FFP005 Healing from Crohn’s Disease, Less Doing and Stress Reduction with Ari Meisel

In today’s episode, I interview Ari Meisel of LessDoing.com. When I saw Ari’s story on a TED talk and saw that my friend Tom Corson-Knowles interviewed him, I knew I had to get him on the Fit Foodie Pharmacist Show.

Ari has been a real estate developer since 2003 and in 2007 he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, which is a horribly painful and generally considered incurable disease of the digestive tract. Ari’s case was severe, and required over a dozen daily medications and several hospital visits.

After reaching a personal low point in the hospital, Ari decided he would do everything in his power to strengthen his body that was so weak at that time. Through a combination of yoga, nutrition, natural supplements and rigorous exercise he was able to fight back the symptoms of Crohn’s until he was finally able to suspend his medication. Eventually Ari was declared free of all traces of the ‘incurable’ disease, and competed in Ironman France in June of 2011.

TEDxEAST 5.9.2011

In today’s show, Ari and I chat about:

  • How much stress really affects your life
  • What he ate to heal his Crohn’s Disease
  • The natural supplements he used to heal himself
  • How to apply less doing principles to optimize your health
  • And more!

Here’s the show:



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  1. Mike says:

    I’ve never heard this story before, but his solutions sounded similar to the man who cured his own HIV

    • Dr Anh says:

      Mike, I am not too familiar with the man who cured his own HIV. If that is the case, that is truly fascinating! Do you know his name? I’d like to try and get him on the show!

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