In the world of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Joe Figliano is a legend for his amazing feat of healing his body that had been ravaged by Crohn’s Disease. This man speaks the language of nature. I feel he should be given a Nobel Peace Prize. Martin Luther King Jr, Menachem Begin and Mother Teresa have won Nobel Peace Prize’s. A Nobel Peace Prize is given to the person who have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses. He found a way to calm his inner storm, his internal World War, from where he was unable to control his bowel movements, thus paving the path from unrest to health. He reworked his mindset restoring his body to a state of peace, love and harmony.
“I think that Joe will actually require surgery” – Joe’s Gastroenterologist in 2002
He achieved, and sustained internal peace, and through this interview will provide hope and maybe liberate others from the bowels of the porcelain throne. He healed his physical ailments, through mind-body, emotional stress-reduction work. What was once debilitating Crohn’s disease, diagnosed at age 23, by two GI’s. Is now a mere memory, and he says, his reason to serve and coach others.
Joe is now 43 years old and has been free from Crohn’s Disease for 8.5 years. 2007 was the last year he took medication for Crohn’s Disease
Pause for a moment. Allow that to sink in. Almost ten years medicine free. Imagine for a moment, how would your life be if you did not have Crohn’s Disease any more? No worries of pain, running to the bathroom, stress of what to eat, when the next flare would put you back in the hospital
Joe, you’re a LEGEND Sir
Two GI’s, and various medicine’s you did react favorably with his body. One Gastroenterologist called him a “difficult fellow to counsel” and predicted that he will require surgery.
In 2012, Joe was one of the first stories I came upon of a patient who fully healed themselves. I read his Crohns Colitis of Australia article, and hoped I would one day meet him in person.
When the Western medicine route didn’t work for him, he tried Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs and dietary changes. Though that did help, it didn’t help sufficiently, he was still experiencing symptoms – so Joe took matters into his own hands – surprisingly – it worked.
“Mr. Figliano is a very difficult fellow to counsel….He is reluctant to have a further infusion of Infliximab(Remicade)” – Joe’s Gastroenterologist in 2002
When I was living in Sydney Australia I underwent Fecal Microbial Transplant treatment at the Centre for Digestive Disease under Dr. Borody. I also sat down with Joe for a chat. He said he could eat whatever he wished, and since my diet was strict, we agreed to meet at a healthy cafe. I arrived early, to find the cafe closed. I found a bar nearby, serving bar food, I knew I would not risk eating the food here but I wanted to meet Joe.
He arrived, and ordered a beer. I ordered my usual, water, no ice, not shaken, not stirred. I learned that he was fully healed, in clinical remission. Choosing to wean off life-saving medication is a careful process and not to be taken lightly. Joe took a calculated risk, and won.
A few months later we sat down in and recorded this interview. We’ve grown close as good friends. I’m grateful to have Joe in my life. His mentor-ship and teachings gave me the tools to upgrade my own brain, and mind. He’s an excellent coach, know’s the exact question to ask and know’s when to listen. I’m grateful for every moment we spend together.
In this interview Bob shares his personal journey and gives profound tips around meditation mindfulness, and bathroom habits.
This interview is now bundled with 30 others featured in the *free* The Crohn’s And Colitis Summit. For over a year I interviewed Functional, Integrative, naturopathic Medical Doctors and Gastroenterologists , natural pharmacists, and 15 “All-Star Healed Heroes”, including Bob Stickles, who are healed of Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, some for years and decades without symptoms or pharmaceuticals. These stories of hope are inspiring, and sometimes, during the darkest of days, hope is your greatest ally. I’m delighted to announce I can offer the summit for free for a limited time. Check it out today by visiting The Crohn’s And Colitis Summit.
I hope you enjoy the summit as much as I did making it, plus with the 10,000 IBDers who have already attended you’re in good company. You can see read a few testimonial reviews on the Summit web-page and on our Facebook page. Here’s to your health, Joel
Starting the Healing Journey from Crohn’s
The Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease and the Medical Treatment
Seeking Alternative Solutions for Crohn’s
Free from Crohn’s Medication
Free from Crohn’s Symptoms (Remission)
Funny Crohn’s Story
Full Interview Transcript, Video and Audio are included with the http://crohnsandcolitissummit.com