(Initially diagnosed with proctitus, I had ulcerative colitis for two years, and healed myself this past summer.)
I was diagnosed with proctitus in the fall of 2001 as I was entering my sophomore year in college. I was told that it wasn’t anything serious and that I needn’t worry about it. I was told to take some anti-inflammatory suppositories and to forget about it. Over the next few months I started to see blood in my stool and I got terrible cramps in my gut. In the fall of 2002 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. I was told this was an auto-immune disease which had no cure. I asked whether diet was a possible cause and was told that diet had nothing to do with it. I decided to take matters into my own hands. I tried many diets and visited many alternative therapists to see if my condition would improve, but nothing worked and I just got worse. I was so sick by the end of my senior year that I missed my graduation ceremony because I couldn’t leave the toilet for more than half an hour at a time. I got very scared and so did my parents as we watched my body and emotions wither away. Through a family friend my mother contacted Russell Mariani. After just three weeks of working with Russell my pain was gone and I was symptom free. For a long time I was convinced that this ailment was a curse and would ruin my life. Seeing my strength and health return is an amazing feeling I can’t describe. I feel so lucky to have found Russell. Without his guidance and support I would still be feeling frustrated and miserable. I know there are thousands of other people in the same situation that I was in and I can only pray that they get the opportunity to get well as I have had.
For more information about Health Educator and Nutrition Counselor, Russell Mariani and his program for digestive system problems, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone directly to his office: 413-536-0275.