Feeling Frustrated – Why is my gut not healing faster?

Why Is My Gut Not Healing Faster?

READER QUESTION: “Feeling frustrated. I think I’m on my 4th bottle of MucosaCalm and still have a lot of bleeding and a lot of mucus (taking 2 three times a day and 3 at bed). I was taking the Natren probiotics, but it seemed to make everything worse. I changed back to VSL3 probiotics and things have calmed slightly. I’ve tried the healing enema kit for about a week and I tried one probiotic enema. The probiotic enema tripled the amount of mucus in each BM. I guess I’m pretty sensitive to those, which is strange because I was taking them for a while before Natren. Anyway- I don’t know what to do. This flare has been almost a year, and I’m just exhausted with it. I’m still going to continue with it for now and pray it gets better.”

So when I read an email like this, there are several things we can brainstorm/troubleshoot because for the number of physical things she’s doing here, she certainly should be seeing more improvement! Let’s take a look at the possibilities and see if we can determine why she is not healing faster. And of course, you can apply these exact same explorations to your own healing journey!

1. The first thing I would do is check the timing of the supplements she’s taking to make sure they’re not interfering with each other. And also check that she’s not taking something (perhaps hidden in one of her supplements) that causes bleeding – like Betaine HCL. I KNOW how difficult it can be to set up your supplement schedule, so here are some helpful resources:

Confusing Supplement Schedule – HELP!
Confusing Supplement Schedule – 4 Simplifying Tips
Before & After Examples of Supplement Schedules

2. Consider that she needs to go on a completely liquid diet and LIE DOWN horizontal until her bleeding stops – doing the Healing Implant Enema and Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol at the same time. She could try the whole food shakes and bone broths first. But if that doesn’t provide enough bowel rest, then she likely needs The IBD Remission Diet.

3. If she hasn’t done Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol, then that would be my first recommendation. It can take a LONG time to see results from probiotics alone, and she also needs a potent anti-pathogen agent to kill all the nasties in her gut.

4. She doesn’t mention whether she is also taking any drugs. Many drugs directly counter the effects of these healing protocols. For example, the birth control pill and steroids both make it very difficult for good bacteria to colonize the gut.

spiritual stressors5. Her top, major stressor and dis-ease element may not be physical! She needs to look closely at her emotional and spiritual situation. If her body was speaking on behalf of her higher self, what would it be saying? What would be the message her body is trying to deliver? Maybe she needs to change a relationship, change jobs/careers, move somewhere else, etc. And until she listens to her gut and actions her inner guidance, her body will not heal!

6. Is she simultaneously using a mind/body therapy – where the emotional is integrated with the physical tissues of the body? Long-term dis-ease like this needs the support of gifted healing professionals. MY favorite therapy which integrates the mind/body/spirit is Lazer Tapping! After a 10-session package with an EFT Tapping therapist changed my life, I took the practitioner training for EFT Tapping back in 2010. I then tapped myself into wholeness every day for 2 solid years, as I had so much stuff (emotional, spiritual, physical, psychological) to clear.

I created the Lazer Tapping course because for years I looked for a course or workshop to refer my friends and readers to…a way to access this super powerful healing technique for themselves. Without having to pay a therapist $150 every single time they needed help. And I never could find that course, so I created it! I encourage you to join me for a free session here.

7. Is she giving herself time and space to heal? Or is she simultaneously working full-time, or taking care of a family, parents, etc., or going to school, or something else that requires a significant output of time and energy? It takes a LOT of energy to heal! See point #2 above – how is blood supposed to even clot (let alone heal) if you won’t lie down and take the pull of gravity off the tissues?

How’s her boundary setting – is she even aware of how she sabotages her own body/healing by not being able to say no, or advocate for herself, and so on? Again, there are common saboteurs that people with chronic illness tend to have, so these need to be investigated and released/transformed.

8. Is she sure the blood is coming from her colon and not from hemorrhoids (internal or external) or her rectum? Perhaps she has an anal fissure, or proctitis? These would require different treatments – but all targeted to the rectal area, not the colon.

9. Perhaps she is only doing one or two things at a time? Holistic, natural healing can be greatly increased and speeded up by using the synergistic power of numerous healing protocols done simultaneously. Any ONE of the ideas given above is not likely going to affect healing, but if (for example) she is doing supplements, bowel rest, mind/body healing, setting good boundaries, getting plenty of rest and peace and moving out of a toxic living arrangement, she may find her healing progresses rapidly!

Remember, your body is ALWAYS advocating on your behalf. So if you’re not healing, then there is a valid reason why and you need to keep looking until you find it.

Original post dated 2017. Most recently updated September 2021.