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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Natural Birth Control – My Experience
This is a follow up article to “Birth Control & Broken Bones: Are You at Risk?” Conventional Birth Control: Pills & Diaphragms are not for me I have experimented with diaphragm and birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Below you will find a brief overview of my experience with these two methods followed by […]
Birth Control & Broken Bones: Are You at Risk?
Conventional Birth Control pills and injections can prevent pregnancy but at what price? Recent studies have revealed shocking side effects among many popular birth control methods, read below. Important: Those of us with digestive disorders (Crohn’s, Colitis, Celiac Disease, IBS, etc) are more prone to poor calcium absorption and bone density loss. The side effects of […]
Food Poisoning: How to Protect Yourself While Eating Out
Attention: New medical research indicates a clear connection between food poisoning caused by Salmonella and IBD (Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s). In August of 2009, the journal of “Gastroenterology” published a study by Dr. Kahng, which indicated that a large number of patients developed IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease such as Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s) after being […]