Q & A With Jon 2002
Although Jon does not generally have to time to answer the hundreds of questions submitted to him directly each month, we do periodically pull out a few of those questions and answers that might be of general interest and publish them here.
Question 1: Ulcerative Colitis
I have ulcerative colitis which causes a lot of bleeding, and I have up to 20 bowel movements a day. I've done the colon detox 3 times (without the Activator). On a daily basis, I take a multivitamin, a probiotic, and and immune boosting formula. Since the detoxes, I have more energy. Before I was bleeding cupfuls of blood each time I had a bowel movement. Now the amounts of blood are very minimal, but my frequency to the bathroom is basically the same. My doctors said that what I eat does not effect my condition, but dairy products, salads, and fried foods really seem to upset my colon. The doctor wants to remove my colon. What can I do?
Despite extensive and continuing research, the cause of ulcerative colitis is still unknown. However, there are a number of predisposing factors which may play a part in the development of the disease. The standard medical guesses are
- Genetics and heredity may play a slight role
- Infection: Some cases of ulcerative colitis start after an episode of gastroenteritis.
- Stress can make it worse.
- Immunological factors: It is possible that the body's own defense system (immune system) is acting against the bowel lining, and many drugs used to treat ulcerative colitis affect the immune system.
The bottom line is that there is no known single cause, which makes ulcerative colitis a great candidate for the Baseline of Health® -- in which you are not looking for a single cure, just a way to help your body heal itself. And, in fact, a number of people with ulcerative colitis have had great success on the Baseline program.
What does that mean?
- It means the entire program, not just pieces
- It means dietary changes. What your doctor said makes no sense. Since different foods affect the bowels of even healthy people, they're certainly going to affect the bowels of people with ulcerative colitis. It seems that you may not have read Lessons from the Miracle Doctors since you talk about eating dairy and fried foods -- both singled out as bad for the body in the book. If you want to take back your health, you really need to read (or listen) to the book.
- You might want to try using some of the detox powder every day -- maybe two or three teaspoons a day to help "calm" your bowel down. Since the powder is binding, you should be able to find an amount that reduces your bowel movements to 2-3 a day (without the colon activation formual). Stay on that amount as long as necessary. The more you use the detox, the more soothing it is. This may be the single most beneficial thing you can do.
- In addition to the immune boosting formula, you might want to use the anti-pathogen formula to help destroy any bacteria that may be contributing to your problem.
- Try using cetyl myristoleate or chicken collagen Type II and the L-carnosine since they are immunomodulators and will help prevent your immune system from attacking the colon.
- Acemannan derived from aloe is also beneficial to the colon. However, it is also stimulating, so you may want to wait until your colon settles down on the Detox formula before you start using it.
- And don't forget flax. You may want to start with 1-2 tbs. of organic, cold-pressed, Omega-flo processed, refrigerated flax seed oil. Then after a couple of months you can see if shifting over to ground flax seed works for you.
And remember to read the book and follow the whole program.
Question 2: Gout
What can I do for gout?
95% of people diagnosed with gout, have, what is in effect, a self-inflicted problem with purine metabolism. Fortunately, this responds quite well to the Baseline program. Certainly, Essential Relief™ and cetyl-myristoleate (available all over the web) can provide short term relief. But to truly correct the problem, you need to do the whole program, including dietary changes (reducing protein intake), detoxing, cleansing the liver and blood, and raising pH. You might also want to pick up a supplement of Cherry Fruit Extract (available all over the web) that can help neutralize excess uric acid.
Question 3: Car Accident Recovery
One of my customers was in a car accident about four weeks ago. She has broken bones in her left hand which, when the cast was taken off, had not healed. She also has trauma to ligaments, tendons, and muscles in her knee and ankle. These things are not healing so she asked me to find out if there are any products that could help her. Her doctor told her the healing is very slow because of her age. She is probably around 55.
All of the maintenance products of the Baseline of Health® would make sense. The biggest problem with healing as we get older is that our bodies are so malnourished, they no longer have the capacity to repair. To assist in the process you might want to think about:
- Food grown multivitamin (double dose)
- Trace minerals
- L-carnosine (build to 1500 mg a day)
- Progesterone creme
- Testosterone rebuilding formula
- Flaxseed or flax oil
- Lot's of "live" food in the diet. Lot's of fresh juices would really help.
- In this case, a calcium/magnesium supplement (in the ratio of 2:1) would probably make sense to aid with the healing of her bones.
- Pain relief oil to relieve the pain and promote circulation
- And exercise -- whatever she can -- to speed up the healing of her bones
Question 4: Rhintis
What product would be used for Rhinitis? Thank you
Rhinitis is, of course, just a fancy name for hay fever, or allergies.
The entire Baseline of Health® helps with allergies. We have numerous testimonials to that effect. Think about it for a moment.
- For many people, the colon cleanse makes a major difference. How could you not but help have allergy problems if you are storing pounds of toxic fecal matter in your colon?
- Rebuilding the beneficial bacteria in the colon helps
- Using enzymes with food and between meals reduces the Circulating Immune Complexes in the blood and soft tissue
- A good antioxidant formula will contain several ingredients, such as quercetin, that inhibit the release of histamines.
- Anti-pathogen formulas and immune boosters have proven helpful.
- Of course, eliminating foods that you're allergic to -- such as wheat, corn, and dairy for most people -- can produce major changes
- Etc. Etc. In other words, the Baseline of Health®.
Question 5: DMSO
I had a customer who was using your pain oil with great results until she sent me this note.
"The pain product contains DMSO as the transporter base. DMSO is exceptionally "effective" as a transporter. In fact, my doctor told me that DMSO is so effective, it goes straight to the liver within seconds of application. From what he told me, DMSO is not fit for human consumption. It can create severe liver damage. Perhaps Mr. Barron is not aware of the danger posed by this ingredient. From what I understand, if used often enough, DMSO can cause damage that cannot be reversed and can require a liver transplant to remedy the situation." [Editor's note: Jon has also received letters in which doctors have claimed that DMSO can also cause kidney failure and blindness]
The doctor is incorrectly informed. Obviously, DMSO is not his specialty.
Much misinformation was spread about DMSO several years ago in an attempt to discredit it -- and even though later disproved, that misinformation has continued to spread -- sort of like an "urban legend." The same kind of misinformation campaign has been spread against herbs like Chaparral (also several years ago), and St John's Wort and Kava Kava (more recently).
For what it's worth, DMSO is legally sold and contained in a number of products -- which would not be possible if it caused liver damage. Also, the popular supplement MSM is effectively a part of DMSO -- a chemical nephew of DMSO, so to speak.. Click here for more information on DMSO.