How Sibel Healed Ulcerative Colitis Naturally (Plant-Based Diet)

healed ulcerative colitis naturally

This episode features how Sibel has been able to heal from Ulcerative Colitis. Here is her story!! 

Hey, Sibel here! I write this was so much excitement, as I had been visualising the day that I would be able to leave my “life after colitis” story! And here I am : )   

After ending up in A+E in August 2020 and going through tests, I was diagnosed with UC. Doctors were telling me I had inflammation through the roof and had a ‘very’ sick colon. I had been living a super high-stress lifestyle, not taking care of myself mentally or physically, eating junk food for most of my life and experiencing anxiety attacks.    

From the offset, I decided I wanted to take the natural route and found High Carb Health online. I knew very clearly that I wanted to live a full life where I wasn’t held back by UC or on multiple medications with horrible side effects for the rest of my life.    

After watching a few testimonials, I realised that these guys were the real deal, so I reached out and joined the programme pretty much straight away – this was the best decision I have ever made!   

I committed to seeing the process through – Of course, there were many ups and downs, but I had amazing weekly support and reassurance from Shukul throughout the entire process!   

Just under a year later, I became free of all symptoms and now live a life free of UC! I am just another story in the countless people who have reversed their condition – If it has been possible for myself and others, it’s possible for you too!

Podcast Transcript:

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another episode of IBD Heal,


a podcast brought to you by High Carb Health.


I’m your host, Shukul, and today is another


story of someone healing from ulcerative colitis.


Today’s story is about Sibel, who was able to heal


ulcerative colitis after working with us and she’s been doing


really well after spending a good eight or nine months


going through the healing process and coming out the other


side, reintroducing all sorts of food back into her diet


and doing a great job.


So here’s a little bit about


what she wrote about her experience.


Hi, Sibel. Here.


I write this with so much excitement as I


had been visualizing the day that I would be


able to leave my life after colliding the story.


And here I am.


After ending up an A&E in August 2020 and


going through tests, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.


Doctors were telling me I had inflammation through


the roof and had a very sick colon.


I had been living a super high stress


lifestyle, not taking care of myself mentally or


physically eating junk food for most of my


life and experiencing anxiety attacks from the offset.


I decided I wanted to take the natural


route and found High Carb Health online.


I knew very clearly that I wanted to live a full


life where I wasn’t held back by UC or on multiple


medications with horrible side effects for the rest of my life.


After watching a few testimonials, I realized that these


guys were the real deal, so I reached out


and joined the program pretty much straight away.


This was the best decision I’ve ever made.


I committed to seeing the process through.


Of course, there were many ups and downs,


but I had amazing weekly support and reassurance


from Shaker throughout the entire process.


Just under a year later I became free of all


symptoms and now live a life free of ulcerative colitisis.


I am just another story in the


countless people who have reversed their condition.


If it has been possible for myself and


others, it is possible for you too.


So that’s the story we’re going to hear


all about how she achieved this amazing effort


of healing herself from ulcerative colitis and now


having her life after colitis.


First we’re going to listen to a few


highlights of her story and then we’ll have


the full interview with Sabel, so enjoy everyone.


I don’t think about UC anymore.


It’s just a nonfactor yes came out of


hospital and I was taking like 15 pills


a day and I remember lining them up.


So I’d have breakfast and then I’d line


up the pills and I was looking at


them and I’d say, Is this me forever?


And I remember in our weekly call with used to


tell me think about what is this teaching me?


What is this showing me at every sort of stage?


So I got into the habit of just allowing these


things to come up and then assessing them without judgment.


And the blood in the store


was that started to disappear.


And it was coming up instead of in every store.


It was coming up, maybe in two of them


a day, and then maybe one a day.


And then that kind of lasted a little bit.


But gradually, if it was a graph, you’d


see, it kind of like going down.


I remember we were talking about this.


It felt like I turned a corner


and everything kind of accelerated a bit.


So it was like, Whoa, like I’m here.


So, yeah, it was rough at the start, but worth it.




So very systematic, very phased, very deliberate.


And yeah, we successfully went through it and phased


in the foods without much issue at all.


And then as the time went on, I’m loving it.


Like I’m loving all of this fruit.


And I came from being the meat and cheese eater.


I could win, like, Guinness World Book Records.


With this, I can just do what I want.


I’ve got more energy.


I actually started the gym again 15 or 15 years ago.


I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, and going through


this process, those symptoms started to fade away.


So I’m just living more of life now.


And it’s just amazing, genuinely.


Just even if it took me two, three years


to get here, I would still have done it.


It’s worth every month it takes.


Every year it takes, it is worth it. Yeah.


It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.


Hello, everyone.


And welcome to another episode of the podcast.


Or if you’re watching this on YouTube.


Thanks for tuning in.


And today we have a testimonial for you from Sabel.


Welcome to the show Sabel. Hey, Shaggle.


Thanks for having me on really excited to be here. Yeah.


Nice to have you on Savel, and we


are so excited to share your story because


you have overcome ulcerative colitis, which is what’s


considered to be medically incurable.


But obviously, if you do the right things, you


can heal your body and get on with life


leave medication free, just like you have.


So how about we get started with your story and discuss


a little bit about how this all began for you and


kind of symptoms you experienced before you got diagnosed?




This is going back in the not too


distant past now, but some of it.


I’ve got a recall, but yeah, I


mean, it was about two years ago.


I think two years ago to this month that


I started just getting really weird bowel movements.


And I started seeing blood, and


it started off, like, really small.


And then it became a bit more


bit more, and I was really scared.


So I kind of buried my head in the sand


at the time, and I didn’t do anything about it.


I just thought it will go away,


which I know is a bit silly.


But when fear kicks in, sometimes you can just


bury your head in the sand like I did.


So that went on for a few months, and


it went away for a couple of weeks.


So I thought, yes, and I


hadn’t changed anything at this point.


I hadn’t done anything.


It just went away.


And I thought, okay, cool.


It must have just been like


a random thing that happened.


And then a couple of weeks went by and


it came back again, and it came back worse.


And again.


It was kind of like I wanted to ignore it,


but it got to the point where it escalated.


And I actually ended up in hospital.


So this was across the span of a few months,


went into hospital A and E in the UK, and


they kept me in for it was about twelve days.


So when I went in, they


weren’t actually sure what had happened.


They hooked me up to a whole bunch


of drips because I was physically exhausted.


I was vomiting all the time.


It was like my body was just really strange.


I had fatigue before, but it had increased.


I couldn’t eat anything.


I had no appetite.


Every time I ate anything, I was vomiting,


I started to get really bad diarrhea.


So it was all sort of coming


to a head until, like that peak.


As I said, I went into the hospital


and because of the symptoms of the blood


in the store, they did a colonoscopy.


And they came back and said to me that I


had crazy inflammation and ulcers and stuff like that.


And that is very likely


that I have Uclcerative colitis.


And I remember at the time straight away when they


said that in my head, I thought, okay, I need


to just find my own way of dealing with this


because I knew what was coming next.


I knew it was going to be that whole thing


of like, once you’re leaving the hospital, you’re going to


get a whole bag of pills and then you’re going


to be on repeat with those forever.


And they actually said that the


doctors, they were so nice.


But they were saying things that


didn’t really sit well with me.


So they were talking about, as you mentioned earlier, this


being something that you have to live with forever.


And you’ve got to make a decision


on what pills you’re going to take.


And I remember the gastro guy saying to me that


whatever I do decide there’s really bad negative effects.


So I have to just pick which negative effects I want.


And I’m like laying in the hospital bed.


And I’m thinking, what?


So it was just a lot.


It was a lot of information that


just made me feel really crap.


And then again, he said to me,


don’t worry about what you’re eating.


There’s loads of people that come in here and


they ask about diet and things like that.


And he said, It’s got nothing to do with diet.


Just eat what you want it’s got nothing to do with it.


And that didn’t even make sense to me.


So there were all these red flags


going on while I was in there.


And yeah, it was just when I came


out of hospital, I felt a bit better.


But Funnily enough.


My bowel movements and the urgency and


the blood in the store whilst I


was in the hospital increased like massively.


So I was just really concerned and just scared


and all of the stuff that you’d expect.




Came out of hospital and I was taking like, 15


pills a day, and I remember lining them up.


So I’d have, like, breakfast.


And then I’d line up the pills and I was


looking at them and I’d think, is this me forever.


So I was on steroids and they put me


on a really high dosage in the hospital.


So I had to phase them out.


They said to me, if I stop abruptly, I


don’t know, create like, a shock in the body


and it will have an adverse effect.


So I was taking these and phasing them out.


But it was going on for I


think it was maybe about three months.


So I was going down a few milligrams a week.


But then I was also taking a whole bunch of other


pills and then pills to stop the adverse effects of the


pills that I was taking, that they gave me.


So it was like a bucket of pills.


And it was very soon after I came out


of hospital that I started researching for alternative things.


I think it was literally within the first week.


And that’s when I found you guys on Google


and I found, like, the videos and the testimonials.


And I started watching them.


And I contacted you guys.


I filled out the form and that’s


what started the journey from there. Yeah.


So that’s really quite a full on experience.


Very similar to what Jamie was experiencing


as well, because he went into hospital


with a mild case of ulcerative colitis. None.


It was mild case of colitis because he


didn’t have any elsees at that point.


And then under the care of the


medical team, it progressed to severe colitis.


So the ulcers developed in the hospital not before,


and the symptoms became more and more severe.


The more medications he was given.


So he started with antibiotics and steroids, and then


he was up to 80 milligrams of pretinozone. Wow.


And on 80 milligrams of premium zone, he


was going 30 to 40 times a day.


Just because you end up in the care of the


medical team doesn’t mean you’re going to get relief.


And basically, as you’ve also experienced, that,


you can actually get worse because they’re


putting poison in your body.


As I said, there’s negative effects to every


kind of treatment that they provide to you.


No one wants to be in their early years of life sitting


there looking at 15 different pills they have to take every day


and thinking, this is going to be me for the rest of


your life and just talk about how that makes you feel from


a perspective of, wow, how did this happen?


Because it’s such a shock for most people. Absolutely.


For me, I’d never been in a hospital before.


I’d never been into the an


E room for anything like this.


I never take a medication like this before.


I’d never been told that I had a condition that I


was going to have to just deal with for the rest


of my life and to take that much medication.


When I was looking at it, I thought


to myself, I never even saw my grandma


taking this much medication at once.


And there’s me sitting there at


35 years old at the time.


I can’t remember now 35 last


year, and it was just horrible.


And it would take me ages to swallow them


because one of them, which I can never pronounce.


Yeah, that one every time I would swallow it.


And I had to take, like, six of them a day


in the morning, it would physically make me want to vomit.


I don’t know what it was literally trying to follow it.


And at times I did actually vomit.


And to me in my mind, I thought to myself,


clearly, my body is rejecting this for some reason.


I kept trying to take them because I


was actually scared at the time as well.


What’s going to happen if I stop taking them now?


Because there was all that fear going on.


So I knew I didn’t want to take them.


But then at the same time, at that point,


I thought if I stopped taking them now and


I’m experiencing these symptoms right now because I didn’t


know what I know now I was really scared


about what would happen if I just stop.


So I was stuck in that sort of limbo of what


I know feels right for me to do moving forward, but


just the fear of where I was at that point.


And I remember progressively, maybe about September, October, maybe


about a month and a half in after taking


the medication, it was mentally affecting me.


So you’ll probably remember this.


There was a point, like a couple


of weeks where I went missing.


It affected me mentally.


And I went to the GP and I spoke


to them and they were like, yeah, this is


the effects of this type of steroid pill.


And it was like, okay, so you probably can’t take


this one then you’ll need to take this other one,


but then it has the side effects of X-Y-Z.


So it was just like, this is just a mess.


That’s how it felt. Yeah.


I was about to just talk about the fact


that your story is so much more than just


physical, because as you went through this whole healing


experience, you have to overcome a whole lot of


mental and spiritual situations as well in your life


that you had to overcome them to heal.


And so many people have to do that.


But they don’t realize how important it is.


And the main focus is only what


can I eat to make this better.


And yes, that’s obviously a huge


part of the healing journey.


But we also have to think about the mental


aspect of healing, because the mind and the gut


are so intrinsically connected that if you don’t look


at what’s going on in your mind and the


stresses that you’re under and you talk about fear,


fear is a big stressor on people’s lives.


And fear is basically a lack of knowledge, right?


It’s such a simple thing.


Fear is a lack of knowledge, because if


you go into a dark place and you


can’t see anything, you don’t know what’s there.


You can get scared as soon as the


lights turn on, you can see whatever’s there.


It’s the same situation.


But now you’re not scared anymore. Yeah. Absolutely.


One different thing, the knowledge


of knowing what’s there.


And so that’s why when you join the program,


it is so much about empowering you with knowledge


to understand not only what your body is doing,


but why it is doing those things.


And when you know the why doing the what becomes so


much easier, and then you can really ground yourself into that


understanding of okay, this is what I need to do.


And this is why I’m doing it.


And it makes it so much


easier to deal with the symptoms.


So talk about obviously, you were quite keen to join


the program after finding out about high carb health.


It didn’t take you very long to get a


hold of us and kind of understand that there


was a different way than the medical system.


So what made you interested in joining?


And then what did you learn when you started


the program from all the information that we send?


Yes, for me, I’ve always had this thing where


I’m just not a fan of pills and medication


and stuff like that, because I know that there


are negative effects that come with it.


And it’s just not the path that I choose for myself.


So at that point, when I’ve been


diagnosed, I was already in my mind.


I thought there’s got to be another way.


And I had come across your website and


I was going through some of the articles


and just reading everything about you guys.


And I came across the testimonials and I


thought to myself, okay, is this real?


If it is, then there’s going to be


people that have had success with it.


And if it’s more than a handful of


people, I know that they’re onto something here.


So I found your YouTube channel.


I started going investigate a mode Sherlock


mode, and I was like, find the


Instagram, find the YouTube, like, Google everything.


So I found all of the testimonials.


And some of the videos actually came


up on the Google search anyway.


And I watched I think it was


one or two at the beginning.


And even after I had spoken to


you guys, I was continuously watching them.


But at the start I’d watched a couple


of them and they were completely different people


coming from completely different situations and completely different


belief systems and all of that different parts


of the world, different circumstances.


But they’d all reached the same outcome.


They had healed from what they’d been diagnosed with.


And I thought to myself, okay, so this isn’t


just something that if you have really mild symptoms


and you’ve only been diagnosed for a couple of


months, then you can heal or the opposite.


If you’ve had it for ages and you’re of


a particular age, then you can heal yourself.


There were all these different types of people,


and I started to go through the other


testimonials and testimonials, and I just saw, like,


a wide spectrum of people that had healed.


And it kind of just I was like, okay.


I thought, cool.


I immediately thought, this is my solution.


And I want to find out more.


And I’d already decided before I actually spoke to you guys


that I was going to make that move and join because


the alternative, like, the opposite was not for me.


I was not on the train of taking all


those pills forever, masking the symptoms and not really


dealing with the root, all of that stuff going,


having hospital appointments all the time, doing colonoscopies all


the time, because in the UK, I don’t know


if it’s different everywhere else, but we’ve got a


free healthcare system and they want to bring you


in all the time and do colonoscopies every year.


And I just thought, I don’t want to do


that all the time, and there’s risks to that.


It’s very invasive.


So it was like, go this way or go this way


that I found, which just makes so much sense to me.


So I had the call.


I think it was half an hour call with Shamice.


And he was just talking me through a


bit of about his experience, how he healed.


And he answered some of the questions that I


had at the time, and they were around, like,


when I think about it now, it’s like, I’m


not worried about those things at all anymore.


I was asking him about, okay,


plant based diet, what about protein?


What about XYZ?


What about this and that?


And he demystified as much as he could in


that duration of the call, all of the sort


of preconceptions that I had about things.


But after I joined, then you guys sent me a list


of things for me to watch, to read all of that,


to educate myself on the process and what’s going to be


happening with my body and why it’s happening.


And a lot of it was just I


hadn’t even thought about this stuff before.


I didn’t even think why is


my body creating this information?


And it wasn’t what I thought it was.


So there was a lot of just easy to follow information.


You sent me some of your events that you did as well.


And I think that was really important because, like


you said, instead of just jumping in and doing,


if you understand why you’re following a certain process,


then you know what to expect and you’re more


likely to stick to it.


And that education that you get that you take


that with you for the rest of your life.


So it was really helpful that sort of kickstart


with the education before we even got into the


diet and taking the action and all of that. Yes.


That’s such an important thing, because we really want


our clients to understand why the body is doing


these things before they get stuck into the practicalities


of it because the knowledge is the power.


The knowledge is the information that you


need to know what to do.


And if you don’t have that, it’s not as easy


to stick to what’s considered a reasonably strict diet.


Obviously, we have a transition process


that makes it a bit easier.


You’re not going on to a very limited


elimination diet straight away, but still kind of


considering where most people start from.


Even the transition diet is pretty strict,


considering it’s only whole foods, and we’re


not having any kind of process things.


And it’s a big departure from where people are.


So we have to kind of


step our way through that process.


And yeah, the information pack is just a


really important starting piece to get you moving


in the direction you want to head to. All right.


So the fun part?


Well, not the fun part, I suppose.


I guess the part that everyone wants


to know about is the whole healing


experience about what happened to your body.


How did you detoxify?


What were the symptoms you experienced as


you went through the healing phase?


So let’s discuss that. Yeah. Okay.


So for me, it was pretty rough at the start.


So my bowel movements and all of that,


they had increased a bit at the start.


That didn’t last for long, though.


I remember it sort of Plateau doubt, and it’s


like going down a little bit a little bit.


But what I had a lot of was I was just vomiting a lot.


I was vomiting a lot.


I remember I spent, like a one week solid


just on the sofa sleeping, and my dad was


bringing me watermelon and stuff like that, and I


couldn’t even really turn over to eat it.


This was like when the detoxification


was really just really present.


My skin started shedding.


I looked like a snake.


I remember taking pictures of it.


And if I was walking on rugs in the


house, there’d be like a trail of me, like


behind me, my hair started falling out.


I had a big emotional detox, like, massive one.


And what else did I experience?


I think it was mainly that and that was at the start.


And I mean, the sort of intense part of it.


It lasted for maybe a few weeks.


But then it kind of started to phase out a


bit, so I wouldn’t from it all the time.


It might just be like it might crop up


randomly one week, and it would be that.


And then my hair would fall out.


But then it kind of stopped.


The skin shedding kind of shed for a little bit.


And then it stopped.


And I had, like, great brand new skin.


I was like, woo and the emotional detox.


I think that was the one that went on the most.


And I think for me, that makes sense because prior to


my symptoms flaring up, I was under a lot of stress.


So I was having, like, panic


attacks and stuff like that.


I work for myself.


And I was just Loading on work all the time,


just stressed out with a whole bunch of stuff.


So I think I was just holding in a lot of that.


And that began to surface throughout the process.


And I remember in our weekly calls, you used to


tell me, think about what is this teaching me?


What is this showing me at every sort of stage.


So I got into the habit of just allowing these


things to come up and then assessing them without judgment.


And then when I could kind of


like, let them go, let them go. And it took a while.


It took a while.


But eventually these things kind of phased out.


And then the bowel movements reduced even more


and even more, and they got quite low,


and they sort of plateaued a bit.


But then they went down again, and the blood


in the store was that started to disappear.


And it was coming up instead of in every store.


It was coming up, maybe in two of them


a day and then maybe one a day.


And that kind of lasted a little bit.


But gradually, if it was a graph, you’d see, it


kind of like going down across that period of time.


And it definitely took a lot of patience and not


judging myself to think, why am I not healed already?


There’s some people that have healed in three months.


Why haven’t I?


What am I doing wrong?


So I learned to just allow my body to


do what it needed to do, because I didn’t


get to where I was with the UC overnight.


That was like 20 years of eating crisps and


pizza and cheese and as much meat as possible.


I come from a Mediterranean background.


So it’s like meat all the time.


And I was just eating junk food.


I wasn’t taking care of myself.


So there was, I’d say, maybe quite a bit for my body


to detoxify but, yeah, once I got past that sort of rough


part, and I just thought, if I just hold out, do what


I need to do, do what you’ve said to me.


And each week catching up on the


calls, just keep going, keep going.


And that’s what kept me going.


I think, like, the weekly touch base.


It was like, okay, this touch base is done.


Now just get through the


next week, whatever that brings.


And then it will be like another point. Touch base.


And then, you know, and eventually


those detox symptoms faded out.


And it got to a point where


I remember we were talking about this.


It felt like I turned a corner


and everything kind of accelerated a bit.


So it was like, Whoa, like I’m here.


So, yeah, it was rough at the start, but worth it.




And your experience is slightly different to what a lot


of people in the program go through, because your healing


was a bit slower and steadier, which meant it took


you longer for all the symptoms to go away.


I think it ended up taking eight or nine


months from when you started to when all the


symptoms kind of disappeared, where most people take maybe


three to five months before the symptoms stop.


And I think a big part of that was that


whole emotional detoxification that needs to happen because you needed


to confront all those demons in a way that you


had been suppressing for a long time.


And a lot of people use food as a


way to suppress their emotions because it numbs you.


So when you can’t do that anymore, right, everything starts


coming to the surface and you have to that’s part


of the emotional detoxification that people go through.


And obviously, some people have to dig


deeper into themselves to overcome that.


And other people don’t.


It took about eight or nine months before


you were finally like, yes, all the symptoms


have gone, which is totally fine.


I mean, I think anybody would no


one really complain about healing incurable chronic


disease after eight or nine months.


But in terms of the whole experience, I think,


yeah, obviously the beginning part was the most intense


when you had the physical and the emotional experience.


And then, as you kind of continued, the


symptoms were there, but they’re really minimal.


For the last three or four months of the journey,


it wasn’t like controlling your life, but it was just


like, little spots of blood here and there or a


little bit of diarrhea and mucus and things like that.


And I think those last few, at least


the last two or three months was just


you overcoming all those mental and emotional kind


of confronting all that and dealing with it.


And then as you took away all those layers of


conditioning, the center just gradually eased off and eased off


because you weren’t putting as much stress on them.


You were more peace with who you are and


the situation you’re in and you’re accepting of it.


And I think when you do that,


things start to get a lot better.


Then we go to post healing. Right.


So you’ve done the transition phase.


Then you’ve done the healing phase.


And the healing phase is, I guess, by


far the most difficult part of this journey.


And the most exciting part is the post healing


phase, because every week, like Christmas, because you get


to introduce new things into your diet again.


So talk about how we do that and how that went for you.




So we waited until I reached a certain


point with my symptoms and all of that.


And we were like, okay, let’s


move to the post healing diet.


We’re going to test different fruits and vegetables and


bring them in in a really systematic way.


And I remember it was this wasn’t even


long ago, but it was particular types of


fruits and particular types of vegetables phasing in.


So it wasn’t just like a random mix.


The stomach’s going to be ready for


this type of fruit, potentially at this


stage, less test things from this category.


So I remember each week when you send me


the list of things that I could test.


I was just like, yes.


So I was just, like, excited about the silliest things.


At this point.


I was like, dying over the fact that


I could test oranges, like, testing strawberries and


all of this kind of stuff.


But yeah, it was very systematic, very controlled.


We took it week by week, step by


step, really tracking if it had impacted any


symptoms, if I had regressed at any point.


And I think it was like, maybe the fifth


week I had some symptoms show up again.


So we spoke about it and you were like,


okay, let’s hold off on adding anything else.


Let’s simplify again.


And it cleared up really quickly.


My symptoms showed up.


I had a little bit of blood in


the store, I think, two or three times.


And then yeah, it kind of just didn’t show up again.


But we gave that window of room just to make


sure that we weren’t pushing it too far, too soon.


So that was just really sort of


it was at a comfortable pace.


And it was interesting because I’d almost forgotten how


to Cook certain things or, like, mix it. Okay.


So what do I do with these mushrooms now or whatever?


What am I going to do?


So it was almost like just a brand new


slate, but it was exciting at the same time.


So, yeah, each time I was going to


the supermarket to buy new stuff, it just


felt like you said, like, Christmas.


I was just really excited.


I still do get excited.


But yeah, so very systematic,


very phased, very deliberate.


And yeah, we successfully went through it and phased


in the foods without much issue at all.


So that I would say was quite easy.


And because we were touching base every week,


that’s what just helped keep things controlled.


And I could email you just like usual


anyway and ask you, is this okay, or


can I have this with this or whatever?


Because I remember I just had a little


bit of lack of clarity with certain things


because they were new again now.


So yeah, I’d say that was


quite a smooth and exciting process.


Yeah, for sure.


And because you’ve gone on such a simple diet for a


long period of time as you heal, your taste has changed.


And so when you introduce new food back


and just talk to everyone about what that’s


like, because you don’t start introducing all the


spices and herbs and stuff straight away.


But even then, because your taste buds are so used


to these natural tastes now it’s like you explain it.


What is it like when people, when you taste


new foods, it tastes brand new before when I


let’s just use the Orange as an example, it


just had a different sort of alive flavor.


It was just, like, more bursting with flavor.


And I think because of the simplification bringing these


new foods in, even at the simplification state, actually,


even when I was steaming carrots, it was like


these carrots just taste so flavorsome.


So yeah, there’s just a


more powerful flavor to everything.


So that little bit of cumin that I


might put on the mash or whatever.


I’m just tasting it differently now.


And I don’t want all of the sort of, like,


dead foods, like all the processed stuff because it’s bland.


It just tastes blah.


But yeah, it’s just the simple


things, like strawberries taste different bananas.


I didn’t really like bananas at the start.


And like, the banana smoothies that


I was having when I started.


It used to take me ages to drink it because


I was like, this just tastes weird to me.


And then as the time went on, I’m loving it.


I’m loving all of this fruit.


And I came from being the meat and


cheese eater of, like, I could win, like,


Guinness World Book Records with this.


Honestly, I would eat so much


meat, so much processed stuff.


I came from that I didn’t come from


being vegetarian or vegan for a while.


It was like, that’s what I ate.


I ate meat, cheese and all of that.


So getting to the point where, even,


like, green peas just tastes amazing.




It’s like a whole new world.


It’s like a whole new world.


It’s fun. Yeah.


Honestly, I didn’t think that I would get


to where I am now with the enjoyment


that I have with eating whole foods.


I didn’t anticipate this.


Most people don’t, and they think, okay, how am


I going to eat these type of foods?


And I was the same big


meat, cheese and chocolates and sodas.


You name it.


You know what I mean.


But the joy that I get from a


banana, smoothie outweighs any of those things.


And it’s quite fascinating to me how that works.


And I think it really does have to do


with the changes in your body and the changes


in your microbiome because the bacteria communicate.


And when you are eating certain foods that they


want, your microbiome actually dictates a lot of your


tastes and your preferences and your cravings.


And so as that shifts and changes, and as


your taste buds change, everything kind of tastes different,


and you start craving those things that make you


feel good instead of the things that give you


that we call it excitotoxic feeling.


I like that the excitotoxin in the process.


There’s heavily flavored artificial flavors and


colors and the things that really


light things up on your tongue.


It’s like cytotoxic.


You don’t crave that kind of high that comes


for a couple of minutes with eating those things.


The way it works is that with the


excited, toxic foods, it’s an intense pleasure for


a very short amount of time.


And then you feel pretty rubbish until your next meal.


Whereas with these healthy whole foods and


fruits and vegetables, you don’t get that


same kind of excited toxic.


You get that kind of subtle pleasure


that comes with the natural tastes.


And then you just feel better and better


as the meal digest in your body.


It’s a completely different experience.


As your day goes on, you don’t get tired of the


day goes on, you don’t get lethargic as the day goes


on, and you have lots of energy, which is quite amazing.


So talking about a whole new world, you do.


You’re living in a whole new world now,


in essence, in your mind and in your


body and in the way you perceive it.


So what is your life like now and compare what


it was like before in the last meeting we had


you’re talking about how your birthday was last year compared


to this year and the different emotions that you had,


kind of like, really interesting comparison about what your life


is like now compared to what you had before. Yeah.


So this time last year and a few months


before that, around my birthday, it was just like


I had no energy when I say no energy.


I mean, to the point where


at times I couldn’t stay awake.


It was just my body just felt so


drained and I hadn’t even done much.


So I was just in this sort of loop of just


feeling lethargic and not knowing why and thinking, am I lazy?


Because I had a whole bunch of stuff on my to do


list at that time, and I just couldn’t get things done.


I just always wanted to sleep.


As I mentioned, I was having panic attacks and


stuff like that, which was new to me.


Very it wasn’t nice.




I had all of those symptoms, and it got


to the point where I’d have to think about.


I remember there was a day and this was a


day where I thought, okay, something needs to change.


This was before I went into hospital.


I was meant to pick up one of my friends.


We were going to go somewhere and it was like


a ten minute drive to go to her house.


And I was really worried about making that journey because


I kept on getting urgency and it was getting worse


and worse urgency to go to the bathroom.


And she had to take the cab to go to the place


because I couldn’t go and get her because I was like, I


don’t know if I’m going to be able to make this journey


and get there without having a bit of an accident.


So it was all of these just things that were just


getting in the way of just normal stuff I’m not even


talking about, like, I want to get on the plane and


fly for 8 hours and maybe all of that.


I mean, just normal stuff driving


down the road, like going outside.


The only thought that I’d have is there a toilet there.


Is there going to be a problem?


Can this bus come fast enough so I can get home because


I feel like I need to go to the bathroom urgently.


So it was just dictating my life.


And I know a lot of people can identify with this


because so many people experience it and it’s just kind of


in a way ruins a lot of stuff for you.


You just can’t do the simple


things that you want to do.


So going through the process with


you guys, like, fast forwarding.


A year later, it’s just completely different.


I was saying to you the other day that on the


previous call that we had, I don’t think about UC anymore.


It’s just a non factor before it would be.


Even at the beginning of the process, I’d


be thinking about it was still a factor,


and I was constantly checking the loop, just


making sure what symptoms are showing up.


And I was expecting to see a problem.


Now I expect everything to be normal because


my body’s functioning perfectly right now so I


can just do what I want.


I’ve got more energy.


I actually started the gym again a couple of weeks ago,


so I’ve got the energy to do that this time.


Last year, if I sat on the


floor, I couldn’t even get myself up.


That’s how weak I was.


I’d lost a lot of weight.


I was like, 48 kg.


I was really just like, yeah, I was weak. Lethargic.


And that was weird for me because


I’d never been that slim before.


I looked quite ill.


And now, as I said, I don’t even think about UC.


I went on a road trip a couple of weekends ago.


I was in the car for like, 5 hours.


Perfectly fine.


Didn’t think about it, had no issues.


Same thing driving back, no issues.


So it’s like I’m living more of life


now because I know what it was like.


Almost like the simple things get snatched away from


you when you have things like Crohn’s and colitis


and you really start to appreciate life, and you


start to just look at, you know, what do


I want to do with myself now?


And it could be small things.


And it is like a second chance because I


could have still been in the same situation now.


I would have been very depressed.


I don’t even want to think about it, but, yeah,


now I’m living more of life than I was prior


to diagnosis, because I appreciate it even more.


I know what it’s like to not be able


to go anywhere or be feeling so sick that


I’m on the sofa for a week, not moving.


I know what that’s like.


And now that’s gone.


So I’m like, okay, so I’m just living more of life now.


And it’s just amazing, genuinely.


Just even if it took me two or three years


to get here, I would still have done it.


It’s worth every month it takes. Every year it takes.


It is worth it because the opposite is just not a


life that it’s not a life to live like that. Definitely.


That’s why we’re so motivated to do this, because


obviously, we know what it’s like with Jamie and


what he went through and how horrible it is


when you’re trapped to the toilet.


Basically, the toilet controls you.


It controls your thoughts and everything,


and you just can’t do things.


And so, yeah, we want to shout from the rooftops.


Basically, you don’t have to live like that.


Yes, it’s hard. Yes.


You’ve got to do some work to get out of it.


But good things take time and anything


that’s worth doing, it takes effort.


So when you put that effort in and


you see the rewards, no risk, no reward. Right?


You got to take the plunge. Absolutely.


And the thing is, it’s funny because I’m not


someone that shares this kind of stuff, unlike things


like this or like, anything about myself.


Really, I’m quite private with things.


But if other people felt the same way and didn’t put


their stories out there, then I may not have given myself


the opportunity to get to the other side of this.


So that’s why it’s so important I


feel to share my story because different


stories resonate with different people.


And I remember a particular story that


I saw on your testimonials back then.


It was the one where I was


like, okay, I’ve got to do this.


It just really clicked for me.


So I just feel it’s important to just share that


and let people know that it can be done.


This is normal.


We think that it’s abnormal for our bodies to


heal from things like this, but it’s not.


It’s the most normal thing ever.


It’s just that we may consume other types of


information that doesn’t help us believe that it’s normal.


The body is designed for health.


Health is your natural state, and it’s always


working to bring you back to health.


What we have to do is get out


of the way and create the right conditions.


And when we do that, somebody


will work towards becoming healthy again.


And that’s all it takes.


It’s just the time, the effort, the commitment and the


discipline to get to where you want to get to


and full credit to you because you did that.


You put in a lot of time and


effort, and it wasn’t that quick journey.


And you had to question yourself quite a few times.


Am I doing the right thing?


Is this actually going to happen for me?


Am I capable of this?


All those questions?


I remember discussing all those things,


and yeah, it definitely wasn’t easy,


but just kept believing in yourself.


And the more you saw the changes, the more the belief


grew, and then every little victory started to add up.


And then each little small step got


you to the top of the ladder.


And now you’re here so big.


Congratulations to you.


But towards the end of these sessions, I always


like our clients to give some advice, a little


bit of something from their heart that people may


be able to connect to who are watching this


and probably in a similar situation to where you


were when you first started watching the testimonials.


And as you said, I think it’s a very


important thing that you said because what we’re doing


here is creating a catalogue of stories.


And each story builds on the evidence base that


this is possible and you can do it.


And this is not something that’s a quackery or


something that’s, as you said, it’s not abnormal.


Healing is your natural state.


Getting healthy is your natural state.


So what advice would you give to someone


who’s watching this and considering making some changes?




I think if you’re in that place and like I


was a year ago, I would say you’ve got nothing


to lose to see where this will take you.


You guys still do that?


Is it half an hour free call just to discuss and


just have a chat about things and I think take that


opportunity and just see if you feel it fits for you,


because like you said, chuckle, There are so many people.


There’s a catalogue of stories of people that


have successfully gone through this process, and they’re


very individual, unique, different types of people.


And they’ve all allowed their bodies to heal from this.


And I just think give it a go.


Honestly, I don’t even want to think about where my life


would be now if I had not made that decision.


I’m in an amazing place right now within


my health and mental state and all of


that just my perception of life now.


So if you’re thinking about it.


I’d say, just take that step through the


free call and just see where it goes.


You’ve got nothing to lose and so much to gain.


And the thing is as well.


There are so many unexpected benefits from all of this.


About 15 years ago, I’ve been diagnosed with


PCOS and going through this process, those symptoms


started to fade away, and I’ve been looking


for something to help that for so long.


So it’s funny because I remember saying to you, it was


like it’s like a buy one, get one free for me.


There’s all these different benefits that you


get that you might not even realize.


So you end up healing your Crohn’s or your UC, but then


you also end up healing XYZ that you may have had.


And it’s different for everybody.


But just from my experience, there was just so


much more benefit than the primary reason as to


why I went through the process with you guys.


It just changed my entire life.


And that’s genuinely how I feel about it.


So, yeah, if you’re on the


fence, you’ve got nothing to lose.


Do the free call and just see how you feel


and working with you guys is just so easy.


And it’s non-judgmental.


And you talk about in the calls.


We talk about quite personal, sensitive things, but


it’s very non-judgmental and just open and reassuring.


And, yeah, it’s the best decision I’ve ever made in


this in regards to my health and all of that.


That’s incredible.


Thank you for those words.


But one thing you mentioned to me that is really


important is that your body is not just healing.


One thing.


When you do this process, you’re healing


all the different cells in your body.


And so, yes, so many people see that they


come to us for colitis, and then their policies


to Covariance syndrome is also kind of resolved as


they go through this process because it’s a reorganizing


of the body as the toxins are removed and


the healing is manifested inside of you.


You get healthy.


And that doesn’t mean just one


part of your body gets healthy.


It means you get healthy overall.


And so that’s so excited because it’s everything.


It’s not just one area that we’re focusing on.


As I said before, really


amazing effort from you, Sibel.


And Congratulations.


Both Jamie and I are both so proud


of you in there that you put in.


And my favorite part of this is that


you now have a life after colitis.




As you said, you got a second chance


and you’re making the most of it.


So just keep it up.


We always say persistence.


Being persistent will get you there, and


being consistent will keep you there.


So make sure you stay consistent and you stay there.




So everyone who’s watching this video or listening to


this podcast, thank you so much for joining us.


And I hope you found this


video very interesting and useful. For your journey.


I’m sure you’ll learn a lot from what Saval


had to go through and some of the things


that she shared with us, very personal things.


And thank you so much.


Again, it’s it’s not easy to share


and go through all that again.


But as you said, there’s a bigger reason for it.


We’re very thankful that you did that.


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Once again, thank you, Sibel, for sharing your story.


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Shukul Kachwalla

Shukul Kachwalla is a Certified Wholistic Health & Natural Healing Counsellor from the Vibrant Health & Wealth Academy. Shukul has recovered from severe Hayfever, Acne, and Chronic Migraines and recommends a Whole Foods Plant based diet to people who want to improve their quality of life and experience optimal health.