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Intestinal Repair Capsules to the Rescue

Do you sometimes experience discomfort in your tummy and you don’t know why?

Perhaps you try and relate it to something you’ve eaten? Maybe you ‘over’ ate, partied hard or are under a lot of stress …. could be many reasons but you don’t really know what it’s all about and what’s worse is that it doesn’t go away as quickly as you expected.

Intestinal Repair Caps BiogenesisThat’s when Intestinal Repair Capsules are the perfect answer to help get rid of your symptoms, no matter what caused the sudden symptoms you experience.

Why?

When you look at the ingredients in this great formula you can tell why.

To start with it has 2000 IUs of Vitamin A Palmitate, the one that is absorbed better by the body and known to help nausea and diarrhea and 100 IUs of Vitamin E Succinate. This type of Vitamin E is a form of vitamin E that contains a chemical alpha-tocopheryl known to have antioxidant effects that can help counteract any harmful toxins you may have been exposed to.
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Then there’s Glutamine, which is an amino acid used as fuel by the cells that line the intestines to keep them healthy. It has been shown to heal Leaky Gut. Glutamine levels can be depleted when the body is under prolonged stress leaving you vulnerable to Leaky Gut.

In addition to Glutamine this product has other standout ingredients such as:

N-acetyl glucosamine
It helps to heal the tight junctions in the gut. These are the spaces between the intestinal cells. The health of these cells is crucial. When they are not functioning healthy, food particles can leak out of the intestines and get into the blood stream. This is toxic to our systems and know as Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Quercitin
A very potent antioxidant. Antioxidants fight against free radicals which are the chemically reactive compounds that damage cell membranes and DNA and also cause cell death. It helps to lessen the effects of oxidative stress on the body. Oxidative stress takes place in all of us but is increased by things like a poor diet, high levels of stress, a lack of sleep and exposure to chemical toxins.

Cat’s Claw
Helps reduce pain and inflammation. Dr Axe says that cat’s claw is one of the best antiviral herbs to boost the immune system and fight infection. It’s used to treat many digestive disorders like colitis, diverticulitis, gastritis, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers and leaky gut.

Okra
High in fiber, vitamin C and folate and also helps with pain related to inflammation. 

Glucosamine
Has a role in healing the gut because it forms a major part of the mucosal layer in the GI tract. It works to help heal inflamed, damaged soft tissues of the gut.

Zinc Glycinate
Helps to promote healing and strengthen the immune system. It promotes a feeling of well being and reduces stress.

If your symptoms are persistent or if you suspect you have Leaky Gut Syndrome, you can always take the easy to administer Genova Lab Intestinal Permeability home urine test to find out more.

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. 

Former Soccer Star Raises Awareness for IBD

Brandi Chastain, IBD, IBDGamePlan.com

Brandi Chastain Raises Awareness for IBD

Brandi Chastain, former soccer star who played for the  United States women’s national soccer team from 1988 to 2004, is raising awareness for a new site called IBDGamePlan.com. The site is full of helpful tools and resources for living a normal life with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). The site has valuable information about Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, gastrointestinal specialists in your area and guidelines to help you manage your condition.

When Brandi Chastain is passionate about a cause she steps up to the plate to give back. Earlier this year the Concussion Legacy Foundation announced that Brandi Chastain,  will donate her brain to the foundation, whereupon it will be studied by researchers from the C.T.E. Center at Boston University, one of the foremost pioneers in the field.

It’s no surprise that when her son was diagnosed with Crohn’s last year, at the age of 9, that Brandi went above and beyond to raise awareness. “It’s crucial to have team support and a game plan” says Brandi. Read the full story here about the IBDGamePlan.com site launch. Brandi will be sharing her story through the site to raise awareness and provide helpful information and support.

 

How Does Stress Manifest?

The Reason Why Stress May be Affecting Your Digestion

While everyone has some amount of stress what varies is how we cope with it. Overtime stress can lead to physical pain and discomfort. It can also be a contributor to inflammation problems in the gut. If this continues on an ongoing basis it may be affecting your digestion. While research has proven that stress does not cause IBD,  we now know that stress perception and a flare-up of IBD symptoms are intertwined. There is evidence which shows a mind/body connection. 

Maybe you are feeling stress due to your chronic pain or discomfort from digestive issues. We are slowly beginning to understand that IBD affects people psychologically even when their condition of IBD is not active. And we also know that people with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease have a higher risk of developing depression and other psychological problems than people in general. 

One way to help alleviate your stress and discomfort is to learn techniques that will help you make important changes. You have the power to redesign the blueprint that organizes your thoughts, feelings and actions for the rest of your life. The Stress Help Program can teach you how to refocus and reframe your thought patterns.

Stress Help Program

Chronic pain and discomfort leads to a build up of negative association patterns, which, once identified, may be modified permanently. You can learn techniques to break down negative thought patterns and replace them instead with supportive and positive ones.

Allow yourself to learn ways to help you make changes in your thought patterns permanently. This technique is called Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Results prove that NLP techniques are effective for creating fast and long-lasting change in your life. Many other systems are good at discovering problems but don’t give you tools.

We highly recommend our comprehensive, yet easy to follow, 8 week Stress Management Program that is offered on line – delivered conveniently in your inbox on a daily basis for 8 weeks. Its very simple and the techniques that we advocate influence both mind and body.

Yogurt May Not Provide Enough of the Probiotic Bacteria You Need

probiotics for good gut health - yogurt not enoughMany people who consider taking a probiotic for good gut health turn to yogurt. And while yogurt does typically contain some live cultures, often it’s not enough to make a difference in digestive health. Sometimes, the friendly bacteria in yogurt are not even alive at all. In addition, using yogurt as your sole source of probiotics could contribute to more gut complications than an individual already has, due to the excess sugar in many kinds of yogurt.

Taking a probiotic to keep the gut healthy is a great idea, but it’s imperative that you choose the right one. If you don’t, you could be taking a supplement that’s not working at all or setting yourself up for further health issues.

Why Yogurt Is Not a Reliable Source of Probiotics

Even though evidence strongly suggests that probiotics are good for intestinal health, the science behind the evidence is not without doubt. We know they benefit the gut by keeping a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria, but we’re still learning about the best ways to get friendly microbes to propagate and thrive in the intestines.

Contrary to what many people believe, yogurts are not the best source of probiotics. Sonia Michail, pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, said that although yogurt can be healthy, it’s “not a consistent or reliable source.” She goes on to say that even if yogurt is initially made with tons of good bacteria strains, they’re likely killed by yogurt’s low pH level.

In a 2010 study, yogurt that sat for 10 days in the refrigerator had only 30 percent of its probiotics left in the mixture. Many brands say that they contain “live cultures,” but they don’t usually express how many live cultures are inside, and they certainly don’t guarantee that those live cultures will remain by the time a consumer eats the yogurt. Research suggests that, for a yogurt to be semi-effective, it must have at lease 106 to 108 live cultures per gram of product. That’s a huge amount that most companies simply don’t offer.

Probiotic Supplements as a Better Choice

If you want to take a probiotic, you’re better off choosing a powder or powder capsule. Supplements like Perfect Pass Probiotic and Perfect Pass Prebiotic have been used in studies with good digestive health results. These probiotic powder supplements contain billions of live cultures, they’re created to withstand the probiotic’s trip through the acidic digestive system, and they don’t contain substances that could potentially feed bad bacteria and help it flourish.

Perfect Pass, can help with many digestive and intestinal issues like IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, and even minor stomach bugs. These probiotics and prebiotics are safe for kids and adults, and they can be just what you need to heal the gut and keep it healthy.

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Sheryl Cohen January 13, 2017