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What Can You Eat..When You Can’t Eat Anything?

What’s the Best Diet if you are Suffering with Crohn’s?

For many of the millions of people suffering with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis this is a question that they ask themselves at every meal. Many sufferers are looking for a way to modify their diet to help reduce symptoms. Through trial and error and eliminating foods one at a time you slowly begin to figure out what works and what doesn’t work. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is hoping to shed some light on the subject.

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCFA) have implemented many new studies which will change our understanding of how diet can be altered to improve the quality life. What should you eat? Soon, we will have new treatment tools that incorporate diet modification.

One such study was launched last year by the Microbiome Initiative under CCFA. This study called FARMM, Food and Resulting Microbial Metabolites has set out to compare a Western diet, a vegan diet, and one formulated to treat Crohn’s disease in children. This research partnership between the CCFA and the Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will be a powerful tool for nutritional therapy.

Volunteers in the study followed one of the randomly assigned diets for two weeks. Each individual was tracked by researchers to determine how their gut microbes were affected. “FARMM will advance our understanding of the complex relationship between our gut, and the small molecules they produce that end up circulating throughout our body,” explains Gary Wu, MD and Professor in Gastroenterology at the Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The hope is to achieve a broader view of how a specific diet works to introduce remission in patients with Crohn’s disease.

Currently there is little information on how diet affects Crohn’s Disease. Most physicians and patients are very uncertain about what dietary changes to make. CCFA hopes to have critical new information within 3-5 years that can be used to educate healthcare providers and patients on how to use diet and nutrition to improve health, reduce symptoms and prevent malnutrition.

For more information on studies and clinical trials near you visit the CCFA website. 

Why this Ginseng is the Right Choice to Fight Fatigue

Are You Tired and Looking to Increase Your Energy?

More and more people are looking for a way to increase their energy.  At the same time, people are  concerned about over consuming highly-caffeinated energy drinks or supplements. People are just simply looking for a different type of energy that will not give them a jittery feeling, one often associated with taking in an excessive amount of caffeine. That’s why we recommend looking at Ginseng as a good alternative. It is caffeine-free and the effect lasts for a long time, keeping you in a good mood and feeling alert. Ilhwa’s Ginseng is a particularly reliable selection.

How Does Ginseng Absorb in Your Body?

Ginseng’s unique active ingredient ginsenosides, possess important medicinal properties. Key ginsenosides from ginseng extract are not fully absorbed until they reach the lower intestine. After Ginseng is consumed, natural ginsenosides enter the stomach and small intestines without being digested.

Absorption in the Body

Absorption: Person-to-Person

Because the key ginsenosides are finally absorbed in the colon, many people do not fully absorb ginseng and gain all the benefits.

When the ginsenosides enter the large intestines, the beneficial bacteria residing in the large intestines play a very important role in metabolizing natural ginsenosides into highly absorbable compounds.

Individual Absorption Differences

How Does GinST 15 Solve the Absorption Problem?

ginseng elixir from IlhwaAs the world leader in ginseng science, Ilwa was determined to find a solution to this problem of absorption. Through diligent scientific research they discovered the main end stage metabolite and named it IH 901. This was the key marker which Ilhwa tracks when they work with the whole balanced ginseng extract, which is not fractionalized ginsenosides. In 1999 they secured 2 patents for creating ginseng extract metabolites via human bacteria.

They have continued their diligent work developing a high yield enzyme fermentation process with their famous ginseng extract. In fact they created 2 more patents in 2009 and 2010.

Since 1981 Ilhwa created a research and development center, and they have used the best in scientific research to create breakthroughs in ginseng growth, harvesting, processing and extraction. For the past 40 years ILHWA has done continuous scientific research and development making them the World Leader in Ginseng Science.

Ilhwa uses the best that modern science has to offer in all of its research and development. They really honor the essence of the remarkable ginseng root, which has been used for 5,000 years to heal and optimize the human performance. GinST 15 high absorption enzyme fermented ginseng is the result of dedicated science that honors the integrity of nature.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Stress Management
  • Smooth energy, vibrancy, and mental clarity.
  • Optimizing your performance
  • Balances Blood Sugar
  • Improved Sexual Function
  • Hormone Balance
  • Regulates Sleep

We recommend that you take GinST 15 everyday to bring your body into balance. Click Here to purchase.

What Your Poop Can Tell You

“At Home” Stool Tests Enable You to be Your Own Health Advocate

Have you ever taken an “at home” stool test? Ever wondered what an analysis of your poop can tell you? There’s no need to be intimidated, its actually a very simple way to identify problems within your gut.

What if I told you it’s the best way to learn about your health and to shed some light on the root cause of symptoms you may be experiencing. Everyone should consider testing as the first step in finding out more about the health of your gut and systems. 

Dr's Data testWhat Does a Dr.’s Data At Home Stool Test Help Determine? 

  • Digestive conditions such as Crohn’s and Colitis
  • Abdominal, cramping and diarrhea causes
  • Reasons for nausea, vomiting and bloating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Absorption of nutrients
  • Parasites 
  • Infections from bacteria, viruses, or funguses
  • Liver problems
  • Pancreatic function

How is Dr.’s Data Test Different From Other At Home Stool Tests?

Doctor’s Data labs have been examining stool samples  for over 40 years.  Doctor’s Data became the first lab in the functional medicine industry to introduce MALDI-TOF (Matrix- Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight) as a method of identifying bacteria and yeast in stool culture. MALDI-TOF works by measuring the unique “fingerprints” of our microorganisms. This spectra is then compared to a reference database for verification and identification.

What Makes the MALDI-TOF a Superior Measure for Stool Testing?

Doctor’s Data utilizes MALDI-TOF in combination with “high-complexity” culture for rapid, accurate and reliable identification of hundreds of gastrointestinal bacterial and yeast species, and even subspecies. The MALDI-TOF reference database is the most expansive and is growing by about 100 species per month. To date they have identified over 180 yeast species; 65 of these are Candida alone. This ability to differentiate is extremely important since some patients may have up to 6 or 7 different strains.

Why Stool Test?

When you’re considering an at-home stool test ask yourself this question; will knowing the results of this test change my treatment plan? If not, maybe you can skip the collection. If you’re like most people, you know that your poop holds information that could very well be the key to good health. Collecting it and shipping it off could be the easiest way to gather helpful information that will put you on the right path for a treatment plan.

When you are looking for clues for any digestion issues or concerns, start by being your own health detective and try the Doctors Data Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology test. The results could end up saving you time and money while enabling you to focus on a treatment plan tailored to your specific issues. 

Probiotic & Prebiotic Awareness on the Rise

The Probiota Americas Conference in Chicago this past month produced exciting new information on probiotics and consumers awareness of their benefits. Some hopeful information came from a recent survey by AIDP which measured consumers usage of prebiotics and probiotics.

Probiotics & Prebiotics in our MicrobiomeWhat we learned is that the word is getting out.  In an article by Hank Schultz, he talked about the survey results. “In a poll of 400 dietary supplement users, it was revealed that more than 38% would be very likely or somewhat likely to try a prebiotic with strong digestive and immune health benefits. The survey also showed that 44% of these consumers had tried a probiotic supplement. Further results showed that more than 60% of respondents would be interested in buying a product that contained both a prebiotic and a probiotic.” This reflects a better understanding of the role these supplements have in digestive and immune wellness. 

Furthermore consumers would be more likely to try a product that was backed by research and human clinical trials. The vast majority of solid probiotic research has occurred in just the past 3 years with the conclusion of the largest consortium of scientific research on the human gut ecology called Human Microbiome Project. For the latest findings and research in relation to probiotics check our Microbiome Series with Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan.

What is the Difference Between a Probiotic and Prebiotic?

We know that feeding the existing bacteria is just as important as introducing new bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics stimulate the growth and maintenance of our beneficial gut microbiota. Probiotics increase the diversity of our bacteria and increase its numbers. Our clients have reported the most improved results when taking both a prebiotic and probiotic together for a two-three month period.

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Sheryl Cohen October 14, 2016