When is the best time to use bowel rest for IBD, and how does bowel rest work?
An elemental diet is a completely liquid diet with pre-digested nutrients that are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream (within 20 minutes). This gives your gastrointestinal system a rest, but still supplies your nutritional needs – also referred to as a bowel rest diet. The stool that results from an elemental diet is greatly reduced in volume and usually liquid, so it gives your colon a rest from passing normal bowel movements, which can allow your colon and bowel to heal faster.
Join me and Tami Hay, author of EarthGut: The Story of Peace, Love, Microbes, as we discuss how to use an elemental diet to help facilitate healing.
0:40 – What is an Elemental Diet?
0:49 – Elemental Diet section of the blog
0:53 – Use Common Foods to Heal IBD
4:39 – My Success Using a Half-Elemental Diet
4:43 – Half Elemental Diet Prevents Crohn’s Flares
5:29 – Absorb Plus
5:35 – Low Residue Diet
6:01 – Broth Recipes & Health Benefits of Broth
7:56 – Easily Tolerated Weight Gain Shakes
8:04 – Download Jini’s Free Gut Guide
Jini Patel Thompson is an internationally recognized expert on natural healing for digestive diseases. She healed herself from widespread Crohn’s Disease and has remained drug and surgery-free for over 20 years. Jini has appeared on numerous podcast, TV, and radio shows throughout the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia, giving people hope and vision for how they can heal their Colitis, Crohn’s, Diverticulitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), using entirely natural methods. Her books on natural healing for digestive diseases have sold worldwide in over 80 countries.