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My name’s Kenny Honnas and
I’m going to prove to you that severe Ulcerative Colitis can be completely healed by showing
you my before and after colonoscopies and showing you exactly what I ate to get better. In 2014 I was diagnosed with severe Ulcerative Colitis. I experienced a flare that was so
bad I was filling toilet bowls with pure blood. After weeks of constant bloody diarrhea throughout
the day and night, I was eventually hospitalized. I lost 30lbs in two weeks, had four blood
transfusions, and was just barely able to avoid having my colon surgically removed. The pain, embarrassment, and fear of going out in public was life altering. But I refused
to accept living like that for the rest of my life. So I spent the next two years studying,
learning, and experimenting with different dietary approaches. I didn’t want remission,
I wanted to be healed. And my definition of healing is this: to be able to consume a full
range of foods without bleeding, mucus, urgency or diarrhea; to have well-formed, solid bowel
movements; and to be on no medication. To be healthy. I wanted to be able to go out
and eat with my friends and family without fear of soiling myself. And my answer was
the gut microbiome. A compromised gut microbiome is something that’s been touched on in
research studies for years as a possible cause of inflammatory bowel disease. But for some
reason it’s never been confirmed. So I dove deeper. As I read study after study,
I realized that a compromised gut microbiome is something that we all IBD patients seem
to have in common. So I wondered what would happen if I optimized my gut microbiome and
reversed the dysbiosis. So that’s exactly what I did by following a few basic nutritional
principles and concepts, that I’m going to show you, and the results speak for themselves. I’m in clinical and endoscopic remission, but it’s so much more than that. Absolutely
no intestinal inflammation, no ulcers, no mucus, no bleeding, and no medication. My
goal and definition of complete healing has been achieved. And this is how. I stopped
drinking tap water. I swapped it out for reverse osmosis purified water because I don’t
want any chlorine or chemicals in my water that could kill off the good bacteria in my
gut microbiome. I do intermittent fasting to give the digestive system plenty of rest.
I only eat two meals per day, and my first meal is always a massive smoothie. Probiotic bacteria is essential for an optimized gut microbiome. So I make sure to consume large
amounts of prebiotic soluble fiber from fruits because probiotic bacteria feed off of prebiotics. My favorite prebiotics are specifically blueberries because they’ve been shown to help alleviate
and protect against Ulcerative Colitis. I eat at least two cups every single day, maybe
more. And I love chocolate. Cacao powder is another one of my favorite ingredients because
it’s a prebiotic as well as an awesome anti-inflammatory that’s been shown to
alleviate Ulcerative Colitis. And then the most important ingredient, raw unpasteurized milk kefir. Kefir is a type of sour milk that has been around since the biblical times and has been shown to heal ulcers in modern research. The fermentation process makes it suitable
for people with lactose intolerance and makes it extremely high in probiotic bacteria. One of the best foods for the microbiome, God designs things pretty cool. In my studies to further analyze and look for similarities between patients with IBD, I discovered that
IBD patients can often have a stagnant and clogged lymphatic system causing inflammation
to be trapped inside the intestines. The incredibly simple solution to this is to exercise because
the lymphatic system is powered by musculoskeletal movement. So lifting gets the lymphatic system
flowing and helps dissipate that inflammation by allowing a functional trafficking of immune
cells. I eat my second and final meal about 6-7 hours after my first meal. This is where
I’m really flexible, it’s my favorite meal of the day. It usually contains some
sort of meat and potatoes, and this is my favorite variation of it. Steak, potato wedges,
and guac. The goal of each meal is to have a high content of prebiotic and probiotic
foods. Grassfed beef is extremely nutritious, but the specific microbiome enhancing foods
in this meal are the potatoes, guac, fermented veggies, and raw milk. Potatoes and avocados
are fantastic prebiotics since they are both full of prebiotic soluble fiber. The probiotic
foods are fermented vegetables and raw milk. Fermented foods have been shown to be high
in live probiotic bacteria and have a very extensive list of health benefits that include
being an antimicrobial, and an antifungal, as well as reducing inflammation, and stopping
diarrhea. Homemade fermented vegetables and raw kefir are my two fermented food powerhouses
that are huge microbiome optimizers. That’s it, it can be that simple. These are the nutritional
concepts and principles that I used to heal myself. And if you look at other people who
are healing, because it’s becoming more and more common, you’ll see that they optimized
their gut microbiome in one way or another. It doesn’t have to be my way because there are several routes to optimizing the microbiome. I just like my way best. I know what it’s
like to hurt from IBD, I know what it’s like to be sick, I understand the suffering,
I understand that broken feeling. I also know what it’s like to get better. It’s a
very difficult process, but it’s very very possible. Getting healed is hard, staying
healed is easy. But I really believe with all of my heart that the majority of people
can heal from IBD the same way I did, by optimizing the gut microbiome.

Randall Smitham