A New Secret “Fiber-additive” May Cause Diarrhea…
My experience with Inulin I 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 […]
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, […]
The Shocking Truth About Artificial Sweeteners.
If you are trying to lose weight or have diabetes, artificially sweetened beverages and foods are being promoted to you by big food companies as a low calorie, sugar-free alternative to beverages and foods sweetened with regular sugar. We are being convinced that drinking a diet soda with a sugar-free cookie will help us to […]
What can cause abdominal pain and bloating?
Question: Debbie writes, Hi Galina, I have bacteria, inflammation of the intestines, and can only digest very low carbs and proteins. I have juiced daily for years and am a great believer in foods. I just cannot get past the indigestion pain and bloating, been working with probiotics and gut-flora from med/herbs. I too am […]
Chewing your way to Health: Liquefy or Die
ATTENTION: Important for Patients with Gut Problems (IBS, Colitis/Crohn’s and Stomach Ulcers) Did you ever think why hospitals feed their patients intravenously? It’s because nutrients are only absorbed by your body when in liquid form. Have you ever left the table feeling tired and bloated? You are not chewing properly! Chewing is an important, yet oftentimes overlooked, […]
Raw Food Diet. 5 Quick Tips on How to Avoid Bloating and Diarrhea.
Q: My Daughters and I have been on a vegan, wheat, glutten, sugar(even fruit) and dairy free diet for just 2 days so far, not 100% Raw but very close. however today we all experience really bad bloating and visiting the rest room too often. any tips on how to ease this discomfort? A: Galina […]
“Natural” Does Not Mean “Safe”
“Natural”. “Alternative”. “Herbal”. Take a walk down the aisle of any health food store, and you’ll see these words everywhere. They make people feel good. They seem so safe. Natural supplements are often cheaper than prescriptions, so it seems reasonable to think that experimenting with them could do no harm. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking […]
Ulcerative Colitis: causes, symptoms, diagnoses and treatments
Overview Colitis (also called ulcerative colitis) is associated with bleeding ulcers and inflammation of the mucosa, the inner lining of the colon. The colon also can be called large intestine. Ulcerative colitis occurs in the large intestine. It can start in the rectum (known as ulcerative proctitis), and proliferate gradually throughout the entire colon (known […]