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Jini’s Personal Supplement Regime & Why!

Know About My Supplement Regime Now that I'm perfectly healthy, what do I take on a daily/weekly basis to sustain my superb health? I can't tell you how many friends and family members have asked for this list! But first of all, let me define what I mean by 'superb health'. I'm 55 years old [...]

By |2024-03-26T13:35:16-08:00May 22nd, 2024|

Does Bentonite Put Lead Into Your Stomach?

Is bentonite clay a beneficial substance? Is it good for detoxing the body, addressing diarrhea, chelating heavy metals? Or does it cause a heavy metal problem? One of my readers asked this question after reading my research post on Bentonite Clay for gut problems: "I’m hoping you can clarify whether the statements (see below snippet) [...]

By |2023-09-18T09:18:13-08:00November 8th, 2023|

How I Use MultiAbsorb Immune Booster

I've been getting some questions from friends and family about MultiAbsorb Immune Booster, and that's when I realized that I had not done a separate post about it! I'd always lumped it together with MultiAbsorb Daily Essential. So first of all, here's a quick run-down on how I've been using MA Immune Booster myself: MultiAbsorb [...]

By |2024-02-22T11:21:07-08:00August 8th, 2023|

Are Seed Oils Really So Bad For Us?

Unless you live under a rock, you will have seen the incessant stream of posts, videos, podcasts and discussions on the evils of seed oils. One of my long-time readers emailed to ask: "I’d really love to know Jini’s stance on seed oils right now. Especially since so many holistic doctors even, are saying that [...]

By |2024-02-22T11:21:21-08:00July 11th, 2023|

Good Healthy Fats

Good Healthy Fats If you haven’t already, read my blog on vegetarianism vs. animal fats to see why your body needs good fats. We also talked about good fats in my teleseminar with renowned holistic dentist, Dr. Hal Huggins. Since this is SUCH a maligned topic, I’m [...]

By |2024-04-14T23:34:39-08:00July 8th, 2023|

LTYG 3rd Edition Now Available!!

I am thrilled to announce the LTYG 3rd Edition is now available!! Since the first edition of Listen To Your Gut was published (in 2000) it has become an International Bestseller and I’ve received literally thousands of letters, questions and feedback from readers. Based on your feedback and questions, and due to the continual stream [...]

By |2024-02-22T11:21:34-08:00June 21st, 2023|

WHICH Version of ColonEaze Should I Use?

So I've seen a lot of orders come through the LTYG Shoppe, where people are buying BOTH ColonEaze~Firm and ColonEaze~Move. This is really puzzling to me, or perhaps more people than I realize have spastic colon...? I also wonder if y'all are confused about which one to use - perhaps I haven't explained it well [...]

By |2023-07-12T20:37:00-08:00March 17th, 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|

Should People Managing Inflammation Avoid Natren’s Dairy Based Probiotics?

The Effects of Probiotics on Inflammation Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren probiotics, as we answer another question from an LTYG reader. This week's question reads: "Many people find dairy pro-inflammatory. Should people managing inflammation avoid Natren's dairy-based probiotics?" Don't forget to download my FREE eBook, What You Need to Know About Probiotics! [...]

By |2024-04-29T21:32:03-08:00February 16th, 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|

How Psyllium Seed Powder Helps Crohn’s, Colitis, Diverticulitis

Psyllium Seed Powder vs. Psyllium Husk Powder: What's the Difference? I formulated ColonEaze~Firm with only psyllium seed, and ColonEaze~Move with a beneficial 2:1 ratio of psyllium seed to psyllium husk. Why is this important and what is the difference between psyllium seed powder and psyllium husk powder? This paper explains the main differences, as well [...]

By |2024-02-13T19:43:01-08:00July 16th, 2022|

ColonEaze FIRM & MOVE for Diarrhea Or Constipation

I'm SO EXCITED about this new formulation for Imix Nutrition! These are my ideal formulas for bulking and softening stool to assist with regulating bowel movements. There is one version - FIRM - for people who tend towards diarrhea. And a second version - MOVE - for those who tend towards constipation. Some of you [...]

By |2023-07-13T15:57:41-08:00July 13th, 2022|

Does Potassium Iodide Expire?

Question: "I ordered the Hemmorhoid kit a while back and am just now getting around to using it. I've kept the materials in a dark cool spot, but when I mixed them together they were both clear and the potassium iodide never changed colors. It also doesn't seem to be making stains on anything, so [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:50:07-08:00May 9th, 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|

How To Choose A Potent Probiotic

For a probiotic to have reliable, therapeutic results, it must fulfill ALL of the six criteria listed to below to ensure safety, potency and bioavailability: 1. Manufactured in a cGMP Facility and stored in dark, glass bottles only Make sure the probiotic is manufactured in a facility that carries the cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:42:54-08:00April 10th, 2022|

Can You Nebulize Potassium Iodide?

After reading my article on nebulizing glutathione and hydrogen peroxide, one of my readers asked this question: "How exactly would potassium iodine kill you? Nascent iodine is potassium iodide." Well this seemingly simple question set me off on a half-day research binge! Let's first seek to clarify the different types of Iodine. Lugol's vs. Nascent [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:50:29-08:00February 16th, 2022|

How to Use MucosaCalm

Hi! Savannah from LTYG Shoppe, and today I want to talk to you about MucosaCalm. This is a product Jini formulated which contains the ingredients that she feels are the best healers for the intestinal wall and mucosal lining - and highly likely to be well tolerated. If you’re having 3 or more bowel movements [...]

By |2023-04-10T07:34:24-08:00February 6th, 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|

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 |2024-02-27T10:51:54-08:00November 30th, 2021|

How to Use Udo’s Oil

Hi, Savannah from LTYG Shoppe, and today I want to talk to you about Udo's Oil! Flora Udo's Choice Perfected Oil Blend is a specially balanced combination of carefully chosen natural unrefined oils and nutritional co-factors that help meet your daily essential fatty acid ("good fats") requirements. Good fats, or essential fatty acids (EFAs), are [...]

By |2023-03-28T15:15:38-08:00October 20th, 2021|

How to Use Wild Oregano Oil

Hi, Savannah from LTYG Shoppe! And today I want to talk to you about one of my personal favorite products in the shoppe. Wild Oregano Oil (WOO) is the basis of many of Jini’s health protocols and home remedies because it is a POWERHOUSE! Jini always says if she were stranded on a desert island [...]

By |2024-03-31T19:24:34-08:00October 6th, 2021|

What Makes Probiotics So Special?

Join me and Dane of CrohnsColitisLifestyle as we talk about the importance of probiotics, creating a healthy microbiome, and reversing our once poor gut health:  You can learn even more about probiotics in the probiotic section of the LTYG blog - and don't forget to download my eBook, What You Need to Know About Probiotics, [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:45:20-08:00September 13th, 2021|

Can I take MucosaCalm with steroids or other prescription medications?

Yes, you can take MucosaCalm along with any prescription medications. Regular licorice is contraindicated for steroids, but MucosaCalm contains only Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice, so it is safe to take with any drug. If you want to wean off the drugs (always wean gradually and slowly - consult your doctor about this) then you would take the [...]

By |2023-04-10T07:34:40-08:00September 2nd, 2021|

Should I Take a Break From My Probiotics?

Is it ever beneficial to take a break from supplementing with probiotics? Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren probiotics, as we continue to answer probiotic-related questions from my LTYG readers. And don't forget to download my FREE eBook, What You Need to Know About Probiotics!  Check my probiotic cheat sheet + more [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:46:13-08:00August 23rd, 2021|

I’ve Had An Ileostomy Done – Which Natren Probiotics Are Best?

We recently received this reader question, and it was so good I just had to share it with ya'll in case anyone else had a similar question. It reads: Hi guys. I've had an ileostomy done, which will be reversed in a few months, so at the moment I don't have a functioning large intestine. [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:46:26-08:00August 15th, 2021|

The Best Way To Take Wild Oregano Oil

I've written about wild oregano oil in my book, Listen To Your Gut, and for those of you who are interested, I also offer a free Wild Oregano Oil Report - click here to see Home Remedy page for "the Flu," then scroll down to the green sign-up. That being said, there's nothing like seeing [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:02:54-08:00August 10th, 2021|

Can Taking Too Many Probiotics Hurt Your Gut?

Can taking too many probiotics hurt your gut? Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren and world-renowned expert on probiotics, culturing, and fermenting, as we continue to answer probiotic-related questions from my LTYG readers!  Download my FREE eBook, What You Need to Know About Probiotics. Shoppe Natren probiotics here.

By |2023-04-12T10:51:33-08:00June 30th, 2021|

Dairy-Based vs. Non-Dairy Acidophilus

This video is all about dairy-based vs. non-dairy probiotics. Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren, as we continue to answer probiotic-related questions from our LTYG readers. Our reader asks: ""If I am not mistaken the dairy version and the dairy-free version of Megadophilus have different strains. Is one proven to be more beneficial [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:03:31-08:00June 16th, 2021|

Should I Alternate Probiotic Strains?

Is it more beneficial to alternate probiotic strains? Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren probiotics, as we continue to answer probiotic-related questions from our LTYG readers. Our reader asks: "Some natural doctors say it's best to switch around probiotics. What do you say about the need to change to a different type now [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:04:50-08:00June 2nd, 2021|

How Does Heat Affect Probiotics?

How does heat affect probiotics? Join me and Natasha Trenev (founder of Natren probiotics) as we answer questions sent in by my LTYG readers!  Explore the probiotic section of the blog here - chock full of valuable info on everything probiotic-related. And don't forget to grab my FREE eBook, What You Need to Know [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:05:48-08:00April 26th, 2021|

Why Can’t I Tolerate Probiotics?

If you've been following me for a while, you know my family and I strictly use Natren probiotics! My protocols are tried and tested using Natren as well, but what do you do if you have trouble tolerating Natren probiotics? Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren probiotics, as we answer some tough questions [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:06:13-08:00April 20th, 2021|

Chaga Medicinal Mushrooms for Crohn’s and Colitis

How my Chaga journey began…. My interest in Chaga really peaked when my physician mentioned its benefits for Ulcerative Colitis during one of my office visits. He stated that new research has shown that Chaga can help induce remission in Ulcerative Colitis patients and helps in healing other IBD conditions! I take it daily now [...]

By |2024-02-26T11:17:44-08:00April 19th, 2021|

What is BPC-157 Peptide & Does It Help IBD?

One of our readers recently wrote in regarding their experience using BPC-157: "I took it for 3 months and thought it was useless. A few weeks afterward, I realized it really was that game-changer. In addition to the cessation of pain and spasms, my hair started coming back (autoimmune loss of hair). I was shocked. [...]

By |2023-02-01T10:39:12-08:00April 6th, 2021|

I Want to Take Probiotics – Where Do I Start?

You want to take care of your gut, and probiotics are a fantastic way to start...but STARTING is the problem! How do you determine which strains are best for you? If it's your first time taking probiotics, Jini recommends you start with an infant species of bacteria called B. infantis, then gradually work your way [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:18:23-08:00March 10th, 2021|

How to Make Your Own Wild Oregano Oil

One of my lovely readers in Ghana has no access to commercial wild oregano oil, however she does have access to fresh wild oregano leaves - awesome! Professional manufacturers use either steam distillation or cold-pressing methods to extract the highest quality, most potent oregano oil from the leaves, which requires specialized equipment. But there are [...]

By |2023-04-07T13:12:38-08:00March 8th, 2021|

Before & After Examples of Supplement Schedules

Even though I've already written a detailed blog post about this topic, I KNOW how difficult it can be to set up your supplement schedule! It's very hard to hold in your head (simultaneously) all the supplements that can work synergistically together, the ones that are best taken with food, the ones that must be [...]

By |2024-02-26T11:26:24-08:00February 24th, 2021|

Does L-Glutamine Feed Cancer?

When a doctor makes a statement that an amino acid - found in most protein foods (seafood, meat, milk, eggs) and many veggies - feeds cancer... commonsense dictates that there's likely a more complex, multi-factorial, interdependent sequence happening, and perhaps another mechanism or two, or three, going on. The reductionist thinking of pharma-care trains people [...]

By |2024-02-26T11:34:17-08:00February 3rd, 2021|

Colloidal Silver – A Triple Whammy!

Let's talk about Colloidal silver! Just like wild oregano oil, there are SO many uses for this anti-pathogen agent. This is due to colloidal and nano-sized silver being antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial - a triple whammy! The silver ion (Ag+) is bioactive, and in sufficient concentration readily kills bacteria in vitro. Silver also kills bacteria [...]

By |2023-01-24T18:50:26-08:00January 12th, 2021|

Confusing Supplement Schedule – 4 Simplifying Tips

Hi everyone! It’s Linsy from LTYG. Being involved in natural healing can sometimes mean taking a LOT of supplements. If you know - you know!! And if you've already read Jini's post on how to navigate around confusing supplement schedules, you know there can be a lot to remember. When do you take which supplements? [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:46:15-08:00January 6th, 2021|

Vitamin D and Cod Liver Oil for Winter Immune Support

Just a reminder that now that it's wintertime, you really do want to make sure you and your family are taking daily vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), and perhaps you also would benefit from Cod Liver Oil. Unless you get a minimum of 20 minutes full exposure (with all surfaces of your skin exposed - face, arms, [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:19:15-08:00December 15th, 2020|

Synthetic vs. Natural-Extraction Vitamins & Minerals

I've had some interesting discussions with people about why I don't formulate products that contain whole-food vitamins. And they also mistakenly believe that products like Absorb Plus contain synthetic vitamins or minerals - because if vitamins are not whole-food, then they must be synthetic. First of all, minerals are rarely (if ever) synthetic because they [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:47:06-08:00August 12th, 2020|

Bring Bone Support Back!

Well I have to say, I never thought I'd be writing this post... as you know, I discontinued carrying Mini-Minerals Bone Support in the LTYG Shoppe because I strongly suspected it did not meet its label claims. However, I have since been inundated with emails from readers all saying some version of this: "I know [...]

By |2020-07-22T10:59:32-08:00July 22nd, 2020|

Jini’s Favorite Herbal Teas

Our Herbal Tea section at the Shoppe includes a number of my favorites - here's what we carry and why I like each of them and/or how I use them: Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Tea (Caffeine-Free) This tea contains slippery elm and marshmallow root; two herbs that are soothing and healing for the gut lining. [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:20:51-08:00July 10th, 2020|

Are Atom-Sized, Angstrom, Nano Minerals Safe?

I first heard about atom-sized minerals back in 2006 - also called angstrom, picometer, or nano-sized minerals. As soon as most of us hear the words nano or nanoparticle, we get worried. It sounds so high tech - how can it be safe, or have a proven record of safety? However, when I looked at [...]

By |2024-02-26T11:24:19-08:00May 27th, 2020|

I’m pregnant and have IBS/IBD… What is safe for me to take?

Over the years, hundreds of pregnant or nursing women (with some form of IBD or IBS) have written in asking me what is safe for them to take. Did you know that this topic is covered in great detail in Chapter 9 of Listen to Your Gut? There are 32 pages devoted to it, in fact! So, [...]

By |2020-05-08T14:05:34-08:00May 8th, 2020|

Bone Matrix vs Bone Support

Although we sold the Mini-Minerals line for many years and I used it myself with good results, I also wondered why other products - like the Angstrom line and Dr. Carolyn Dean's line - tasted so much stronger. These other nano/angstrom/picometer/atom-sized minerals had an actual taste, whereas the Mini-Minerals line (Bone Support) tasted like water. [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:22:17-08:00April 28th, 2020|

LTYG Shoppe’s response to COVID-19

At Listen to Your Gut, we're very aware of the current health concerns surrounding shipping and receiving of packages during this COVID-19 health scare. I'll be completely honest with you - any packages I've received lately have undergone an immediate disinfecting spray-down, followed by a thorough hand-wash after handling/recycling each one! Call it taking preventative [...]

By |2024-02-26T13:30:03-08:00March 31st, 2020|

Jini’s Probiotic Retention Enema

I just had to post this account from Jay Baluk (a.k.a. The Gut Ninja, and formerly known as CROHNSBOY) who tried Jini's Probiotic Retention Enema.  I love Jay because he's SO candid and honest and blunt, and the photo on his post alone is so funny I just had to point you to it! But, WARNING: [...]

By |2023-04-07T12:46:08-08:00March 30th, 2020|
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