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Join Me for The Crohn’s And Colitis Summit!

Is Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis ruining your life? Join the Crohn’s and Colitis Summit for Free

Crohn's & Colitis Summit

Crohn’s & Colitis Summit

We face an invisible epidemic.

Crohn’s and Colitis are two debilitating diseases affecting over three million Americans and ten million worldwide.  And these diseases are only made worse by physical, and emotional stress, and sometimes the medicine itself.

In just a few days, my friend, bestselling author and TEDx speaker, Joel Sprechman, will be hosting a life changing event. And I would like you to come as my guest. Joel is on a mission to show individuals just like you how to heal IBD and IBS once and for all. You see, he has Ulcerative Colitis, and IBS and this is the very information that saved him from surgery and biologics during his summer hospital stay! It’s also meaningful information for those post surgery or on medication.

The best part?

You don’t even have to leave your house.  All 35 gut health experts will come directly to you.

(no need to take off your PJ’s!).

CLICK HERE to join and watch for free:

The symptoms of this condition go far beyond quick sprints to the bathroom and can actually include problems falling and staying asleep, difficulty waking up, and even a lack of focus and mental clarity…not to mention an increase of salty and sugary food cravings!

Even with a good night’s sleep, an individual with Crohn’s or Colitis often feels tired all or most of the time. This is a never-ending cycle for so many of us.

 The good news?

 It is also reversible with the right steps and solutions.

If you register for this event now, you’ll be able to watch every presentation for FREE, live!

You heard me.

This amazing event will be available virtually, so you’ll be able to attend from the comfort of your own home. And for a limited time, it will be 100% free.

Click Here to Register for the free Crohn’s And Colitis Summit now

Warmly,

Good Gut Solution

Good Gut Solution

Why Protein Powders Made from Peas Have the Most Health Benefits

Why you should add a Pea Based Protein Powder to your diet?.

Proteins powders have a lot of great benefits. They are appetite suppressants, energy boosters, and provide multiple nutrients your diet may be lacking.

Does walking down the grocery aisle looking for protein powder leave you feeling anxious? There are so many to choose from, it’s hard to know which ones perform the best.

Protein powders comprised of a pea and rice blend such as Metagenics UltraInflamX Plus 360 are the ones we recommend to most of our clients.

Why?

Metagenics Pea Based Protein Powder

Metagenics Pea Based Protein Powder

Metagenics UltraInflamX Plus is a medical food formulated specifically for those people with compromised gut function resulting from ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory bowel disorders. This formula contains pea protein along with rice protein to provide all the macro and micro nutrients your body needs.

Pea Protein is a great alternative to whey protein. Not only is it hypoallergenic but it also has one of the best plant-based amino acid profiles. The amino acid profiles of pea and rice complement each other making a very powerful nutrient dense protein powder, far healthier than any single blend of milk-based protein like whey.

Pea Protein offers numerous health benefits:

  • Pea protein contains an excellent profile of both essential and non-essential amino acids.
  • Pea protein is a particularly good source of arginine which sends signals to your muscle cells, encouraging them to grow
  • Pea protein helps promote fat metabolism.
  • Pea protein is pure, no chemicals are used during the making of pea protein, only water.
  • Doesn’t increase cholesterol levels like animal proteins which can cause heart problems over long-term consumption.
  • Pea protein is free from lactose and gluten making it a great protein powder for people with food allergies and sensitivities.
  • Pea Protein is rich in Iron

Just a few more reasons to try Metagenics pea based protein powder:

It’s NON-GMO, costs less than all animal proteins and is gentle on the planet.

To maximize the use of your new protein powder, you can adding it to your smoothie at different times throughout the day. We recommend:

  • Consuming 45 minutes before workouts, and within 15 minutes after workouts. This gives your body the nutrients it needs to build muscle, burn fat, and recover.
  • Take 1 serving upon waking up each day and right before going to bed. Aside from increasing your protein intake, this will help curb hunger pains and give your body very high quality nutrients to function properly.
  • Take pea protein powder between regular meals to help reach your daily protein intake.

Whether you are using protein powder as a meal replacement, snack, or a post-workout drink, adding a high-quality protein supplement will help meet your daily protein, vitamin and nutrient needs.

VSL#3 Induces Remission for Ulcerative Colitis

VSL#3 probiotic-mixture induces remission in patients with active ulcerative colitis.

An article published in the National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health last year showed that the results of a human clinical for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Ulcerative Colitis. Patients were given VSL#3 for 6 weeks. At the end of the 6 week period those patients had a remission rate of 77% with no adverse side effects.

VSL#3 Probiotics

VSL#3 Probiotics

How Does VSL#3 Probiotic Work?

Many probiotic formulas contain beneficial bacteria, but due to differences in types of bacteria and preparation of the products, these bacteria die off from varying conditions throughout the GI tract and never make it to the place they need to be. Studies shows that probiotics from VSL#3 do make it to the colon, which is the area they need to reach to be effective.

A study conducted with VSL#3 confirms that maximum bacterial colonization of the gut occurs within 20 days.

Prebiotic Fiber with PHGG

Prebiotic Fiber

It’s not really one of those things where you can just take it for a few weeks and think you are good to go. You are essentially adding new bacteria to your gut to recolonize it.

We find most of our clients have the greatest success when pairing VSL#3 with a prebiotic fiber containing partially hydrolyzed guar gum to help feed the probiotics so they grow and multiply in numbers.

Another study conducted on children with Ulcerative Colitis also showed promising results. One 4 week study, conducted on children with UC, found that after the 4 week period where treatment included steroid therapy along with either VSL#3 or placebo, 92.8% in the VSL#3 group achieved remission, compared with only 36.4% in the placebo group.

To maintain the remission, the researchers gave the children 5-ASA along with either VSL#3 or placebo. They then monitored the children over the next 12 months, and found that 73.3% of those who had 5-ASA and placebo experienced a relapse, compared with only 21.4% of those who were taking 5-ASA and VSL#3. This study also reported no adverse side effects from VSL#3.

For more studies on VSL#3 helping with management of Ulcerative Colitis click here. 

Check out a Natural Approach to Colitis Relief

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disorder that affects the large bowel or the colon. This disorder is the inflammation of the colon, which is responsible for gathering and storing excess waste from digestion. If you have colitis and want to treat it naturally, there are many options available to you.

Various circumstances may cause inflammation of the colon and result in colitis, such as an autoimmune disease, infection or an overgrowth of bad bacteria. The symptoms of colitis are typically sporadic and come and go with fairly long periods in-between flare-ups. Some patients will have no symptoms in between these periods of flare-ups.

What are the Symptoms of Colitis?

The first symptom of ulcerative colitis is a progressive loosening of the stool. The stool is generally bloody and may be associated with cramping, abdominal pain and severe urgency to use the bathroom. The diarrhea may begin slowly or quite suddenly.

Other symptoms are loss of appetite, weight loss and fatigue. In addition, there may be skin lesions, joint pain, eye inflammation, and liver disorders.

When young children have Ulcerative Colitis they may fail to develop or grow properly.

Approximately half of all patients with Ulcerative Colitis have mild symptoms. However, others may suffer with more severe symptoms such as abdominal cramping, bloody diarrhea, nausea, and fever.

There are supplements that help with colitis like prebiotics and probiotics. Many of those suffering with Colitis have found that changing their diets has a significant impact on their symptoms  and flare-ups. Other people opt for natural treatments that compliment their treatment protocol described by their doctors.

Depending on how you manage your diet, the symptoms can range from intense to remission.

What Are Natural Ways You Can Manage Colitis?

Cutting down on refined carbohydrates. These are foods made with white flour and sugar. For recipe ideas check out  the The Specific Carbohydrate Diet Cookbook by Raman Prasad.

Avoiding foods that trigger an allergic response. Keep a food journal to write down what you are eating. Foods which typically are not agreeable for Colitis sufferers are wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, eggs and GMO corn.

Eat a diet rich in prebiotic. Prebiotics grow the good bacteria in your gut. Try adding Jerusalem artichokes, dandelion greens, garlic, onion, leeks and asparagus to your meals. If you want additional fiber you can easily supplement with Perfect Pass Prebiotic. Just add a scoop to water, juice or a smoothie daily.

Cut down on sugar or eliminate it completely. Supplement with honey, stevia, brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, or xylitol.

Add a spore based probiotic to your daily routine. The imbalance of bacteria is thought to be a potential cause of Ulcerative Colitis. We recommend taking 2 capsules daily of Perfect Pass Probiotic to add in more good bacteria which crowds out the bad bacteria. Several studies have shown that probiotics help reduce the symptoms during flareups.

If your symptoms become severe, it is important for you to seek medical help. Persistent diarrhea, feelings of weakness, dehydration, and fever can all indicate serious concerns and you will want to be under a doctors care.

Why VSL3?

VSL#3 Probiotic 2 Pack Capsules VSL3 Can Help If You….

  • Have heavy stress
  • Have recently taken antibiotics
  • Drink a lot of alcohol
  • Eat a lot of sugar
  • Get recurring fungal infections

Did you know that if you do just one of these system stressors on a regular basis, your gut health could be compromised.  Microorganisms which reside in your gut can not be stimulated to grow by a change in diet alone. That’s why probiotics are necessary. Before your immune system gets out of wack, consider taking probiotics.

Why take VSL#3?

  • 10 times the strength of the average probiotic
  • Proprietary blend of 8 strains of live probiotic bacteria; multiple bacteria strains taken simultaneously provide a wider range of benefits than single strain probiotics.
  • The effects of probiotics are very strain specific; the strains of VSL#3 are backed by more than 170 published studies
  • Greater potency which ensures that bacteria survive the stomach acid and bile to colonize in your gut.
  • VSL #3 is now dairy-free for those people who suffer from milk allergies or lactose intolerance.

In 2014 the World Health Organization defined Probiotics as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” VSL#3 meets the definition of a probiotic.

What are the results of VSL#3?

  • Maintains a healthy mucosal lining
  • Strengthens intestinal barriers
  • Strengthens the tight junctions
  • Improves immune system
  • Improves digestion

What Conditions Does VSL#3 Help?

If you are still wondering if VSL#3 could be right for you, take a look at these testimonials from those who have been helped by this product. VSL#3 is now available in three formulations, regular strength, double strength and packet form. It’s simple to take as a capsule or just add it to a beverage or smoothie.

Contact us if you have any questions about VSL#3 or need help with determining the best dose to take for your condition or symptoms.

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