Have You Ever Heard “Monkey-See, Monkey-Do”?
And how scientists studied the ‘imitation’ patterns of Monkeys by sticking out their tongue…
You’ve seen it with kids too, right?
Like when my son started copying everything I did, it was adorable. He’d repeat whatever I showed him and we’d fall over laughing together.
Except for one thing…
For weeks, I took every moment to say, “I love you” with no luck.
Then, one night before bed he finally looked up at me and smiled, “I wuv you Dada”…
And at that moment I never felt more alive.
And right then I made the decision to never be sick again.
What Monkeys Can Teach Us About Being Sick
As it turns out, we humans are pretty good at learning from ‘imitation’ too.
In fact, scientists have studied ‘social learning’ and found that it works pretty well. You find out what works for other people and then you do it too… skipping the learning curve.
Now, not everything that works for me work will work for you… but a lot of it does.
And when you’re sick you can ‘imitate’ people that got better and see what works.
Like What Worked for Me When I Got Stuck
A few months into SCD, I was completely stuck when I stumbled onto this guy Jay’s website (A.K.A Crohn’s Boy).
He was a regular dude like me and I liked his NO-BS approach. He went from full-blown Crohn’s and Colitis to med-free and symptom-free, in less than a year.
And that was all I needed to hear…
He posted a spreadsheet that showed how he got better. And at one point he was sorta stuck on SCD too, but when he lowered his fruit intake and tweaked a few other things he got better.
So I tried lowering my fruit too and four days later I felt great.
Since then, Jay has become a good friend of ours – and in today’s podcast he joined us to share his best SCD advice with you.
Jay’s been helping people defeat IBD for almost three years now – and I’ve never met someone that can make complicated stuff seem so simple…
On This Podcast with Jay (A.K.A Crohn’s Boy), We Cover:
1:35 Jay’s compelling story – and the first sign something was wrong
7:14 Why he decided to go with SCD – and how you can learn to stay motivated
10:26 The best probiotic analogy ever…
12:15 The “scab effect” and how you can use it to heal as quickly as possible
16:18 How to make specific changes and get “unstuck” on the diet
20:11 The right question to ask if you’re thinking “SCD isn’t working for me”
24:25 The number one reason Jay used SCD and what it means for you in the next 3 months
27:09 His advice for people that are struggling to feel better and the top 3 things to start healing faster
33:45 A specific strategy for dealing with anxiety and depression that you can use immediately
36:39 How to beat any down day, by remembering this one thing
39:48 The big breakthrough Jay used to finally heal at a whole new level
43:09 How to figure out what works for you to overcome digestive disease
Thanks for your time Jay – awesome interview,