Colorectal Recovery Program (CRP) includes three synergistic complexes — Ageless Protection, Hydro-C, and GI-Recovery. In combination with a low-density diet, these supplements assist recovery from functional (reversible) colorectal disorders; turn organic (irreversible) disorders into manageable conditions, and prevent further damage.
Colorectal Recovery Program is recommended for the following functional disorders and conditions:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome. CRP enables recovery from IBS by eliminating its primary causes: dysbacteriosis, hard or large stools, diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, and dependence on laxatives and medication. In combination with a low-density diet, full recovery is attainable in 3 to 6 months [background].
Idiopathic constipation and/or dependence on laxatives. Hard or large stools and dependence on laxatives are the primary causes of idiopathic constipation (with no underlying physical pathologies). Abnormal stools, specific to constipation, result from dysbacteriosis, excess dietary fiber, irregular bowel emptying, related to work schedule or travel, low-grade stress, bad toilet habits, etc.
CRP restores proper stool morphology, and helps you to maintain regular and effortless bowel movements. Full recovery is attainable in one to three months, assuming you don't skip/suppress/withhold stools, and have no organic damage, such as a constricted anal canal (from enlarged internal hemorrhoids) or the absence of the urge sensation (from anorectal nerve damage).
Since moving the bowels is part conscious, part an unconscious act, you may still need to readjust and retrain your “conscious” control over this process. Nonetheless, this retraining should begin with CPR, because mental effort, supreme will, and supernatural control over one's body isn't enough to turn hard stools into soft ones or reawaken comatose bacteria even if you are David Copperfield or the Dalai Lama [background].
The advice to use dietary fiber to form stools only intensifies diarrhea because soluble fiber blocks the absorption of fluids all along the GI tract. Proper diet is essential to arrest diarrhea, prevent dehydration, restore colon ecology, and form normal stools. Full recovery is attainable in one month or less if this condition is treated earlier (i.e. before the inflammation).
Bloating and flatulence. The excess accumulation of gases (flatulence) and abdominal distention (bloating) are commonly caused by (a) excess consumption of fiber and (b) small and large intestine inflammation. In both cases a low-density, low-allergenicity diet is a first step towards recovery or relief.
In the case of bowel inflammation, CRP is essential. Assuming this is a functional condition, full recovery is attainable within a few weeks — it takes that long to displace all traces of fermentable bio-mass from the large intestine, and to reduce bacterial population by, essentially, starving it.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). The strong pressure of a distended small and large bowel on a hypersensitive uterus during the menstrual period is the primary cause of pain and discomfort. Hence, the approach to functional PMS (no other damage), should always start from eliminating the causes of intestinal distention — primarily, large stools, bloating, and mild inflammation — conditions typical for IBS.
Assuming both issues are functional, full recovery is attainable in several weeks prior to a period. Obviously, proper maintenance is essential to prevent relapse during consecutive periods.
A pronounced emotional reaction (i.e. irritability) to periods in women who do not experience PMS is rare, and is more likely a response to extended pain and discomfort than to hormonal swings or uterus metamorphosis, specific to menstruation. While I was growing up in the pre-antibiotic and pre-fiber era, PMS was virtually unheard off. Today it‘s omnipresent.
Resuming bowel movements after surgery or trauma. Surgeries are commonly preceded by a thorough colon lavage (complete bowel cleansing with laxatives and/or enema) to prevent involuntary bowel emptying while under general anesthesia. Anesthetic side effects, post-operative pain relief, extended bed rest, liquid diet, and, in some cases, total parenteral nutrition (via intravenous drip) “turn off” GI tract peristalsis for extended periods of time.
The combination of all these factors — the disruption of colon ecology with lavage, prolonged absence of peristalsis from drugs, and a liquid diet commonly result in severe constipation, complicate convalescence, and may cause significant harm to colorectal organs from ensuing stool impaction and straining.
Colorectal Recovery Program is exceptionally effective for post-operative, post-traumatic recovery because it‘s gentle, efficient, and free of additional side effects. DO NOT use Ageless Protection capsules (i.e. tablets and capsules which require gastric digestion) until a normal mixed diet is fully resumed.Client's testimonial
I sincerely hope you continue selling your Colorectal Support Kit. My wife has Lupus and severe adhesions in her abdomen from 4 C-Sections, which is restricting her bowels from moving properly. The medical community directed us to all sorts of fiber supplements and flax oil, and none of it worked. She has been using your product for over 2 years now, and it's been a Godsend. W.A., USA (via e-mail)
Medication-related constipation. Many medicines list constipation among their numerous side-effects. Constipation is particularly bothersome when using systemic drugs for pain relief, depression, hypertension, heart failure, Parkinson's, diarrhea, asthma, glaucoma, and so on. These drugs contribute to constipation by impacting the contraction of smooth muscles, which in turn inhibits intestinal peristalsis and diminishes the defecation urge. Indications and outcome are similar to above.
Post-colonoscopy recovery. Just like surgery, regular and virtual colonoscopies require a thorough colon lavage with synthetic laxatives and, in the case of a regular colonoscopy, an anesthetic. For this reason many patients experience difficulties to restart regular bowel movements after a colonoscopy, and experience other significant side effects related to disrupted colon ecology. CRP facilitates recovery, normalizes stools, and prevents side effects and other complications.Client's testimonial
I am now on month two of the “COLORECTAL RECOVERY PROGRAM” and I wanted to let you know that it is working! I am super healthy, athletic, play golf, snowboard, workout, ride bike, eat mostly organic, have a garden etc. BUT when I had my first colonoscopy last year they found a polyp, then 6 months later I had another colonoscopy and they found a small polyp… SO, I went looking for someone like you and your program. My stomach is almost flat again and I gain muscle a lot faster than I was after the colonoscopy. I feel great again. R.M.C., USA (via e-mail)
Nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting), fecal incontinence, involuntary flatus. If your anal tone is normal (i.e. there are no apparent physical causes, tested with anorectal manometry), these conditions may be contributed to by the undue pressure of large stools and gases on the rectum, bladder, and urethra. You may find quick relief by using CRP to normalize stools and eliminate these causes.
Indications for organic colorectal disorders
At one point or another all colorectal disorders start as functional and gradually progress towards an organic, or irreversible condition. Colorectal Recovery Program is similarly effective for these conditions in two ways: (1) it provides symptomatic relief (less pain, discomfort, etc.) and, (2) it prevents further damage, more pain, and so forth.
The following organic disorders are good candidates for CRP:
Pain during defecation, incomplete emptying. Both conditions may result from large or hard stools, straining, constricted anal canal, scars, poor muscle tone, post-surgery, spinal cord injuries, and some other issues. CRP helps to overcome these problems by normalizing stools and restoring (to a degree) regular bowel movements. Ongoing maintenance may be required with Hydro-C.
Diverticular disease. Colorectal Recovery Program is inappropriate for use during diverticulitis — an acute inflammation of one or more diverticula It is, however, a good preventive when used to maintain small and regular stools instead of fiber.
Hemorrhoidal disease. Large and/or hard stools and straining are the primary causes of internal and external hemorrhoids. CRP is an excellent remedy for this condition, because it reduces stool size and density to desired levels, and allows the bowels to move without straining.
Anal fissures. Fissures are generally hard to heal and they tend to recur over and over again. They progress further towards a worse outcome by the enlargement of internal hemorrhoids, hence their qualification as an "organic" disorder. The causes of anal fissures are similar to the cause of hemorrhoidal disease — the forced (by straining) passing of large and hard stools through the anal canal, further constricted by internal hemorrhoids. CRP normalizes stools and enhances healing dramatically. To prevent fissures re-opening, you may need to keep maintaining small and soft stools with Hydro-C for a considerable length of time.
Anorectal nerve damage. May result from long-term straining, intentional stool withholding, a poor outcome of anorectal surgery, anal sex, diabetic damage, trauma, and numerous medications. People in this predicament no longer experience a defecation urge, and miss bowel movements. This results in fecal impaction, severe constipation, paradoxical diarrhea, and further disorders. CRP helps to alleviate all these conditions as described in the prior section.
Acquired or congenital (Hirschsprung's disease) megacolon. The laws of physics apply to a dysfunctional colon just as much as to a healthy one. In these cases — absence of innervation, weak muscle tone, significant distention — your goal is to maintain soft, moist or semi-liquid stools, and let gravity do it‘s work. The degree of success will vary, depending on the extent of damage or dysfunction. If laxatives are effective for you, then CRP will be as effective, even more, but with no side effects.
Obviously, there are other, more involved colorectal disorders, such as adhesions, obstructions, spinal cord nerve damage to colon innervation, endocrine dysfunctions, Parkinson's disease, and so on. These conditions require a specialized expertise, and aren't good cases for a self-administered, supplemental program.
You may still use CRP to improve your overall health and quality of life by restoring normal colon ecology and normalizing stools. Unfortunately, I don‘t have any experience with these conditions to provide further guidance.
As I noted before, organic, colorectal disorders are mostly irreversible, and, after the initial normalization of stools and restoration of colon ecology with CRP, they may require life-long maintenance. Hydro-C is inexpensive and an efficient remedy specifically formulated for this purpose. Unlike laxatives, it is non-addictive, free of side-effects, and suitable for permanent use.
The following schedule works best for normalizing stools (reducing size), softening up hard stools, restoring regularity, and managing chronic constipation:
Ageless Hydro-C. Hydro-C must be taken in the morning, as soon as you wake up, because it only reliably moisturizes stools when taken on an empty stomach.
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Ageless GI Recovery. Take daily on an empty stomach, before food, so it can quickly pass through stomach into the small intestines without being exposed to digestive juices. This assures fast assimilation, and strengthens the intestinal mucous membrane before the onslaught of bile, gastric acids, and enzymes
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Ageless Protection. This multivitamin formula works in synergy with GI Recovery and Hydro-C to improve the large intestine’s motility and the rectum and anus’s sensitivity. Take two to three capsules with the first meal of the day, and the other two to three capsules with the last meal. It's best to take supplements at the beginning of a meal, using minimal amounts of water to prevent overhydration.
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Proper diet is essential for speedy recovery. You won‘t be able to eliminate bloating, flatulence, inflammation or large stools, for as long as you continue consuming food with fiber. In fact, by mixing supplemental bacteria into this gumbo, the bloating and flatulence are likely to get worse, not better, from additional fermentation.
Ageless Protection formula is intended for an average weight adult. For every 15 lb (7 kg) below 120 lb (55 kg) for women, and 22lb (10 kg) below 155 lb (70 kg) for men, you may deduct one Ageless Protection capsule. Adults whose weight is substantially over average don't need to increase the dose.
Children over 12 and teenagers can take Ageless Nutrition supplements following the same guidelines. Women past menarche (first period) should take extra dietary iron.
This supplement isn't recommended to children under 12 years old because they may experience difficulty swallowing capsules and tablets. Use liquid children's supplements instead.
If you have already incurred anorectal nerve damage and are no longer experiencing a defecation urge, you may continue taking Hydro-C after completing Colorectal Recovery Kit. It will help you to attain small and moist, regular stools without straining and corresponding damage.
The same is true for a distended colon and rectum (megacolon), hemorrhoidal disease, diverticular disease, and other functional (reversible) and organic (irreversible) colorectal conditions, such as proctitis (rectal inflammation), pruritus ani (anal itching), levator syndrome (rectal pain related to a spasm of the levator ani muscle), and anal fissures, fistulas, prolapses and abscesses.
I recommend taking Ageless Protection supplements (along with other components of the colorectal recovery program) for 3 to 6 months for best results. This is the approximate amount of time the body takes to replenish its‘ reserves of essential micronutrients . The actual length of time is determined by your age, health, diet, prior health, and degree of colorectal damage.
Not only have I read your book I also purchased the colorectal recovery supplements and have read you're site extensively. I believe it was divine intervention that I came across you and your site. M., USA (via e-mail)
Some of the supplements aren't recommended in the following circumstances:
- Children. Ageless Protection formula isn't recommended to young children because of the choking hazard. Consider providing pediatric liquid supplements instead.
- Geriatric care. Ageless Protection formula may not be appropriate for frail, bedridden patients, and persons taking multiple medications. The risks range from uncertainty with digestion to inability to swallow, from the possibility of overhydration to the risk of unknown interaction with other medicines. Similar considerations apply to all types of supplements, and aren't exclusive to Ageless Protection formula.
- Acute stage of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These conditions are commonly associated with gastroentercolitis, or an inflammation of the mucosal membrane from the stomach to rectum. In this case Ageless Protection capsules may not be able to be properly digested and assimilated.
- A prior history of inflammatory bowel disease. You may take Ageless Protection during remission, but with caution. Quality supplements quickly and efficiently normalize the immune system, and you may experience an auto-immune response and relapse. This occurrence isn't specific to Ageless Protection, but to all quality supplements.
- Gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying). If you experience this condition, you shouldn't take any supplements in tablet or capsule form, because they may not properly digest. Take liquid supplements instead, preferably on an empty stomach.
- Difficulty swallowing. Not recommended, to prevent choking hazard and/or the possibility of overhydration (from using too much water to assist in swallowing). Take liquid supplements instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
GI Recovery (L-Glutamine-based Prebiotic)
Enterophilus (High Potency Probiotic)
Q. Why doctors aren‘t recommending a recovery protocol similar to your Colorectal Recovery Program?
Actually, many do, particularly in countries which provide universal health care, such as Germany or Russia. Bacterial therapy is the most common treatment approach there for functional colorectal disorders discussed on this page.
Unfortunately, not so in the United States. In cases of colorectal complaints, the U.S.-based doctors invariably are trained to look for ulcers, polyps, inflammation, bleeding, enlarged hemorrhoids, and so on. When these late stage pathologies aren‘t found (as is usually is the case for most functional colorectal disorders), the patients‘ conditions are considered idiopathic (of unknown origins) or psychosomatic (“in your mind”).
This, of course, wouldn‘t happen if physicians examined stools and checked the status of intestinal flora — the two major determinants of colorectal health. But beyond the perfunctory, occult blood check, physicians in the U.S. (1) rarely examine actual stools; (2) intestinal flora isn‘t considered essential, and (3) dysbacteriosis isn‘t recognized as a bona fide disorder.
That‘s truly strange, considering that intestinal flora is described in mainstream medical textbooks as an essential “organ,” just like the lymph or blood. This attitude, as I have already once explained, is similar to diagnosing indigestion with x-ray and endoscopy, while totally ignoring to check the levels of hydrochloric acid and proteolytic enzymes in the gastric juice (which is, sadly, a common practice as well).
Come to think of it, this isn't, really, that surprising — medical doctors are not microbiologists. Examining patients‘ feces is neither glamorous, pleasant, or even paid for. Hence, they have little interest in stools, and are more focused on financially rewarding procedures, such as colonoscopies or anorectal manometry. To add insult to injury, the prep for colonoscopy and radiation from virtual colonoscopy (CT scan) obliterate whatever bacteria was there before the test.
So, when you finally visit a board-certified gastroenterologist, more likely you‘ll get the treatment that pays the most, rather than the most appropriate or most effective. Sending your stools to clinical labs pays nothing. Recommending you supplements to restore flora pays nothing.
On the other hand, a single colonoscopy pays up to $2,000. A single surgery a few years down the road — ten to twenty times that much. Surgery with complications caused by medical errors — double or triple that. Last three months of your life — around $200,000. No questions asked. Just fill out the forms, and get paid.
In Europe, on the other hand, neither salaried doctors nor patients within the confines of socialized medicine have the luxury of submitting themselves to a battery of expensive diagnostic tests whenever the poop isn't moving. Hence, doctors there treat functional colorectal disorders not with antibiotics (to kill bacteria and stop fermentation) and fiber (to replace killed bacteria), but with supplements (to restore bacteria) and a low-density diet (to eliminate fermentable fiber).
Simple, quick, safe, and effective, but, alas, not as profitable.
I also address this subject from a slightly different angle while answering these two questions: What about medical doctors, are they complicit in this scheme? and How did you, and not the medical doctors, come up with this information?
I often joke with my wife that if my views and recommendations on fiber and GI disorders would be broadly embraced by American doctors, their adoption would cause a profound national recession and staggering unemployment in the medical sector.
That's because the trillions of dollars we are spending annually on healthcare would soon be halved, and a great number of companies and people who are feasting off this perennially green money tree may find themselves out of business and out of work.
Fat chance, — parries Tatyana, — these guys aren‘t suicidal!
She has a point. In that case, I‘ll all remain busy for a long while because there is plenty more 'crap' to write about.