1. Roots of Health Blog Series – Part 1: Probiotics in the News; again!

    Probiotics are in the news again and once again some of the information provided is not clear and therefore not very helpful as in “actionable.” If you are someone who is already consuming probiotics every day, and hopefully in the form of Essentials packets (from the New Earth company) before each meal, then you are on the right track and thank you.  (and your microbiome thanks you) On NPR (…Read More

  2. Grant’s Story: Ulcerative Colitis

    In the summer of 2004, it had been 31 years since my own experience with ulcerative colitis. One day I received a phone call from a young man named Grant. He was 22 years old and had been suffering from ulcerative colitis for almost four years. He was at his wit's end and on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His life had become totally unbearable to him. As he described his symptoms and condit…Read More

  3. Mark’s Story: Ulcerative Colitis

    If you're reading this testimonial, you're likely in a place where I was late in 2007 and early 2008. At 47 years old, athletic all my life and in excellent physical condition. The last thing I was thinking when I went in for a routine colonoscopy in November of 2007 was that the procedure was going to trigger a much bigger problem. In fact, I had a routine colonoscopy 14 years earlier that was un…Read More

  4. Michael’s Story: Constipation, Colonic Inertia, IBS

    Russell, This is a note of thank you for your great work. I recently bought your book on a friend's recommendation. After following your advise rather closely I am happy to say that I am now symptom-free. I have ulcerative colitis, which was diagnosed in 1993. From 1995 until 2006, I was symptom-free. However, since 2006 I had been dealing with ever-increasing symptoms. Concerned about the traditi…Read More

  5. Rebecca’s Story: Ulcerative Colitis

    I’m 28 years old and I have been working with Russell for three months. I am feeling so much better now than I was 3 months ago. (Rebecca’s first email to Russell is posted at the end of her story.) It’s unbelievable. I had suffered from Ulcerative Colitis (UC) for about a year and a half before I began Russell’s program. I spent most of that time trying on my own to figure out how to natu…Read More

  6. Bonnie’s Story: Ulcerative Colitis

    On April 1, 2011, it will be my one year anniversary since I first contacted Russell Mariani. When I tell others about how sick I was and how much he helped me, I tell them, "Russell gave me my life back!” My husband and I live in Texas and I just turned 55 a few weeks ago. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was 30, but the symptoms and I'm sure the disease, have been around since I …Read More

  7. Mike’s Story: Ulcerative Colitis

    I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was 27 years old, back in 2007. The experience was devastating; increasing anxiety and uncertainty about my future health, drug side-effects, possible surgeries. My symptoms included irregular bms, often with blood and all the typical abdominal and rectal pains and discomforts that come from such extensive inflammation. I suffered like this for about …Read More

  8. Nicole’s Story: Constipation, Colonic Inertia, IBS

    I had surgery to remove 12 inches of my colon in October 2000 but it did not help at all with my abdominal distention and bloating though my constipation did get mildly better for awhile. For years I had suffered from constipation, bloating, gas, abdominal distention, pain, cramping, depression and chronic fatigue. After my surgery, I met with a new doctor in Boston who determined I had IBS and th…Read More

  9. Laura’s Story: Eczema, Dysbiosis

    Working with Russell Mariani has changed my life in so many ways. My story begins with my son Noah's first birthday which was in February, 2011. I was concerned with how I would make a healthy birthday cake for this sweet, innocent, child of mine. I wanted only the best for his little body. After hours of searching the Internet I had no idea about the new world I was stepping into and how it would…Read More

  10. George’s Story: Diverticulitis

    Hi, I was scheduled for surgery in January 2008 to remove part of my colon after suffering a series of attacks over a two year period. I had CT scan in December of 2006 and June of 2007 and a Colonoscopy in January 2008. My primary symptoms were constipation and extreme abdominal pain. I could never be sure exactly where the pain was coming from because it was so extreme. I also had headaches and …Read More