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IBS/IBD = Low Vitamin D ? A first Study that Links low Levels of Vitamin D to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

What I have been suspecting for years observing patients with IBS, has been finally proven by a scientific study! The Molecular Gastroenterology Research Group of the University of Sheffield discovered that out of 51 patients with IBS, 82% had low levels of vitamin D. Researchers “suggest that vitamin D testing and supplementation could help many […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Ultimate Guide to Calcium Supplements

I had a patient with digestive problems who took pure calcium supplements for 20 years. By the time she was fifty-five years old, she had osteoporosis. She came to me in confusion, “Why did this happen to me? I took those huge calcium pills for two decades!” The reason is: you can takes tons of […]

“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 […]

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