IBS and IBD

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is characterized by chronic abdominal pain or discomfort, a change in bowel pattern such as loose bowel movements or diarrhea, and/or constipation. It is a many-sided disorder, sometimes referred to as spastic colon, nervous stomach, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, or irritable colon.

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a chronic inflammation of the small and/or large intestine. The most common forms of IBD are Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and diverticulitis.

With IBD, the mucous membranes lining the colon become inflamed and develop ulcers, fissures (tears), or blockages (from thickened scar tissue). Symptoms include bloody diarrhea, pain, gas, bloating, and sometimes hard bowel movements (stools).

Ulcerative colitis is limited to the first two layers of the lining of the bowel, the mucosa and submucosa. Crohn's disease involves both those two layers and also the next two layers below - the muscular layer and the connective tissue layer. The factors causing the two bowel syndromes appear to be the same. Since they are so similar, the differences are not covered here.

Diverticulosis is the condition of having small pouches (called diverticula) that bulge outward through weak spots in the bowel wall, usually in the colon. When these small pouches become inflamed or infected, the condition is called diverticulitis.

Take the stress and pain out of eating with a liquid diet...

When your digestive tract is inflamed or ulcerated, it becomes very difficult for your body to digest food, or to absorb any nutrients from your food. Your diet can become so restricted that you can only tolerate five to ten foods. In extreme states, you cannot eat any normal foods at all.

Jini Patel Thompson knows, because she was in that state early in her healing journey, when she suffered a severe colonic hemorrhage and wound up in the hospital receiving six pints of blood. She couldn't eat anything - even a few bites of food would start her hemorrhaging again. She was in severe pain, malnourished and underweight.

Her gastroenterologist (GI) recommended that she go on an elemental liquid diet (also called an enteral diet). This is a completely pre-digested diet that is used for patients with Crohn's, colitis, or severe IBS. 

Your digestive system is given a rest, because within 20 minutes of drinking an elemental shake, all the nutrients are in your bloodstream. Your colon is also given a rest because you no longer pass regular bowel movements - your stool becomes liquid and greatly reduced. For this reason, an elemental diet is also referred to as a bowel rest diet.

However, when Jini read the ingredient list for the elemental liquid diet products recommended by her GI, she was appalled! They all contained high levels of sugar, artificial colors and artificial flavors, and some were sweetened with aspartame or other toxic sweeteners. They also contained massive amounts of oil, guaranteed to make sensitive intestines spasm.

She drank one or two because she was desperate. She even got her healthy husband to drink one to confirm her suspicions and sure enough, within half an hour, he too was running to the toilet with cramping.

So, Jini set out to find a healthy alternative. After extensive research, she devised her own elemental liquid diet formula, mixing together 6 different ingredients to give her body the nutrients it needed in elemental (pre-digested for maximum absorption) form. She mixed and drank this formula this 8 to 9 times a day.

Using her formula, Jini gained 36 pounds of solid weight (not fat) in six weeks, and went from being so weak she could barely move around her apartment, to cycling and lifting weights at the gym. 

Jini published her elemental diet formula and healing plan in a book called The IBD Remission Diet [LINK] in 2002. Since then, many thousands of people have used this elemental liquid diet to restore themselves to health.

After repeated requests, Jini began offering her formula as a pre-mixed shake, Absorb Plus, for her reader’s convenience. (See what clients say)

Even if you suffer from a severe colon or bowel syndrome like Crohn’s disease, colitis, diverticulitis or IBS, it’s possible to take the stress out of eating; improve your absorption of nutrients, and be able to easily and enjoyably nourish yourself. 

Jini’s elemental liquid diet shake, Absorb Plus, can not only help you get much needed relief, but restore you to optimum health and allow you to maintain your weight.

Learn more about how best to use an elemental liquid diet to heal gastrointestinal disease: The Elemental Diet.

Absorb Plus 2-Flavor Sample Pack with FREE IBD Remission Diet eBook
The ideal way to try Absorb Plus and also learn about an elemental diet to decide if it is the right treatment option for you at this time. This special offer includes:
  • 1 Single serving of Absorb Plus Chocolate Royale
  • 1 Single serving of Absorb Plus Unsweetened Vanilla
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Absorb Plus French Vanilla
Absorb Plus is a delicious tasting, 100% natural, elemental (pre-digested for maximum absorption to bloodstream within 20 minutes of ingestion) liquid meal replacement shake. Approximately 370 calories per serving. Certified Gluten-free (less than 20 ppm).
Absorb Plus Unsweetened Vanilla
Absorb Plus is a delicious tasting, 100% natural, elemental (pre-digested for maximum absorption to bloodstream within 20 minutes of ingestion) liquid meal replacement shake. Approximately 370 calories per serving. Certified Gluten-free (less than 20 ppm).
Absorb Plus Berry Fusion
Absorb Plus is a delicious tasting, 100% natural, elemental (pre-digested for maximum absorption to bloodstream within 20 minutes of ingestion) liquid meal replacement shake. Approximately 370 calories per serving. Certified Gluten-free (less than 20 ppm).
Absorb Plus Chocolate Royale
Absorb Plus is a delicious tasting, 100% natural, elemental (pre-digested for maximum absorption to bloodstream within 20 minutes of ingestion) liquid meal replacement shake. Approximately 370 calories per serving. Certified Gluten-free (less than 20 ppm).
Absorb Plus Simply Chocolate
Absorb Plus is a delicious tasting, 100% natural, elemental (pre-digested for maximum absorption to bloodstream within 20 minutes of ingestion) liquid meal replacement shake. Approximately 370 calories per serving. Certified Gluten-free (less than 20 ppm).
Absorb Plus Simply Vanilla
Absorb Plus is a delicious tasting, 100% natural, elemental (pre-digested for maximum absorption to bloodstream within 20 minutes of ingestion) liquid meal replacement shake. Approximately 370 calories per serving. Certified Gluten-free (less than 20 ppm).
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