Can Mescaline, or Peyote, Cure Ulcerative Colitis?

The Autumn leaves are turning bright orange, and red.  Thanksgiving is approaching. The traditionally American time to focus on gratitude. A friend mentioned the healing he experienced from Peyote, or Mescaline – profound healing around gratitude he mentioned. I have a daily gratitude practice, but never have never tried Mescaline, but I got curious about something. There’s a science behind gratitude. Research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, shows that simply keeping a gratitude journal—regularly writing brief reflections on moments for which we’re thankful—can significantly increase well-being and
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Categories: Botanical Medicine, Friendships, Psychedelics, Relationships, Stomach Ache, STORIES-OF-HOPE, and Ulcerative Colitis.

What Is The Number One Reason Americans File For Bankruptcy?

Job Loss? Reduced Income? Divorce? Credit Debt? Student Loans? Utility Payments? Foreclosure? Poor Budgeting / Overspending? Failed Business? Medical Bills? Yes Medical Bills 62% of personal bankruptcies are due to medical bills 72% of those who filed for bankruptcy due to medical bills had health insurance 97% of all bankruptcies filed are by individuals, not businesses [1][2][3] Check this out from Jon Oliver, the debt collection industry and performing a miracle, paying the collection company creditors for $15M in medical debt(Thanks to Lesley for sending us the video) [1]The Huffington Post: Top 10 Reasons People Go Bankrupt – March 2015 [2] CNBC: Medical Bills Are
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Hangover? What hangover?

It’s December 2015 Kevin and Christy are getting married in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico I was there that fateful New Years Eve in Las Vegas when they first met at Drai’s afterhours club Kel and Mil flew in from Syndey Australia Should I go? I’m a groomsman, of course I’m going Beach and International Travel, heck yes! Yes it took a bit of planning, some anxiety, and it was so worth it. Flashbacks to the last time I was in the Yucatan peninsula, decades ago, and ran out of Lialda. This time I’m medicine-free, Yes! In my unabashed quest to share health
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Categories: Alcohol, Anxiety, Diarrhea, Friendships, Joel's Story, Juices and smoothies, Nutrition, STORIES-OF-HOPE, Supplements, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Event Recap: Cannabis For Cancer Patients And Why This Is Important For Your Gut

I was invited by my friends at Mankind Cooperative to a Cannabis For Cancer Patients event put on by The Association of Cannabis Professionals. My friend Janel went with me, and it was a nice surprise to see Theo Hanson from MediMeals and Former Gold Medalist ice skater Cathy Bliss supporting Mankind. In September 2015 I let my CA Medical Marijuana card expire.  I could count the number of times I’ve medicated this year on one hand. Since being diagnosed with Cancer, I’ve been thinking it may be time to think again. This is relative to you because: 1) While
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Categories: Brain Fog, Cancer, Cannabis, Cramps, Crohn's Disease, Difficulty Concentrating, Events, Headache, Inflammation, Joint Inflammation, Joint Pain, Nutrition, Stress, TREATMENT, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Breaking Prostate Taboos By Dr Sircus

Originally published by Dr. Sircus on his website With prostate cancer rates continuing to climb, we are forced to face sexual taboos. Men and woman can learn prostrate health practices so the man does not end up on the surgeons table and have to face cruel radiation therapy and the even the worse chemotherapy. It is time to stop being squeamish about the prostate sexual gland and its access canal the anus. Why do you think there is a taboo around prostate massage? There are strong taboos around prostate massage because there are incredibly strong taboos against anal sex. It
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Categories: Cancer, Emotional, Inflammation, Massage, Prostatitis, Sex, and Stress.

How A Yoga Teacher Found Gratitude In Almost Dying

I shared on facebook my mother was NOT going to like reading this, dad too. (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!) In a younger version of myself, I probably would have called one of my siblings, swore them to secrecy, then told them the story. In fact, I can recall several such instances of sitting in the ER making just that a phone call. (Hey again Mom! Still reading Dad?) However, if life—and a few trips to the emergency room, have taught me anything, it’s that there is no time for obfuscating truth, veiled authenticity, or suppressing vulnerability. I’ve worked hard to alchemize a
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Categories: Stories and Uncategorized.

Cancer Treatment Day 3

This post is Day 3, following Cancer Treatment Day One and Two Last Tuesday, July 19th was my third visit to Dr. Bahn at the Prostate Institute Of America The week was full of highs and lows. A Six Flags worthy rollercoaster ride. This post is my most emotional, raw and vulnerable post. Written when I was teetering between rage and breaking down and crying. Warning, includes profanity. I prefer to refrain from swear words, it’s lazy, can be perceived as immoral, offend people, and sometimes it’s the perfect word to express what’s really going on. If a word or
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Categories: Anxiety, Cancer, Frequent Urination, Joel's Story, Prostatitis, Relationships, Sleep, STORIES-OF-HOPE, and Ulcerative Colitis.

With So Many Different Doctors Out There, Who Do I Go See?

With some many different doctors out there, who do I go see? In my years practicing allopathic medicine, I must admit I could see the confusion an inflammatory bowel disease patient would have between choosing to see a Family Practice Physician vs Internal Medicine Physician vs a Gastroenterologist vs a General Surgeon.  Initially, it would seem logical for the IBD patient to choose a Gastroenterologist.  Not all abdominal pain symptoms in the IBD patient come from a flare of IBD however.  So back to the question: who to go see for intermittent abdominal pain?  The Family Practice MD, Internal Medicine
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Categories: Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, EAT, TREATMENT, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Interview With Roman Hanis – Reportedly Cured Of Crohn’s Disease

In 2014 I was introduced to Roman Hanis, who I was told was cured of Crohn’s Disease in  2002. From his doctors recommending surgery to today, 15 years later he avoided surgery and believes he is cured, medicine and symptom-free. He shares his treatments spanning three continents around the globe including the Middle-East, North and South America. I sat down with Roman for this deep dive seventy-minute interview. It has been reported that ayahuasca, one of the treatments Roman used,  can be helpful for neurodegenerative diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. Other research suggests that ayahuasca
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Categories: Brain Fog, Crohn's Disease, Emotional, Nutrition, Psychedelics, Stories, STORIES-OF-HOPE, Ulcerative Colitis, and Uncategorized.

From Severe Pain, Bedridden, And Destined For Surgery To Healthy As An Ox By Matt Hans

Sitting in my comfy Northern California home after a hefty meal and a beer or two, I now realize that my mind is trained more to the need to lose a little weight than it is to the predicament I struggled with for so many years. I often thought that one day I’d share the tale, and the unorthodox resources and tools that helped me reclaim my health and ultimately fully cure myself of an “incurable” disease, mainly because, well, I guess it seemed like way too much to go though just for my own benefit. Since I’ve spoken with
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Categories: Matt's Story and Ulcerative Colitis.