Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Do you want to be a part of my latest groundbreaking research?

If you would like to be a part of my latest groundbreaking research on the influence of the mind on the body in IBD (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) you are very welcome to contact me to be considered:
(This link has now been removed - a further study will be carried out later in the year).

I am recruiting 2 groups - one group of people who have mild to moderate active disease and one group who has no history of Crohn's disease or Colitis. In your email subject line please tell me which group you belong to (IBD or No IBD) and the email address to which you would like me to send you the questionnaire to participate in the research.
I look forward to hearing from you! (No pain or invasive procedures involved, it will only take an hour at most and you can do this in the safety of your own home). I am looking for about 200 people for each group in order for this to go ahead. Thank you!

Monday, 16 July 2012

A departure from my usual Mind-Body resources: Disposabe toilets! "The Shit Box!"

Departing from my usual Mind-Body theme: I've found it!! A new Facebook friend asked me where I had seen an advert for a disposable toilet. I couldn't find it. Well I've just found it now! Watch the video for assembly instructions...

The Shit Box available at
  The Brown Corporation

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Your relationship with your bugs determines your health

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 I completely agree with this argument and the premise of my work is that the mind and emotions have a major influence on this microbial relationship and the functioning of the immune system.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Olympic Torch Bearer: Bowel Transplant recipient carries the Olympic torch

For all those of you who have been grabbed by Olympic fever, you can see Michael Seres, Crohn's disease patient who received a new bowel in November 2011 carry the Olympic Torch in Welywyn Garden City on 8th July.
To hear his fascinating journey from being diagnosed with Crohn's disease aged 12 to receiving his new bowel and the challenges he has faced with enormous courage, watch the video of me interviewing him over Skype by CLICKING THIS LINK .

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Important announcement!!

If anyone's trying to click the links to watch the interviews with the GI prof's or watch the video of how I got into Crohn's or even to request a Crohn's diagnostic conversation, I'm afraid you will get a weird page as I am switching hosts between Apple mobileme and Apple icloud and it will be down for a while today. I'll let you know when it's back up. Sorry if it has caused any frustration :) - Joy .

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Fascinating Bowel Transplant Interview

This is a very frank interview with Michael Seres; a courageous Crohn's Disease patient and a remarkable man. He underwent a bowel transplant after Crohn's Disease had required 20 resections leaving him with very little bowel, compromised nutrition and TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition - which means being fed through a line into a vein).

This video is an overview of his journey from his first symptoms at the age of 10 to his post-transplant return to eating thirty years later. The interviews that we anticipate will follow this one will cover his expected ileostomy reversal and also the mental and emotional aspects of the transplant, including the mind-body effects that are my area of specialisation and research.
To find out more about The BUDI system for mind-body interaction for the relief of autoimmune symptoms see www.workingwithjoy.com www.budisystem.com and www.thebudizone.com and you can see Michael's blog at http://beingapatient.blogspot.com

Sunday, 27 May 2012

The beautiful synaesthetic music of Gary Malkin

I have just listened to an interview with Gary Malkin, the film soundtrack composer, talking about the healing effect of music. Here is a video featuring his music and some beautiful words. When you play it, stop what you are doing, be still, and feel. Apparently, music "tuned" to a specific frequency will glow purple, i.e. it 's emitting light. A large proportion of our body is water. Is it any wonder that music is thought to affect us at the cellular level. If we go deeper, we are all vibration, which is sound. Enjoy! Interview with God (Not to be confused with Conversations with God)