OUR RESPONSE: The fiber and slippery elm is great, glad to see you have found success with them. The inflammation that is in the gut is high and the more things to decrease irritation, thus inflammation is essential. I break GI health into 4 essential pieces. 1st is probiotic use. I would recommend a combination of bacteria’s with Saccharomyces in it, I would use Orthobiotic. The uniqueness of Sacc. is that it decreases hyper-reactive tissue in the GI, thus decreasing irritability. 2nd one of my favorite products called GI Fortify. It is a combination that includes fiber, aloe, slippery elm, marshmallow (this is a plant, not a man made corn syrup product), DGL Licorice, L-Glutamine and a few other GI loving products. This blend is necessary to lower inflammation, repair and re-establish healthy function and energy to GI tissue. 3rd an Omega 3 product. The essential fats like flax and fish oils are essential for all body tissue and richly needed by the GI. 4th a digestive enzyme. If we have taken the time to heal, repair, re-energize and re-establish healthy tissue the last thing you want to do is pass undigested food into the intestines. I recommend 1-2 tablets with meals, not snacks, and if you have a history of constipation I will add in 2 at bedtime on an empty stomach. I do not want to see these used always and forever, but as you need to, to repair and then put aside. Hope this helps continue the progress you have already made.
Posts Tagged ‘Gluten’
Q. I use to have colitis which is no longer, but with my last colonoscopy I have diverticulitis. I am currently taking phyllium everyday & slippery elm and have discontinued most meat out of my diet and seem to feel better. Is there any possiblity that I am able to ever get rid of diverticulitis with any other supplements? – Mary
Q. I was recently diagnosed as a Celiac. I feel lost when it comes to planning meals for myself. I am finding myself gravitating to unhealthy foods that I know I can eat, as a way to get thru my day. Do you have any suggestions? -Tiffany
OUR RESPONSE: Celiac concerns are a growing issue. Our American diets are so focused on gluten that when we need to remove it we are at a loss. My first suggestion is that you start attending our great nutrition and cooking classes. We occasionally do a specific gluten free cooking class. Check our website for any upcoming class schedule. Also once a month we do our Ultimate Nutrition event and this focuses highly on food and diet and educating all attendees on how to start paying attention to what their body is asking for. We keep the recipes for the Ultimate Nutrition very focused on gluten free and cow’s milk free. There are so many options, but you are currently at a point where you need to relearn food, cooking and baking and how to shop in a grocery store. Since you have this opportunity forced on you this is a great time to learn everything you need to about food, protein, carbs, fiber, and nutrient value. Many people with celiac end up moving into high carbs that can negatively affect blood sugar and weight. Take the time and learn correctly. Also remember that Celiac’s have damaged celia in their intestinal tracts and that helping the body repair is more than just eliminating gluten. We can always help you learn what it takes to get this done. Hope to see you at class soon.