We often receive feedback from readers (like the ones below) that outline how they’ve effectively combined Jini’s protocols with other therapies, supplements or healing methods that their gut led them to. As Jini says repeatedly, “Listen to your gut! Tune into your own body’s wisdom; your body knows everything you need to come into wholeness.”
Your body KNOWS exactly what it needs – so Jini encourages you to get into dialogue with your body. She actually has a lot of posts on exactly this topic, which you can read here. And here’s the lovely email from one of Jini’s readers:
“I’d just like to say thank you to Jini for her books that have helped me heal my gut to a state I wasn’t sure was possible during my severe flare of my colitis. I believe the use of the shakes and her generously providing a recipe for making your own along with all the probiotics, supplements and emphasis on the emotional healing aspects, along with her insistent style of writing and talking, really made a massive difference for my health and well-being. I’d also like to say that both John Brissons book Fix Your Gut and Dr. Grace Liu’s Talks and Custom Probiotics helped reinforce and confirm everything Jini writes and talks about the gut and healing it. – J.K., UK”
Just remember, when introducing/testing new supplements, to follow these instructions from Jini in Chapter 2 of Listen to Your Gut:
HOW TO INTRODUCE SUPPLEMENTS
“Herbs and other natural substances can be just as powerful as drugs, so you want to be sure you’re effecting the appropriate action in your body and gut – and not simultaneously sabotaging your healing with an aggravating supplement. In light of these factors, I recommend you follow this regimen for putting together your herbal supplement treatment protocol:
1. Immediately stop taking ALL herbal and natural supplements (even if prescribed by a naturopathic physician, Chinese medicine doctor or herbalist). Allow one week to clear any effects.
2. Then, introduce the supplements recommended in this program, one at a time, leaving a few days to a week in between to check for any adverse reactions. The supplements recommended in this program are the safest and have been trial-tested by tens of thousands of people with IBD. When you’ve introduced all the supplements you want to try from this program, stay on just these supplements for a month or two.
3. Next, introduce any other supplements you wish (or those recommended by other sources, physicians, etc.) but make sure you test them one at a time, leaving at least two weeks in between each one to test for adverse reactions or signs of intolerance. Be especially c