Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBS is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, meaning there is no evidence of structural defect or abnormalities. Therefore it is difficult to diagnose and treat which can be quite frustrating for those who suffer from this condition. While some professionals believe that virus or bacterial infections may be the source of IBS however the cause is not yet known. IBS has been linked to a poor diet high in processed foods and low in fiber, poor stress management, Candida overgrowth and other parasite infections and food allergies. In people with IBS the normal and regular movement of the intestinal tract becomes irregular and uncoordinated. + Read more >
This causes the person to experience painful bowel movement, bloating, cramping, abdominal pain, constipation alternating with diarrhea as well as undigested food in the stool. Individuals with IBS are likely to suffer from nutritional deficiencies. Often pain is brought on by eating and comforted by a bowel movement. For those who experience frequent diarrhea, this can upset the electrolyte balance. While IBS may be distressing however it is not a life threatening condition and generally people can lead a normal and fruitful life as long they make some dietary and lifestyle modifications. A healthy whole foods diet is the foundation for good health. It is recommended that you eliminate all foods high in sugar and fats as they tend to overload the digestive system and replace them with high fiber fresh fruits and vegetables also avoid any gas forming foods. Foods rich in magnesium aid to relax the intestinal muscles. Eat fermented foods such as miso, sauerkraut, tempeh etc.; they help to re-establish the friendly bacteria in your gut. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco and spicy foods since they can irritate the stomach lining. Mucous forming foods such as dairy foods, refined & processed and fried foods should be avoided because they encourage toxins to accumulate. Rule out any food allergies and eliminate the most common allergens from your diet; they include: wheat, eggs, dairy, corn and soy products. Find effective stress coping techniques, maybe attend a yoga class, if that is not your cup of tea you might want to try deep breathing which can be done easily any time and place. Anything that you enjoy and that helps to soothe your nervous system will be of great benefit to you. Along with lifestyle and dietary changes IBS supplements can be very effective and help to alleviate the symptoms associated with IBS. A good Probiotic supplement should be considered in the treatment of IBS. Probiotics are ‘good bacteria’ which aid with digestion, they prevent the overgrowth of Candida and other fungus and fight off the bad bacteria or prevent them from invading the intestinal tract by maintaining a healthy microflora balance. Take digestive enzymes with each meal they help improve digestion thus enhancing the assimilation of nutrients. Plant based enzymes are preferred since they work on any pH and break down proteins, carbohydrates, fats and FIBER as well. Fiber intake might be challenging for some people, luckily there are Greens Fiber supplement which can be added to your smoothie or just add them to a glass of juice or water for some extra fiber. Enteric coated peppermint IBS supplements taken between meals can help to reduce gas and cramping which is quite common in people with IBS. Aloe vera juice (look for a supplement that doesn’t contain preservatives) has a soothing and healing effect on the digestive tract and wards off intestinal infections. Ginger supplements aid in digestion and reduce diarrhea as well as gas and bloating. A high-quality, highly absorbable multi vitamin delivers essential nutrients and may help to prevent any nutritional deficiency. An alcohol free multi vitamin liquid extract or powder might be more beneficial because they offer greater bioavailability than capsules and tablets. IBS supplements from Body Energy Club are the key to an improved digestive system and better health and well-being. Visit Body Energy Club’s online vitamin store and browse through our premium selection of IBS supplements. Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications+ Read less >
Inflammation Relief is formulated to maximize the bioavailability of standardized Boswellia serrata extract, curcumin and ashwagandha, which are botanicals with long historical usage in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for support in inflammatory conditions and to help relieve joint pain.$46.99
Vitamin D3 is derived from sheepskin oil collected during shearing. It is rapidly converted in the body to the active hormone 1,25 dihydrocholecalciferol. Adequate 1,25 (OH) D is responsible for proper function of bone growth and metabolism, and muscle function. Studies show large sections of the population in the northern latitudes are vitamin D deficient.$10.88
L. rhamnosus is probably the most important probiotic strain for health from the mouth to the small intestine. It protects by coating the mucus, preventing toxins from reaching the blood. It even results in better smelling breath. L. rhamnosus survives temperature extremes and is resistant to bile salts and stomach acid, ferments 23 sugars and inhibits negative bacteria and yeast growth. It is hardier and keeps better without refrigeration. Compared to L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus is 8 to 10 times more prolific, has a larger spectrum of sugar fermentation (important for people with milk sugar intolerance) has better control over putrefactive microbes, and is more effective at inhibiting disease-causing pathogens. L. acidophilus produces lactic acid which keeps a proper pH balance in the small intestine, inhibiting yeast growth. Studies have show that L. acidophilus is effective in reducing lactose intolerance, inhibiting undesirable organisms in the intestine, reducing cholesterol levels and controlling diarrhea. B. bifidus helps maintain health of the large intestine in both children and adults, promoting regular bowel movements, giving protection from yeast and bacterial pathogens such as E. coli, Clostridium and Shigella infections. Goat milk is an excellent environment for lactic bacteria because it helps beneficial bacteria proliferate. It also lacks a specific protein that is found in cow milk to which many people are allergic. Contraindications - Studies in humans indicate that lactobacillus preparations do not appear to interfere with the effectiveness of antibiotics, but may prevent antibiotic-induced diarrhea. - If taking antibiotics wait 2 hours before ingesting probiotics. - Exceedingly safe. However, be aware that there may be a period of digestive adjustment while the body adjusts to any new probiotic strain. - As well, the superior 'attacking' power of L.rhamnosus against negative bacteria and yeast may temporarily release more toxins, resulting in flu-like symptoms. - If this happens, just cut back on the dosage until the toxins are removed from the body. Gradually return to your usual dosage.$7.31
RevitalX allows you to rest, heal and rejuvenate the gut, eliminating internally generated toxins. People who suffer from poor digestion may also suffer from leaky gut syndrome and experience a wide range of health problems such as food intolerances, fatigue and mental exhaustion. RevitalX supports the digestive system and heals the gastrointestinal tract, giving the body relief from toxic stress.
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Natural Factor Rutin is a bioflavonoid that is found in many plants. Buckwheat contains about 3% dry by weight rutin when the plant is starting to bloom. In particular, rutin, as well as the bioflavonoids, quercetin, and naringen, work synergistically with vitamin C to scavenge free radicals. As well as being an antioxidant, rutin helps vitamin C to keep collagen, our 'intercellular cement' healthy. Rutin strengthens capillaries, reducing their fragility, and regulates their permeability, so is very supportive bioflavonoid for blood vessel health. Rutin may help reduce nose bleeds and the bruising and swelling of sports injuries. Rutin, quercetin and other bioflavonoids help to inhibit the release of histamine which makes these bioflavonoids very valuable for allergy-sufferers.
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Each strain in the Double Strength Ultimate Multi Probiotic has undergone a stringent selection process. Our L. acidophilus was chosen after studying the probiotic properties of 95 different L. acidophilus strains. Each strain has been carefully selected for natural gastric resistance. Testing each strain shows no loss of bacteria after 3 hours at 37o in gastric solutions at pH3/pH4. The natural pH of an empty stomach is 1.5 and after eating stomach's pH goes up to 5-6. This is critical, as these strains will survive the stomach's acidity without enteric coating and reach the intestines at full potency. Each strain has been selected for ability to grow in the presence of high bile levels. High growth in the presence of bile also maximizes probiotic potency. Antibiotic compatibility is also important. Strains are chosen so they do not interfere with the effectiveness of antibiotics but still protect from their adverse effects. Probiotics also have been selected for established enzymatic activities. Lactic acid bacteria induce a variety of enzymatic activities that generate multiple additional health benefits. By doing so they may help to prevent several conditions: lactose intolerance, infectious diseases, urogenital and vaginal diseases and immune system deficiencies. A common misconception is that many strains in the same blend compete with each other and compromise the quality of the product. This is not true. All of the strains in this product have undergone Strains Compatibility Testing ensuring that all bacteria are compatible and work well together. It's practically a given that if numerous strains live well together inside the intestinal tract at 37o then they will also live well together when kept refrigerated at 40. Actually, lactic bacteria are in a dormant phase when refrigerated and are only activated once they are back in their natural environment inside the intestinal tract.
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Turmeric or Curcuma longa is a rhizome that is part of the ginger family. It has been used for centuries as a food preservative, a colouring agent and a spice to flavour food. It has a strong earthy and slightly bitter taste. In Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine it has been valued as a potent anti-inflammatory and was used to treat diseases of the liver, lungs and intestines. Most herbal traditions use turmeric to invigorate the blood for turmeric is warming in its action. In traditional Ayurveda it was also used as a natural antibiotic and as a daily tonic for patients who were chronically weak or debilitated. It contains antioxidants and as such makes a wonderful addition to any daily wellness program. Take Organic Traditions Turmeric Powder as a tonic at 500mg or 1 Teaspoon twice daily or more as needed. Use turmeric in all culinary preparations. Add Organic Traditions Turmeric Powder to recipes such as curries, stir-fries, seafood dishes (Turmeric Glazed Wild Salmon), soups and more. The powder works wonderfully in Miso soup. Turmeric can also be added to smoothies. Turmeric powder can be used externally. Mix the powder with honey as a traditional rejuvenating Ayurvedic face mask or make a paste for rashes, skin irritations or bruises. The powder can also be used as a natural dye for fabrics or as a non-toxic “paint” for children’s playtime.$6.99