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:


“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 cautious when testing Chinese or Ayurvedic remedies that often contain a number of herbs or substances mixed together – these have the highest possibility for aggravation or intolerance.

In every single phone consultation I’ve had (from back in the day when I was legally able to give personal consults), the client has been ingesting herbal supplements that directly aggravate the symptoms they’re trying to heal. To help you avoid making this mistake, stick to only the supplements recommended in this program, and make sure any supplement you ingest does not contain any of the following:

▶ Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
▶ Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), inulin, or other prebiotics, or indigestible starches
Bacterial Soil Organisms (SO’s, SBO’s, HSO’s, etc.)
▶ Betaine HCL
▶ Peppermint (unless enteric-coated)
▶ Blueberries, cherries or citrus fruits
▶ Ascorbic Acid
▶ High levels of Magnesium (unless needed for constipation)

You must carefully read the labels on every single supplement you take, including vitamins and minerals. Or, you can simply see which supplements I recommend at LTYG Shoppe, where I’ve already screened all the supplements for you, to ensure they’re safe for people with IBD and IBS”.

“Hello Jini,
 I just love the Oregano Oil. Not only has it helped me with my U.C. but I have noticed a remarkable improvement with my COPD.I was able to reduce Prednisone down to 4mg per day. My doctor also is impressed with my results. I have been on the remission diet and am now eating again, slowly following your chart and want to thank you for your whole program. I feel and look so much better and feel happy and content. I plan to continue until stage 4 on the reintroduction Chart. – P.B., USA.”

If you would like to share your story with us, we would love to hear from you. Please remember, your story will remain anonymous – we will only use your initials. If you would like to remain completely anonymous, however, let us know when you email

In good health!

Combining Jini’s Protocols with Other Effective Methods — Reader Story

8 thoughts on “Combining Jini’s Protocols with Other Effective Methods — Reader Story

  • just curious what is wrong with betaine hcl or cherries..or soil organisms for that matter. I don’t have issues are more chronic gastritus and upper GI….although constipation is part of it. Isnt HCL very helpful for that?

    1. Hi Evelyn,

      Thanks for reaching out. Jini actually has a blog post on soil organisms, which you can read here:

      For cherries and blueberries, it is the skin that is the issue. Some have found they can tolerate these if using a vitamix – as long as it doesn’t increase your bowel movements, and if no bleeding or ulceration, then it shouldn’t be a problem.

      Regarding Betaine HCL, as pulled from Chapter 3 of Jini’s book Listen to Your Gut, “Betaine HCL is something that stimulates the production of stomach acid. It should never be used by someone with ulcers, and even people with normal digestive systems should start at a very low dose and stop if they experience any discomfort.”

      Betaine HCL can improve the acidity of the stomach, however, for people with IBD this can easily trigger intestinal bleeding, which is why Jini suggests you avoid it. If you experience no bleeding or ulceration then Betaine could be helpful – but not long-term.

      In good health,
      Savannah B
      Customer Care

  • Hi Jini, I was just wondering why blueberries made the list of things to stay away from. I use them in a vitamix smoothie, blend them very, very well with coconut water. I’ve read that they are good for people with Crohns. The skins may be difficult to digest, but my vitamix helps with that problem. Thank you so much for your time. I love all your advice, your website, books, your store, your articles, your wonderful helpful staff and especially you; You are amazing! Thank you.

    1. Hi Virgina,

      Blueberries – yes, the skin is the issue, but if your vitamix takes care of that and it doesn’t increase your bowel movements, it’s all good! =)

      Savannah B
      Customer Care

  • Hi! What if everything you try aggravates the colitis? Every supplement, herb, food that are supposed to help, just makes me bleed more. And believe me, I’ve tried them all… Then what? Feel stuck and frustrated…

    1. Hi Hege,

      Thanks so much for reaching out. Have you already tried going on a fully elemental diet? What was your experience doing so?

      Savannah B
      Customer Care

  • Hi ! I am currently experiencing flare up. I recently purchased magnesium. but you don’t reccomend it right ? Anything else that could be used to help anxiety during the flare ?

    1. Hi Sabina,

      Thanks so much for reaching out. Jini has an entire section of the blog dedicated to mind/body/spirit healing, which I feel you would find useful in this situation:

      EFT tapping and dialoguing with your body is especially recommended by Jini. You can read more about EFT tapping and view JIni’s video about it here:

      We hope Jini’s arsenal of mind/body/spirit healing is a beneficial resource for you! If you have any additional questions or concerns. feel free to comment here.

      In good health,
      Savannah B
      Customer Care

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