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Crohn’s Colitis Q&A


Hello. I’ve been working with my friend and the Founder of CureIBD on FaceBook, Joel Sprechman. Joel contacted me after reading my book I Healed my Crohn’s Colitis Free the Body… the Mind will Follow.
We are opening up a question and answer session that will be presented on CureIBD on Facebook and I Healed my Crohn’s Colitis on Facebook on a future date.
We would love to get questions from you about Crohn’s Colitis. Just email your questions to universalsourcehealing@gmail.com. Joel and I will go through the questions and answer them.
When sending us a question, please include:
1. Give us a little information about yourself, your name (first only is fine), what country you’re from.
2. What is your question(s)?
We will do our best to answer every question. Thank you

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Fear


Fear is the true opponent to illness. We live in a life of transparent threats. These transparent threats are the one that we conjure up in our heads. We create the what if’s, or I going to do this when this happens. We create in our own minds our worst monsters are biggest demons. So what face have you put on your illness? What monster? What demon have your created? There is a simple truth to everyone. It’s this, you need air, water, food, and most of all to feel whole. Ask yourself if you’re reading this, you must be breathing, you must be hydrated, you must have ate something, it just leaves are you whole? When I was sick I didn’t have the information that is out there now about diet and stuff like that. Hell I didn’t even own a computer yet. My diet was family packs of chickens, Root beer soda, and ring dings. I ate other stuff but not how everyone is on a new diet or program now. So you know I was breathing, drinking, and eating so what did I fix? I fixed my wholeness. I faced my fears. I faced my demons and that was believing that I knew more about myself then anyone one else. I made an assumption that my mind ran my body. I had no proof but I created in my mind the atmosphere that it was completely true and it was going to work. Plus I had nothing to lose and I had no fear. I created my wholeness my new life.

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Crohn’s Colitis: Check This Out About Prayer


Friend of mine shared this with me.  So I am sharing it with you.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Scientific-benefits-prayer-works/2011/12/20/id/421663

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Diet and Illness

Crohn’s Colitis: Diet and Illness


Diet and Illness

I get a lot of questions about my diet.  I answer them this way: I eat anything I want right now.  I follow a diet more to fit my low blood sugar than anything with Crohn’s.  The diet I stay with for my low blood sugar includes a lot of veggies, mostly raw.  I like Greek salads and any salad really.  Most of the time I follow that up with a protein like fish, chicken or turkey.  I eat many small meals through the day to keep my sugar balanced and stay away from sugar because it causes peaks and valleys in my blood sugar.

It was not always this way.  When I first got sick with my Crohn’s I had no diet. It was not a healthy way to be and if anything, my main diet staple was beer.  I have come a long way from those days.  And my illness was a cruel teacher in the beginning as I found out what set me off and then had to find things to eat that did not bother me.  It became a test of time, which things could stay in my diet.

I will never tell you what to eat. Each body is different, each person is different.  But what I will share with you is when you are sick your body is craving nutrients. Here are some of the things I did to get the nutrition I needed:

I have taken vitamins my whole life since about age six.  I know that there are doctors out there who don’t believe in vitamins but they still don’t have a cure for Crohn’s.  Because I grew up with vitamins, it was not a big deal for me.  When I got sick, and more when I got healthy, I started reading up on vitamins and how they help give you the nutrition you need.  Like anything, if you want to use vitamins, don’t take my word for it. Read a book and find out how to take them for your body.  Look for the side effects, find out the RDA and what the RDA is based on. Ask yourself, is this who you are?

I also used a lot of body building shakes. For me it was an easy way to get small meals that did not make me feel sick.  Some are made with milk and since I was lactose intolerant I used the lactose free milk. 

When I was trying to gain weight I would eat 3 banana and peanut butter sandwiches a day in addition to my regular three square meals. I quit drinking alcohol.

Now remember, I am not a doctor. I am sharing with you what I did as a Crohn’s patient with my diet.  Crohn’s blocks nutrients from getting into your body and you have to find a way around the Crohn’s to get your body strong. Getting the nutrients you need and building the strength in your body feeds your brain and makes it easier to change your thoughts and heal your mind, your body and your life.

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Crohn's Colitis: From illness to fearless

Crohn’s Colitis: From illness to Fearless


I have people ask me a lot of questions about when I was sick and how I healed, and I have helped a few too.  It comes down to this for me: there is a faith that comes with healing yourself, a belief, a strength, a power.  That power is that you can do anything if you set your mind to it.

I joke with my students and friends about how everyone  needs a good disease.  If you dig deep down inside yourself and do the work, really do the work, and your effort and sweat pays off, you have such a reward and a hero’s story to tell.

I look back now at how I just made a decision and said no to surgery when doctors wanted to give me a colostomy bag.  I had no master plan. I had no ideas about what I was going to do.  I had the thought that if I got much worse I would just get the surgery but at least I could say I tried.

I figured I had nothing to lose. I figured the surgery had my back and the doctors would put me back together again.  So I stopped playing it safe and changed my diet to what I thought might help my bowels.  My wife supported me by trying different things and gave me money to buy books and I started studying. I made learning about myself a priority.

The feeling that I had nothing to lose propelled me into the person I am now. I became fearless.  My cure was meditation and controlling my mind. Diet and working out played a part, but it was me learning to control my mind that turned everything around.  That might not be your bag, maybe meditation is not it for you.  But what is?  What is your belief? What is going to heal you?  No matter what it is, you have to have faith in yourself and support from the people around you.

My wife marvels at what I have done in my life.  I think if you asked her she would say she supported me but I think she’d also admit she did not see the big picture.  The funny part is I did not have the big picture in my head when I set out. I was flying by the seat of my pants in those days.

That is why I created this whole blog to start with. I had no one saying to me “you can beat this”. I had no one sharing what they learned on their path to wellness.  I really want to say to everyone, “you are not alone and you can heal”.

If you have any questions please blog them to me.

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