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 […]
Natural Remedies for Bleeding Hemorrhoids
I have received this e-mail from Nick (one of my readers). He wrote (after using at home my recipe for his bleeding hemorroids): “Within three days of using the enemas my fissures were gone. Swelling went down completely, internal hemorrhoids went away completely and there was no blood in sight when i wiped”. E-mail from […]
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 […]
Quick and Easy Way To Get Rid of Your Flu. Plus Amazing Video About Vitamin C Powers
I just got back home from my trip to Argentina. Because the airplane was full of coughing and sneezing people and it was freezing cold, sure enough I came down with flu. Next day I had high fever with aches and pains all over my body. To get a quick relief, I decided to do […]
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 […]
7 Secrets About Nutritional Supplements
It can be a little overwhelming when you look at all the choices out there. Not all supplements are created equal. There are varying quality standards from company to company, which can make a big difference in how much you get out of the products you choose. So how can you be certain you will […]
5 Ways to Absorb Calcium Like Crazy
“I pronounce your bone prognosis: Crazy awesome.” When you have a chronic digestive condition, your system absorbs fewer nutrients than normal. Add calcium-depleting corticosteroids, and you’ve got a one way ticket to OsteoporosisTown, population: 1. So what’s a digestively-challenged person to do?
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 […]