Kelly’s Story: Ulcerative Colitis

I first heard of Russell Mariani through a mutual friend about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, at the time I was admitted to the hospital for Ulcerative Colitis symptoms and in no way was I going to take the time to heal myself through diet. I wanted a quick fix to get me out of the hospital so I took steroids, enemas, suppositories, relaxants, etc. I have been told for over 15 years that I have an incurable disease. The only thing my GI doctor told me I could do is maintain it, possibly put it in remission and take medication for the rest of my life! That last statement makes me extremely angry!

I was first diagnosed about 16 years ago with Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Disease. I had blood in my stool, 10-20 BM’s a day, gas, bloating, pain, inflammation, spasms and all these symptoms got progressively worse as the years went on. UC is a very lonely disease; who can you talk to about your BM’s? No one wants to hear that! I learned to hide it well but was extremely unhappy because it consumed me. My disease was always present in the back of my mind.

I have been on every drug imaginable, participated in clinical studies and was hospitalized for five days with this disease. My “ah ha” moment was when my symptoms got so bad (both ankles swelled to the point it was too painful to walk. This was due to the inflammation in my gut. It was so severe it was coming out of my joints!). My GI doctor said “Let’s TRY this new drug”!!!

Well at that point, I was exhausted from “trying” the next drug. I picked up the phone that day and called Russell. His program has given me back my life! It’s not easy but it will be the most important thing you ever do for yourself. I have followed Russell’s program for almost 5 months now and I am happy to say I have no UC symptoms! I now know that the body can heal itself, not the drugs! It’s been an amazing journey. If you are suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease, contact Russell!

Kelly Bader