The Power of Advanced Collagen in My Journey Towards Optimal Health

Discovering the Magic of Collagen As a holistic, clinical dietician my interest in functional foods for health is more than just professional-it’s deeply personal. During my struggles with pancolitis, I developed osteoporosis, It happened because I suffered from malabsorption, and I was taking steroids (prednisone) for over 10 years. I experienced the lows of many […]

What you need to know about BRAT diet for diarrhea in IBD, IBS and Celiac disease

What You Need to Know about BRAT diet

Oh, the BRAT diet. It’s been advertised as a go-to remedy for upset stomachs and diarrhea for decades. But is it really that universally good for everybody? The short answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT. In fact, the BRAT diet may be very bad for people with IBS, IBD (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis) and Celiac disease, especially […]

A New Secret “Fiber-additive” May Cause Diarrhea…

My experience with InulinI love trying new food products. Few weeks ago, I bought organic kefir with Inulin/FOS. I drank 1 cup in the morning on empty stomach. After 45 minutes, I had horrible stomach pain and severe diarrhea. I got really sick, and I was forced to cancel my business meeting and a lunch […]

Superfood for IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s & Celiacs. No cooking required.

Buckwheat Image by Margo Lipa This recipe is a part of Phase 3 (final phase) for IBS and IBD Healing Systems from Europe. It’s perfect for patients after successful completion of Phase I (Eliminate & Detoxify) and Phase II (Heal & Regenerate). I have grown  up on hot buckwheat porridge or “grechka” as my grandma […]

This Hidden Ingredient in Your Medication

If you trying to avoid gluten from all the sources, you MUST know that accidental gluten intake can happen when you are taking certain over-the-counter and prescription medications. Current law does not require labeling of gluten-containing ingredients in drugs. These hidden sources of gluten can be found as part of the inactive ingredients (fillers or […]

Why you should avoid all sugar-free foods and drinks

Aspartame I would like to share the story which was written by Mark, my newsletter reader. In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; […]

What Your GI Doctor does not know…

Question: Amrit asks: How is it possible that Gastroenterologists almost never associate food intake with GI health or are sensitive to these issues?    I just went looking for a new Gastro, told him I was on the SCD, and he gave me these probiotics with sugar and other processed ingredients and chemicals. Answer:  Amrit, […]

Can Your Pet Make You Sick?

My son was begging me for many years to buy him a dog. My answer was always the same: “No. I cannot allow you to have a pet in my house”. Don’t get me wrong. I love dogs, and I know that a dog can be your best friend and a great companion. But I […]

BEST PROBIOTICS. Product Review

PROBIOTICS and ANTIBIOTICS The word Probiotic literally means “for life”. For a contrast, antibiotics literally means “against life”. WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS? Probiotics present a group of beneficial bacteria that play the first line of defense in your gut against harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungus. By forming colonies on the intestinal wall the good bacteria […]

Is Probiotic “Align” Really Mis-Aligned?

Recently, a representative of Procter & Gamble (PG) offered to me FREE samples (plus a purchase discount) of Align probiotic for my patients and blog readers. Here is the quote from the e-mail I received: “…Procter & Gamble is offering a deal where you can get $10 dollars back when you buy $30 worth of […]