Julie’s Story: Ulcerative Proctitis
Following two invasive abdominal surgeries, symptoms of rectal bleeding occurred. Diagnosed in 1978 with Ulcerative Colitis. Only the lower 6 inches of the bowel was inflamed, so later the diagnosis was changed to Ulcerative Proctitis. Was prescribed Prednisone, Cortisone Enemas, Alzulfadine and Cortifoam. The bleeding symptoms flared with seasonal changes, often going into remission for a year or more, but there was always constipation/diarrhea and almost constant belly pain—often with gas and extreme nausea. Symptoms continued for over 30 years. I tried various treatments, ie, eliminating various foods, Marcobiotic Diet, Kushi Institute dietary counseling and other counselors, various herbal supplements, food combining, probiotics, herbal and OTC laxatives and bulking agents, acupuncture, etc.
My life revolved around the condition of my bowel movements. Many trips and social engagements were cancelled. I turned down invitations and speaking engagements because of my Proctitis. Many embarrassing moments, rushing to the bathroom, sometimes not making it in time.
Two years ago, I was in my local health food store, Debra’s Natural Gourmet in Concord, MA. Russell’s book was on the counter as I checked out. I picked it up. I was getting ready for a trip to Europe and was in the middle of a flare. I skimmed the book and immediately started the water cure. That got me through the trip. When I returned, I made it through the Holidays and a very stressful move from my home state of Massachusetts to Florida.
After moving, I experienced a very long lasting and devastating flare. I lost over 20 pounds and was down to 115 pounds on a 5’6” frame. Anxiety set in and I became almost homebound. I then got out Russell’s book and re-read it, incorporating as many of the steps to healing as I could. The symptoms continued to get worse.
I finally contacted Russell in September of 2015. He explained that I had intestinal dysbiosis along with my ulcerative proctitis caused by the invasive surgery so many years ago and no diet would heal me. I needed to completely cleanse my colon of the bad bacteria. And rebuild up the healthy bacteria. From that time on, I followed the various steps that he suggested to the letter. Within about 2 weeks of incorporating all of the steps (all herbal supplements and ASEA, along with the water cure and totally whole foods diet) and trying to maintain a peaceful setting in the house and especially when eating; the rectal bleeding stopped, the intestines calmed down and the bowel movements became regular and complete for the first time in 30 years.
Praise the Lord and thank you Russell. His instructions were clear and his communication and support amazing. He insisted that daily reports be filed and he always answered with the most encouraging words that kept me going. He called weekly to answer questions and offer words of encouragement. He is always available.
At the 6-week mark, I began to feel a sense of healthy well-being that I had never felt before. I began to feel energetic and the anxiety disappeared. I was able to go on a cruise (eating within reason, taking the supplements, watercure, etc.). I accepted a speaking engagement and was able to handle that without fear of needing to excuse myself and leave the podium. Praise the Lord!
I am currently in Phase Two and will remain here for as long as necessary. The supplements are amazing and I will continue taking them as long as necessary. I will continue eating an organic whole foods diet for as long as necessary because I don’t want to “go back there” to the way I used to feel.
Russell Mariani is a very knowledgeable, organized, honest, caring person and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to anyone.