I have GREAT news for you if you suffer from intestinal strictures or bowel obstruction or have been considering testing my new Intestinal StrictureHeal protocol: One of my readers – who is a medical doctor – has been testing my Intestinal StrictureHeal protocol on himself. He has had Crohn’s Disease for 30 years (but has followed medical treatment protocols). A small bowel ultrasound 3 months ago showed a “strong fibrotic stricture” and he was likely headed for surgery. But then he agreed to test my Intestinal StrictureHeal protocol.

Well, after 9 weeks of treatment, he had a colonoscopy done yesterday and had the whole length biopsied and it showed “no Crohn’s disease and no stricture“!!!!

Isn’t that fantastic news??!!! Isn’t that amazing?!!

His GI however, figured that she must have misdiagnosed him and that the ultrasound must have shown some kind of lumpy adhesion – that was then broken free or unhooked by the colonoscopy! Wow, Crohn’s disease and a stricture (or adhesion) healed by a colonoscopy… happens all the time doncha know? Well then my reader told her about the StrictureHeal protocol but she was completely uninterested and did not even want a copy of the ebook. Ah well, such goes life in the med world.

But of course, I wanted to get this incredibly encouraging news out to you right away. So that if you want to download the Intestinal StrictureHeal Instruction Ebook at no charge, you can do so now. Personally, I encourage you to get the ebook while it’s free even if you don’t need it right now – because you may need it in future, or come across someone who needs it and then you can pass it on. Just fill in this form and we’ll send it out to you:

I have also heard from 2 other people thus far, who have had excellent results from using Intestinal StrictureHeal to heal obstruction of the bowel. One person was in a blockage-crisis and about to go to Emergency, but he had the main ingredients on hand and so did just the topical treatment. He was pain-free and eating within 24 hours and 3 days later ran a half-marathon – not actually something I’d recommend, but… his choice. Another woman also did just the topical treatment to start with for her intestinal blockage (there’s also an oral component to the protocol) and then she wrote me that:

I’ve been doing this for 3 weeks now and the pain is gone and just started seeing a dramatic change in my internal processes, a place I haven’t been in 2 years. I do this when I go to bed and fall asleep with it on – I haven’t slept this good in so long!

Another one of my family members with a long history of Crohn’s (managed with medical treatment) also tested this protocol and had good results. This is the most exciting treatment we’ve tested since Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol! So be sure and check it out.


Shortly after I sent an email to my readers and subscribers with this same info above, I had hundreds of people go get the ebook, but I also had one person write to me saying that I must be a fake. Because how could my family member use medical protocols for himself after seeing me healed? This person concluded that I must be lying about being healed myself, otherwise surely my family member would have tried my methods sooner.

I think there’s a key point here that this person hasn’t realized: When someone is in the medical profession, as in my family member’s case, they have spent over 10 years training (some would say being brainwashed) in that particular system. So they are VERY invested in their mindset, their paradigm, and that is where they feel safe. There is huge resistance for people in that position to consider or try holistic healing methods.

In fact, we see this all the time with even regular people. In our culture we have been taught since birth that doctors help you and fix you. So even people who come to my methods because they’ve already tried the medical route without success, still feel incredible pressure and are afraid to tell their doctors what they are doing.

The question about how he can see me healed and not want to try the same treatment is a very good question! And one I wish I had the answer to. I also have another family member who has suffered terribly with colitis and then Crohn’s for most of his life. Even his parents are frustrated and cannot believe that he won’t try my protocols – but for whatever reasons, he just won’t.

Have you ever heard the saying, “A prophet is never accepted in his homeland.”? Why? Who knows. The important part is that when people are ready to shift or open, I don’t question it, because everyone is walking their own path and dealing with their own process; including blocks and saboteurs. However long it takes people, I am just thankful when they are able to make that step towards wholeness. And that whenever they are ready to put in the time and effort to heal the root causes of their dis-ease… the tools are here waiting for them.

That is why I am so very, very excited that we have some good anecdotal evidence emerging that this protocol works to clear bowel obstruction and colon stricture. People suffer so terribly with strictures and some have them recur as often as every six months. Surgery to remove the intestinal strictures just creates more scar tissue… and more strictures. It’s a horrible cycle to be trapped in.

Will every single person who uses the StrictureHeal protocol be healed? Probably not. I have yet to see a remedy that works for 100% of the people, 100% of the time. But the evidence we have from people thus far points to at least significant relief. We won’t have a real sense of what’s possible – or of how many people can put in the effort required – until more people test it.

Remember, this is how Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol came into existence. I tested it on myself first, then family and friends, then threw it out to about 30 of my readers, and we refined it further. I then published it in the Second Edition of Listen To Your Gut. And now thousands and thousands of people have used this wild oregano oil protocol to clear their gut of pathogens – even difficult, resistant pathogens like mycobacteria (MAP). The research eventually caught up with our experiential knowledge and we now even have a clinical study that shows that wild oregano oil is indeed one of the few known substances that can kill mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP).


So if you have any questions after reading through the Intestinal StrictureHeal Ebook, please post them in the COMMENTS section below. And also please post your results or challenges with this protocol! The more we can pool our knowledge and experience, the more people can benefit.

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  • Applying methods to heal thyself using protocols not in the Medical Bible is like being a heretic for someone in the medical profession. The credit for having the courage for having an open mind and heart has to go to Jini’s family member for trusting her well-tuned gut. There are some (admittedly a minority) who are superb scientists who have minds as wide open as the Universe itself. Unfortunately, they aren’t the top dogs and will never be because they don’t play by the rules. These independent thinkers often get marginalized because of their authenticity and inability to not see the connections that exist. In fact, they are exactly like Jini. They have a knack and curiosity about how things work, and they test it when it is possible to do so – but it is all an uphill battle.

    Just a last comment in regards to that one email from the character who seems to have lived in a bubble his/her entire life – perhaps a single child who has no idea how the medical establishment operates. Most siblings are almost polar opposites in how they approach life in all aspects – friends, money, introversion/extroversion etc. So, Jini’s story is more believable because of the fact that her family member chose a different approach to a health problem than she did. The idea that a doctor or Jini herself would release personal information to help qualm his/her disbelief is naive (euphemism) in the extreme. Given that Jini’s blog is open to the public – it is highly unlikely she would be posting outrageously falsified information given how easy it would be for someone who knows her and her family to out her.

    For those who know they have nothing to lose and everything to gain from trying a healing protocol as opposed to a destructive one – it is a heartening indeed the choice and guidance are there for them.

  • QUESTION: I just ordered your strictureHeal protocol products from your website. I was curious on two things. One. Do I absolutely have to do the topical treatment, or can I just do the oral treatment? The reason that I ask is because we have chlorinated water, and I am also afraid that anything that is on my skin will go directly into my blood stream because of the DMSO solution. I would prefer, also for the sake of clean up, to just do the oral treatment. But if it is absolutely necessary I will ofcourse do the topical treatment. I already bought a heating pad (It’s called the bed buddy) if you have ever heard of it. You just put it in the microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds and it is good to go.

    I found out about you through your Listen To Your Gut Ebook that I bought a while back!

    Thanks so much for everything that you are doing for everyone!


    ANSWER: From our reports from testers, yes, it is imperative that you do the topical treatment.

    We are also currently in the first phase of testing a similar protocol for rectal/anal strictures and the topical treatment alone is dissolving the scar tissue there (you syringe it into the rectum, so it’s kind of a combination of internal/topical). So yes, I think for Intestinal StrictureHeal the topical treatment is key.

    Re. the chlorine, can you get a shower filter added to your order before it ships? This is the one I use:


    Alternatively, you could swab your abdomen with hydrogen peroxide (3%) before beginning the topical treatment.

    I know the topical treatment takes time and is a bit messy – but at least you only have to do it once per day, could be worse, right?

    I look forward to hearing how it goes for you…

    all the best,


    Jini, I saw that you answered my post about the DMSO odor. I wanted to ask a little more. I occasionally use the cream on my neck and get the taste in my mouth, but no smell. I work in a large office with lots of people and frequent face-to-face contact. I am interested to know if other testers have reported the odor being a problem for them. I have had people who have used it for knees and other things tell me it was a problem for them. I’m sure it depends on the dose, but due to the long 6 or more weeks, I want to have an idea if I should space out my doses longer. Just to have an idea before I start offending everyone I work with and I can’t tell myself! I am so thankful you have come up with this protocol, I just have to make sure I can do it. Or maybe I have to stick with just the topical. I would be happy to do all of it! I would think the internal doses would contribute more to the smell? Thanks. Brenda


    My first reader-tester is a doctor, so was working closely with both patients and other med professionals and it was not a problem for him. In my experience, even when people can smell it, it is just a whiff, like a passing smell and they are unlikely to know it is even coming from you unless they are family.

    When taken at the dosage/frequency of my Quad Synergy Pathogen-Parasite Protocol:

    then yes, it becomes more apparent to others. But at these dosages it doesn’t seem to cause a social problem. Let us know how it goes…

  • Hi Jini,

    I’ve been doing the topical treatment for about 5 weeks and the oral for about 2 weeks. Initially I had great results; pain was gone and I could sleep through the night. Which is huge! I still have diarrhea, completely watery, no solid mass at all, and if there is anything of substance, it really hurts and has a hard time passing (which is how it’s been for me for a couple of years). I’m wondering if the completely liquid stools is keeping me from absorbing the probiotics, and so my gut never populates, or if there’s something else I should be doing. It doesn’t feel like I’ve progressed since the first couple of weeks. Is this common? Would appreciate your input.

  • Hi Jini

    I have been an E028 for two weeks and have just got my Absorb Plus today so will be taking that for the next four weeks. As well as Absorb Plus I bought what was recommended for thirty days of the stricture heal protocol.

    However the programme recommends very large amounts for the size of the bottles. For instance the potassium iodide is only one liquid ounce yet it recommends five drops orally which I want to take twice a day and two teaspoons topically. I am confused because if thats the case that bottle will be gone in three days.

    I would appreciate any advice you have.
    Thank you

  • KARIN – you can use either L-glutamine or MetaCleanse to firm up your stool, but until your stricture is gone, is this a good idea? Perhaps might be a good idea to heal the stricture first, then use the above products to firm up your stool and yes, then your probiotics will have a better chance of implanting. Although high dose probiotics also help to firm your stool.

    REBECCA – the topical SSKI (potassium iodide) will last you quite a while. You only apply one layer of the mixture and then let it dry, then apply the castor oil. Hence it will take you a few weeks or more to use the first batch of topical formula you make up. Is that clear now, or are you still confused?

  • Hi Jini

    Oh I am an idiot I thought I had to use all of the mixture everytime I done the topical treatment. I have an MRI in three weeks so hopefully it will make a difference.
    Thanks for your help.

  • REBECCA – do you have a previous MRI to compare it to? It would be interesting to see if 3 weeks is long enough to produce changes…. and if so, how/what? Please let us know whatever you can.

  • I’m trying your new protocol for what feels like another sm bowel stricture (last one was 2006 and I resorted to surgery) I’ve been on Natren powders 2xday for years now. Started 2/7/12 with 8 days on castor oil pack w/ DMSO & Aloe while still eating, then 3 days on just Abstorb Plus for bowel rest and castor oil & DMSO/Aloe pack 1xday and 6 drops of oreg. oil twice daily, able to add food back in and cut Absorb back -followed for 6 more days, then added potsium iodide to the topical StrictureHeal recipe this past Thursday and up’d the oreg oil to 7 drops 2 times daily. I now also have all ingredients for the oral StrictureHeal but before starting I wanted to ask if DMSO is at all related to sulfa drugs, of which I have an allergy to?
    The DMSO topical gave me some acceptable stinging even without the potassium iodide-leaves my stomach skin slightly scaley or ruff feeling like dry skin. Is this a reaction or expected and OK to proceed. Main concern now is if DMSO is related to sulfa drugs, I do not want to ingest it. As always thank you all – Jini always seems to come to my rescue in times of need. PS Also using Jini’s healing meditations and have an appt with GI to see if he will give me an ultrasound to track progress


    I have found some interesting research (written by a PhD and an MD) that seems to answer your question.

    The first one gives some detailed background into sulfa drugs vs. natural sulfur

    And this next article by heart surgeon, Dr. Segura, confirms the same point:

    “Sulfur is an element of the earth and it is essential to life, it as among the most prevalent elemenents in the human body. Allergic reactions to sulfur are not possible because sulfur has no protein component. When people are ‘allergic to sulfur’, what they really mean is that they are allergic or sensitive mainly to certain sulfur-containing drugs or proteins, most notably sulfa antibiotics (sulfonamides) or to sulfites (preservatives used in wines and some foods), or to foods with a high sulfur content (broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, onions, etc). Many individuals with allergies to sulfa drugs, sulfites, or high sulfur containing foods (like the author) do not experience problems taking DMSO, because apart from sulfur, DMSO bears no relation to these substances.”


    So I guess the answer is that it should be fine for you, but I would definitely start with a very small dose (1/8 tsp or less) and check for any of your allergic reactions and then gradually build up.

    1. I wanted to ask this question too. Now I am wondering if I am allergic to sulfer containing vegetables in addition to sulfa drugs. Well-cooked broccoli is one of the few whole vegetables that I will eat, but on a few occasions I have ended up in pain after eating one to two cups. I seem to get away with smaller amounts.

  • Thank you – besides the stinging/itching sensation from the topical application — has anyone else reported vey dry, scaley skin at the application site?

  • Debbie – I had the chapping and red skin at the application site as well for the first weeks weeks. I started putting Burt’s Bees Rescue Ointment on it in the mornings and using more castor oil on the castor oil pack. It’s still a little scaly, but much improved and it’s not red. Jini said you could also decrease the DSMO a little if you need to (there’s more info about this in the instructions). One thing I can tell you is don’t stop, it’s working for me and although I’m not 100% yet, I am FINALLY moving in a good direction and see a light at the end of this. Best wishes to you!

  • Thank you, Karin. I too think I’ve already seen results and certainly plan on continuing. Are you also ingesting the DMSO mixture? I’d love to hear more of your story

  • Hi Debbie, I am drinking the mixture as well, but I’ll be honest (don’t use me as a role model) I started the topical protocol first and added the internal after about 3 weeks. I really don’t like the taste, it stays with me all day so I only do it once a day, I’m sure it would be better to do it more frequently, but I am consistent: topical each night (I fall asleep with it on, I find it very relaxing) and oral every morning. The probiotics are a must, as is keeping on a healthy healing diet (no sugar, gluten free, etc). Oh and I have bad hemmheroids (sp?) that were causing additional issues, so I made some suppositories using Jini’s recipe and they have greatly decreased, which is pretty amazing. Just last week I was feeling like I was on a plateau, wondering if it was working any more or how I would know if it was, but this week I am starting to see additional improvements which is super exciting. Blessings to you Debbie, wishing you the best health!

  • Karin – thank you for sharing some of your encouraging story – I also have been using the topical at night, but just prior to bed, then using Jini’s healing meditations to fall asleep to. Going to try Anabel Fisher for EFT via phone (Jini’s written about her) – Have already dabbled with EFT on my own and back in 2006 with a local therapist. Intend to start ingesting DMSO this week. I’ve also been using Jini’s Mucosaheal since 2006 as well as Natren powders. Best of health to you also!

  • I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and when I asked my GI for an ultrsound in lieu of an endoscopy or colonoscopy to check for a suspect small bowel stricture due to Crohn’s he told me in the US ultrasounds are not used to diagnose Crohn’s inflamation/strictures and such and instead recommended a CT enterograpy. Can anyone tell me if the CT contrast and IV solution will disturb or aggrevate my intestines. I’m in the middle of using Jini’s StrictureHeal protocal and other of her recommendations and don’t want to add to my problems – I just wanted to get an idea of what is currently going on and to be able to guage/document my healing using Jini’s protocal for stricutrures.

  • DEBBIE – well you really have to ask yourself whether the results will change your course of treatment? If you are going to do the same treatment, then why have it done? Curiosity is not a good enough reason to risk damage, in my opinion.

    I’ve had NOTHING done since my first colonoscopy over 25 years ago. I know there’s nothing wrong because I’m healthy. I eat what I want, no pain, normal stool, good energy, good hair, skin, etc. If your digestion and elimination and all other markers of health are all good, then you’re good.

    I looked up CT enterography and I have to say – aside from the contrast solution you have to drink AND receive intravenously (please tell me how that can possibly be a good thing?) there are concerns about the radiation you receive. So, in my opinion this is definitely a procedure that will have a negative impact on your health. This looks like a very good summary of the pros and cons of CT entrography vs. Ultrasound:


  • Jini – your points are well taken – it troubled me also. I believe I will skip the test and continue with your protocal – I have been feeling better already and I’ve only been on the topical part so far. PS: did you by chance read Dr. Merocola’s article today on krill oil vs fish oil for IBD? Do you have any thoughts on krill oil?

  • Yes, I’ve been researching krill oil for a while now and also been testing krill products to find the best one to carry in the Shoppe. You have to watch Mercola now though, he can sometimes cherry-pick research that supports his products (and often denigrates others), rather than presenting a balanced view. I don’t think he personally even writes a lot of his stuff anymore, but has a team of writers and marketers producing content and marketing/positioning products. Just something to be aware of.

  • After many weeks of the protocol and finally feeling like I’ve made serious progress my family contracted strep throat and I ended up with a sinus infection. Because of the autoimmune response my insides have inflamed to a degree that it’s hard to pass anything and I feel like I’m starting over. How can I prevent this from happening? I guess that’s the million dollar question – how to stop the autoimmune process. Any thoughts of insights would be appreciated.

  • Hi Jini! I have not yet tried your stricture protocol, but I intend to – as soon as I get my hands on all the things I need to carry it through. As I am a european (like many others here) and with bad experience with customs I am trying to find the things needed in other places, like Iherb (which i have been adviced should work to order from without hassle) but what I cannot find is the right Concentration of the DMSO.. does it have to be as strong as you suggest or will a lower concentration be of any help? I am also pregnant, 33 weeks and wonder if it is safe to use stricture heal while being pregnant? I have been constipated with EXTREME difficulty passing stools for over ten years and like many others it started the day I was born.. I now have recto-anal invagination, enterocele and megacolon.. and yep definitely strictures that makes it even more difficult to go to the toilet! Any suggestions on what kind of “stool softeners” bulking agents I should use as it seems as though all of them make it worse.. and without them it just gets stuck anyway!
    Thanks. / Jessica

  • Hi Jini,

    You mentioned above that you are testing a protocol for rectal/anal strictures. Would it be possible to get details? I have to use enemas to have bowel movements due to anal stricture and I am already desperate.
    I would like to ask also about MSM, shouldn’t that have similar effect as DMSO?


  • Hi Jini

    I have just finished my six week elemental diet and am on my third day of SCD really think the world is conspiring against me at this stage. I just got home from hospital where they removed three burst blood vessels from my inside and outside of my back passage. They were very large and since I dont get constipated this is why I thought I had an abcess. My big problem is the doctors want me to take Augmentin to prevent infection and tramadol for the pain. I have already spent a fortune on Natren healthy trinity to try and correct the years of damage done to my flora from steroids and infections so really dont want to take them. I also dont want to take Tramadol because it contains sodium starch gluconate which I am presuming isnt SCD legal and any time I take pain killers they cause me pain in my guts. Despite me telling the doctor my concerns they just said I had to take them. I dont know anyone on SCD and people just seem to think I have made this diet up and that I should just do whatever the doctors say. I have spent nearly evertyhing I have on Absorb Plus, strictureheal products, probiotics,vitamins and SCD foods so I dont have to take medication and can have a safe pregnancy.

    If you have any advice on painkillers I can take or whether any of the stricture heal products will do instead of antibiotics I would be really grateful. I am sorry for the whole life story I just feel like doctors want to ruin all my hard work and that I am banging my head against a brick wall. I forgot to mention I had my MRI but will not see the results from my GI until next week.

    PLEASE HELP ME. I would really appreciate your advice.
    Thank you


  • Jini
    On day 20 using all ingredients for oral stricture protocol at the 1 dose/day and recently added 2nd dose. In all I’ve taken 26 doses in 20 days. Since I do not have an MD monitoring my thyroid and you recommend 2-3 weeks using SSKI without thryoid testing – do you suggest I no longer include the SSKI in the oral portion (I’ve also used it in the topical application for past 20 days). I was thinking that since I’ve only recently added the 2nd oral dose I may still be way under the SSKI levels to effect my thyroid and could continue another 2 weeks? What symptoms would I look for of too much SSKI? Does using it topically still contribute to possible thyroid issues? I’ve been feeling mostly good throughout the protocal – stricture(s) seems to be loosening up, symptoms changing almost daily, mostly for the better I FEEL A HEALING COMING ON ! THANK YOU JINI!!

  • MARIA – yes the remedy for anal stricture and stenosis is also in the testing phase and showing good promise. You can get it here:

    MSM and DMSO are very different substances, with very different usage guidelines, etc.

    REBECCA – you can use wild oregano oil (both topically and orally) to prevent infection and you can use white willow bark for pain:

    DEBBIE – The guidelines for SSKI usage in the ebook are based on someone doing 3x/day oral and 1x/day topical, so yes, you should still be fine at the dosage rate you’ve been doing. Fingers crossed for you…!

  • Hi Jini,

    First of all thank you for all that you do, your research and info has been such a benefit to me!

    I’ve had severe Crohn’s for 8 years, but have been able to manage for the most part by natural remedies. Three years ago I had a series of intensely violent flares, the only thing that would stop them was Prednisone. Since that I would get to a place where I was functioning, but never well, as I continued to have more uncontrolled flares and it become a horrid cycle. I have been working through the last year on unwinding all of this and have finally gotten to a place of stability, and even had a normal BM (not skinny, not partial – normal) after your stricture protocol. That success was followed by a complete closure of my gut and a lot of pain. I’ve ordered Absorb Plus and figure this too is part of the healing process, my GI hasn’t had anything solid through it in years.

    Should I give my bowels a rest and then reintroduce food, something else that could be going on? Are there any words of wisdom you can give me here?

    Your thoughts are much appreciated.

    Thank you for helping me have the best thing – my health!


  • KARIN – Yes, I remember when my diarrhea finally stopped and it took quite a while for my bowel to adjust, with plenty of periods of discomfort. Some EFT tapping would really help now, or some craniosacral style bodywork, or myofascial release.

    Remember that a key part of healing is releasing trauma from the tissues themselves, so you need to use a mind/body therapy to do that. Did you sign up for the free Tapping Summit? here’s the link if you missed it:


    Really tune into your gut for what’s needed: AP for a few days, or maybe only 1 or 2 shakes a day. Maybe you’re ready for some green veg juicing as well?

    Just be prepared for some ups and downs and having to feel your way. Also, you can keep going with the topical hot castor oil packs to help with pain as well. But get into the emotions/trauma as that’s usually underneath pain.

  • Jini
    Update: I’ve taken 148 doses (x2/day) of the stricture heal since February & also the topical. I quit adding the SSKI earlier since I do not have an MD watching my thyroid levels. I have also added EFT phone sessions with Annabel Fisher. All of this appears to be helping with the small bowel stricture. My question is while I have no pain, several hours after eating I “feel” the food passing/moving through the intestine on my right side – bowel noise & bloating are now minimal – how long can I or should I stay on the protocol? Can too much DMSO or colloidal silver present problems?

  • Jini
    84 days oral with first several days working up to 1/4 tsp Dmso twice daily. Never took 3 doses per day
    On topical portion abot 2 weeks longer than oral

  • DEBBIE – it’s interesting that you can feel things now because with the Rectal StrictureHeal that was one of the things that happened with me too when the healing reached a certain point. It makes sense though, since scar tissue is much denser, harder and lacks the sensation of normal tissue.

    As you know, there are no guidelines, or precedents for this protocol – it is truly experimental. So I encourage you to meditate, lie in a hot bath with candles, or whatever it is you do to get connected to your gut. If you don’t have a method that works well, use this guided meditation (free download):


    So connect and then ask your body what you should do – should you keep going? Take a break? etc.

    I have a feeling about it, but I don’t want to say as it may prevent you from accessing your own body wisdom…

    For me with the Rectal StrictureHeal, I have been going on and off it as my body leads (and to be honest, as I get bored with doing it!) for about 8 months now. I’ve also had such improvement that I could just leave things now, but I know there is more scar tissue to clear, so I’ll be going back on it shortly.

    My personal feeling is that I don’t like to stay on ANYTHING non-stop. Cycling on and off any protocol is always better. But your body can guide you exactly when to come off it, then go back on, etc. I did this same thing with *Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol* – I was on it (meaning cycling on/off) for 2 years to clear the mycobacteria (MAP) but I took breaks varying from 2-4 weeks when symptoms were good.

    Too much of anything can present problems, but with experimental protocols like this one, we don’t know where those guidelines are yet…

  • Hi Jini,

    My 19 year old son has had crohns since he was 10. We’ve been through every FDA approved medication they make and none have worked. His GI doc says he has the worst case of stricturing crohns disease he has ever seen. Apparently his entire small intestine is riddled with short sections of scar tissue. He had two sections of his jejunum removed when he was 16. After that we have avoided more surgery but he now has a large stricture and a lot of inflammation in his transverse colon. He has also recently developed a fistula between his transverse colon and his belly button which has ruptured and is oozing pus. He is on two different anti-biotics in addition to steroids to try to get that dried up.

    He is scheduled for an upper and lower gi scope later this month. We have a scope from last year to compare it to. We started the oral and topical protocol yesterday and I have two questions.

    1. Will this help heal the fistula?
    2. Is 2.5 weeks enough time to see a difference in the scarring in either of his intestines?

    After only one day of the oral and topical protocol the amount of drainage has significantly decreased. Yesterday he changed his bandage multiple times and today he only needed a change once. The rigid area around the belly button was smaller and much softer today after doing the topical protocol.

    Any comments or other advice would be greatly welcome. We read your IBD remission book in January and Jon has been drinking absorb plus since then. He is a busy college student though and has not been able to do a full elemental diet.



  • CINDY – I have no idea what effect this protocol will have on the intestinal fistula – your son will likely be the first tester!

    I doubt 2.5 weeks will be long enough to have any of the scarring fully heal/dissolve, but as you’ve seen already, you will see some improvement. Why don’t you delay the scope for 8 weeks if possible?

    We just don’t have enough feedback from testers yet to set any parameters. Most people either haven’t started the protocol, or are in process with it.

    We also haven’t heard yet of any contraindications that may develop.

    You may want to think about weaning off the drugs when you see enough improvement though – there are indicators that various drugs may actually be *causing* strictures and fistulas.

    Keep us posted!

  • We were trying to wean off the steroids when the fistula developed so Jon’s GI doc added the antibiotics to clear up the infection and suggested we hold where we are (15 mg) until after the scopes. I certainly know that biologics cause scarring (Jon didn’t scar until after being on remicade) but didn’t realize steroids or anti-biotics cause fistulas or strictures. Do you have any research on that?



  • Both steroids and antibiotics wipe out the good, protective bacteria throughout the GI tract. Do some research into SIBO for example and you can see how it causes inflammation. Repeated inflammation, ulceration, healing results in scar tissue (strictures).

  • DARRELL – Personally I would not use DMSO that has sat in plastic. I don’t even use plastic to mix, measure or apply DMSO. Read over the warnings about use and handling in the eBook again.

  • Hi Jini,

    At what point do you think it would be good to start weaning the antibiotics off? He is much better already. His belly button is oozing a very minimal amount each day. Usually taking a shower in the morning takes care of it and he doesn’t have to wear a bandage at all anymore. He had about a 2 inch area of really rigid tissue around the belly button where the infection was located and this has become much softer now. His belly is almost flat again. I don’t want to wean too soon as I don’t want the infection to reoccur but I also don’t want him to be on the anti-biotics any longer than necessary. He is taking a healthy trinity pro-biotic twice a day to try to even things out. We really shouldn’t delay the scopes….there are several reasons why we need to see what is going on…..also…. delaying them 8 weeks would put him smack in the middle of the fall semester of college. I saw a note somewhere that you have suggestions about how to prepare yourself for a scope with the least amount of trauma possible. Can you direct me to those instructions? I certainly don’t expect the scope will show total healing but I have hopes that we may be able to see a reduction in size in the one in his transverse colon.



  • Hi Jini,

    I understand…his fistula is funny it oozes for a few days, then dries up. Then builds up pops and oozes again. Although since he went on the anti-biotics for the fistula everything else is going really well. Good appetite, inflammation markers way down and hemoglobin above ten for the first time in ten years. (He has been taking the angstrom iron but it wasn’t until the last two weeks that he really started to be able to absorb it) His HGB is up to 14.3. Is there anything else in your protocol that might help heal a fistula? Would it be worth it to try the healing enemas? He’s not having any other colonic bleeding but the fistula is definitely a wound. Have you ever worked with anyone before that needed to heal a fistula?



  • Hi Jini,

    I read the protocol but Jon’s fistula is from the transverse colon or duodenum (they can’t tell which for sure) out through the belly button. He does NOT have a peri-anal fistula. Do we inject Wild Oregano Oil in through hole in the belly button???? His situation is much different than the ones described in the blog posts.



  • Yes, that is usually what people do – wherever the exit hole is, that’s where they syringe the wild oregano into. And also apply the infrared laser to the same spot.

    Also read through the comments underneath that post as you will learn a lot from others there.

  • Thanks Jini this is very helpful,

    Since we are in the middle of the stricture heal protocol will it be ok if we try injecting the formula that contains all the ingredients in the topical protocol? or will he be getting too much DSMO, potassium iodide etc… if we do that. If we try that and are doing the topical how often do you think we should try injecting?


  • CINDY – no I think the Topical StrictureHeal would be too much DMSO and not enough anti-pathogens. These are the formulas I suggested to someone in the comments section of the fistula post, so you might want to try one of these:

    TED – I’m wondering if you add DMSO to your wild oregano (to increase penetration) and maybe some SSKI and colloidal silver if that will increase the strength sufficiently to get you results? I would try syringing a formula made of:

    15 ml (1 tbsp.) George’s Aloe Vera Juice
    10 ml (2 tsp.) 99% DMSO
    5 ml (1 tsp.) potassium iodide (SSKI)
    10 ml (2 tsp.) colloidal silver (minimum 22 ppm)
    10 ml (2 tsp.) wild oregano oil

    This would give you a 20% DMSO formula. If it’s not strong enough, then increase the wild oregano and decrease the aloe vera:

    10 ml (2 tsp.) George’s Aloe Vera Juice
    10 ml (2 tsp.) 99% DMSO
    5 ml (1 tsp.) potassium iodide (SSKI)
    10 ml (2 tsp.) colloidal silver (minimum 22 ppm)
    15 ml (3 tsp.) wild oregano oil

    let us know how it goes if you try these…

  • Thank you Jini,

    We are going to try adding an injection of the top formula to the oral and topical stricture heal protocol starting tonight. He is improving just with that but I would like to speed the healing of the fistula so we can get him off the antibiotics. We will let you know how it goes!!


  • Hi Jini,

    I have another quick question. Jon goes in for his colonoscopy on Tuesday. He is doing the prep. the “easy way” by going on full liquids today (absorb plus shakes all day!!) Clear liquids tomorrow and then drinking a bottle of magnesium citrate to clear him out. I read in the post you sent that we should do high dose probiotics after and pro-biotic retention enemas. How do we do the enemas? Can we use the natren products by just emptying the capsules into water. How much water, and can we just use a bulb syringe instead of the whole enema bag thing. Jon is very resistive to the idea of a full enema bag of water emptying into his colon.



  • PS After two days of injecting the top formula you sent into is belly button the hole is closing. It got so small we can’t fit the tip of the syringe into it anymore so we just drip it into his belly button and wait for it to drain in. Fascinating!

  • CINDY – Wow! that is truly fascinating. That’s why I stress these experimental protocols are experimental – we really don’t know what the results can be. Definitely keep me posted!

    Re the probiotic retention enema – full instructions are in either of my books (LTYG and IBD Remission Diet and also Listen To Your Colon). If you don’t have any of these, you can get the eBook version of the protocol:


  • Hi Jini,

    Jon had his scopes yesterday and there was good and bad news. The worst part was that the stricture in the colon had gotten much worse since last year… so much so that the doc could not get the scope through it. Jon has only been doing the protocol two weeks and we have no way of knowing how bad it was before we started. He certainly was not obstructed…..So we plan to start the oral part twice a day instead of only once. The good news was that the part of the colon that was visible is less involved than last year. Moderately inflamed with one ulcer as opposed to severely inflamed with multiple ulcers. Other good news, Jon’s stomach and duodenum were completely clear. There was a nodule at the base of the stomach where the doc thinks the fistula track may have run. He could not find a hole anymore, nor could he see a hole in the transverse colon. His belly button is still oozing slightly but we are hopeful that the absence of visible holes on the inside means it is healing as it should from the inside out.

    I am going to try to talk Jon into the healing enemas and then as soon as he can get off the anti-biotics a pro-biotic retention enema. (I downloaded your process for this) I think it would do no good to do pro-biotics until we get off the anti-biotics. Do you think the healing enemas will help with the ongoing inflammation in his colon?



  • Wow Cindy! This is the most amazing part (for me) of what you wrote:

    “There was a nodule at the base of the stomach where the doc thinks the fistula track may have run. He could not find a hole anymore, nor could he see a hole in the transverse colon.”

    This would be truly fantastic to be able to pass on to all the people suffering fistulas – because even with the current wild oregano syringing protocol we have, it can take months to heal. But this formula may speed that to weeks! That is truly amazing.

    I’m also very pleased to hear this:

    “His belly button is still oozing slightly but we are hopeful that the absence of visible holes on the inside means it is healing as it should from the inside out.”

    Please thank your son profusely for being willing to test these protocols for us! But of course he must follow his own gut and feel free to stop at any time. And many thanks to you for keeping us updated.

  • CINDY – forgot to answer your question: As long as he’s on antibiotics, I would do the ORAL probiotics (2 hours away from antibiotics and oral StrictureHeal protocol) – this is VERY important to miminize the damage from the antibiotics. And I would use MucosaHeal and George’s Aloe Vera for the inflammation (on an empty stomach) – can take with StrictureHeal, but not with probiotics.

    Other thing to keep in mind is the DMSO may potentiate (make stronger) the antibiotics. So discuss with your doc if you can. Otherwise, just be alert for complications or side effects (antibiotics can have nasty side effects).

  • Hi JIni, Thank you,
    I’d like to mention my very fantastic experience with your protocols, supplements and recommendations. everything I tried worked!

    I have a scar tissue and wanted to try the intestinal strictures protocol.
    My current situation is this: I have quite high fever, very mild pain in different parts of my abdomen (I feel it espesially when pressing on the area of the illium where the scar tissu is and around the belly buttion where I never had problems before) Blood tests show bacterial infection, besides the immune system, iron and ESR all is fine (Fe and hemoglobin are good, as I understand when there is a bacterial infection the body restricts the available iron in the blood) eliminations – once a day, normal to soft.

    I srated the oregano oil and probiotics protocol a few days ago, I’m taking fish oil, udo’s oil, and vitamin C, absorb plus and some mild food.

    I’m not sure what would be the best thing to do. should I go on the elemental diet? clay detox? strictures healing protocol?
    wasn’t sure if it’s a good time to start this new protocol as my intestine might be too sensitive.

    would be very grateful for you comment


  • LIRI – well, really you do not have to choose as all these are compatible with each other and can be done at the same time:

    – elemental diet
    – StrictureHeal
    – clay baths or internal usage

    The only thing you’d need to be careful with is if you’re taking the clay internally, then take it well away from the Oral StrictureHeal – 2 hours either before or after. If you’re using it in the bath, then there is no issue.

    I’m so pleased you’re having so much success! Kudos to you!

  • Jini, I was considering drinking raw goat milk kefir instead of just the milk while I’m doing the stricture protocol. I would be making it myself. Do you have an opinion about this?

  • Hi Jinni

    I am a 28 year old male from Israel. Aמ MRI Performed 5 months ago showed an thickening of my ileum. The doctor has said that surgery is inevitable. Would you recommend the this protocol for me? If yes, would i have any customs problems receiving the products in Israel? Is it possible to only do the Oral protocol, since I do not know how to make or where to the get the hot castor oil pack? and finally, is one month full of supply of the products enough to get me started, or should I do the protocol for longer?


    1. Hi Arkadi,

      I’m afraid we’re unable to make recommendations based on specific medical conditions as we aren’t qualified to do so but if you would like to do the topical protocol as well, here’s a link to another one of Jini’s blog posts where she explains how to prepare a castor oil pack:


      Regarding shipments to Israel, you’ll have to check with your local customs administration as we do not have any information about whether or not all the components for this protocol are legal to import for that country. A one month supply is a good place to start if you’re looking to give the protocol a try and you can always purchase more if you experience good results.

      Best regards,
      Customer Care

  • Here’s a Q&A from a reader I just answered:

    QUESTION: I have a quick question about StrictureHeal – after 10 days of doing the internal protocol I’m planning to add the topical protocol. from previous use of castor oil I suspect that it causes some kind of a reaction in my body. Would the topical protocol work without the castor oil pack? if yes, shall I still use the hot bottle after letting the StrictureHeal mixture dry?

    ANSWER: Yes, you can do it without the castor oil. If you get irritation, then spread some aloe vera on your belly, or comfrey salve – the castor oil usually takes care of any irritation. But you might be fine anyway. You do not need the hot water bottle, unless your gut directs you so.

  • Hi Jini
    I was just wondering have you heard of the Bob Beck protocol and do you think its effective. I am not to familiar but heard he uses DMSO and colloidal silver also.
    Thanks Rebecca

  • Rebecca – It doesn’t look like Bob Beck uses DMSO. Google him and this is what his site says:

    “The five steps include the use of electrotherapy using microcurrents of electricity, known as the Silver Pulser or the Beck Zapper; magnetic therapy using pulsed magnetic fields, known as the Magnetic Pulser; drinking silver colloidal or ionic colloidal silver; drinking ozone water using the Water Ozonator and frequencies to harmonize and relax the brain using the Brain Tuner known as the Bio Tuner.”

  • Hi Jinni

    I just received a shipment from our store with all the products for the Intestinal Stricture Protocol. A few questions for you. Since the store was out of Colloidal silver and potassium iodide, can I try and do the Oral protocol with out them? Also I Ordered Glut amine and probiotis for diarrhea, should I introduce them right away, or maybe wait for the stricture to heal. Last but not least, I also ordered vitamin D, Iron, Vitamin C and Psyllium Powder ( for constitutions) should all those things be introduced right away, gradually, or after the healing of the stricture? I received your book which describes all the procedures in detail, I just do not know where to start, please help if you can.

  • ARKADI – The protocol may work well without the colloidal silver, but the potassium iodide is crucial. Everyone is out of colloidal silver because Dr. Oz featured it on his TV show, so there was a run on it. We should have some more in next week.

    Yes, you can start the glutamine and probiotics, vit D, iron and vit. C right away. Go slowly with the psyllium as if you take too much, you can cause a blockage at your stricture. So increase gradually over time to make sure that nothing is getting stuck at your stricture.

  • Hi Jini

    I seen he didnt mention DMSO on his site but had been reading peoples testimonals swearing to his protocol as curing there Crohns which would be great if it were true. I am currently fourteen weeks pregnant and have been hospitalised for a flare.
    I had done Absorb plus for six weeks and straight into Scd for over the last eight months with no meds.
    I cheated last week because at my first scan the doctor said I was dehydrated and plus two ketones. I was finding eating a lot of protein very hard as my nausea was so bad. Anyway I listened to people who dont know any better and ate carbs thinking this would improve my situation.
    Of course it didn and the next day I couldn move from bed and for the next four days had pain and small vomitting a couple of times. I jus tried to eat small amounts of protein but this caused pain. I lost two kilos because couldn really eat enough.
    I am currently in hospital getting cortisone injections and E028 through an ng tube. My strictures are not blocked but my crp is high so suppose inflammation treatment is better then an operation but they still want to give me an Mri. I would love to use stricture heal but am afraid during pregnancy and already use oregano oil. I would also well prefer Absorb plus but cannot afford it.
    I just dont understand why this flare was so uncontrollable I have done everything right and before I went on Scd and gave up meds I could always control with steroids and not that much.

    Have I just been wasting my time with all my hard work. I am just so angry after all my effort to take no meds that all this happens

    I also take healthy trinity glutamin vit d folic acid oregano oil fish oil and bone support.
    Sorry for my life story I just need help.

    Thanks for listening

  • HI Jini- I am so pleased to have found your website- I feel much more empowered! After a brief remission (never on drugs), I have been suffering chronic painful constipation for 5 months. I have been seeing an ND, eating clean and well and nothing has changed. I suspect stricture(s)?? I have conceded to a colonoscopy because besides mucous I have no other symptoms of colitis… believe it or not my GI is very supportive of me doing your remission diet and stricture heal protocol if this is the case. My question is about the test prep… can I just do a week od AbsorbPlus instead to “clean me out”? I am taking Natren and will be following your before/after colonoscopy protocol. Thanks for any advice!

  • Hi Allison – I’m thinking you don’t have my colonscopy eBook, as that has a natural test prep method detailed in it… you can download it for free here:

    Next, do you have my Listen To Your Colon book, as that deals specifically with constipation? Also, have you seen my videos on constipation? As they may help you a lot. You can see both here:

    Lastly, depending on where your “hold up” is, perhaps you have anal stenosis, or rectal spasm? If you suspect that, then I have eBooks specifically for those:

    The reason I’m pointing you to other resources is that they may be more specific to your condition and thus more helpful. Plus, The IBD Remission Diet is very expensive, so if you can solve your issues using much cheaper tools, why not?

  • Hi Jini

    Thanks for your help I am currently at home with ng tube on semi elemental perative and thirty five milligrams of prednisolone. I still have pain and the doctors want to give me inflixamab injections which is what I wanted to avoid during pregnancy. I know they say its safe during pregnancy but its still a category D medication but have I any alternative. I know i have to discuss this with the doctors but just wanted your opinion. Also do you think I should continue probiotic sand oregano oil or am i wasting my time.
    Thanks again

  • REBECCA – did you read Chapter 9 of LTYG? That’s the Pregnancy chapter and all the relevant info is in there. Also the version of the elemental diet that a pregnant reader used.

  • Hi,

    I have a couple of questions for Jini.

    As you may not have seen, I’ve just ordered from you most of the parts
    of the Intestinal StrictureHeal protocol, but at this point I haven’t
    yet decided if I’m game to go ahead with it. There are some elements
    which are obviously good, and some which are more worrying – mostly the
    DMSO. What concerns me most is the power of the chemical itself and the
    almost total lack of research about this. And I suppose I’m fairly
    sceptical about the size of the claims – “pain-free and eating within 24
    hours and 3 days later ran a half-marathon” is a little unbelievable.

    That said, I’m erring on the side of giving it a try as I’m at the point
    where traditional medical methods of treating my Crohn’s Disease are not
    very compelling. Before starting anything, though, it would be great to
    hear more about the results of the protocol. The eBook is from 2011, and
    in that you say that “I have heard back from five testers of Intestinal
    StrictureHeal so far.” A blog post from February 2012 says “I have also
    heard from 2 other people thus far…” I assume this is on top of the
    original five? A small number in the comments of that blog post seem to
    have tried it in the intervening time, though with little indication of
    their results.

    So that’s only a handful of people who’ve given this a go, generally
    with some success. But still a very small number, which leaves me
    dubious. Surely by this point you must have heard from more people
    who’ve tried the Intestinal StrictureHeal protocol? But you haven’t put
    anything further out in public yet. If you could summarise in a couple
    of lines the results, and ideally – if it’s feasible – put me in contact
    with some people who have tried it, then I’d be in a much better
    position to decide to go ahead. I want to give it a try, but my
    scientific bias wants more information!

    Thanks for your time on this, and for all the hard work you obviously
    put in with all this research. I hope to be able to bring you a positive
    report of the protocol if I can convince myself to do it.

  • D.S. – I SO hear you! And I wish more people had responded with their results.

    We even send an email out about 30 days after they download the eBook and then again at about 60 days, along with a form we’d like filled out, here’s the form:


    HOWEVER, the only people so far who have filled out the form, have reported back on the reasons why they can’t test the protocol yet! (pregnancy, surgery, etc.)

    Last month, Dr. Paul Goldberg began testing it with some of his patients. So hopefully in 6 months or so (no doubt things will be delayed because of Christmas) we will have some reliable data in from him:


    Sorry I can’t give you more good news, but maybe people will see this comment, fill out the form and send it in!

  • Thanks Jini. I’m not sure where we are right now, then – I’ll have a to have a solid think about whether or not I’m game to be a guinea pig.

  • DS – yes, please don’t do anything unless you feel 100% certain that it’s right for you. I’ll definitely post here again when I have further data to report, so as long as you’re subscribed to the Comments here, you’ll hear about it. Happy Hols!

  • Jini,

    I had a big bowel resection 3 years ago for Crohn’s disease, since I have developed another stricture since, in end of the small bowel. I was just wondering is the stricture healing protocol safe even after previous bowel surgery – it wouldn’t break down the surgical bowel join?

  • Hi Jini,
    A few days ago I ordered everything for the Intestinal StrictureHeal topical protocol in the hopes of using it on my husband who was home from the hospital with his NG tube in, with suction set up in the home and a PICC line so we could give him TPN daily as he could not take anything by mouth due to his small bowel obstruction. He no longer has his colon and has an ileostomy. He’s already had 2 surgeries in the last 5 months for his SBO both involving lysis of adhesions. Unfortunately, I had to take him to the ER yesterday due to the excruciating pain which his pain meds could not control and his vomiting. The CT scan showed a high grade obstruction which we take to mean a complete obstruction. Now his doc wants to take him into surgery again to do a resection of that portion that keeps closing down. When I came home from the hospital, there was your box from LTYG! My question to you is, is it okay to do the topical protocol using the DMSO followed by the castor oil pack today, knowing that surgery is around the corner, maybe in the next 2 days. Will the DMSO and its solvent characteristic be a problem for the surgery?? Or I was thinking of just doing the castor oil to see if it could ease his pain so he is NOT pushing his pain button every 15 minutes! Thank you!

  • TOM – In all the literature, I’ve never read of that being an issue. I have read of it being used to speed healing of surgical procedures.

  • Hi Jini

    Unfortunately my pain remained even with ng feeding and steroids and I had to have twenty centimetres of small intestine removed. It was ten centimetres in stricture and then kind of a balloon formation over the tightening so maybe it was less then twenty cms. I just dont understand why it flared so bad with all i was doing. I had done the stricture protocol but dont think i done it long enough to get results. I wish I had and maybe I wouldnt of had this situation. I also have a stoma bag until the end of the pregnancy to allow swelling before the stricture to calm down I dont have any crohns in my large intestine. My diet is the usual doctors give when you have a stoma plain bread rice and no fibre the total opposite to scd.
    My steroids are being reduced to nothing and I will be just on imodium to slow down transit time of food because they said there was no inflammation just scarring.After the pregnancy they want to use inflixamab which I really dont want but do I have any choice. Do you think I will maintain remission on this diet?
    Thanks again

  • Jini, I’m a week into the full protocol and getting good results. I’ve just sent through the progress report to Jusin, but get in contact if you’re interested in hearing more.

    Very positive so far, let’s hope it continues!

  • Hi Jini

    I was also wondering is two or three teaspoons of bone support enough calcium r should I take another calcium supplement as I am on steroids.
    Thanks again

  • Hi Jini,

    I have read about Serrapeptase being effective at reducing inflammation and scar tissue. I am just wondering what your opinion is about this?


  • Serrapeptase is a good adjunct and more of a longer-term therapy. Definitely worth taking, but it won’t do the targeted treatment that this protocol will. i.e. this protocol is much stronger.

  • After trying this for seven weeks, I’ve given up and will have surgery in two weeks. Some initially promising signs were counterbalanced by down times which ended up showing no noticeable net improvement.

  • DS – could you PLEASE give me more details on exactly what you did, how you implemented the protocol, what you weren’t able to do, etc. Since this is experimental we really need your feedback – it will help so many others. And also give us a better indication of the reliability of this protocol.

    You can download the feedback form here and then fax (1.360.542.2250) or email it in:


    thanks so much

  • Nobody in this thread has said their strictures were healed by this protocol, which is very discouraging, especially after seeing DS’s results as well.

  • DS – I received the form, but it said you had only been doing it for ONE week, whereas you’re meant to send me the form after you’ve completed the protocol. So I was confused.

    I thought you had misunderstood (as some people have) and would send the form to me again upon completion.

    Now, I’m totally confused! Perhaps you could proof it again to be sure it’s correct and then re-send it?

  • REBECCA – I’m very confused about your case too. I thought you were pregnant and so were NOT going to do the Intestinal StrictureHeal Protocol?

    But then you posted in #88 that you had done it but it didn’t work (you thought perhaps you hadn’t done it long enough).

    So… if you did end up trying it, and you tried it for longer than 6 weeks, please fill out the feedback form so we can get a clear picture of what you did and what you experienced:



  • Jini,
    From the age of at least 16 (42 now) started having abdominal pain that exacerbated with menstration. At 19 i was hospitalized several test were ran, which i dont remember all of them, but my dr (who came in my room daily & gave me a speach on smoking) reluctantly decided to do a colonoscopy. They took me back & he started the procedure, without any sedation saying he just wanted to look a little before deciding to put me under, while the scope was in he proceeded preach to me about my smoking. I finally interjected stating “at this moment in time with a scope up my rectum, i dont think my smoking is relevant”. The dr pulled the scope out & stormed out of the room. I signed myself out. I proceeded to look for a gynecoligist to see me thinking it must be related since it intensifys with my cycle. Called every obgyn in the book, no one would see me unless i was pregnant. 9 months later i moved to texas & found a gyn to see me who eventually did exploratory lap surgery, he found mild endometriosis, some cyst on ovary & said oh yea the left side of colon was all twisted & shoved up over the back of her pelvis, so i cut it loose & put it back in place. 2 c sections later & 3 more gyncological surgeries & each time they found my colon very displaced over the back of my pelvis, each time cutting it loose & “putting it back in place”. We suspect now the pain was not gyn related but GI. 18 months ago i had the worst pains ever & after a full night of feeling like i was in labor, went to hospital. After colonoscopy which could not be fully completed because they could not even get a pediatric scope through, the GI Dr said it was the worst colon he had seen in years & was very diseased & must be removed. Sigmoidectomy was completed removing 13 inches. Its been a nightmare since. My primary incision did not heal for 4 months, fortunatly im a form Burn ICU nurse with extensive knowledge in wound care & it wasn’t the dr that got it healed it was me & my wound care friends after fireing him. 18 months post surgery i’ve been through 3 GI dr’s who tell me its all in my head. The surgeon said to my suggestion of adhesions there was no possible way he “put enough mesh in” (another nightmare). it could not develop adhesions. Well now we have the mesh but i know my gut & i know adhesion pain, ive known for several years now what that pain is & its worse than ever. I have requested your book and am going to order your products, i am anxious to begin & pray it works, i doubt it can do anywhere near the damage my dr’s have done. I will keep journals & report to you any succeses or problems.


    1. Hi Angela,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story. We wish you all the best on your healing journey and would love to hear how it goes for you.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • He’s doing well. He got food poisoning after his colonoscopy – he didn’t repopulate with good bacteria! But after clearing that up (1 week in hospital with IV antibiotics) he went on high dose probiotics and he is doing fine since then.

  • Hi Jinni,

    I will order stricture heal for my daughter soon. I have a question about the broth in between absorb plus shakes. What kind of broth you recommend for vegetarians that has similar effect as bone broths? Thanks so much.

  • Thank you so much Jini for your reply. I like your site and excellent customer service. My daughter had a few shakes of absorb plus with flax oil. Now she is feeling really bloated with lot of pain. Is this normal? And she is having loose stools too. Another question is can she start the stricture heal while she is on one steroid pill or should she wean herself off from the med. I would appreciate your opinion. Or should she just start with absorb plus, oregano oil and probiotic only for now.

    1. Hi Inderjit,

      Some people experience those symptoms initially as the body adjusts to a liquid elemental diet but they should subside within 1-2 weeks unless she’s allergic to one of the ingredients. For more information about where the ingredients in Absorb Plus come from, check out the link below:


      Regarding your other question about the stricture healing protocol, I’m afraid we cannot comment on prescription medication so you’ll definitely want to consult with your physician if you’re unsure.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Thanks Justin. I have another question, my daughter ordered her natren probiotics in capsule form and she opens the capsule and adds the contents to her absorb shake. Is it ok to do that or should she swallow them just as capsules. Or do you recommend she order them in powder form?

    Thanks again for your time.

  • Hi Jini

    I have not been on this site in a long time so thats why its taken me so long to respond. I done the stricture protocol and six week elemental diet in Feb and Mar 2012. I went straight into the SCD diet after that. I used the protocol topically sometimes when I ate raw fruit and found it helped as I wasn taking any medication. I became pregnant in Sep 2012 and did not use the protocol during or a few months before my pregnancy. Unfortunately as seen in my previous posts none of my efforts were successful and I ended up with an ileostomy and a twenty centimetre resection. Also the surgeons said the crohns was now in my large intestine when for the last twenty years it had been confined to my terminal ileum. I remained well with the bag but had problems with high output ad I have only 170cm of small intestine. At thirty six weeks my baby had to be sectioned nd my ileostomy reversed as my stoma prolapsed from the baby pushing my guts out. They also removed some more intestine. I have a healthy baby boy who is ten months old which is a miracle considering. My crohns is back worse then ever and is not bein controlled by steroids or imuran so I will probably end up on biologics. I had to stop breastfeeding him as I am so sick. I cant help but think that all my efforts to do these alternative treatment actually made my disease worse and actually spread.

    1. Hi Rebecca,

      Thanks for the update! It’s great to hear that your baby is healthy despite all of the issues you’ve experienced. If you’re still looking for ways to heal your Crohn’s naturally and aren’t keen on doing an elemental diet again, here are two blog posts Jini did which may be of interest:


      Also, if you haven’t tried or considered it before, you may want to look into EFT and other emotional/mental healing techniques which are pretty much universally compatible with other protocols and treatments:


      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Rebecca I’m so sorry to hear of your trials. What a terrible disappointment. Justin has given you some links that may be helpful, but your account also reminded me of another reader with a very similar situation to yours – very complex, with lots of setbacks. He has finally found what he needs with Dr. Paul Goldberg and Dr. David Tenner. You can see more about their work here and you likely need this kind of one-on-one thorough assessment and support:

    I’m so glad your baby is doing well though, and I hope you have him on the Life Start probiotics – I gave them to all 3 of mine, even while breastfeeding.

    Thank you so much for coming back here and posting your results though, that is very helpful to know.

  • I ingested farts twice in a row and have now got a big, bloated tummy as a result. Please tell me what to do Jini.

    Thank you in advance,

  • I have been using your protocol for about 6 weeks to heal a 12cm stricture associated with a new diagnosis of Crohns. I have been using half the dose of SSPI because I am concerned about thyroid side effects. Would it be safe to continue for 6 more weeks at half the dose? Also, will it be safe to continue for 6 more weeks at full strength on the colloidal silver and DMSO?
    My doctor wants a colonoscopy at the end of the 12 week protocol. Hope I have good news for you!
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Jeff,

      You’ll definitely want to have your thyroid levels checked before proceeding with the SSKI for a longer period of time. Some people don’t experience a significant change and are able to continue the protocol for longer but others have to take some time off before resuming the protocol. Regarding the DMSO and colloidal silver, those should be fine to use for the duration of the protocol. Thanks for the update and we look forward to hearing about your results!

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • I have extreme pain where I’ve had surgery in the past and I’m certain it’s a structure block…I’m ready to try the StrictureHeal treatment program but my only problem is I’m a nursing mother. Which ingredients do you think I should omit from the program?

    1. Hi Elena,

      I’m afraid that we can’t advise you about which ingredients might be safe or unsafe as a nursing mother as we’re not qualified to do so. You’ll definitely want to go over each with your doctor before you proceed just to make sure.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • One last question…I have been on the stricture protocol for 3 months and would like to try it for another 8 weeks.
    How long can I safely take the DMSO and Oil of Oregano?
    Do you use the Oil of Oregano daily year round?
    Thank you so much,

    1. Hi Jeff,

      The DMSO and wild oregano oil can essentially be used indefinitely (as long as you’re supplementing with probiotics as well, in the case of the wild oregano oil). Jini’s family uses wild oregano oil off and on whenever needed.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hi Jeff – as directed in my books, for any substance to maintain efficacy, it’s best to cycle on and off it whenever you don’t need it. Or to vary dosage according to your needs. Another tactic is to switch up anti-microbials – for example, replace oregano with olive leaf for a while. The BEST way is to listen to your gut and ask your body. If it says, take a break for today, or for this week, then do so. But if your body says, stay on it! Then do so. When I first did the Wild Oregano Oil Protocol, I stayed on it for 2 years, taking a week or two off whenever I felt like it.

  • My daughter is 14 years old. One night is wake up with pain complaining tummy ache. I took her to doctor, gave her some movical and send her home. Well it didn’t help stall and resulted in intussecpation , immediate surgery, but it didn’t stop here . after surgery she was still suffering from same pain she had before She was discharged in pain, vomiting and not eating anything. I took. Her again in hosiptal about three times but tdoctors couldn’t diagnose what causing pain. It comes in ways and was terrible . She lost so much weight. Doctors done colonoscopy , endoscopy , X-rays . Finally with ct scan , it shown she narrowing of bowel with adhesion , scar tissues and need another surgery. So she had two surgery in feb and march. I ‘m very scared , when ever I read reviews for other victims. I am giving her low fiber diet but sometimes she complaint bloating. Please help me she is just 14 don’t want to go through again . when I read about u felt very light please guide me what I can do.

  • My problem is a little different from the others. Because of bladder cancer my bladder has been replaced with neo-bladder, which is formed from a section of my small intestine. For the last ten years I have been battling recurring strictures in my bladder neck which basically obstruct my urethra. I have had 12 surgeries to remove the scar tissue with a laser so far and it appears I am well on my way to number 13. Can the DMSO/castor oil protocol work for me? I am so tired of going under the knife. Please help if you can

    1. Hi Rick,

      I wish I had a better answer for you but we don’t have any experience or data regarding the use of Jini’s StrictureHeal protocol in the manner that you described. I can tell you that we’ve had some good feedback from people using the topical treatment to dissolve scar tissue associated with rectal and anal strictures but there’s no way for us to know whether the protocol would be effective in doing the same with your bladder neck. Here’s a link to more info about that application, if you’re interested:


      If you decide to try it we’d love to hear how it goes!

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Jeni
    If one have several intestinal strictures ranging from mild to severe, do you recommend abstaining from taking L Glutamine until a few month after StrictureHeal has been followed? Would it increase diarrhea?
    Could the strictures be causing diarrhea?
    What are the clinical signs that strictures are healing?
    Thanks yo so much providing help, support and HOPE

    1. Hi Yasmine,

      If you have been using L-Glutamine to successfully keep diarrhea in check then it’s possible that your stool would be more watery after stopping it but the only reason you might want to do that is if you’re having trouble passing the stool while taking it now. There’s no way we can tell you if the strictures are contributing to diarrhea or whether your strictures are healing as we’re not qualified to do so; you’ll definitely want to speak with your physician about that. If you have any additional questions about the protocols please let me know!

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Justin
    I tried L Glutamine but got diarrhea. Is that a typical initial reaction?
    If one has several intestinal strictures, would you advice to wait for the strictures to heal before taking L glutamine that might harden the stools?

    1. Hi Yasmine,

      L-Glutamine shouldn’t cause diarrhea and should actually stop diarrhea if you use enough of it. Jini recommends to take it on an empty stomach if you want the anti-diarrhea action. Start with 1/4 teaspoon with water on an empty stomach (20 minutes before food, or 2 hours after food) and gradually build up from there until you find the dosage that’s effective for you. If strictures are your primary issue then you should address those first but you should be able to use L-Glutamine to stop the diarrhea without making your stool so firm/hard as to make it an issue to pass (depending on your stricture situation). You should definitely consult your physician if you have questions regarding your specific health condition as he or she would have better answers for you.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hi,
    Do you know if the intestinal stricture protocol would work for an esophageal stricture? I don’t know if that’s what is causing me problems because I don’t want to get an endocopy procedure done. I could have any of these: esophageal striction, hiatal hernia, peptic ulcer, gastritis, GERD, etc. I’ve been trying all the usual home remedies: probiotics, aloe vera juice, juicing, eating clean, avoiding acidy foods, digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid, slippery elm, DGL (licorice), castor oil packs and I still have the symptoms of pills getting stuck at the bottom of my throat and mild pain/discomfort at the base of the esophagus in the middle of the breastbone radiating to my back when I eat (even small meals) and sometimes when I am hungry. I really hope it isn’t serious. I’m not sure what to try next. I’m almost a little afraid to try taking DMSO orally for fear it might aggravate a already sensitive esophagus that I don’t know what’s going on with.

    1. Hi Diana,

      We don’t have any data or feedback about using the protocol for that particular application so I’m afraid we’re unable to comment on its efficacy for an esophageal stricture. It sounds like you’ve tried everything that Jini recommends for GERD except Craniosacral Therapy. If you aren’t familiar with it, you can visit Jini’s GERD symptom page at the link below and check out Chapter 6 of Jini’s Listen to Your Gut book:


      Other than that, we would advise you to consult your physician if you have concerns and have seemingly tried everything.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hi Justin,

    Thanks for your response. I actually did try mixing 1/2 & 1/2 of liquid DMSO and aloe vera gel and applied to my esophageal area yesterday. Unfortunately, I guess I am one of those people who develop a rash, which I did, so I probably can’t use the DMSO unless I wait till the rash subsides and try and even smaller amount mixed with the aloe vera.


    1. Hi Diana, the face/neck area is extra-sensitive to DMSO. When you are ready to try again, I would start with only 20% DMSO – that’s what we use for rectal applications. One other consideration – have you had anemia? Anemia can also cause webs of tissue in the throat where food and pills can get stuck. But I do encourage you to try the Craniosacral (Level 2 or higher) you can find a practitioner from Upledger.com

  • Hi Jini,
    Thanks so much for your input. My bloodwork has never shown any problems with anemia. However, I have had a history of taking Excedrin and Ibuprophen, often together, on a daily basis for a year or more due to headaches and pain problems from herniated disks. I know they are notorious for causing stomach and esophageal problems. I no longer take them and with the cleaned up diet, etc., the headaches and major back pain now seem to be under control. I would imagine the Excedrin, etc. has probably messed up my esophagus and I’m guessing it has adhesions and/or scar tissue, or the web tissue you mentioned, or worse. Thanks for the craniosacral therapist recommendation. I will try to find one. 🙂

  • In that case, I would find a Craniosacral therapist who is also skilled at somato-emotional release – to go into the emotions in your throat as well. And I would get her/him to apply castor oil to the areas she’s working on.

  • Thanks for those additional suggestions. BTW, thanks for the help you provide so quickly to people’s problems. It’s very helpful also when I receive an email telling me there’s a new comment here and I can just click on the link to be brought directly to the comment. Makes it so easy. Hope you and your staff have a wonderful holiday season.

    1. Hi Diana,

      We’re always happy to help and thanks so much for the feedback. We wish you and yours a fantastic holiday season as well!

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Justin a few question

    What does Jeni recommend for stricture of sigmoid colon? The Oral protocol of Healstricture or suppositories for hemoirroids?
    Can you do an enema of Oral stricture but how do you get in since plastic enema bottles are a problem?

    What about serrapeptase? Should it be in addition to the StrictureHeal oral and topical protocol or is it too much to do all this?


  • Hi Yasmine, Hmmm…. lots of good questions. Here’s what I’m thinking: If it were me, I would use a disposable enema bag, or baby enema bulb to syringe the formula directly into the colon. I would compare the downside of a stricture vs. some plastic chemicals, and I would go ahead with the infusion/implant.

    Regarding WHICH formula to infuse, I would use the Rectal StrictureHeal formula, which you can get for free from here:

    And I would do it once per day. I would feel into whether my body would like topical castor oil, or not.

    And I would indeed take the Serrapeptase orally.

    Let us know how it goes!

  • Jeni
    Thanks for getting back to me
    Did you anal stricture complete healed with the protocol since your published it? I don’t really see any one posting success (partial or complete) so I am just wondering whether the stricture heal protocol works for others. Could MSM be safer for implant enema for stricture heal as there won’t be the issue of plastic compatibility?
    Are there side effect for Serrapetase?

  • Hi Yasmine, yes it worked for me. I have no idea about MSM, you’d have to try it and let me know! If you want to know about the side effects of ANY product just type into Google:

    [product/substance] side effects

    So for Serrapeptase you would type in:

    serrapeptase side effects

  • Hi, I noticed that you mentioned that the person whose stricture dissolved had a small bowel ultrasound followed by a colonoscopy. Since only the first few inches of the small bowel can be seen in a scope, how did the person actually confirm that the stricture was gone?

    1. Hi Marie,

      We hope it works well for you and would love to hear your feedback once you’ve used the protocol. If you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reply here, email us at service@listentoyourgut.com, call 888-866-7745, or visit the live chat in the little blue box on the bottom right of this page.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • I started using the Sun Warrior product (I immediately reacted allergically to the Absorb Plus) and it is difficult to pass stools. I finally realized how much fiber the product has.

    Haven’t used ascorbic acid to move things along because I thought it would be too acidic for the inflammation.

    Experimenting with Calm (magnesium).

    About two days ago started the StrictureHeal internally and topically. Wow … the internal formula really causes foment in my GI tract … and I do have more bowel movements. Is this to be expected? Will the inflammation still heal with this amount of fiber? Will the gas lessen? (It’s been about a week)

    Thank you. This approach is so much more hopefully the the standard medical prospects!

    1. Hi Pat,

      Yes, increased number of bowel movements is fairly typical. From the feedback we’ve received, the protocol should still have the same effect while on an elemental diet. Gas varies from person to person but most people report a reduced amount over time. Thanks so much for writing in! We’d love to hear how it all works out for you.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hi, I got your intestinal stricture heal protocol e-book from amazon and started on it today, hope to heal myself of Crohns disease and narrowed small intestine due to scarring. Couple of questions: How much time after the oral protocol can I have food? How important is the topical protocol – do you think just the oral protocol can work?

    Thank you, Anand

    1. Hi Anand, to allow the mixture to work “on an empty stomach”, you can eat 20 minutes after ingesting the oral mixture. Re. your 2nd question: We don’t know the answer! But a tester who did only the topical and not the oral did not see good results (he saw improvement, but not resolution). Personally, I would not skip the topical.

  • Hello again, I wanted to add one thing that has changed recently. A couple of times I vomited from an obstruction without feeling any of usual pain in the area of the blockage. Does this mean anything (because normally when I have an obstruction there is a lot of pain and hours go by before I will vomit)? Thanks! Marie

    1. Hi Marie,

      I wish we had a better answer for you but we aren’t medical professionals so we can’t draw any conclusions about your symptoms. If you are vomiting and have concerns then you should definitely consult your physician.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

    1. Hi Cassandra,

      If you’re wondering about using this protocol for a specific application, make sure to sign up in the little form inside the blog post above and we’ll send you a free eBook with details about the protocol. The eBook can give you a better idea whether or not it will be suitable for your particular condition.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hi,
    I have had Crohns (diagnosed) since 2000. I came upon your materials and protocols several years ago after failing several main IBD drugs and finding myself in a state of desperation. They are a God send! I’ve used AbsorbPlus, MucosaHeal, and Oregano Oil very successfully. However, I’m back in some pain with what I believe (pretty much know) is a partial small bowel obstruction. The strange thing is my large bowel seems to be operating well, even producing regular solid bowel movements. I know I’m not completely blocked and feel this is a stricture. I’ve had doctor-diagnosed partial sbo before, so I know the telltale pain and other symptoms (vomiting bile, etc.) I want to use the Stricture Heal protocol and have begun the castor oil packs already. I’m wondering if there’s anything you would stress in particular for the small bowel, either oral or topical, that might expedite my healing process. Thank you so much for your great work in this field!

    1. Hi Michelle,

      First of all, thanks so much for writing in and sharing your story! If you aren’t already, you may want to try taking Natren’s Megadophilus probiotic as it is specifically geared toward the small bowel.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • And Michelle, you can also do massage on the small bowel as well. Just close your eyes and go by feel. A good time to do it is when you’re applying the castor oil, just massage it in and spend extra time on any areas you feel need it. Then apply the heat and just breathe deeply into your back as you lie there with the heat penetrating your upper abdomen. As you breathe, try to expand your ribcage and push the breath into your spine and ribs at the back, repeat in your head, “My back breathes me, I am being breathed by my back.”

  • Hi Jini, I had three hemorrhoids removed this summer but has since then suffered from a very narrow anal canal. I started on your strictureheal protocol recently since my doctor told me that he had no good treatments available for me except surgery – which he didn’t seem very keen on recommending.

    My question for you is this: You write in the instructions for applying the formula that it should be done “at a time when the anal canal is most free of faeces”. Now I’m not sure if that means that I should apply the formula when it has been the longest since I had a BM or when it will be a long time since I will have a BM next?

    Basically it’s a choice between applying it in the evening just before going to bed or in the morning just after waking up. What would you recommend?

    And thanks for sharing your experience and making you discovery available to all!

    1. Hi Lars, Well I found that after applying the formula, the tissues would contract a bit, making it harder to have a bowel movement for at least a few hours afterward. So for that reason alone, I would use the formula in the morning after your bowel movement. But if you’re only having one bowel movement per day (in the morning) then either time would be fine.

  • Hello. I am very interest in reading your protocol for intentional strictures. My gastro doctor has recently recommended me for surgery due to a structure but my surgeon doesn’t feel comfortable doing the surgery due to my symptoms; they have been getting increasingly better over time so now I am searching for natural ways to heal. Your book looks like an excellent read and I would love to test the protocol. I signed up for the ebook, but never received it. Is there another step I should take?

  • Can not get you free e book to send. Besides pain, which I feel tore when using bathroom, my stomach grumbles after everything I eat..l need sleep and relief.
    I have had three large surges two small in abdomen c-sections etc..
    Any help…I have had not test, should I ?

    1. Hi Paula,

      Please check your email for a download link to the book as we’ve just sent it. Regarding the test, I’m afraid that we’re unable to advise you one way or the other as we are not qualified to do so. If you need guidance about getting a test done, we would suggest speaking with your doctor.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • I didn’t seem to receive your ebook download and see some of the comments above. Can you please forward the link to me also? Many Thanks in advance

    1. Hello Leeann,

      Your free ebook link has been emailed to you. Please let us know if we can help with anything else

      Thank you,
      Customer Care

  • Please email me privately with your response if you are uncomfortable answering publicly… Would this work (the physiotherapy + other suggestions) with a stricture INSIDE the intestines that is just old scar tissue without any inflammation, like 8 cm long? If not, do you know of any other non-surgical methods to heal it?

    1. Hello Jessica,

      Thank you for your question. The strictureheal can help with the healing of the old scar tissue. If you are still having problems with it after that it may be that you need more extensive treatment. Jini has a great post on if the treatments are not helping as expected, especially the emotional healing, you can see here:

      If you have any other questions please let us know.

      Kind Regards,
      Customer Care

  • I’ve had UC since 1986 and been on pred/5asa ever since. The docs really want me to have my colon removed but I have trust issues with them. Diag’ed with scarring and strictures at colonoscopy in June. Was hospitalized last November for a colon infection from stricture. Recently started the topical treatment but I’m fighting another colon infection that was probably caused by drinking a small amount of coffee which narrowed the strictures and caused bleeding during a bowel movement. I have to do abdominal massage to keep things flowing and I’m on a liquid diet until the infection is under control. Have given up coffee/soda as well.

    Do you have any suggestions for knocking out said infection? I think my best shot is something strong like MMS – which I’ve never tried – but I’d like to know if there are other treatments. Thank you in advance.

    1. Hello weirdal1968,

      Thank you for your post and question. We strongly feel that most prescriptions hurt digestive conditions and would recommend looking into that more. The best recommendations we have to clean out the infections and strictures for UC is here: http://listentoyourgut.com/symptoms/13/ulcerative-colitis.html

      You can get a free Quick Start guide on the left in the pink box. We would definitely recommend a elemental diet for you, as well as keeping out the coffee and soda. Our main book Listen to Your Gut may also be of great benefit for you with a lot of detailed information on the elemental and other diets, getting rid of the infections, supplements, dangers of prescriptions, and other lifestyle changes. You can see more about it here:

      You can also look up other symptom treatments here: http://www.listentoyourgut.com/heal-your-symptoms.html

      If you have any other questions please let us know!

      Kind Regards,
      Customer Care

  • My sister is autistic and has Crohn’s since 2008, she was prescribed the usual meds (Prednisone, Pentasa, Imuran..etc). After a few months she started getting better until she was in remission. But last month she had abdominal pain with vomiting. Her doctor did a Colonoscopy and found out that she has a colonic stricture, it was very tight and he couldn’t get the tube past it. He decided that surgery is the only option right now. But I’m really against it and want to try healing it naturally.

    So I’ve bought the “Natural Treatments for Intestinal Strictures” ebook. I want to try this protocol with her but I’m not sure if it’s safe to do it while she’s taking meds (she’s currently on Imuran and Pariet). I want to start with castor oil packs and wild oregano oil and see what happens. I have a few questions:

    1- Is it safe to use wild oregano oil while taking Imuran and Pariet?

    3- Are there any safe painkillers to use while having abdominal pain from the stricture?

    2- If she gets better with these treatments how to prevent strictures from happening in the future and stay in remission?

    Also since my sister has autism it’s very difficult for her to express or explain what’s happening with her, the only thing she’s able to say is “my stomach hurts”. So I won’t be able to know exactly if some of these treatments are causing her some discomfort or any other reaction, she’s the silent type unless she really is in a lot of pain. Do you have any advice regarding that?

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience and doing all this incredible work to heal people naturally. Wishing you all the best.

    1. Hello Aziza,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we can not comment on the use of our protocols with any prescriptions as we are not medically trained, but would recommend consulting your doctor concerning combining the products with your sisters medications.
      For safe painkilliers we would recommend these options: http://listentoyourgut.com/symptoms/31/abdominal-pain-and-cramping.html

      Besides the Castor oil packs and wild oregano oil for healing and prevention the elemental diet is also very useful for that. If you want more information on it other than what is in the stricture ebook you can read in the IBD Remission diet ebook: http://www.listentoyourgut.com/healing-resources/5/the-ibd-remission-diet-achieving-long-term-health-with-an-elemental-diet-and-natural-supplementation-plan.html

      There is also a lot of information on it on the website as well. Also we highly recommend probiotics as well for the healing and prevention. The other suggestions Jini recommends for healing the mucosal lining and the intestinal wall are: George’s ‘Always Active’ Aloe Vera Juice, MucosaHeal, N-Acetyl
      Glucosamine (NAG), Essential Fatty Acids (EFA), and L-Glutamine

      You can also read about all of these products more on the website or everything is also in the main Listen to your Gut book: http://www.listentoyourgut.com/healing-resources/6/listen-to-your-gut-the-complete-natural-healing-program-for-ibs-and-ibd.html

      As for your sister not being able to communicate how she feels, Jini does talk about a mother being able to have gut intuition on treatment for their children, which at young ages they also can’t communicate on how they are feeling. I can not say for certain, but perhaps as her sister and a caretaker for her you can learn than intuition as well for treatment for her.

      Please let us know if you have anymore questions, and hope you can help your sister get feeling better. We would love to hear if you are able to do any of these protocols how it works out for her.

      Kind Regards,
      Customer Care

      1. Thank you for the reply Rachel. Will ask the doctor about the supplements, I hope he doesn’t dismiss them and asks us to rely on meds only! Thanks for all the links and info, I will buy Listen to your Gut and IBD Remission diet books soon with the other recommended supplements.

        I will try my best to tune into my gut intuition regarding my sister’s reactions to the different treatments. I already started doing castor oil packs for a couple of days now and I can tell that she feels better, her face is more relaxed now. Her abdomen feels less bloated too. So I will continue to do it daily.

        Thanks again for all the suggestions.

        Best wishes.

        1. Hello Aziza,

          You are right, unfortunately a lot of medical doctors will disregard trying natural treatments. I myself hardly ever go to doctors anymore because of that. I just try to follow my own gut and research. I was able to get off all of my prescriptions for my health problems, but I understand with your sister condition it is not that simple. Possibly doing some research online, or seeing about finding a more natural doctor can help as well.
          That is great the castor oil pack is starting to help! Sometimes just going off symptoms of if they are hungry, bloated, gassy, bowel movements, mood, sleep, can give you some guidance on if they are feeling better or not. Hope she can continue to see improvements. Let us know if you have any other questions, and how she is doing.

          Kind Regards,
          Customer Care

          1. Thanks for the encouragement! I actually have one more question. The colonoscopy results also showed that she has a colon polyp, are there any natural remedies to help shrink polyps and cure them? Will wild oregano oil help with this condition?

          2. Hello Aziza,

            Unfortunately, polyps is not something we have experience treating. It may be something that can be cleared up through the basic treatments for other things like the Wild oregano oil, probiotics, and diet, but we can not say for certain. Jini personally feels like something is not a problem unless there are symptoms, which is why she never has had another colonoscopy or other surgeries with being able to clear up symptoms other ways. Sorry we can not give you more information on that.

            Best wishes!
            Customer Care

  • Oh I see. It’s all right, I suppose it might shrink with proper supplements and diet. I’ll try doing some research about it and see what comes up. For now, I’ll focus on trying to clear up my sister’s colon stricture. Thanks! All the best.

  • Hello again!

    I have a question regarding the Intestinal StrictureHeal Program, is it safe to combine the topical protocol alone (without the oral protocol) with medications like (antibiotics, prednisone..etc)? Will that help in any way if someone cannot stop their meds because of an active inflammation with stricture?

    1. Hello Aziza,

      As we are not medically trained we can not give you information on if the Strictureheal protocol is safe to use with other medications for sure. We would recommend asking a doctor if you are concerned about that. However, if you do try it with the medications Jini does feel that the holistic treatment options added on should be more beneficial than not. We just can not say for certain if the medications will counteract the healing ability of the protocols or not. If you do decide to try it we would love to hear if it works out and helps.

      Best of Luck,
      Customer Care

      1. Thanks! My sister is currently off meds, her doctor thought that since she’s now underweight and malnourished she won’t tolerate them. He advised a liquid/soft food diet until she regains her strength and gain weight. I’m already giving her AbsorbPlus along with semi-liquid food and she seems to be doing better. I’ll start the topical StrictureHeal treatment soon, and since she’s fortunately off meds I won’t worry about interactions. But I’m concerned about the Potassium Iodide. Will it affect thyroid function too if used topically only?

        1. Hello Aziza,

          That is good your sister is off all of her medications now. Hopefully that will help some. Here are a few shake idea that may help with the underweight issue: https://blog.listentoyourgut.com/easily-tolerated-weight-gain-shakes/

          Making sure to get the healthy fats of the Udo, flax, or coconut oils, and organic butter can help a lot in that.

          Unfortunately, everything we put on our skin and surrounding our bodies can affect us physically. Jini does definitely recommend if you use the potassium iodide more than 2-3 weeks, even topically, to have the thyroid monitored.

          We would love to hear if that works out for her. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

          Have a good day,
          Customer Care

          1. Thanks you for the links, will try all those recommended shakes and see how my sister reacts to them. I already add Flaxseed oil to her AbsorbPlus shakes and she tolerates it well. I also started using extra virgin coconut oil with her soft food.

            Last night I started the topical protocol with her (I’ve already been doing the castor oil packs daily since 4th of September). I’ve combined all the ingredients in a dark glass bottle but I decided to use half the amount required for now. I washed my sister’s abdomen and my hands with plain soap. As soon as I started applying the mixture on her abdomen she started to cry and I was so scared, I wanted to just wipe it off but after a few minutes she calmed down. When I asked her if she wants me to wipe it off and just use the castor oil packs as usual she shook her head and told me to keep it. So I kept it until it dried (It took a very long time!) and then used the castor oil packs. Now I have several questions:-

            1- Do I have to apply all the mixture on the abdomen and combine the ingredients again every time? Or is the amount mentioned in the ebook can be used several times? If so, how do I store the remaining mixture? Room temperature or refrigerate?

            2- Can you tell me all the symptoms/reactions one may feel from applying this mixture to the abdomen? I want to know if possible what my sister feels during application. Does it cause pain? Does DMSO cause Breathing problems? Because I’ve read all kinds of side effects and I’m worried now.

            3- If I stop the Potassium Iodide after 2-3 weeks, will it be OK to continue with the topical treatment as usual without it?

            4- Does the mixture have to be absolutely dry before applying the castor oil pack? How long do I have to wait before I can wipe it off if possible? Can I wipe it using a clean cloth?

            5- I read that DMSO can interfere with liver function tests and give false reading, and that I would have to stop using it for a week or more before taking the test. Is this true?

            6- I’ve also read that one should stop using castor oil packs during menstruation. My sister is late since the flare up with the colon stricture, but should I stop the packs if she starts her period?

            I just want to make everything as comfortable as possible for my sister.

          2. Hello Aziza,

            It sounds like you are doing great on trying all of the protocols.

            Jini does definitely recommend storing the mixture room temperature if it is winter and colder, or refrigerate it. If you refrigerate it she recommends taking it out 1-3 hours before use to get to room temperature again.

            We have not heard of any side effects with this protocol other than a strong odor from the DMSO, and possible thyroid problems if the Potassium Iodide is used too long. If your sister is having those side effects though we would recommend not continuing as a precaution. However you can also try more Aloe Vera in the mix, or less DMSO and Potassium Iodide and that may help if it is causing any pain.

            Jini does highly recommend using the protocol for at least 6 weeks, and up to 3 months. Even with stopping the potassium iodide after 2-3 weeks and if pain is gone, she recommends continue the other ingredients for full healing.

            It is ideal to let the mixture dry, but if there are times you cannot wait that long Jini recommends letting it sit for at least 10-15 minutes to absorb in before wiping it off. A clean cloth should be good to wipe it off.

            We have not heard of DMSO affecting a liver test, but if you are concerned about that you can wait until after the protocol for that to be tested again. We would recommend asking her doctor if that is something you are concerned about and needs checked with her. We also have not heard of castor oil packs not being used during menstruation. Jini actually recommends it during that time, especially if the woman has bad cramps.

            Please know you can also contact us by email, chat, or phone as well, as blog posts are public on the internet. You can see that information here: http://listentoyourgut.com/contact.html
            The chat should be on the bottom on the right of the listen to your gut webpages.

            I hope this helps some of your concerns. Please let us know if there is any other questions you have.

            Have a good day,
            Customer Care

  • Is it possible for fluid retention if u take a bath directly after applying DMSO and castor oil? My son puts the oil with the DMSO & aloe on then took a bath with epsom salt afterwards
    He got some puffiness above scar on stomach- looks like fluid retention? It’s only above scar. But it’s a big horizontal scar

    1. Hello Gewell,

      We have not heard of that happening after the protocol for anyone else. We would recommend asking your doctor concerning that if it continues to happen. We would love to hear what you find out and how it helps him. Please let us know if we can help with anything else.

      Kind Regards,
      Customer Care

  • My son was recently diagnosed with a restriction in his terminal ileum that leaves an opening of less than 30% the normal intestinal size, about the width of a pencil. We are interested in trying to avoid surgery and are hoping to heal it naturally. Since I cannot find any other information on the internet about this but for your website, I would like to hear any follow-up information from people who have followed the StrictureHeal protocol you outline. In 2012 you had said, “One of my readers – who is a medical doctor – has been testing my Intestinal StrictureHeal protocol on himself… A small bowel ultrasound 3 months ago showed a “strong fibrotic stricture” and he was likely headed for surgery. But then he agreed to test my Intestinal StrictureHeal protocol. Well, after 9 weeks of treatment, he had a colonoscopy done yesterday and had the whole length biopsied and it showed “no Crohn’s disease and no stricture“!!!!”

    How is this man doing now in October of 2016? Have there been more people using this protocol? What have been the outcomes?

  • Hi Christen, he continues to do well. We have heard from others, but only a few with such positive results. Everyone who has done the full protocol – internal and external – has reported positive results but most with some or good improvement rather than total healing. If you do it please let us know how it goes!

  • Hi Jini
    I am tempted to try this protocol for strictures. I had my severe crohn’s disease in remission and healed a peri anal fistula/abscess on the specific carbohydrate diet 15 years ago off all men’s and feeling wonderful after a life time of disease. I foolishly cheated a couple years ago and aggravated an anal stricture and I believe have another further up. I do okay if take hydro c. How many people have been helped with anal strictures? Also you said they were testing your protocol at the Goldberg clinic. How did that go? Thank you. Katie

  • Oops. Sorry for typo above Not of “men’s.” Off all medication. Never took any supplements just lots of homemade SCD 24 hour yogurt. I feel like I have no inflammation now. I went back strictly to SCD. Just feel like my stools have trouble passing through.

  • Hi Katie,

    Not many people were willing to use the DMSO so Dr. Goldberg was unable to test the protocol adequately.

    However, we are putting together a survey now to send out to everyone who has downloaded the eBook. This might work better than the form we ask people to fill out (quicker and easier). That will take about 3-4 weeks to send out, get responses, and collate. I’ll post results here when I have them.

  • Hi Jini, I’m pretty well versed in alternative treatments. I found this protocol fascinating and decided to give it a try. I did both the internal and external protocol for around 10 days and started having minor herx reactions after 7 (sweats at night). Soon after I had pain in the groin which turned into pain of the hip, and my whole leg went completely stiff. Spread to both legs and I lost 90% of my mobility for a short period. I was clearing out some pretty nasty stuff, seemed to be parasite eggs/candida/worms?. I personally think that my liver couldn’t handle the die off and provoked an immune reaction in my joints, CRP went from under 1 to 180. Since then remicade got inflammation down in my hips and joints, but I had never had arthritis symptoms before. I’m in no way blaming you for the reaction I had as I understand the risk, but I would definitely advise anyone starting this protocol to start extremely slowly, and support the liver with milk thistle or coffee enemas. The idea of using DMSO with CS and SSKI is a little scary considering these aren’t usually used with such a powerful solvent (allowing them to penetrate barriers into the blood stream etc.) Does the CS, Oregano Oil and SSKI break down scar tissue? Or are these just added to kill of parasites and bad bacteria at the same time? I’m going to give it another shot in 6-9 months after I feel I’ve killed off most of the bad bacteria with a gentler parasite cleanse and hopefully wont have such a brutal reaction.


    1. Hello Andrew,

      Thank you for the feedback. Sorry to hear you had such an intense die off effect from the protocol. You are right that those ingredients can be very strong, which is why Jini does recommend starting all of her protocols at lower amounts and then building up. We are working on putting together feedback on how this protocol has worked for our customers, good and bad, so we appreciate the useful information on how it worked out for you. We hope you have better results in a few months when you are able to kill off the other infections you are dealing with. We would love to hear your results next time. Wish you all the best in your healing.

      Kind Regards,
      Customer Care

  • Great feedback Andrew and you ask some great questions too! The SSKI was added primarily for its action on scar tissue – except yes, as you point out, it’s a pretty potent pathogen-killer as well.

    I will certainly take your experience into account – yours is the most extreme I’ve heard of – and strengthen the caution for people to proceed slowly and listen to their body! Speaking of parasites, did you see this post?:


  • Hello- I have a 10 year old daughter who has had 3 major surgeries- 2 to remove a tumor and one for a complete bowel obstruction. It’s been 6 mo the but she still suffers from abdominal cramping and pain and even had had a few ER visits. She has had PT, chiropractic care and we’ve tried DMSO and oil packs- but not your exact protocol. Is this something I can use on a child?

  • Hi Jini,
    I had a colonoscopy and CT scan at the insistence of my internist and GI doctor. They said it looked like i had the beginnings of divirticulitus as well as Crohn’s. Nothing happened for 7 months after, until I chased them for a clearance letter to receive IVF treatment. They are not scaring me in to getting a second opinion as they think a portion of my gut should be cut out and that it can become malignant or cancerous. This is what the internist said:
    He’s worry (and mine) is that he couldn’t complete your scope because 20 cm above the rectum you have a tight stricture. He took biopsies of the rim which showed active Crohns but he couldn’t go through it. The CT scan confirms there’s a 6 cm portion of the descending colon pass the splenic flexure (medical terms) 20 cm above the rectum. It looks like active Crohns and stricture BUT they cannot rule out malignancy.
    The pending issues would be:
    1- How does the rest of the colon look?
    2- Is there any cancer or pre cancer in that segment
    3- Do you need a resection?
    4- You more than likely need biologics but the timing to start also needs to be addressed.
    These questions should be addressed by a team of colo-rectal specialist.
    In terms of your desire to get pregnant. These issues need resolution prior to actual pregnancy.

    The thing is, I feel FINE, nothing is hurting and this was 7 months ago. I don’t want to have a resection and I feel I am being bullied in to it because of their fear and dropping the ball in not replying to my questions of the next steps 7 months ago.

    I want to have a baby but time is running out for me. I am going to start your stricture heal protocol again as the last time I did it, I narrowly escaped surgery 2 years ago from grief after 3 family members passed away. I want to prove them wrong that I don’t need my gut cut out and to go ahead and have another look so I can crack on with IVF.

    Could I beg you for your thoughts? Thank you so much

    1. Hi Sophie, I’m not a doctor. Just another subscriber with Crohn’s. I had doctors scare me and make me sicker. I’ve even had them scare me into surgery after multiple attempts. The surgery didn’t fix anything and gave me a hernia and who knows how many adhesions. (Well, it fixed one thing, but I have a feeling it would’ve been about the same whether the bezoar was removed or not.) I don’t want another surgery or medications. If I’m dying – well, maybe. If you have a CT scan, get a copy of the CD and look at it. They should’ve shown you and explained it, but they don’t always. They can’t get a biopsy if they can’t get through, but I think blood tests could fill in the blanks. (Again, I’m not a doctor.) I’ve also had a doctor lie about not being able to get through – for real. They will suggest a resection if you have a stricture or inflammation. Find out the width and length of the strictures. I’m not a doctor, and I say I know my body best, I know what I can handle, and I make my own informed decisions. The “informed” part is mostly self-directed because the doctors like to keep it vague, urgent, and scary. I never went on biologics or the immunosuppressors. I did do the dreaded steroids for too long. I also did turmeric supplements and lots of the types of things that Jini promotes here. Look at how those meds affect pregnant women and the side effects and the chances of getting off of them after starting. I have a friend who eats impeccably while on the strong meds and the flares and surgery haven’t stopped. They bullied and strong armed me. I fired 4. Waiting for the new ones to fire me. They double-team me annually to make me get colonoscopies and surgery. You have the spirit to prove them wrong. I did too and I healed multiple severe flares with diet and lifestyle. I want that spirit back because now I’m trying to dissolve scar tissue to make my digestion better. I would have to look at my records to be sure, but I’ve been doing very well with no inflammation for about 2 years. It’s the structural stuff that’s a problem now. Best wishes. PS I recommend the book, Controlling Crohn’s Disease: The Natural Way, not necessarily for the food advice – because that’s different for everyone, but the story of her life I found to be quite helpful. There’s lots about self-care, relationships, pregnancy, etc. Her pregnancies caused her to go into remission.

      1. Hi Jessica, thank you so much for taking the time to reply and for your kindness. I refuse to be bullied in to biologics but they said it was less harmful than what I am currently on i.e. Asacol but that I can continue on Azathioprine. Once I heard that I stopped using the first. I am in now on second week of the Stricture Heal protocol and have an appointment lined up for next week for 2nd opinion. The colloidal silver concoction taste pretty yuck and metallic and instead of using wild oregano drops I am using the gel tablets that are now sold so I don’t have to burn my mouth. Also doing the hot packs of castor oil, will be cool to see a comparison between the 2 reports at some point soon. Glad to hear I am not the only one who feels my doctors are using scare tactics. I read that resections cause more future problems and I am not willing to cut my gut open unless my life depended upon it as you say 🙂 Are you using the stricture heal stuff too with the DMSO to dissolve scar tissue? Thanks for the tip I will certainly look in to the book. I’ve certainly changed a few lifestyle choices too, i.e. shower filter, organic soaps and friendlier shampoos or hair dyes, aluminium free deodorant (I could write an essay on all the ones I tried and tested), making kombucha, adding super greens to smoothies etc. Using oregano oil to stop cold sores from even breaking out in to full apocalyptic glory, To name a few but won’t bore people with all the details… Once again, thank you for your reply.

  • Hi Sophie. That is good that you were able to drop one med. I almost went on Azathioprine, but the pharmacist was shocked that I came in for a cancer med. I went home without the prescription and read up on all the meds. I didn’t like any of them and was fortunate that I could heal without them and that I had a functional medicine nutritionist to help me wean off entecort safely. I have no problem with the taste of the colloidal silver. I was that way with liquid zinc too because I had a deficiency. Idk if there is such thing as a silver deficiency. I think everybody tastes it differently. You use apple juice with it? I do. That is a good idea for the oregano oil. Glad that works for you. I had some trouble, but I have a method now. I hold the water in the back of my mouth and let the drops fall on my tongue so I can count them. Then I swish with the water in the back of my mouth before swallowing. I’ve had less mouth burn this way. I don’t like when it accidentally hits my lips. Ouch. I think the doctors are mostly doing the best they can. I would guess that there might be repercussions if they went against the protocols of the AGA. Some of them probably really think the sky will fall if you don’t do what they say. I’ve avoided resections because I read that repeat surgeries were very likely because of scar tissue build up. Then there are the adhesions. I did break down and have strictureplasty and I regret it. There is no way of knowing how much the surgery helped. I’m grateful for the level of health I have now. I’m doing the stricture heal stuff too and the castor oil packs. I haven’t done the topical since I dropped my preparation on the floor and the bottle broke. It is my least favorite part. It stings and I have to wait for it to dry. It seems like forever sometimes. I’m not doing it perfectly, but I’m happy to keep plugging away. I’ve been doing it on and off since November. I don’t want to get any more tests, so I’ll be gauging my improvement by how my body feels. I have been feeling much better. I also really want to see a PT in my area who has mad skills with breaking up adhesions. I want to make it a priority, but other expenses come up. That is great that you’re taking a holistic approach to your health. I do similar things for my health. It was a lot of change for me all at once. I’m just going to get back on the horse every time I fall. It’s nice to know the numbers of people doing these things are growing, but also sad because its a result of our environment, food sources, and social habits. Keep it up. Health is worth it!

  • Hi Jini and everyone, I was doing castor oil packs and the strictureheal drink for almost a month, had a 6 week break (to do IVF treatment) and re-started this week. I’ve since had a colonoscopy and it seems that i have 30 cm of stricture which seems to be old scars. I have a few questions, the surgeon is suggesting stretching the stricture a few times in the next few months to try and stretch it back out gently. What are your thoughts on this? The other question is, I have adapted your protocol to use oregano oil which comes in gel tablets so that I don’t burn my mouth, is this ok? I use 2 gel tablets as I feel like my body may need the extra kick. I’m also doing the Natren Trinity probiotic. Is it safe to take Mucosaheal at same time as probiotic? I am pleased that I am defying my GI and Internist, they seem to be keen to put me back on Asacol and Azathioprine but my surgeon says there is no point if the Crohn’s is inactive. One more last question, can i premix the stricture heal drink (minus the apple juice) into a BPA free bottle to make up portions for a week instead of measuring it out everyday? Thank you so much

    1. Hello Sophie,

      Thank you for contacting us. You really have to just follow your own body wisdom on what would be best for you but according to Jini if you stretch, cut or otherwise damage scar tissue, the body just repairs it by making more scar tissue.

      Are you using the Oreganol P73? This product is diluted at 1:1 which means it is 50% wild oregano oil and 50% olive oil. The Joy of the Mountains product uses a 3:1 dilution so that one is 25% wild oregano oil and 75% olive oil. This product is twice as strong as the Joy of the Mountains wild oregano oil so please keep that in mind when using it with Jini’s protocols.

      For Probiotics and Mucosaheal, Probiotics have to be taken completely on their own, 20 minutes before food, or 2 hours after food (this includes wild oregano and Mucosaheal). Lastly, yes, you can premix the strictureheal formula into a BPA-free bottle (not plastics) and store in a room temperature. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • Hi Chris,

    I had a second colonoscopy last week to also stretch the stricture which is now the width of a pencil. 11 hours later and also and CT scan, the surgeon suggested that I now have a resection as the stricture has gotten worse (30cm up from the back entrance). I asked him if stretching it last time may have made it worse, he didn’t say yes and he didn’t say no, he could only stretch it to 1cm. I now cannot eat solid food and I am terrified of losing 20cm of my sigmoid colon. Suggested surgery date is around 24 October, I have continued with the stricture heal protocol, castor oil packs every night with Natren Trinity probiotic and mucsaheal and now on liquids, broths, soups, yogurt only as I am in terrible pain. I am hoping that in the next 3 weeks that the narrow part of my sigmoid colon scars might miraculously calm down and widen. I just wanted to let you know because you were right and had warned it might get worse and to let other people know about ’stretching’. IVF now pushed back to next year as I can’t even walk without flinching in pain. Is there anything else I can do that might help like taking SERRAPEPTASE that might bring down the scarring? Thank you so much as always.

    1. Hi SophieW. Thanks for sharing your situation. I have a similar 30cm narrowed / thickened/ fibrosed as show on x rays with contrast liquid – from rectum up to mid sigmoid, with 1cm width but two points at less than this, very narrow so they are proposing the same, recto-sigmoid removal. I have ony just discovered this site so not tried the protocol. Do you think the protocol helped you? Did you have the surgery in the end? If you had I hope you are recovering well. Best wishes.

  • Hi Oliv7, it is with great regret (but also great relief) that I ended up having an emergency resection of the lower sigmoid colon on 2 Oct. What was 1cm of damage actually turned our to be 5cm of narrowing. In fact the surgeon said it was fused and asked why I waited so long to do anything about it. Because I thought I WAS doing something about it with the protocol. IN the end the surgery took twice as long because of adhesions sticking my intestine to everything around it. They took out a total of 24 cm. Luckily I have more left. I was in hospital for a total of 6 days, was walking and eating by day 2. It was not an easy decision to make as I really wanted the protocol to work a miracle. The castor oil packs helped with some of the inflammation, I thought I felt better on the oral protocol, for sure the Natren stuff has helped repopulate my gut. Maybe the protocol would have helped if I had done it sooner and more often but I had to make the decision to have the surgery as I was too far gone for anything else to help. I am now back to almost normal but be sure to ask the surgeon how he plans to cut your belly button with the laparoscopy surgery as my belly button is not 5 inches long. Be sure to use silicone based anti scarring cream and plasters on scars. I am also taking serrapeptase to reduce the internal surgery scars and I feel it is helping. I will go back to using the castor oil packs to ensure the surgery inflammation continues to heal itself. Ive put on weight for the first time in ages 🙂 I had 3 different doctors tell me to do the surgery but i was stubborn. Don’t let the fibrosis fuse you the way it did me and I hope you feel better soon.

  • I’m starting the strictureheal protocol, and I’ve been looking into the quad-synergy parasite protocol as well for a protozoa I was diagnosed with. I notice the formulas are very similar except the quad-synergy uses molecula rather than colloidal silver. Can one be substituted for the other in either protocol? Thanks.
    Also, is the gum on in the shop IBD remission diet legal?

    1. Hi Kyle,

      The molecula or Nanoparticle silver is very different from colloidal so its not recommended to substitute the products other than the ones she have listed in the protocol. A colloidal sized particle is defined in diameter from 5-200 nanometers. While the nanoparticle silver she refer to in her quad-synergy protocol is much smaller – .10 nanometers. For the Gum, yes! Its okay to use that while on IBD Remission Diet.

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • Jini,
    Have you had results from anyone currently taking Budesonide and doing the Intestinal-Stricture Protocol? I’m currently on Enticort but would love to try this. I have an intestinal fistula and a recent colonoscopy revealed that I have scar tissue in the ileum and one other spot. Otherwise, the colon is clear of Chrohn’s. The Dr wants me to have another CT scan in a few weeks to determine a timeline for surgery (which he has said is inevitable) and wants to start me on a drug called Humira? Which I’m afraid of frankly! I’m hoping to start this protocol and have a stellar result at the scan. All this is super new to me, I was hospitalized in March with an abscess, inflammation and sepsis. Until this point, I was a healthy 47 yr old with no major issues aside from an occasionally sensitive tummy. Thank you for your website. Learning can be overwhelming!

    1. Hi Susie,

      Thank you for reaching out. Sorry, but we do not know anyone who’s using Budesonide and Jini’s Strictureheal protocol. You should read through the survey respondents if you’re interested in trying this Intestinal StrictureHeal protocol because the feedback is helpful for your decision-making process.

      You can download the complete survey feedback results HERE. We wish you all the best on your healing journey!

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

    2. Susie
      Go on the Specific carbohydrate diet. Sign up for the “breaking the vicious cycle” face book group for support. The SCD healed my peri anal fistula/abscess 17 years ago and saved me from a colonoscopy. You can email me if you want if you have any questions. ktfish@nycap.rr.com

  • I have a question…have you ever used this protocol for bowel loops ? I have a biwel loop and its so uncomfortable…..just want to know if this will work or if you know anyone who has used this for that. Thanks,


  • I have been using just the topical treatment with castor oil and heating pad for several weeks now and I definitely think it’s making a difference in my bowels. Also watching my diet eating several small meals a day, and I’ve been personally staying away from fiber, only Because I am trying to figure this out on my own, I feel that the scar tissue may have narrowed my intestinal track and bulking things up with fiber may not be the best thing for me to do at this time ( this is only been a decision that I’ve made not that I have been advised of, that I can remember ).

    I am a 10 year survivor of massive corectal cancer that has left Me with massive scar tissue. I also have a permanent colostomy with a large hernia that has been repaired three times with no resolution. I have been hospitalized over 15 times in the past 10 years with Bowel obstruction’s, Have gone to several specialists/surgeons, Who are supposed to be the best Surgeons in California in the Gastronal intestinal Departs at San Francisco Medical Center, Stanford Medical Center and USC Hospitals? Not one has been able to give me any Advice that could help with my bowel obstruction’s. They all say it’s due to the scar tissue and there is nothing that they can do except for more surgery which causes more scar tissue. They refused to do the surgery unless It’s an absolute emergency. I do have other factors, I’m sure, that could play a part in my problems but my major problem has continually been the obstructions.

    I am so hopeful that I have maybe found a solution to keep me from having these absolutely excruciating bowel obstruction‘s that have totally disrupted my every day living. I have been unable to maintain a regular job, every time I try to travel it seems I end up in the hospital and am always worried and paranoid about it happening at anytime, anywhere, and without any warning, (Like in the middle of my daughter’s wedding and whenever I travel out of town for holidays ). Thank you so much for some kind of totally resolution to my ongoing problem.

  • Hello,
    Could you tell me is it safe to use topical and oral protocol?
    last year I had colon cancer (sigma) with liver metas.. I had an operation and went trought chemotherapy… i had operation 11.9.2017. and finish chemoth. 18.6.2018…. 2 months ago I had coloniscopy where I found out that I had on the place of operation stenosis ( fibrosis)… I do on my own some of my protocol: aloa barbadensis( sometimes vera), lots of probiotics, nigela sativa oil, I did for one week protocol with wild oregano( 3×2 caps)… is it safe to do your protocol in my situation? I am free of cancer and metast.
    What will you recomend?
    Sometimes I feel stenosis not always.. I drink 1L of carrot juices every day and my own tea mixture.. I eat only plant based diet.

    Thank You

    1. Hi Sandra,

      I have replied to your email this morning regarding your questions above. Email me back if you have any additional questions or concerns. Thanks for your comment!

      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • I have two strictures in my sigmoid colon. Since the Oral Stricture Heal has to go through the entire small intestine and through most of the large intestine to get to the sigmoid colon, I’m considering inserting it directly in my anus instead of taking it by mouth. Has anyone tried that, and if so, how well did it work? Thank you.

    1. Hi Thomas,

      Thank you for reaching out. We don’t have any data or feedback about using the protocol in the manner you mentioned but Jini’s Intestinal Strictureheal is a two way application – Oral and Topical applications and many people have reported back with positive feedback about dissolving scar tissue in the GI tract so it’s possible that it could have a positive effect in your case.

      We recently gathered some information from those who have tried the StrictureHeal. You can see these testimonials here: http://listentoyourgut.com/testimonials/19/strictureheal.html

      As well as these survey results: https://blog.listentoyourgut.com/intestinal-strictureheal-survey-results-are-in/

      As always, we recommend speaking with your doctor if you’re unsure. If you decide to proceed we would be very interested to hear how it works out.

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • Thank you Cris. I want to try inserting the oral formula into my anus instead if taking it by mouth, and I’m looking at the best way to do that. Since DMSO reacts with rubber, I would like to find a rubber-free applicator. If you know of any, I would greatly appreciate it if you would tell me about it.

    Thank you,


  • Thanks Cris.

    I decided to get a large pipette eye dropper because the syringes I found had rubber at the end of the plunger to push the solution out, and dmso reacts with rubber. But I’ve now decided not to use the DMSO because I think it’s possible that it may take bacteria and fecal matter from my rectum through the colon wall and into my abdominal cavity and organs. Is that a valid concern?



    1. You’re welcome!

      According to Jini:

      “I posed this very same question to an MD friend of mine and he assured me that whatever is in your feces has already been carried throughout your body due to absorption via the intestinal wall. Remember, the one of the primary functions of the colon is to re-absorb liquid. So he told me it wouldn’t make a difference.”

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • I’ve had Crohn’s disease since 2017, and I was actually able to achieve remission for over a year until my symptoms came back due to a lack of suitable medication for my situation. Since then, I have had a colonoscopy which showed that I have a stricture in my small intestine. I was also recently in the hospital for an abscess that burst after the inflammation in my abdomen caused an infected abscess to form. Thankfully the abscess is healing quite nicely, so I’m not too worried about that. I recently started Humira injections to prevent future inflammation and and issues with my Crohn’s, but it doesn’t seem to be doing anything for the stricture and scarring that is already there. This is what has brought me to you and your amazing sounding natural remedies. I want to try the StrictureHeal protocol, but I’m still on Humira and my GI expects me to continue it. I understand that you are not a medical professional and cannot give any medical advice, but have you heard of anyone trying this protocol while using Humira or other similar drugs? I’m worried about some of the ingredients interacting with drugs in a dangerous way. Do you know if any of the ingredients in the protocol could interact with prescription drugs?

    I’m very eager to try your remedy but I want to make sure that it won’t be too risky for me to do so.

    1. Hi Annette,

      It is not recommended to use DMSO in conjunction with any drugs. DMSO drives ANYTHING deeper into the body – so that would include the drugs you are taking. The Wild Oregano Oil, probiotic therapy, and a straight hot castor oil pack would likely be fine, but no DMSO. We have had some readers comment that they did the stricture heal protocol and left out the DMSO, however DMSO is an important part of the protocol.

      Please keep in mind too, that until you are weaned off all drugs, the deep level healing cannot occur so whatever protocols you implement, you will likely need to cycle back through all of them after you wean off the meds (if you choose to do so). I recommend reading Chapter 5 of LTYG to get some more clarity over the path you want to take.

      In good health,
      Savannah B
      Customer Care

  • Hello again!

    Thank you for your previous help. I do have another question regarding the StrictureHeal protocol, particularly the topical component: is there any way to tell if I’m doing it right? Of course the stricture won’t be completely healed yet because I just started the protocol, but are there any indicators that I should be looking for or signs that can tell me if I’m on the right track? I’m asking because I’m currently unable to do the topical protocol exactly as described in the book. I have two drainage sites with dressings around them that cover part of my abdomen around the area where the stricture is, so I only have a very narrow strip of skin that is safely accessible. I think that the stricture itself is fairly accessible, but the whole area is still a bit tender and quite firm to the touch, so I want to make sure that what I’m doing is effective. I would really appreciate some advice. Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Annette,

      While unfortunately we cannot truly determine or provide any medical advice, it’s best to use the topical StrictureHeal solution on the skin that is accessible if you cannot put it directly on the stricture. The hot castor oil pack should be beneficial to you as well.

      It’s best to commit to a 6-week treatment period using the Topical StrictureHeal solution in combination with a castor oil pack, 7 times per week, then as needed. Full healing may require 3 months of treatment, but remember to not stop treatment when your pain and tenderness goes away. You need to keep going to allow Topical StrictureHeal to penetrate fully and transform your scar tissue into healthy tissue and this will take 2 to 6 months, depending on the severity and how old your scar tissue is.

      In good health,
      Savannah B
      Customer Care

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