While interviewing subjects for the documentary and doing research, I discovered a framework for healing from autoimmune conditions called the 4R Framework. I learned about the four different components
My heart was pounding because this accurately described how I and many others were overcoming their devastating conditions. It was a roadmap, a strategic plan that gastroenterologists were not giving to their patients.
I decided to tweak the 4R Framework by adding one more component called Reconnect to make it the 5R Healing IBD Framework.
Without a comprehensive strategy to manage Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, patients rely on conventional medications to induce remission, and hope it stays that way. With the 5R Healing IBD Framework, there is a strategy to heal the root cause of an individual’s unique case of IBD.
- Decrease inflammation
- Heal gut damage
- Seal gut permeability (aka Leaky Gut Syndrome)
- Rebuild gut microbiota diversity
The documentary explains what this framework is and how patients use it. If you would like even more details you can read the Announcing New Framework post for extensive information about the framework and healing tools you can use for your IBD.