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Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Reason Most People Don’t Go the Distance (overcoming their diseases)

Over the last few months I have been thinking a lot about why most people are unable to overcome their IBDs as they tell me they have tried so many protocol and nothing has worked.

I remember when I first started SCD diet (which I am no longer on, as I am able to eat what I want now) I thought I would only do the diet partially. I found that my health did noticeably improve, but when I consumed too many illegal ingredients I started to feel like crap again. I decided I would try the diet 100% and wow!!! I started to get so much better and was med free and virtually symptom free as long as I followed SCD strictly. I will be upfront when I say SCD is great but it is not the way to completely overcome an IBD as I believe this is a symptom management tool as soon as you consume illegals you get sick again-I do not have this issue as I stepped out of the SCD BOX and tried some new things. Do not get me wrong I am greatly appreciative to the diet as it was the first phase in my healing story (you can check this out on my website www.crohnsboy.com)

This lesson taught me a lot though

When someone gives you a recipe for a cake or some type of desert you follow it and you usually get a great tasting desert. If you decided to leave even 1 key ingredient your results may be completely different and have a bad tasting or funny looking cake…do you not agree? So when it comes to health why do we not use the same approach? I will be the first to admit that I was one of those people who thought I could try something half ass and get the same results as the people doing the program 100% and when I caught on to this BOY did I get better.

An Example

After reading Jini Patel’s book “Listen to Your Gut” and speaking with her and Nicole a few times I followed their advice doing the pro-biotic enema, Georges aloe Vera juice, and the Natren pro-biotics (I did not do everything in the book as I was more advance in my healing than many other IBD patients due to being on SCD for 9 months previous) after doing the stuff the mentioned I felt Awesome! At first I only tried the Natren products and the aloe Vera juice as I was scared to do the enema and I felt good but not awesome. After my flare in Hawaii due to overdoing sugar on massive levels I had no choice to do the enema as I was stuck in a flare for almost 2 weeks straight and the Enema took me out of the flare in 1 day!! Yes it is crazy. It also made feel even better than I did prior to the flare…….If I would have done this in the beginning after they advised me to I would probably never have had the flare in the first place.

I now know when someone gives me advice in any matter of life and they have the results that I am looking for that I will take their advice and follow it exactly as I want the results to be similar. I know people may say all IBD’s are different or any medical condition but for almost all situations in life this principle is very consistent = Follow the recipe from provided by someone who has the results you are looking for and you will most likely get similar results.

You would not ask a fat dude how to loose weight, a poor guy for financial advice, or marriage advice or insight from a person who is divorced or unhappy, and most important medical advice from an unhealthy person who does not have the results you are looking for. This is food for thought but really think about it for a few days.

If you are interested to learn more about modeling take a look a Anthony Robbins book “Unlimited Power”. I will tell you from experience change our thinking and you will change your life.


You think it is a coincidence that most people are not financially wealthy? Completely happy with their lives-relationships, physical health of their body, able to overcome an incurable disease, become a pro athlete or many other things which you have to pursue and chase????

The truth is that most people are not willing to put in the time and hard work to get these things in life and until they do they will never get them as the will continue to talk about how good it would be to have this, do this, and experience this as if they are pipe dreams which will never come true. I was one of the people before and I remember how I use to talk myself down or discourage myself before I even attempted something and I am sure that I am not the only person who has experienced this. …………or am I? I can also tell you once I was finally able to wake up and realize the only way I was going to get what I want in all aspects of life is if I pursued them until I got the results I was looking for. Yes I probably hit many dead ends along the way but I am getting there more and more every day.

You may think that I sound cocky and arrogant and to tell you the truth I hope this does piss some people off and leave you thinking that guy is WRONG about me and I am going to prove him wrong and grab my dreams regardless of what they are by the balls and pursue them with all of your heart and energy. You will prove me wrong and you will get so much more than you can imagine…………............

Heres a great saying which means a lot to me as It is so easier to go with the grain than go against it when you know something is wrong or needs to be said etc.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” Martin Luther King Jr


Jini Patel Thompson said...

well said Jay, although I do need to add - that you should always follow your own gut above anyone else's advice. Since no one knows your body better than you. Just make sure you're following your gut/intuition and not your fears!

Ryan Jordan said...

Check this out Jay, I think you'll like it:

DTD said...

Thank you, thank you, for having this blog. After our 14-year-old was diagnosed CD 3 weeks ago, all I could find on the net were blogs about all of the drugs CD patients were using, for how long and how many surgeries they'd had. Our daughter no longer had symptoms (she was still showing microscopic blood in her stools which led to the recent colonscopy and diagnosis). A year ago, when she 40 pounds less than she does now, we started doing all the right things nutriceutically, even though we didn't know it's what nutritional therapy for CD required. Her MD, however kept pushing to put her on Prednisone and 6MP! We held out and went to a specialist, who conceded that "Nutritional therapy appears to be working" and said we didn't need steroids. We have a wonderful Nutritionist MD locally, too, who is the one who helped us get on the right track one year ago. While it's been a shock to hear this diagnosis, it's been a learning experience for all of us. Again, the hope your blog provides is so vital for those of us who know in our hearts that the AMA doesn't get this dis-ease. God Bless.

Uncharted Thoughts said...

Good to see other people who share my experiences too.


Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you. I also have Crohn's and I find myself trying certain protocols and then not following them strictly enough. I need to learn how to start a protocol and then follow thru all the way!!

Anonymous said...

Would it be possible to get in touch with you via email?
I have 13 year old boy Crohn's + Artritis. Diagnosed 1 year ago, 9 Months on SCD and we just realized that it is not working completely for us, because we couldn't stop Prednison (gradually) just staying on 6MP.
I wanted to ask a couple of questions regarding your diet and how you stopped taking conventional drugs.
Thank you - Alla.

Jean-Francois Gauthier said...

I have been diagnosed with Crohn's about a month an a half ago. I started the first two weeks on mezavant and ended up in the hospital with a blockage, totally dehydrated. Doctors then told me I am close to needing an operation to resect and that I would have to be on meds the rest of my life costing over 20k per year.

I heard from a friend about the SCD and started it right away (still a few things to implement) but overall I follow it 99%. If I am sure something doesn't go against, I eat it. If I ain't sure, I don't eat it. Anyways, other than some constipation in the last week, I have been feeling the best I have in years, and I mean YEARS!!! No more D, no more crazy abdominal pain, no more Hems, very regular and while a bit of fatigue, doing great.

While it may not cure me, if it doesn't make the disease worst, then I am already ahead then taking the meds.

My doctor doesn't believe in diets and insists on me taking the drugs, I told him NO, I got to do this! You said it, are they really in it for you???