Here’s a funny story for you: I was recently asked to present at a gastroenterology seminar and the organizer wanted to know if I could speak about effective diets for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. That’s when I realized I did not have a video on this topic! I was actually shocked to discover that all my info on dietary guidelines for Crohn’s, colitis, diverticulitis and IBS was either buried in 2 hour interviews, or, only in my books.

So if you’re currently reading Listen To Your Gut, this overview will help make Chapter 3 (Food As Medicine) a lot easier to wrap your head around.

Also, as I am in the middle of revising Listen To Your Gut (3rd Edition!) – please note that the guidelines in this video are more up-to-date.

Any questions, just leave them below and I or one of my team will get back to you with more info or resources.

LTYG Basic Dietary Guidelines – Which Diet is Right for You?

10 thoughts on “LTYG Basic Dietary Guidelines – Which Diet is Right for You?

  • My son had a scoposcopy yesterday. He has severe crohn’s Damage. The doctor has often tried to talk to him about surgery to remove his jpouch.
    I read your book and I ordered the absorb plus and udo’s Oil. The elemental shakes were really helping him but he has had a relapse. I believe some was brought on because of the anxiety of having the scope. I would like some input of what else we should doing to help heal these ulcers.
    He has no coon because he was it’s diagnosed with UC. but after a few years of disease free he was diagnosed with Crohn’s.
    Thank u in writing your book and sharing your story.

    1. Hi Linda,

      Aside from bowel rest using Absorb Plus liquid diet, other important steps that you need to follow is to eradicate pathogenic microorganisms (like bad bacteria, yeast, fungi, etc.) using Wild Oregano and then re-populate the bowel with good bacteria using Probiotics. Can you tell me more about the Ulcers? You can email me at

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer care

  • Do you have any information on eradicating clostridium difficile? It was contracted when in the hospital for treating Crohn’s.

      1. I have had chronic diarrhoea from Microscopic Colitis for the last 3 years. I had a brief remissission after initial Wild oregano Protocol and Natren Probiotics. However, one week into a Cruise l relapsed severely, even though these Protocols were continued.
        This week l have started my 6 week banana and kefir Aryuvedic Protocol also, so far no improvement, can l include mashed avocado in the smoothie to increase energy and satiation.
        Also, is it necessary to follow this stringent diet if l do not have ulceration and bleeding as in UC.? Will the diarrhoea elimination diet be adequate.
        Kind regards
        Barb Patersonlane

  • Hi again,
    I take supps NAG, LGlutamine,(2 teaspoonfuls twice a day)!polycosinol,UDO’S oil blend, fish oil, VIT E, CQ10,VIT D,CABOTS LIVER PLUS.
    l have not had relief from diarrhoea yet, even though increasing L Glutamine this week how long should it take to work?
    I am 69, very fit
    Kind regards
    Barb Patersonlane

    1. Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for contacting us here. Are you on Elemental diet? Make sure you are doing Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol at the same time, as your bowel issues may be caused by Candida overgrowth, or bad bacteria and take Natren brand probiotics to address the root cause of your diarrhea and to resolve it long term. Other remedies may produce fairly quick results, but they largely address the symptom, not the cause. You can also check Jini’s Reduce Diarrhea Diet here if you’re not on Elemental diet.

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • Hi Jini,
    I am thinking of doing the IBD remission elemental diet to get myself into remission as my doctor wants me to start immune suppressing drugs (vedolizumab) to treat my crohn’s and my non acute but ongoing inflammation in my ileum. I don’t have severe symptoms and actually feel quite well (and have implemented many of your protocols already and done a healing diet for 6 months which is kind of a combination of the reduce gas and bloating and stop intestinal bleeding diets). I am thinking of doing the elemental diet (as well as the wild oregano oil protocol and natren biotics) to get myself into remission and to have no active inflammation. I have read LTYG and am reading the IBD remission diet guide.. I just wanted to double check, and I know that you can’t give medical advice, but i guess my question is: is it true that one needs to do the diet a bit longer, up to 6 weeks, if the goal is to reach remission? As my symptoms are mild my feeling is to do it for 2 or 3 weeks, but I wondered if this would not be long enough to induce remission. (I would not be doing it to stop bleeding as I don’t have any, or to loose or gain weight.. purely as a alternative to steroids remission inducing diet).
    thank you so much for any tips or thoughts you might share, and for all that you do for so many people.

    1. Hi A,

      Some used The IBD Remission Diet exclusively for three months (the usual duration is 6 weeks). The goal is always remission so the transition back to normal food should start when symptoms have disappeared. Its great that you do not have bleeding and other severe symptoms going on, so Jini recommends to try to listen to your body and gut on how long it needs the elemental diet.

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • Hi
    I have ankylosing spondylitis I’m gluten free sugar free lactose free nitrate free gmo free and nightshade free. My diet consists of leafy vegetables natural fats and organic meat. I’m still having some troubles and flairups from some foods like cauliflower parsnips spinach sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Apples have caused gas in the past so still avoid them.
    Having looked through your diet recommendations in your book I’m not left with much and am unsure if I should start at the elemental diet or futher on? I’m interested to know if you think your process could help me or how I should tailor it to my situation? The exclusions I have already made are largely because they have caused flairups especially the nighteshades.
    Thanks for your time

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