00September 15th, 2021|

Intestinal Bleeding Diet vs. Elemental (Bowel Rest) Diet

Intestinal Bleeding Diet vs. Elemental (Bowel Rest) Diet - which diet is best for your symptoms? Hi everyone! Linsy here, and I'm back to answer another great question sent in by one of our LTYG readers. This week's question is from a reader who has been dealing with intestinal bleeding, and it reads: “Hello, Jini. [...]

By |2023-03-28T10:43:20-08:00September 6th, 2021|

Wild Oregano Oil for Bee Stings & Bug Bites

With summer still in full swing, so are all of the insects - which means BEES! If you have ever been stung, you know how painful it can be. My mother is a bit allergic, so we were of course concerned when she informed us that she was stung. The bee got her finger, and [...]

By |2023-01-18T08:50:12-08:00August 30th, 2021|

How Long Should I Take An Anti-Pathogen?

Hello! Linsy here, and I'm back to answer another fantastic LTYG reader question! This week’s question reads: "How long should I take an anti-pathogen? What factors aid in determining how long to continue the oregano oil protocol or when to stop it - temporarily or otherwise?" In short, you will have to listen to your [...]

By |2023-04-05T20:23:16-08:00August 25th, 2021|

“Mucosal Healing” Tea Recipe

I recently wrote a blog post, Chaga Medicinal Mushrooms for Crohn’s & Colitis, in which I delve into the health benefits of chaga mushrooms. Well, I decided to get creative in my consumption of chaga - which is how I created this "Mucosal Healing" tea. It’s a combination of Jini's favorite mucosal healing agents and [...]

By |2024-02-08T18:37:03-08:00August 16th, 2021|

“Unwinding” – How To Release Trauma From The Body

Have you ever had someone say to you, relax - you need to unwind? Or maybe you've told yourself a thousand times that you need to chill (like me!). Well, today I want to talk to you all about the word “unwinding,” and how it has taken on an entirely different meaning for me - [...]

By |2023-04-07T11:45:05-08:00August 9th, 2021|

The Magic Pill Paradigm

What is the Magic Pill Paradigm? In my blog post and video, Healing in Layers, I explore my journey to healing the deep, root-level issues of my Ulcerative Colitis. I talk about how new symptoms and reactions ALWAYS came up during my treatments, and I relate this to peeling away the layers of an onion - [...]

By |2023-04-07T11:46:11-08:00August 3rd, 2021|

Are Emotional Reactions Causing Your Symptoms?

Do you struggle to take certain supplements, or try certain treatments, because you get a negative response no matter what you do? You know your body needs that modality, but for some reason, you can’t tolerate it... I know from personal experience how frustrating this can be, so today I want to help shift your [...]

By |2023-04-07T11:48:08-08:00July 26th, 2021|

Carbohydrate Intolerance/Sensitivity – Advice for Trapped Gas?

Hello! Linsy here, and I'm back again to answer a great question from one of our readers! This week’s question reads: "Do you have any advice for carbohydrate intolerance/sensitivity? I have been experiencing trapped gas that causes pain in my middle back that circles around to the front of my stomach - and can last [...]

By |2023-04-19T08:06:36-08:00July 18th, 2021|

My Experience With GI MAP Stool Testing

You may be familiar with "stool testing" - it's all over social media, and it's steadily increasing in popularity as people look to get a glimpse of what is going on inside their microbiome. Since it's buzz-worthy at the moment, you know I had to share my experience with the LTYG community! Again, as with [...]

By |2023-04-05T20:49:49-08:00July 14th, 2021|

Bloating With Binders

Hello! It's Linsy again, here this week to answer another question we received on the blog in regards to Jini's post: Using Bentonite Clay for Gut Problems. The activity, interactions, and questions I've received from you all so far have been fantastic, so don’t feel shy and please ask away if you have any questions! [...]

By |2023-04-19T08:07:12-08:00July 7th, 2021|

Healing in Layers

Today I want to talk to you about healing in layers. Now you may be wondering what this actually means - take a walk with me as I explain what happened to me when I was healing my severe Ulcerative Colitis. Healing my UC When my natural healing journey began I was so laser-focused on [...]

By |2023-04-07T11:48:47-08:00June 29th, 2021|

Do I Have To Be In Control To Heal?

Have you ever felt the need to control things in order to be safe, healthy, and for things to go well? Believe me, I’ve been there! I felt I needed to control my environment, my supplements, and my protocols, or I would never be healthy. But, as you know, that can be an exhausting battle! [...]

By |2023-04-07T11:50:02-08:00June 21st, 2021|

Chronic Illness: Stress, Trauma, and Flare Ups

How do you avoid a flare-up of symptoms during times of high stress? I think this is a question everyone with IBD has asked. As much as triggers can differ for each of us, there is one trigger most of us have in common...and that's stress! Stress, Trauma, and Flare Ups Whether it's the everyday [...]

By |2023-04-07T12:23:18-08:00June 15th, 2021|

Are You Suffering From Food Guilt?

Have you ever eaten something and said aloud, Man, I shouldn’t have eaten that! Then, guilt proceeds to flood your whole body. Now, let's reframe our thinking, and let me ask you a different question: have you ever considered how that guilt could actually be more harmful than the actual food itself? Today I want [...]

By |2023-04-07T13:07:30-08:00June 9th, 2021|

How to Tackle Cheat Meal Cravings While Healing Your Gut

Do you find yourself battling cheat meal cravings? Linsy here, and I'm back this week to answer another question from one of our amazing readers. You all have the best questions, and I want to answer you as thoroughly as possible! The question I received this week was in response to my video on What [...]

By |2023-04-07T13:08:48-08:00June 1st, 2021|

How Can Affirmations Help Heal IBD?

Let's talk about affirmations! You may have heard a little about them, read about them in Chapter 7 of Listen To Your Gut, or perhaps you already practice them. But how can you use them to help yourself heal from a chronic illness like IBD? Follow me on a beautiful journey as I touch upon [...]

By |2023-04-07T12:24:45-08:00May 25th, 2021|

Help! What Should I Do If I Ate Something Bad? Part 3

You ate something and it made you SICK! Food poisoning is no joke, and for anyone with gut issues, the panic that ensues after eating something bad is REAL. If we already have sensitive stomachs, the last thing we need is some bad food ruining our day! Today I'll be sharing with you the FINAL 2 [...]

By |2023-04-19T08:07:50-08:00May 18th, 2021|

Help! What Should I Do If I Ate Something Bad? Part 2

You ate something and it just didn’t sit well…or worse, it made you SICK! We all experience these moments when we eat something and afterward, we can just tell something just isn’t sitting right. And if we already have sensitive stomachs, the last thing we need is some bad food ruining our day! Food poisoning is [...]

By |2023-04-19T08:08:32-08:00May 11th, 2021|

I’m Detoxing & I’ve Got Itchy Hives – Help!

Hi everyone! Linsy here. Today I want to share with you another great question we received from a reader in response to my blog post, The Benefits of Binders, and how, when added to your protocols, they can assist with the negative symptoms of detoxing (or “die-off” symptoms) including itching and hives. If you haven’t [...]

By |2023-04-05T19:56:03-08:00May 5th, 2021|

Help! What Should I Do If I Ate Something Bad?

You ate something and it just didn't sit well...or worse, it made you SICK.  We all experience these moments when we eat something and afterward, we can just tell something just isn't sitting right. Food poisoning is no joke, but for IBD patients especially (or anyone with gut issues) the panic that ensues after eating [...]

By |2023-04-19T08:08:20-08:00April 29th, 2021|