Cascading Problems


Cascading Problems 


When you suffer from IBD, UC, Crohn’s this can lead to a whole gamut of cascading problems which is important to be on the look out for.


Cascading problems such as:

    • Malabsorption of nutrients, causing malnutrition (often undiagnosed)
    • B12 Deficiency, which if it goes undiagnosed can lead to pernicious anemia
    • Inadequate Vitamin D3 levels, leaving your immune system at risk
    • Ineffective or low levels of good intestinal gut flora, putting your immune system at risk
    • Bone Density Loss, Osteopenia, or Osteoporosis
    • Fatigue
    • Problems with Concentration
    • Improper Digestion
    • Leaky Gut Syndrome
    • Intestinal Permeability
    • Extra-Intestinal Symptoms of Joint Pains, Skin Rashes, Eye Problems
    • Depression and Anxiety
    • Headaches
    • Hair Loss
    • And of course digestive issues of: Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating, Gas, Cramping, Abdominal Pain, Distention, just to name of few of the many symptoms


Has your Doctor told you to be on the lookout for these Cascading Problems?


So, what can you do about these Cascading Problems?


1) By being proactive and being aware, you’ll be on the lookout for these problems before they occur


2) By being aware of these problems, you’ll be able to see the symptoms and know what they correlate to

3) By putting in place certain checks and balances, you’ll be in a position to assess these problems


Assesment tools such as:


A) Chemistry Panel and CBC

(should be done every 3-4 months)

This test is especially important if you are on any of the mesalamine medications (whether oral or rectal)  as they affect both liver and kidney functions potentially and it’s important to keep an eye on those functions (per our discussion in the Updates). Also it’s important if you’re taking prednisone as well.


The Chemistry and CBC blood test is a comprehensive metabolic evaluation including the following tests:

  • Fasting Glucose (blood sugar)
  • Uric acid
  • BUN (blood urea nitrogen): Measures liver and kidney function
  • Creatinine: A test used to measure kidney function
  • BUN/Creatinine Ratio: For diagnosis of impaired renal function
  • Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • Albumin/Globulin Ratio
  • Bilirubin: Evaluates kidney and liver function
  • Alkaline Phosphatase: Evaluation of liver and bone diseases
  • LDH (lactic dehydrogenase)
  • AST (SGOT): Evaluates liver function
  • ALT (SGPT): Evaluates liver function
  • Iron (serum)
  • Lipid Profile: Evaluates the risk for developing atherosclerosis (arterial plaque) and coronary heart disease.
    • Total Cholesterol
    • Triglycerides
    • HDL Cholesterol
    • LDL Cholesterol
    • Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
  • Complete Blood Count:
    • Red blood cell count
    • Hemoglobin
    • Hematocrit
    • Red blood cell indices
    • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin
    • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
    • Red blood cell distribution
    • White blood cell count
    • Differential count
    • Platelet count

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B) B12 Blood Status Panel Test


This panel contains the following tests:

B12 and folic acid blood testing help doctors diagnose central nervous system disorders, anemia, and malabsorption syndromes. B12 and folic acid also play an important role in energy level, muscle strength and memory.

Because B12 and folate are derived solely from dietary intake, such as egg yolks, beef, poultry and fish, many people are deficient in these important vitamins.

Methylmalonic Acid (MMA) found in the urine is often associated with the early stages of B12 deficiency. MMA may be ordered along with a homocysteine test, when a vitamin B12 deficiency is suspected. An MMA test also may be ordered as a follow-up to an elevated homocysteine level.


To read : Vitamin B12 – The Multiple Benefits of this Complex Supplement, click here

Another important read, Report: B12 Surprising New Findings, click here to read it


Click here to get info on this B12 Test





C) Gluten Blood Test


( done once, and enables you to adjust your diet accordingly)

As we have covered this topic of Gluten intolerance in several of the past Updates, for all those suffering from any Auto-Immune Disease, especially including any IBD, UC, Crohn’s, and even IBS, this is an important trigger to the inflammatory process within the body, therefore it would be very important to find out if there is an intolerance.

Gluten is a protein most commonly found in wheat and other related grains, such as barley and rye. Adding texture and a characteristic chewiness to baked goods, this ingredient is used in a wide variety of other foods as a thickener and binder, flavor enhancer, and protein supplement.


This blood test determines whether you have a food allergy to gluten. It measures the fast reacting (IgE mediated) response to gluten. This is not a test for Celiac Disease nor does it test for sensitivity to gluten (IgG mediated).  If you are looking for a screening panel that will help you and your doctor evaluate your risk for Celiac Disease please look at Life Extensions panel (LC334971) which tests for antibodies associated with this autoimmune disorder.


Click here to find out about this Gluten Test 



D)  Celiac Disease Antibody Screening Test,


for those of you who may suspect Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a lifelong digestive disorder affecting both children and adults. The disease is probably under-diagnosed in that it may affect as much as 1% of the population of the United States. This condition is characterized by an immune-mediated reaction to gluten that causes inflammation in the small intestine and does not allow food to be properly absorbed.

Celiac Disease is not a food allergy and is not the same as a wheat allergy… it is actually an autoimmune disease.

This screening test is for anyone who suspects that grains like wheat, spelt, rye and barely may be affecting their health. It is also suggested that the food safe allergy test be done as well since a person can react to wheat/grains in different ways. Celiac testing looks at the autoimmune mediated reaction component while the food safe test looks at a delay food sensitivity reaction. A person can react in both ways or just one or the other.

This screening panel includes:

  • Deamidated gliadin IgA
  • Tissue transglutaminase IgA
  • Serum IgA level


Click here to find out about Celiac Disease Screening


E) Anemia Blood Testing

( very important in IBD, should be done every 3-4 months)

This Anemia test is especially important because IBD often times results in anemia due to malabsorption of nutrients, Vitamin B12 problems, and of course bleeding as well, as we have covered in many Updates.

Anemia occurs when you have less than the normal number of red blood cells in your blood or when the red blood cells in your blood don’t have enough hemoglobin.

Hemoglobin is a protein that gives the red color to your blood. Its main job is to carry oxygen from your lungs to all parts of your body. If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to all the parts of your body. Without oxygen, your organs and tissues cannot work as well as they should.

More than 3 million people in the United States have anemia. Women and people with chronic disease are at the greatest risk for anemia.

Since there are many types and causes of anemia, Life Extension has created a panel to look at the most frequent causes: Iron deficiency, B12 deficiency, and the bone marrow’s ability to produce red blood cells.

The Anemia Panel contains the following:

  • Chemistry Profile (complete metabolic panel with lipids)
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Ferritin
  • Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Vitamin B12
  • Folate
  • Reticulocyte Count


Click here to find out about the Anemia Test



F) Vitamin D Testing

(should be done every 3-4 months, especially if you are supplementing with Vitamin D3)

As we have discussed in numerous Updates, Vitamin D is not only essential to good health and your immune system working properly, but it’s critical that levels be elevated when you have IBD, UC, and Crohn’s.

Here’s an interesting and important article on Vitamin D, featuring the interview with Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD The Pioneer of Vitamin D Research, click here to read it.

Recent research has shown that vitamin D is important to every cell and tissue throughout the body. From proper immune function and bone density to heart health and mood disorders, vitamin D is critical for optimal health.

You should know your Vitamin D blood level. Life Extension offers a reliable vitamin D blood test at a fraction of what most commercial blood labs charge. Optimal blood levels of vitamin D are often far greater than the standard reference range. The only way to achieve an optimal level is through proper supplementation.


Click here to see info on the Vitamin D Blood Test



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4) By taking some simple steps, you’ll be able to pre-empt some of these problems


Now that you know which cascade of problems to be on the lookout for, what can you do to prevent them? Let’s get through each one, and see how to pre-empt them:


A)  Malabsorption of nutrients, causing malnutrition (often undiagnosed)


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When you have gut issues, such as in IBD, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and even IBS, your stomach and all its associated organs are already taxed enough; that’s why supplementation with liquid vitamins and liquid minerals is so important and essential because they are in the form that is already bio-available to your body – your stomach has nothing to break down since it’s already liquid.



” …Your body absorbs liquid vitamins better than its pill counterparts do. In fact, the body absorbs approximately 98 percent of the vitamins and minerals contained in liquid form. However, the body only absorbs anywhere from 3 to 20 percent of the vitamins in a vitamin pill. Moreover, liquid vitamins bypass digestive processing and go directly into the bloodstream within minutes…”


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Full Spectrum Prebiotic Complex – FOS (fructooligosaccharides), apple pectin, modified citrus pectin, soluble vegetable oligosaccharides, flax.


Enzyme-Rich Whole Food Blend – Pineapple, papaya, beet juice, turmeric, parsley, ginger 

Amino Acids – a complete array of all essential and non-essential amino acids, from spirulina, Whole Food PhytoAlgae, chia and mineral aminoates 
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Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons or 1 Capful 
Servings Per Container: 30 

Amount Per Serving: 
Calories 25 
Total Carbohydrate 5 g 2 % 
Sugars 5 g 
Vitamin A 
(as palmitate; from spirulina and Dunaliella salina: beta carotene, alpha carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein) 10000 IU 200 % 
Vitamin C 
(as ascorbic acid; naturally occurring from Organic Gold Standard [amla (Emblica officinalis) fruit]) 500 mg 833 %
Vitamin D3 
(as cholecalciferol) 1000 IU 250 % 
Vitamin E 
(as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 200 IU 667 % 
Vitamin K2 
(as menaquinone-4, menaquinone-7) 100 mcg 125 % 
(as thiamine HCl; naturally occurring from Organic Gold Standard [guava (Psidium guajava), holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), lemon]) 26.1 mg 1,740 % 
(as riboflavin; naturally occurring from Organic Gold Standard [guava (Psidium guajava), holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), lemon]) 26 mg 1,529 % 
(as niacinamide; naturally occurring from Organic Gold Standard [guava (Psidium guajava), holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), lemon]) 41.7 mg 209 % 
Vitamin B6 
(as pyridoxine HCl; naturally occurring from Organic Gold Standard [guava (Psidium guajava), holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), lemon]) 26.1 mg 1,305 % 
Folic Acid 
(as folic acid; naturally occurring from Organic Gold Standard [guava (Psidium guajava), holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), lemon]) 425 mcg 106 % 
Vitamin B12 
(as cyanocobalamin) 1000 mcg 16,667 % 
Biotin 100 mcg 33 % 
Pantothenic Acid 
(as calcium pantothenate; naturally occurring from Organic Gold Standard [guava (Psidium guajava), holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), lemon]) 62 mg 620 % 
Calcium (as citrate) 50 mg 5 % 
Iodine (as potassium iodide) 150 mcg 100 % 
Magnesium (as citrate) 25 mg 6 % 
Zinc (as gluconate) 7.5 mg 50 % 
Selenium (as whole brown rice amino acid complex)
25 mcg 36 % 
Copper (as whole brown rice amino acid chelate, complex; from copper chlorophyllin) 3 mg 150 % 
Manganese (as gluconate) 4 mg 200 % 
Chromium (as picolinate) 20 mcg 17 % 
Potassium (as citrate) 50 mg 1 % 

Whole Food PhytoAlgae & Organic Mushroom Blend
800 mg: 
Proprietary complex of spirulina (Hawaiian Spirulina platensis), Phenalgin (Cystoseira canariensis from Canary Islands) (standardized polyphenols calculated as phlorotannins), chlorella (Bulgarian Chlorella vulgaris) (broken cell), cryptomondales (Asian), red kelp (Norwegian Palmaria palmata), brown kelp (Norwegian Laminaria digitata), ulva (Asian Ulva rigida & Ulva fasciata), red seaweed (Irish Lithothamnium calcarium), dulse (Mediterranean Rhodymenia palmata), rockweed (American Ascophyllum nodosum); Mushrooms: wood ear (Auricularia auricula), cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis), maitake (Grifola frondosa), shiitake (Lentinula edodes), oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus), white wood ear (Tremella fuciformis); chlorophyll (from spirulina and copper chlorophyllin) from concentrate 

Multi Color Whole Food Blend: 725 mg:   
Organic Gold Standard Whole Food Complex 
Guava (Psidium guajava), holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), lemon, amla (Emblica officinalis fruit) (standardized naturally occurring B complex and vitamin C) 

Energizing and Cleansing Green Whole Food Blend: 
Cooked whole brown rice, spirulina, fructooligosaccharides (FOS), bee pollen, camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia fruit), alfalfa sprout, barley grass juice, beet greens, cabbage, parsley, celery seed, papaya, broccoli, spinach, milk thistle (Silybum marianum) seed, Chinese green tea leaf (decaffeinated), turmeric (Curcuma longa), Korean ginseng (Panax), astragalus, Echinacea purpurea, Irish moss, thyme, ligustrum berry (Ligustrum lucidum), rice bran 

Strength and Endurance White Whole Food Blend: 
White nectarine, white peach, white fig, date, banana, potato, white pear (Pyrus bretschneideri), white tea, jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus), Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), parsnip, turnip, cauliflower, ginger, kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes), shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum), garlic, onion, lemon, oat bran, citrus pectin 

Defense and Repair Yellow Whole Food Blend: 
Carrot, mango, grapefruit, yellow apple, pear, honeydew melon, pineapple, yellow squash, golden kiwi, nectarine, yellow watermelon, pumpkin, butternut squash, yellow fig, cantaloupe, yellow beet, rutabaga, tangerine, lemon, yellow pepper, marigold flower 

Brain Support Blue Whole Food Blend: 
Black currant (Ribes nigrum L.) extract, lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium fruit), blackberry (Rubus fruticosus fruit), elderberry Sambucus nigra), lingonberry extract, scholar tree (Sophora japonica) bud extract, plum, black cherry extract, purple fig, passion fruit (Passiflora edulis), purple kale (Brassica oleracea), rhubarb, purple grape, beet, radicchio (Cichorium intybus), pomegranate
extract, purple onion, wolfberry (goji) (Lycium barbarum L.), acai (cabbage palm) (Euterpe oleracea berry), grape seed extract 

Anti-Aging Red Whole Food Blend: 
Noni (Morinda citrifolia fruit), mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana fruit), apple, apricot, cranberry, orange, peach, red raspberry, gooseberry, strawberry, tomato, red grape, red wine (alcohol free), black raspberry, bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus fruit), highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), schisandra, fenugreek, guava, watermelon 

Amino Acids (from spirulina, Whole Food PhytoAlgae, chia [Salvia hispanica] and mineral aminoates) (isoleucine, histidine, leucine, arginine, lysine, aspartic acid, methionine, serine, cysteine, glutamic acid, threonine, proline, phenylalanine, glycine, tryptophan, alanine, valine, tyrosine, glutamine, aspartate) 

Ginseng Root (Korean) (naturally providing ginsenosides R [a through h] and F) 50 mg   
Inositol 30 mg   

Trans-Resveratrol Complex 25 mg:   
(from standardized concentrates of red wine [V. vinifera fruit] [alcohol-free], grape seed [Vitis vinifera] and Polygonum cuspidatum root) 

Full Spectrum Prebiotic Complex 25 mg:   
FOS (fructooligosaccharides), apple pectin, modified citrus pectin, soluble vegetable oligosaccharides, flax 

Whole Food Omega Fatty Acid Blend 25 mg:   
(supplying 13 mg of Omega-3, Omega-9, and other healthful fatty acids) (from chia [Salvia hispanica], spirulina, sunflower seed, black currant, flax seed, borage) 

Enzyme-Rich Whole Food Blend 25 mg:   
Pineapple, papaya, beet juice, turmeric, parsley, ginger 

Bioflavonoid and Antioxidant Whole Food Blend 25 mg:   
Active flavonols, flavonones, flavones & naringen; hesperidin and eriocitrin from Citrus limon exocarp; quercetin and rutin (from Sophora japonica leaf) 

PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) 15 mg   
Choline (as bitartrate) 13 mg   
Coenzyme Q10 10 mg   
Lutein (active carotenoid from marigold flower extract)
3 mg   
Lycopene (active carotenoid from tomato) 2.5 mg   

Other Ingredients: 
Purified water, Vitasweet (fruit juice concentrate, agave nectar, luo han guo [Momordica grosvenorii] fruit extract), citric acid, natural flavors, vegetable glycerin, xanthan gum, Anti-Aging Blend (alpha-lipoic acid, R-lipoic acid, glutathione, MSM [methylsulfonylmethane], NAC [N-acetyl cysteine], turmeric [standardized curcumin], grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract [standardized proanthocyanidins]), sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), potassium sorbate (preserves freshness), Trace Mineral Complex (soluble prehistoric plant-based minerals and rare earth elements) 

Note: Manufacturers continually change product specifications. While we try our best to keep product descriptions up to date, they do not necessarily reflect the latest information available from the manufacturer. We are not responsible for incorrect or outdated product descriptions and/or images. 


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B) B12 Deficiency, which if it goes undiagnosed can lead to pernicious anemia

Sublingual B12, as good as B12 injections!


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C) Inadequate Vitamin D3 levels, leaving your immune system at risk


Ensure your blood serum levels of Vitamin D3 are between 50-70, because you have an Auto-Immune Disease such as IBD, UC, Crohn’s and to ensure optimal health (as we have covered in several Updates).

As a result of the Vitamin D3 testing, and to ensure I am getting adequate Vitamin D3, I’ve been taking:

Vitamin D3 ( I add 5,000 I.U., but you must select dosage appropriate for your blood serum level requirements)


Click here to see the Vitamin D3 I take

Per topics covered in our Updates,

An avalanche of favorable studies has resulted in record numbers of Americans supplementing with vitamin D. Since it is virtually impossible to obtain adequate vitamin D from food sources, supplementation with 5,000-10,000 IU daily is required by many aging individuals.

Overlooked many, is the critical importance of vitamin K. If one is concerned enough about their health to take higher dose vitamin D, it seems absurd to miss out on the benefits of vitamin K. For instance, vitamin D facilitates calcium absorption into the bloodstream and thus plays an important role in maintaining bone density. Less recognized is the need for vitamin K to transport calcium from the bloodstream into the bone. Vitamin K is also required by calcium-regulating proteins in the arteries.1-5 Together these two vitamins help maintain youthful calcium skeletal distribution while promoting vascular health.6-11

Vitamin K can be found in small amounts in the diet, but obtaining the desired higher potencies requires supplementation. Many Life Extension members obtain optimal potencies of long-acting vitamin K in the Super Booster or Super K formulations. An increasing number of new members, however, are asking for high-potency vitamin D—but are not taking any supplemental vitamin K.

To directly address this problem, Life Extension® has put together a formula called Vitamins D and K with Sea-Iodine™. Like vitamins D and K, few Americans obtain optimal amounts of iodine. As people seek to limit their salt intake, this deficit is exacerbated since iodized salt is the principal source of this mineral in many diets. We expect the issue of iodine insufficiency to receive more media attention as new studies uncover the problems this creates. Sea-Iodine™ is included in this formula to provide iodine without the harmful effects of sodium.


Want to know more about Iodine deficiency, click here to read the Report.



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“A physician prescribed the exact same dosages from a compounding pharmacy. I am a 63 yr old male, 5’7 and 157 pounds with no bone loss issues. Recommended for anti-aging benefits, etc. This LEF formulation is effective and a lot cheaper than the prescribed product. The quality is solid!” By Mr. Maniac, St. Louis, MO


Please Note: Before adding any new supplements, especially those containing Vitamin K, please check with your doctor or pharmacist for any drug interactions ( this is especially true if you are on any meds like Coumadin).


D) Ineffective or low levels of good intestinal gut flora, putting your immune system at risk

As we have discussed in many prior Updates, 80% of your immune system is located in your gut.

If you don’t have adequate levels of good intestinal gut flora, you won’t be able to fight off infections or foreign invaders.

But more importantly, low levels of good intestinal gut flora are associated with IBD, UC, and Crohn’s.

Thereby, making it all the more important to make sure you take good Multi-Strained Probiotics, such as Floracor-GI, every day.


Floracor-GI® is a revolutionary blend of probiotics, prebiotics and enzymes especially formulated to help maintain a proper balance of intestinal microflora, inhibit pathogenic bacteria and prevent the overgrowth of yeast organisms, mainly Candida.*



Floracor-GI distinguishes itself from other intestinal cleansing formulas in the following ways:

  • Chitosanase is a unique and powerful enzyme that helps to break down chitin, an important part of the structure of the Candida cell wall. Cellulase enhances this activity by breaking down the cellulose component of the cell wall.
  • SEBiotic® is a special spore-forming probiotic that is incredibly stable in the dormant state. Using our Enhanced Probiotic Delivery System™(EPDS), this probiotic can exist in a dehydrated state indefinitely.
  • EPDS™ delivers larger amounts of living bacteria into the intestinal tract, where they colonize and flourish. Once in the intestinal tract, these bacteria exit their spores, attach themselves to the intestinal mucosa, and begin to germinate, producing new colonies of friendly bacteria.
  • Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), nutrient-dense alfalfa and papaya powder comprise a fortified prebiotic blend, which enhances the growth and stability of probiotics in the gut.
  • High-activity proteases, including Peptizyme-SP brand serrapeptase, hydrolyze putrefying food matter trapped between the intestinal villi, which can cause sluggish digestion, bloating and an increase in toxins. These enzymes create a better intestinal environment, improved absorption, motility and better overall colon health.

Floracor-GI is a thorough and effective intestinal cleansing containing the following ingredients, including these Multi-Strained Probiotics:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus Probiotic that produces lactic acid, which inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria and yeasts.
  • Lactobacillus casei Probiotic that produces lactic acid and has a wide pH and temperature range; complements the growth of L. acidophilus in the production of the enzyme amylase.
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus Probiotic widely known to increase longevity; cooperates with L. acidophilus in creating a protective colonization in the intestinal tract.
  • Lactobacillus plantarum Probiotic that works with L. acidophilus in inhibiting pathogens; also produces L-lysine, a beneficial amino acid.
  • Lactobacillus brevis Species of lactic acid bacteria; prevalent in fermented foods such as sauerkraut and pickles; found to improve the immune system health.
  • Lactobacillus caucasium Species of lactic acid bacteria used for its health-promoting properties.
  • Lactobacillus helveticus Lactic acid producing rod shaped bacterium of the genus.
  • Lactobacillus; most commonly used in the production of cheese. Some research indicates powdered milk fermented with L. helveticus helps reduce blood pressure.
  •  Bifidobacterium bifidum A probiotic well-documented for its adverse effect on pathogenic or disease causing bacteria; bifidobacteria aid in digestion, and are often used as probiotics (good bacteria) for their immune stimulating properties.
  •  SEBiotic (Bacillus coagulans or Lactobacillus Sporogenes) Spore-forming lactogenic probiotic with the trade name SEBiotic. As with other probiotics, it demonstrates significant immune strengthening properties. As a spore forming probiotic and through our Enhanced Probiotic Delivery System (EPDS), more SEBiotic is delivered to the gut where the bacteria begin to germinate, and eventually colonize.
  • Saccharomyces boulardii Probiotic that helps maintain and restore the balance of microflora in the large and small intestine.
  • Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) Short-chain sugars that stimulate the growth of probiotics in the digestive system.
  • SEBiotic (Bacillus coagulans or Lactobacillus Sporogenes) Makes minerals bioactive and available to the cells of the body including probiotics. They stimulate metabolism, enhance respiration, increase metabolism of proteins, the activity of multiple enzymes, enhances the permeability of cell membranes and promotes cell division.


“I suffer from candida and have tried several different products. My friend suggested I try her Floracor-GI while on a visit. INSTANTLY, within one hour I could feel it work. I continued 2 capsules morning and night for 3 days. My energy increased, my clarity and alertness increased. I highly recommend this product. Such a Godsend! Thank you AST!” – Jennifer, Campbell, CA

“A colon hydro-therapist recommended Floracor-GI to me. It’s been six months and it’s helped my overall body health. My bowel movements weren’t regular, and I was fatigued often. I found that Floracor made a huge difference in my bowel health. I actually have just overall felt better. My mood is better. I have more energy. I noticed a marked improvement on several levels so I continue to take Floracor.” – W.N. – New York


Where do I buy my Floracor-GI Probiotics? 

I get my Floracor-GI Probiotics from




E) Bone Density Loss, Osteopenia, or Osteoporosis

When you are suffering from IBD, UC, Crohn’s, it is important for you to know that you are at risk of Osteopenia (bone loss), and Osteoporosis.

This is a direct result of:  the side effects from the medications, and also the malabsorption of nutrients due to damage that has happened to your gut and colon as a result of the disease process.

Why are Osteopenia and Osteoporosis such important factors?

As Dr. Oz said in his show “…Frailty is the main reason you die too young…” And frailty is a result of weak bones, and bones that are losing bone density.

Increase Bone Density Guaranteed

I can tell you that from my own short term use of antacids, mesalamines, and steroids prior to my developing an alternative protocol, I had Osteopenia. My doctor wanted to put me on Fosomax, but knowing these type of drugs have irreversible side effects which are quite serious, I researched alternative approaches to stop bone loss, and increase my bone density, and now  I no longer have Osteopenia.

Since then, I have spoken to countless IBD and UC patients who have been diagnosed with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis, and have been prescribed by their doctors, bisphosphonate drugs like Fosomax, Boniva, Reclast, among others.

So, if you’ve been on any course (regardless of  how long or short) of steroids, or any of the drugs listed below in Medications That May Cause Bone Loss, please make sure you have a Bone Density Test and an evaluation of your risk factor.

What’s the problem with these drugs?

All you need to do is a google search to see lots of lawsuits, and reports of an association between bisphosphonate use and two rare (not so rare, and certainly under-reported in my opinion) but serious problems — osteonecrosis of the jaw and a specific type of fracture in the long bone of the leg (femur) — have raised concerns.

Did you doctor tell you that your medications and disease could be putting you at risk of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis?

The National Osteoporosis Foundation has defined:

“Low Bone Density (Osteopenia)

Low bone density (osteopenia) is when your bone density is lower than normal, but not low enough to be considered osteoporosis. It may mean that you have a greater chance of getting osteoporosis if you lose bone in the future because you have less bone to lose. People with low bone density are more likely to break a bone compared to people with normal bone density.

Detecting Low Bone Density

A bone density test will determine whether you have normal bone density, low bone density or osteoporosis. Having low bone density does not necessarily mean you are losing bone. Your bone density may still be considered normal for you. Some people never have normal bone density for a variety of reasons, such as genetics (your genes), body size or certain diseases and conditions. The older you are the more likely you are to have low bone density.


“Medicines that May Cause Bone Loss

Some medicines can be harmful to your bones, even if you need to take these medicines for another condition. Bone loss is usually greater if you take them in high doses or for a long time. It’s important to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of any medicines you take and about how they may affect your bones. Do not stop any treatment or change the dose of your medicines unless your healthcare provider says it’s safe to do so. If you need to take a medicine that causes bone loss, work with your healthcare provider to take the lowest possible dose to control your symptoms.

Below is a list of medicines that may cause bone loss.

  • Aluminum-containing antacids
  • Antiseizure medicines (only some) such as Dilantin® or Phenobarbital
  • Aromatase inhibitors such as Arimidex®, Aromasin® and Femara®
  • Cancer chemotherapeutic drugs
  • Cyclosporine A and FK506 (Tacrolimus)
  • Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) such as Lupron® and Zoladex®
  • Heparin
  • Lithium
  • Medroxyprogesterone acetate for contraception (Depo-Provera®)
  • Methotrexate
  • Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium®, Prevacid® and Prilosec®
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Lexapro®, Prozac® and Zoloft®
  • Steroids (glucocorticoids) such as cortisone and prednisone
  • Tamoxifen® (premenopausal use)
  • Thiazolidinediones such as Actos® and Avandia®
  • Thyroid hormones in excess

Note: This list may not include all medicines that may cause bone loss.

Osteoporosis and Steroid Medicines

While steroid medicines can be lifesaving treatments for some conditions, they can also cause bone loss and osteoporosis. T

hese medicines are often referred to as steroids, glucocorticoids or corticosteroids. They should not be confused with anabolic steroids, which are male hormones that some athletes use to build muscle.Steroids are much like certain hormones made by your own body.

Healthcare providers prescribe them for many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis (but not osteoarthritis), asthma, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease, lupus and allergies. They are often prescribed to relieve inflammation.

They are also used along with other medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune conditions and to support organ transplants. Common steroid medicines are cortisone, dexamethasone (Decadron®), methylprednisolone (Medrol®) and prednisone. Intravenous forms include methylprednisolone sodium succinate (Solu-Medrol®).

Taking steroid medicines as pills in a dose of 5 mg or more for three or more months can increase the chance of bone loss and developing osteoporosis.

Talk with your healthcare provider about taking the lowest dose for the shortest period of time for your condition. If you need to take steroid medicines for longer than this, you should take steps to prevent bone loss. While taking steroids, it is especially important to get enough calcium and vitamin D. It’s also important to exercise and not smoke. You may also want to ask your healthcare provider if you need a bone density test.”


Many of these drugs interfere with Vitamin D absorption & metabolism, may cause deficiency of folate and/or vitamin B6, and reduce blood levels of vitamin K – all of which play important roles in bone health.


So, What Can You Do? Take Algaecal, Strontium, K2, D3


1.Take A Highly Bio-Available Form of Calcium

AlgaeCal Plus Calcium Supplement

Not all calcium are bio-available. Several different forms of calcium are used in supplements, but they are not equally well absorbed or utilized by our bodies. YOU need the most effectively absorbed and able-to-be-utilized-by-your-bones form of calcium. Many calcium supplements are hard on your gut and are constipating. AlgaeCal is neither because it’s derived from sea-algae, a living plant.


That’s why I only take AlgaeCal.

Whereas other calcium supplements are derived from inedible rock, AlgaeCal is derived from sea-algae, i.e., from living plants that draw calcium and 70 other minerals from sea water and convert them into nourishing form. Thus, AlgaeCal’s plant-digested calcium is optimally bio-available. And many of those other minerals naturally present in AlgaeCal (also in highly bio-available form) play important roles in building bone.


AlgaeCal has been featured on the Dr. Oz Show.

Algaecal® Plus is a plant source of calcium and vital bone building minerals such as magnesium, boron, silica, strontium and more…. All derived from a South American Algae called Algas Calcareas™.


Algas Calcareas™ is USDA and IFOAM certified organic, making AlgaeCal the perfect calcium supplement for anyone looking for a raw whole food source of minerals.


This whole food calcium complex is also enhanced with the essential bone supporting ingredients, vitamin D3, vitamin K2 and Boron glucinate to create the clinically proven bone health builder, AlgaeCal® Plus.




AlgaeCal Plus Supplement Facts



Important Dosing Instructions if you are also Taking Strontium Boost

For optimal results, do not take strontium together with calcium because these two chemically similar minerals compete at the sites of absorption. Best to take your strontium first thing in the morning, half an hour to an hour before breakfast, or three hours after the last meal of the day. Take your AlgaeCal Plus calcium supplement separately, with a meal.

Where do I buy my AlgaeCal Plus Combo ( AlgaeCal Plus & Strontium)?Click on the link below:

Increase Bone Density Guaranteed



2. Add Strontium – It Helps Build Bones

Strontium: Breakthrough Against Osteoporosis

by Ward Dean, MD

“…In 1985, Dr. Stanley C. Skoryna of McGill University in Montreal conducted a small-scale study that pointed to a potential role for strontium in the treatment of humans. Three men and three women with osteoporosis were each given 600 to 700 mg/day of strontium in the form of strontium carbonate. Bone biopsies were taken in each patient at the iliac crest (hip bone), before and after six months of treatment with strontium. Biopsy samples showed a 172 percent increase in the rate of bone formation after strontium therapy, with no change in bone resorption. The patients receiving strontium remarked that the pains in their bones had diminished and their ability to move around had improved…

Take Note:

Dr. J.Y. Reginster (2002), one of the principal strontium researchers, cautions that co-administration of strontium with calcium appears to impair strontium absorption,10 so I recommend that strontium be taken on an empty stomach, and that it especially not be taken with other multi-minerals that usually include calcium…”


Strontium Supplement - Strontium citrate supplement

Strontium Boost™ is a strontium citrate supplement that is clinically proven to increase mineral density when taken with AlgaeCal Plus®. The strontium citrate in our product is natural strontium which is an element mined from the earth. This strontium is combined with citric acid which is what is found in citrus fruits like oranges to form strontium citrate. All the ingredients found in Strontium Boost™ are completely natural.

If you are actively trying to grow bone because you have been diagnosed with osteopenia, osteoporosis or you are at risk of developing osteoporosis then it is recommended to take AlgaeCal Plus®and Strontium Boost™.





Strontium Boost Dosage Information


If you are actively trying to build bone, Strontium Boost is very important. This formula was included in the AlgaeCal Bone Health Program because recent exciting French studies have shown Strontium to be very effective in enhancing bone growth. Strontium is a naturally occurring element in the earth which is quite similar chemically to calcium. It is completely safe and non-toxic. Several studies on various forms of strontium have shown extraordinary results on bone growth, dental cavities and arthritis H.


Important Dosing Instructions

For optimal results, take 3 capsules of Strontium Boost per day.

Important Dosing Instructions if you are also Taking AlgaeCal or any Calcium product

*Do not take strontium together with calcium because these two chemically similar minerals compete at the sites of absorption. Best to take your strontium first thing in the morning, half an hour to an hour before breakfast, or three hours after the last meal of the day. Take your AlgaeCal Plus calcium supplement separately, with a meal.


Where do I buy my Strontium Boost and AlgaeCal Plus Combo ( AlgaeCal Plus & Strontium)?


click on the link below:

Strontium Boost will help increase bone density, Guaranteed!


As always, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor for any possible drug interactions, especially if you are on any blood thinning medications.



“Fighting Osteoporosis With AlgaeCal!”

“I am 59 years old and have had osteoporosis for the past ten years due to frequent prednisone use for ulcerative colitis. Every year my test results have gotten worse. I tried Fosamax and Actonel, but was allergic to both of them. As I was searching the Internet for something natural that would increase bone density, I came across Algaecal. I was impressed with what I read and told my doctor that I was going to take 4 Algaecal Plus and 3 Strontium Boost daily for one year. If my bone density showed significant improvement, she could offer her patients an alternative to synthetic drugs for osteoporosis.

During this past year I had to take prednisone on four separate occasions. So, my hopes of any significant improvement seemed slim. I recently had my bone density test done (July 3,2008) – exactly one year to the day from my last one. I was amazed at the improvement.

My left hip went from a T-score of -2.6 to a -2.4. The left femoral neck of my left hip went from a -3.2 to a -2.9. There was an increase in the composite bone mineral density of 2.8%.

My total lumbar spine went from a T-score of -2.7 to a -2.3. The L3 region went from -3.0 to a -2.6, and the L4 region went from a -3.4 to a -2.7. This was an increase in the composite bone mineral density by 5.8%.

My left forearm went from a -2.8 to a -2.7. This was an increase in the composite bone mineral density by 0.5%.

In every area I improved. I am hopeful that one day I will be osteoporosis free! I am so thankful to God for leading me to this product, and I highly recommend this wonderful natural solution for osteoporosis.” – Betty Rombough , 3/18/09


“Improved My Bone Density!”

“Hi – I have just made my second big order with you and do have some exciting news to share.

My bone density was first tested five years ago when I was 55. Results were as follows:- T Score Lumbar: – 3,8 T Score Femur: – 2,7 Z Score Lumbar – 2,2 Z Score Femur – 1,5 Over the next few years I tried all sorts of natural things but my bone density kept going down and last year (2007) I was at:

T Score Lumbar – 4,3 T Score Femur – 3,1 Z Score Lumbar – 2,4 Z Score Femur – 1,7 You can imagine I was feeling a bit desperate at this point so I went on to Livial but also did some more research into the natural fields. I might add here that I have coeliac disease which I am sure has caused a problem with absorption – the calcium I was taking was just not getting through apparently. I discovered Algaecal and decided to give it a try, taking both Algaecal Plus and Strontium Boost. I found I tolerated both no problem and have taken them for a year now. Imagine my delight when I went for a bone density test a week or so ago and found my results to be better on the whole than when I was first measured. Here are the results for June 2008: T Score Lumbar – 3,8 T Score Femur – 2,5 Z Score Lumbar – 1,8 Z Score Femur – 1 So I will continue with Algaecal Plus and Strontium Boost (plus Livial for the time being) a healthy diet and reasonable exercise. I am almost sixty now, around 5ft and weigh approx 100lbs. I feel great and will let you know my results again next year – I anticipate more success! Many thanks for your excellent product and very good service.” –Carola Leonard




“Hi, in 2007 I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. After one year on Fosamax there was no improvement. Still bone loss. I stopped taking it.

I found AlgaeCal and began the program. Although I have had periods where I’ve missed taking the AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost (ran out, late re-ordering), there has been continual improvement.

In 2011 scan tests showed no osteoporosis but improvement to osteopoenia. Today, 24th September 2012, scan results show NO osteo problems. Totally reversed. I have better than normal bone density for my age. I’m 62 this year. Wahoo !! Will put another order in asap and make sure I don’t forget again. Thank you AlgaeCal !” Janice Mau, 9/24/12


My lumbar spine density has increased 16.6% and my femoral neck density has increased by 5.1% since my last test in 2008


“I’ve been on your regime for bone building for several years now, and am very pleased with the bone density test results from January this year. My lumbar spine density has increased by 16.6% and my femoral neck density has increased by 5.1%, since my last test in 2008.

I credit algaecal and strontium with the increase, also my diet. I do believe that changing to an alkaline diet is something that you could promote. Dairy products and most animal products have an acidic effect on the body, so promoting these as sources of calcium is perhaps inadvisable. Establishing a plant-based diet with the emphasis on the more alkaline items is very beneficial. There is a lot of medical information online to explain how the body pulls calcium from the bones when the system is acidic. It doesn’t matter how many supplements you take, if the calcium is being excreted at a great rate!

Anyway, I am convinced of the benefits of algaecal and strontium, and will continue on those supplements at least until my bone density registers in the normal range. Then I will try a couple of years without, maintaining my alkaline diet, and see how I go.

Thanks for being there” :-). Judy MacDonnell, 3/15/12

“…the 17% increase was surely the result of my taking Strontium Boost…My specialist said this was EXCEPTIONAL”


“Today I had my annual visit with the specialist treating me. He didn’t know I already had a copy of the results of the last test. So he announced to me the 17% increase, showed me the color graphic showing how I moved from the Orange area to the light Green area, skipping the Yellow area, and said: this is surely the result of my taking Strontium.

He also said this was EXCEPTIONAL results, even if sometimes there is the possibility of exaggerated or false reading, if we take 50% of that or a 8% increase in my bone density, it is still exceptional. Medication he normally prescribe gives 2 or 3% annually only. I’m very happy to hear him admit quite freely that what I was taking was the cause of my getting so much better. He told me to continue with that.” – Andre Robert


F) Fatigue

G) Problems with Concentration

Both of these problems, Fatigue, and Problems with Concentration – can be a result of the disease process, side effects of the medications (including the 5ASA’s and prednisone), and can also be a result of Vitamin B12 deficiency.

If it still persists once Vitamin B12 deficiency is addressed, then I would suggest addressing this via supplementation of Maca Root Powder ( to be put in your daily protein shakes, Morning Glory Shake).

Adding Maca Root Powder

Maca Root is also known as Lepidium mayenil.

What is Maca Root?

Often called “Peruvian Ginseng”, Maca is a unique root tuber with usage dating back to the mid 15th century. Natives of this area ate it raw, cooked or boiled and it became a staple in their everyday diet.

Currently the country of Peru is heavily subsidizing and studying the benefits of this root and several reports from educational and scientific institutions have showed significant: (120-200%) increases in sexual endurance, physical stamina, adaptability to stressful situations an increase in both the number and activity of spermatazoids (sperm).


Maca’s Primary Benefits

  • Energy / Fatigue: Generates core energy in the body and mind; not an external stimulant like caffeine. Maca is invigorating and uplifting through a powerful and distinct nutritional profile.
  • Menopause: This is a prominent use, gaining recognition worldwide. For many people it is very effective. Maca nourishes the endocrine system, balancing the manufacture of hormones naturally in the body. It does not act upon hormones directly, which is why it is so gentle and effective for this purpose. This concentrated gelatinized form is considered stronger than Black Cohosh, Chaste Berry, and Wild Yam for hormonal regulation purposes.
  • Libido: Maca is marketed under this banner more often than not, as it is a powerful restorer and enhancer of libido. It is one of the few supplements that is equally effective in both men and women for this purpose. This gelatinized form contains much higher concentrations of the libido-enhancing compounds often touted by manufacturers.
  • Impotence / Infertility: Maca treats impotence and infertility in both men and women. Maca is well known in Peru for it’s ability to ensure fertility in animals at high altitudes. It is prescribed for the same reason in humans, as it increases virility, oxygen transport.
  • ADD / Stress: Through the concentrated power of it’s nutrition, Maca can help to enhance concentration and decrease stress, being a powerful tool in addressing attention issues. The owner of Skyfield Tropical has used it primarily for this purpose for many years, and recommends it often to others with similar issues.
  • Malnutrition: Maca is remarkably nutritious, having a profile of highly bio-available nutrients akin to a good multi-vitamin. A gelatinized maca, in being free of fibers and most carbohydrates, is nearly 100% digestible, and is quickly assimilated. When dissolved into liquids, many of its active nutrients enter the bloodstream within 20 minutes of ingestion.
  • Thyroid: Only gelatinized / cooked maca is being used to treat thyroid problems. Maca is also good source of iodine, which can assist in hypothyroidism. Raw maca cannot be used for this purpose, as it contains goitrogens which must be deactivated by cooking. Maca is a cruciferous vegetable, like broccoli or turnips.



How Do I Take Maca Root Powder?

I take it daily, mixed in my Morning Glory Shake.

Nutritional Value

High in minerals: calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc.

High in sterols (6 found), up to 20 essential fatty acids, lipids, fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and amino acids.





To date no record of any contraindications, adverse effects, or toxicity have been found.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Where do I get my Maca Root Powder?

This supplier’s quality and price cannot be compared to other suppliers, theirs is Organic and top quality at a great price. Just click the link below.


H) Improper Digestion

Improper digestion is a result of many things: not having proper digestive enzymes, and improper food combining.

The way to resolve that is to:

i)  add some good digestive enzymes – by enabling the digestive process through the addition of especially formulated Digestive Enzymes – these particular digestive enzymes are complete, they contain all the enzymes you would need (many on the market, only contain 2 or 3 of the digestive enzymes we need)  – which plays an important role in the class of IBD related diseases, and

ii) learn how to properly combine your foods

Do you suffer suffer from any of the following symptoms:

  • Indigestion?
  • Prolonged feeling of fullness ?
  • Bloating?
  • Gas?
  • Abdominal cramps?
  • Difficulty gaining weight, or losing weight? 
  • Constipation (often related to roughage and fiber)?
  • Diarrhea?
  • Undigested food in the stool?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, then you may be suffering from weakened digestion. Continued weakend digestion may lead to:

  • malabsorption of nutrients (which could make you malnourished),
  • food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities,
  • intestinal fermentation,
  • intestinal putrefaction,
  • and intestinal hyperpermeability also known as  ”Leaky Gut” 



DigeSEB-GI for Complete Digestion

DigeSEB®-GI is a premium, all-inclusive blend of digestive enzymes formulated to optimize digestion of:

  •  dairy,
  • legumes,
  • cruciferous vegetables,
  • cereal grains,
  • proteins,
  • and other foods

DigeSEB-GI includes:

  • alpha and beta amylase,
  • invertase, maltase,
  • alpha galactosidase,
  • lipase,
  • cellulase and
  • a complete array of protease enzymes,

all of which together, are designed to enhance the digestion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, while increasing the nutritional value of food and reducing the discomforts of incomplete digestion.



Complete Digestion

  • Breaks down proteins, fats, carbohydrates and dairy products
  • Relieves indigestion, gas & bloating
  • Enhances nutrient absorption
  • Improves overall digestive function


DigeSEB-GI is a complete and optimal digestive formula containing the following ingredients:


Enzymes How It Works
Amylase Breaks down carbohydrates, more specifically starch, into smaller dextrins and sugars; produced naturally by humans, microorganisms and plants
Proteases Hydrolyze protein such as casein, steak, gelatin, soy, fish and other plant and animal proteins into smaller chains of polypeptides (small proteins) and amino acids for easier uptake throughout the body
Lipase Breaks down fats into essential fatty acids needed for healthy tissues and cells*
Lactase Breaks down milk sugars (lactose)
Hemicellulase Breaks down carbohydrates, including fiber and other plant polysaccharides
Cellulase Breaks down carbohydrates, like fiber and other plant polysaccharides
Maltase Breaks down starch into the sugar maltose
Invertase Breaks down sucrose into the simple sugars glucose and fructose
Bromelain A collective name for the proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes found in the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus); known for its digestive properties. A good substitute for animal-based, digestive enzymes pepsin and trypsin due to its activity across a wide pH range
Serrapeptase (Peptizyme SP® Brand) Enzyme used by silkworms to dissolve their silken cocoons; A systemic enzyme which has been isolated, studied and used extensively for more than 50 years for its excellent fibrinolytic (fibrin-digesting), proteolytic (protein-digesting) and anti-inflammatory properties*
Papain Obtained from the latex of the fruit of the Papaya tree, papain has been used for centuries as an effective digestive aid*
Alpha-Galactosidase Breaks down complex carbohydrates commonly contained in legumes such as raffinose and stachyose
Amla Also known as Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis); a natural, efficacious antioxidant, and one of the richest sources of absorbable vitamin C
Papaya Powder From green papaya fruit; a natural source of papain and chymopapain, two enzymes well-known for their digestive and proteolytic (protein-digesting) properties



Since DigeSEB-GI aids in overall digestion, it is contraindicated to use the enzyme without eating. Although it is not harmful to take DigeSEB on an empty stomach, it is simply a waste of money. If you take digestive enzymes too soon before a meal, you risk the enzyme becoming inactive. The food and enzyme must be in the stomach together for proper results.



Thank you AST Enzymes for providing natural products that work!” “I am glad to be able to provide quick, natural solutions to my patients, whether they are dealing with pain, digestive…”– Dr. Novak, Chicago, IL

“The AST staff has been very helpful and courteous!” “I have been using DigeSEB-GI for over a month now. It really works effectively on getting the job done of…”– N. Novak, Hickory Hills, IL


Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule Servings Per Container: 90

Amount Per Serving: % DV
DigeSEB® Super Proprietary\Enzyme Blend: 300 mg * Amylase, Protease Blend (I, II and III), Lipase, Lactase, HemiSEB®, Cellulase, Maltase, Invertase, Bromelain, Peptizyme SP® (Serrapeptase), Papain and Alpha-Galactosidase in a base of Microcrystalline Cellulose
*Daily Value (DV) not established




Where do I buy my DigeSEB-GI Enzymes?

You can get them here


As far as the food combining, it is by far one of the most important factors affecting digestion



Methodology to Eating


This simple Methodology to Eating system, actually layers the basic principles of food combining (some of which were derived from Dr. William Hay’s premise he devised in the 1920’s ) with anti-inflammatory foods. This powerful two fold approach now yields an exponential beneficial effect. And it’s called:


The Anti-Inflammatory Food Combining Guide.



You can get yours here


The Anti-Inflammatory Food Combining Guide is simple, easy to understand, and designed to teach you how reducing the inflammation in your body will make you feel healthier, and transforming your gut into a happier one, through making intelligent food choices, and explaining how to combine different foods of different pH levels, which require different digestive enzymes,  and are also different on the Alkalinity – to – Acidity scale.


Ever heard of the famous Latin proverb: “Like likes like”?


It and Dr. Hay’s premise could be used to actualize when you eat like foods ( of like pH and that are on the same Alkalinity – to – Acidity scale, and require the same digestive enzymes) – “like likes like” –  resulting in a happier you, a healthier you ( because you no longer have acid reflux or gastric distress, painful cramping of your tummy, excessive gas build-up, distention of your abdomen, and abnormal bowel movements), thus benefiting  you with much less inflammation throughout your body.


Why? Like likes like?


Because when you adhere to the principles of “like likes like”, your digestive system isn’t fighting foods that require vastly different digestive enzymes, and vastly different digestive environments.


Per Dr. Andrew Weil,  “…It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses – including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. We all know inflammation on the surface of the body as local redness, heat, swelling and pain. It is the cornerstone of the body’s healing response, bringing more nourishment and more immune activity to a site of injury or infection. But when inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness. Stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition, and exposure to toxins (like secondhand tobacco smoke) can all contribute to such chronic inflammation, but dietary choices play a big role as well. Learning how specific foods influence the inflammatory process is the best strategy for containing it and reducing long-term disease risks…”.


Why?  Anti-Inflammatory ?
Doctors and scientists have come to prove that in fact, inflammation is the cause of most disease ( even dis-ease) – whether we’re talking about auto-immune diseases in which your immune system has gone awry  and attacks itself.  Some more well known ( among many) of these are:
1) Ulcerative Colitis – wherein your immune system attacks your  colon


2) Crohn’s Disease – wherein your immune system attacks the tract from the mouth to the anus  at various points.


3) Celiac Disease – wherein your immune system attacks
the lining of the small intestine by attacking the villi of the intestine when you eat GLUTEN


4) Multiple Sclerosis – wherein your immune system
attacks the MYELIN ( the fatty material that wraps around your nerves, and without this protective myelin, your nerves become damaged)


5) Parkinson’s – wherein your immune system attacks
brain cells that produce dopamine, hence making it a
neurodegenerative brain disorder.


6) Lupus – wherein your immune system attacks any healthy tissue or organ, instead of bacteria and viruses, this creates inflammation.



Per the NIH, in their article on Auto-Immune Diseases and Inflammation, “… the classic sign of an autoimmune disease  is inflammation, which can cause redness, heat, pain and swelling. … but in most cases one important goal is to reduce inflammation.”

To read the entire article, click here


Other diseases that are not auto-immune, but are a direct result of excess inflammation:


Rheumatoid Arthritis
Heart Disease


To find out about if the disease you are suffering from is Auto-Immune, click here:  


What’s the Learning Curve?


I won’t lie to you; at first it does turn everything upside down.


BUT once you start implementing The Anti-Inflammatory Food Combining Guide, you’ll start feeling the beneficial effects within a few days.


Within a few days, you’ll be wondering where did the Acid Reflux go? Where did the stomach pains go?
Your friends will tell you ” hey, I noticed you no longer have gas…”
Is it Difficult?


No, it’s like starting an exercise program at a new gym, when you’ve never exercised a day in your life. It’s an adjustment for the first few days, but then when you start to see the results, it only pumps you up to continue your new routine.




You will be surprised how much sense it really makes as it’s based on scientific facts.


Within a few days, you’ll be happy to get rid of:


 – your lack of energy, and fatigue


 – your distended abdomen


 – your Acid Reflux


 – your stomach aches and cramps


 – your abnormal bowel movements


Personally I  believe that anyone who adopts The Anti-Inflammatory Food Combining Guide, will reap important health benefits, and overall less inflammation in your body.


Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you why your numbers are so good? What are you doing that’s so different?



Learn More About The Anti-Inflammatory Food Combining Guide



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I) Leaky Gut Syndrome and


J) Intestinal Permeability and

K) Extra-Intestinal Symptoms of Joint Pains, Skin Rashes, Eye Problems


These 3 Cascading Problems are related in that one affects the other. These can be prevented by doing some simple things we’ve already discussed (see above, digestive enzymes and proper food combining), and by adding some simple measures to ensure colonic repair.

Taking L-Glutamine amino acid promotes colonic repair, and taking Glutathione addresses the “Auto-Immunity” issue of these cascading problems that stem from our basic disease, IBD, UC, Crohn’s.

L-Glutamine is one of the most important nutrients for your intestines. L-Glutamine is the primary energy source for your immune system. It has the ability to “repair Leaky Gut Syndrome” by maintaining the integrity of the bowels.


But the reason to take L-Glutamine on a daily and continued basis is for: COLONIC REPAIR.

L-Glutamine is an amino acid that is the main source of energy for the mucosal cells that line the intestines, and helps them heal.

To ensure colonic repair, I take L-Glutamine in my daily protein shake, click here for the recipe.


Where do I get my L-Glutamine from?


Click here to see the L-Glutamine Amino Acid Po

Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body and plays vital roles in muscle repair and recovery, as well as colonic repair. Optimum Nutrition’s Glutamine Powder is made from pure L-Glutamine and is flavorless, making it easy to mix!

5 out of 5 stars

“Awesome product! It’s pretty simple – only ingredient is glutamine. I take 1 scoop (5g each night before bed). When I first started taking it, I had much deeper sleep = more dreams = more REM = better recovery/energy levels. I got a bunch of my clients taking it, too. They experienced the same thing. It’s pretty affordable – certainly worth the investment.” – Daniel




As we have discussed in prior Updates:

Low levels of glutathione have been implicated in many autoimmune disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

That’s the reason I take Glutathione.

Glutathione, Cysteine, & Vitamin C

Click here to see this product



L) Depression and Anxiety


Check out Vitamin D3 and its effect on Depression, and also NEW, all-natural product called Wellotonin – (which I’ve found great success with  regard to depression and anxiety) – see below.

 What if there was a Natural way, to begin to feel Mentally and Emotionally Healthy, which began in just about 3 days. Would you Do It? Or would you rather continue complaining about your Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Anger for the rest of your life?

 (make sure you use the Discount Code: cureUC

at checkout to get your discount)

Click here to Read About It

When I was first diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, I thought it was the end of life as I knew it.

I spiraled into deep depression because I was overwhelmed and unable to cope with my life altering diagnosis.

Even after checking my Vitamin D3 levels, the deep depression persisted.

Then after much research, I found Wellotonin. I started taking it, and within a week, I was feeling much better.

And as I continued with Wellotonin, I noticed my mood kept going up, the depression decreased, and after a month… I was back to myself:  able to handle difficult things in my life, and able to have a better outlook on life and living with Ulcerative Colitis. 

If you are struggling with depression, whether from just having been dealt the blow of the recent diagnosis of UC or Crohn’s or any other life altering disease, or from depression that’s hard to shake with the “craziness and stress of life”, I would suggest you give Wellotonin a try. I give it  5 stars!

From the founder of Wellotonin:

“…What if there was a Natural way, to begin to feel Mentally and Emotionally Healthy, which began in just about 3 days. Would you Do It? Or would you rather continue complaining about your Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Anger for the rest of your life?…”

(make sure you use the Discount Code: cureUC

at checkout to get your discount)

Click here to Read About It

Depression and Anxiety are problems which are most often fixed by ensuring adequate levels of Vitamin D3.

Studies have shown that low levels of Vitamin D3 are correlated to Depression.

Ensure your blood serum levels of Vitamin D3 are between 50-70, because you have an Auto-Immune Disease such as IBD, UC, Crohn’s and to ensure optimal health (as we have covered in several Updates).

As a result of the Vitamin D3 testing, and to ensure I am getting adequate Vitamin D3, I’ve been taking:

Vitamin D3 ( I add 5,000 I.U., but you must select dosage appropriate for your blood serum level requirements)

Click here to see the Vitamin D3 I take

Per topics covered in our Updates,

An avalanche of favorable studies has resulted in record numbers of Americans supplementing with vitamin D. Since it is virtually impossible to obtain adequate vitamin D from food sources, supplementation with 5,000-10,000 IU daily is required by many aging individuals.

Overlooked many, is the critical importance of vitamin K. If one is concerned enough about their health to take higher dose vitamin D, it seems absurd to miss out on the benefits of vitamin K. For instance, vitamin D facilitates calcium absorption into the bloodstream and thus plays an important role in maintaining bone density. Less recognized is the need for vitamin K to transport calcium from the bloodstream into the bone. Vitamin K is also required by calcium-regulating proteins in the arteries.1-5 Together these two vitamins help maintain youthful calcium skeletal distribution while promoting vascular health.6-11

Vitamin K can be found in small amounts in the diet, but obtaining the desired higher potencies requires supplementation. Many Life Extension members obtain optimal potencies of long-acting vitamin K in the Super Booster or Super K formulations. An increasing number of new members, however, are asking for high-potency vitamin D—but are not taking any supplemental vitamin K.

To directly address this problem, Life Extension® has put together a formula called Vitamins D and K with Sea-Iodine™. Like vitamins D and K, few Americans obtain optimal amounts of iodine. As people seek to limit their salt intake, this deficit is exacerbated since iodized salt is the principal source of this mineral in many diets. We expect the issue of iodine insufficiency to receive more media attention as new studies uncover the problems this creates. Sea-Iodine™ is included in this formula to provide iodine without the harmful effects of sodium.


“It is important to take Vitamin K with Vitamin D. Iodine is also good prevention from diseases that I can’t mention due to restrictions by the FDA.” By LadyDi, Portland, OR

“Makes it easy with three supplements in one.” By Jeneane, Henderson, NV

“Nice combination of 3 important nutrients most of the general population is deficient in. Thanks for combining these into one convenient capsule!” By PR in the OC, Orange County, CA

“I had low Vit D levels that I increased over time and now able to keep it in the good range with this supplement.” By Barb, Sevierville Tn


“A physician prescribed the exact same dosages from a compounding pharmacy. I am a 63 yr old male, 5’7 and 157 pounds with no bone loss issues. Recommended for anti-aging benefits, etc. This LEF formulation is effective and a lot cheaper than the prescribed product. The quality is solid!” By Mr. Maniac, St. Louis, MO

Please Note: Before adding any new supplements, especially those containing Vitamin K, please check with your doctor or pharmacist for any drug interactions ( this is especially true if you are on any meds like Coumadin).



M) Headaches

The  source of headaches, can be multi-fold: it could be a result of poor mis-combining of foods, and food intolerances as well.

If you address the food combining and still get headaches, it may mean an underlying food intolerance, which would require testing to see which foods do not agree with you and then elimination of those foods.

Food Safe Allergy Test

Has it ever occurred to you that fatigue, weight gain, abdominal discomfort, headaches, even aging skin could be due to a food allergy? Consideration of food allergy is a critical component of any comprehensive approach to good health.

The Food Safe Allergy Test measures your sensitivity to certain foods from an antibody-mediated immune response. The antibody measured in this test is IgG. This test does not measure the dangerous rapid-acting IgE food allergies.

The Food Safe Allergy test comes conveniently packaged as a kit. It requires a “finger stick” blood spot to be collected and shipped directly to the laboratory in a pre-paid envelope. All necessary components for the “finger-stick” are included in the kit with a complete set of instructions for easy collection.

Some medications, including but not limited to asthma medications, acid reducers, anti-inflammatory/analgesic drugs, antihistamines and immunosuppressants may influence the results of this test. Please check with your doctor before ordering.

The Food Safe Allergy Test is comprised of these 95 common foods:


Cod Cow’s milk
Halibut Casein
Salmon Cheddar cheese
Tuna Goat’s milk
Orange Roughy American cheese
Red Snapper Cottage cheese
Sardine Lactalbumin
Sole Mozzarella cheese
Trout Swiss cheese
Beef Clam
Chicken Crab
Egg White Lobster
Egg Yolk Oyster
Lamb Shrimp
Barley Almond
Corn Peanut
Oat Pecan
Rice Sunflower Seed
Wheat Walnut
Buckwheat Sesame Seed
Asparagus Apple mix
Beet Apricot
Black Olive Avocado
Broccoli Banana
Cabbage Blueberry
Carrot Cranberry
Cauliflower Grapefruit
Celery Lemon
Cucumber Nectarine
Garlic Orange
Green Bean Papaya
Green Pepper Peach
Kidney Bean Pear
Lentil Pineapple
Lettuce Plum
Lima Bean Raspberry
Onion Red Grape
Pea Strawberry
Potato Watermelon
Squash Mix
Baker’s Yeast
Brewer’s Yeast
Cane Sugar


Click here to see more info on this comprehensive food allergy testing


5 out of 5 stars,

Results surprised me

“I did the food allergy blood test out of curiosity. I was shocked that the results showed that I should avoid 14 food, including eggs, cheese, corn, yeast, wheat, shrimp and milk. I eat these things all the time. I guess I will have to figure out what to do next, as it will be hard to stop all these things – I know there are alternative products on the market. I can’t say that I have an obvious reaction to any food. That’s why I was surprised at the results.” – Bernadette from Trinidad




The reasons for the HAIR LOSS is multi-fold:  the disease process itself, side effects of medications, malabsorption of nutrients



Let me tell you what happened to me regarding hair loss:

After 4 months of waiting, I finally made an appointment with my hairdresser. She sat me in the chair, asked me how I was doing, started the “what are we doing today” chat, and then proceeded to look at my hair.


She said “You know there’s lots of new hair growth all over your scalp. There are fine little hairs growing in areas that were previously barren. What are you doing differently?


And I answered: “That’s great news, so the DE is working! That means in another year or so, I’m going to have a fuller head of hair.”


Interestingly enough, I’ve been noticing new hair growth all over: legs, armpits, and pubic areas too. So, it makes sense that if I’m growing hair in those areas, that it’s happening on my head too! How exciting!


And it’s all due to the wonders of food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE)!


Click here to see why



What is DE (food grade) and what can it do for you?

Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade) *

What Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Does In Your Body 

Diatomaceous EarthThis page explains the mechanisms of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth within the human body to achieve the many health benefits that consumers have experienced. (See the testimonials!).


Diatomaceous Earth Health Benefits: Why and How


1)  As you can see from the picture of Diatomaceous Earth – (magnified 7000 times) – it looks like a cylinder full of holes – kind of like Rice Chex Cereal. This cylinder has a very strong negative charge. As these millions of cylinders move through the stomach and digestive tract, they attract and absorb fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticides, and drug residues, E.coli, and heavy metals. These are trapped inside the cylinder and passed out of the body. In addition, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach or digestive tract are “cut up” and killed by the sharp edges of the Diatomaceous Earth. All of these activities result in a much healthier body with less sickness. We often hear the phrase “I just feel better” with our Diatomaceous Earth users. This better feeling comes from all the “junk” being removed from the body and by giving the immune system the “jump start” it needs.


2)  Diatomaceous Earth is quite hard. On the hardness scale where diamonds are a 9, Diatomaceous Earth is a 7. This is very important because as those millions of tiny hard and sharp Diatomaceous Earth cylinders pass through the small and large intestines, they “scrub” the walls. After only a few months of taking Diatomaceous Earth, the intestine wall is no longer coated with mucus and molds but CLEAN!! The advantages of this are several:

a) Regular bowel movements (This is the #1 comment everyone makes about DE.)


b) Healthier colon. This is especially important as we get older. A clean healthy colon keeps away polyps, cancers, and ulcers. Today, many are spending thousands of dollars to get colonics to do the same thing as Diatomaceous Earth does.


c) Many users report increased energy and needing less sleep. This is a result of all the food and nutrients that are taken in being better absorbed into the blood stream. With a coated colon–many nutrients never get absorbed.



 3)   A small amount of Diatomaceous Earth gets absorbed into the blood stream as silica.  One of the benefits of Silica is that it helps to destroy bad fats. Everyone we know who takes Diatomaceous Earth has lowered their cholesterol by 40-50 points, and they are amazed at how their high blood pressure goes down. Go to the page on “Human Use” and review all of the benefits of silica to the body. These are the reported improvements, as seen by those who take DE:

  1. Sore joints and ligaments feel better

  2. Skin clears up (acne, age spots, psoriasis)

  3. Hair and nails are stronger and grow faster

  4. Stronger teeth and gums

  5. Healthier respiratory tract–less coughing

  6. Menopause produces fewer symptoms

  7. Healthier urinary tract


* It is very important to denote Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) from non-Food or Commercial Grade DE.
Food Grade DE is good for you, your body, your cells, and your organs!
Commercial Grade DE is used in pools and is toxic.
The DE we are talking about here is ONLY FOOD GRADE DE!



Click here to see Where do I get my DE.     


WHY am I taking DE?


1. To increase my Bone Density, and ensure maximum rebuilding of my bones and bone density, as per this study, Silicon and Bone Health (click on link):

“…Mechanisms are not clear but it has been suggested, based on the evidence above, that silicon is involved in bone formation through the synthesis and/or stabilization of collagen. Collagen has an important structural role in animals contributing to the architecture and resilience of bone and connective tissue. It is the most abundant protein in bone matrix conferring flexibility and, with elastin, is a major component of connective tissues which is found in skin, cartilage, tendons and arteries, for example. High levels of Si were found to be strongly bound to connective tissues and its components, namely glycoaminoglycans, polysaccharides and mucopolysaccharides (82) implying an integral role for Si. Quite how Si may be involved in collagen synthesis and or its stabilisation is still not established….Silicon has also been found at the mineralisation front of growing bone (18) suggesting also an involvement in early calcification/mineralization of bone matrix.”


Clearly it seems Silica (and therefore DE) plays a major role in the mechanism behind building bone, together with the help of Calcium, Vitamin D3, K2, and Strontium (as we have discussed in prior Updates).


2. To help restore healthy growth of hair, and restore skin (see reference below)


3. To help in digestive health


As per (click on link) :


“…Silicon is a mineral. Silicon supplements are used as medicine. Silicon is used for weak bones (osteoporosis), heart disease and stroke (cardiovascular disease), Alzheimer’s disease, hair loss, and improving hair and nail quality. It is also used for improving skin healing; and for treating sprains and strainsas well as digestive system disorders.

Do not confuse silicon with silicone. Silicone is the name of a group of materials resembling plastic that contain silicon, oxygen, and other chemicals. Silicone is used to make breast implants, medical tubing, and a variety of other medical devices.

How does it work?

A clear biological function for silicon in humans has not been established. There is some evidence, though, that silicon might have a role in bone and collagen formation…”



Diatomaceous Earth – Human Use


Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Health Benefits

On this page, we have categorized some of the results from testimonial reports that we have reviewed regarding Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth human health benefits, and wherever possible between this page and our “How DE Works” page, we try to reflect the science behind the testimonials. Of course, most actual in depth health related studies are initiated and controlled by the pharmaceutical industry, and why should those companies study the value of health remedies found in nature that could actually hurt their bottom line?

So here, we will endeavor to discuss the results that DE users have experienced by taking a heaping tablespoon of DE in their favorite juice or liquid on a daily basis without the benefit of an industry sponsored study. For more background on how Diatomaceous Earth works within the human body to create the benefits related on this page, see How DE Works.

Some people react with great skepticism regarding human consumption of DE, and while it is not allowed by government regulators for distributers to make claims about DE’s use as a human health supplement, we do hope to help illuminate the logical reasoning behind the health claims of CONSUMERS regarding the use of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for human health.

Of 600 DE deposits in the USA, only 4 rate in purity by FDA standards to be “Food Grade”.

For better health, people like me and my family take one or two tablespoons of Diatomaceous Earth in a liquid every day. Many people benefit from just one teaspoon daily!  Some mix it with juice and others mixe it with just water. Other options are mixing the DE with soda pop, juice, or whatever liquid you prefer. Some mix DE in protein shakes, applesauce or yogurt. This exceptional Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is pure. There is no actual flavor or taste to it.


Since DE does not dissolve, stirring the mixture several times as you drink it will prevent settling. Some folks experience higher energy levels, so it is probably best not to take just before sleeping. Not to worry about taking too much –  any excess silica not needed by the body is naturally eliminated through the kidneys and intestines… but we must find our own comfortable levels.

Remarkable Diatomaceous Earth health benefits through Silica

As previously noted, like most wonderful natural products, this product requires an FDA Disclaimer: “This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Discussion of Diatomaceous Earth health benefits is based solely on personal experience and testimony shared by individual DE users and this company cannot market or label DE as a human health supplement with specific medical claims.”  Having said that, we look at what consumers say about DE and at evidence of DE’s important cleansing properties and value as a rich source of Silica.

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) has been reported to absorb methyl mercury, E. coli, endotoxins, viruses (including poliovirus), organophosphate pesticide residues, and drug residues. DE is a natural organic colon cleanser and detoxifier. This cleansing and detoxification alone has a myriad of positive effects in the human body. Mechanisms are cited on “How DE Works” page. Adding to this is the widespread deficiency in human dietary sources of what is called “the most important trace element in human health” – Silica, and how rich DE is in this substance, we begin to understand the basis of the health benefits that so many have attested to. Only a trace amount of the DE silica is absorbed into the blood stream, and just that amount is a substantial gain for the user.

A growing number of people count beneficial human side effects of Diatomaceous Earth and SILICA as being nothing short of vital to their well being and exhibit genuine devotion toward its use. The only cautionary side effect that we have found relating to Food Grade DE has to do with direct inhalation and is essentially the same caution that is advised when handling baby powder. DE is a very fine powder.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is 89% Silica.

It was established in the 1940s that life can’t exist without Silica. More recently, in her book “Water & Salt” Dr. Barbara Hendel states: “Silica is the most important trace element in human health.” Silica plays an important role in many bodily functions and has a direct relationship to mineral absorption.

The average human body holds approximately seven grams of silica, needing significantly more silica than even important minerals such as iron. Most people are, in fact, silica deficient. Among other things, enough silica in the body is vital enough for calcium absorbtion to allow calcium supplements to work. If Silica deficient, as is the case in the vast majority of us, calcium supplementation can even be a negative. Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is an excellent natural and organic source of silica.

Other Reported Health Benefits of Silica / DE Include: Blood Pressure control, Cholesterol control, Osteoperosis relief, Weight Loss, healthier Skin, Hair, Nails, Teeth & Gums, more Energy, Bacteria eradicator, Mucous decrease, Anti-Aging, Urinary Infections eradication, Headache relief. 

To Keep Reading On For A More Detailed DE Benefits,
click here


Here’s what consumers have to say about Diatomaceous Earth:


Hair That Grows

Hair is nature’s greatest beauty enhancer. Hair deserves to be pampered. Hair at 90 micrograms per gram is almost as rich in silica as are healthy bones, which contain 100 micrograms per gram. Silica is a major component of hair. Using a good silica supplement should be part of your ongoing hair care program for revitalizing hair. Silica helps to prevent baldness, stimulates healthier hair growth and assures beautiful shine, luster and strength.


More Reported Benefits Of Diatomaceous Earth:


  • Silica lowers bad cholesterol and raises good
  • Silica fades age spots
  • Silica stimulates metabolism for higher energy levels
  • Diatomaceous Earth has a negative charge and bacteria has a positive charge. It is believed that Diatomaceous Earth sweeps bacteria out of the body by trapping it in its honeycomb shaped skeletal form.
  • Silica supplementation helps repair and maintain vital lung tissue and protects them from pollution. By maintaining or restoring the elasticity of lung tissue, silica reduces inflammation in bronchitis.
  • It acts as a cough decreasing agent. Silica tones the upper respiratory tract (nose, pharynx, larynx) and reduces swelling because of its positive action on the lymphatic system.
  • Silica supplementation keeps menopause free of stress and helps to prevent many unwanted side effects of menopause 
  • Silica works with other antioxidants to prevent premature aging and to preserve youthfulness.
  • Silica can help prevent kidney stones and heal infections of the urinary tract. It is a natural diuretic which can increase excretion of urine by 30 percent, thus flushing the water-excreting system and restoring normal function to these vital organs.
  • The presence of sufficient silica in the intestines will reduce inflammation of the intestinal tract. It can cause disinfection in the case of stomach and intestinal mucus and ulcers. Silica can prevent or clear up diarrhea and its opposite, constipation.
  • Silica will help normalize hemorrhoidal tissues.
  • In regulating and normalizing the bowels, silica has a pleasant side effect; it can alleviate lower back pain, which often troubles the elderly.
  • Silica proves effective with female discharge, abscesses and ulcers in the genital area and cervix, as well as mastitis (especially for breast feeding mothers).
  • The intake of silica acts as a supportive treatment for inflammation of the middle ear. Because of the beneficial effectiveness on the lymphatic system, silica can be used for swelling of the lymph nodes in the throat.
  • Has anti-inflammatory disinfecting, absorbing and odor binding effects.
  • Silica can normalize circulation and regulate high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Silica can decrease vertigo, headache, tinnitus (buzzing of the ears) and insomnia.
  • Silica can help diabetes by promoting synthesis of elastase inhibitor by the pancreas.
  • Silica can help arterial disease by strengthening the blood vessels. Studies confirm that with age, silica disappears from the aorta, the heart’s key blood vessel, thus weakening its critical connective tissue and resulting in a greater cardiac risk.
  • Silica can help prevent Tuberculosis.
  • By improving the elasticity of the joints, silica helps rheumatism.
  • Silica has inhibitory effects on coronary diseases.
  • Silica can help avoiding or alleviating Alzheimer’s disease by preventing the body from absorbing aluminum and may flush out aluminum from the tissues. Silica can stimulate the immune system.


Most who use Diatomaceous Earth mixed with a juice or liquid say that they use one to two tablespoons daily.


* Content on this site regarding DE is for reference purposes only, based on reviews from users of diatomaceous earth. It is not intended to substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed healthcare professional. User statements regarding this dietary supplement have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Those with health problems, pregnancy or who are nursing are specifically advised that they should consult their physician before taking any nutritional supplement.

* Any food grade diatomaceous earth uses other than those approved by the EPA, FDA, or USDA are strictly anecdotal reports of what countless numbers of users as well as we ourselves have done with diatomaceous earth.


How do I take my Diatomaceous Earth (DE)?

If you put it in water, it tastes like Dirt! (Hence the DIRTY Secret!)

When I first started to take it, I started with 1 heaping teaspoon in a glass of water every morning for 1 week.

It’s best to start off slowly because DE can detox the body of Candida, parasites, etc…

At the second week, I went up to 2 teaspoons per day ( 1 in the am, 1 in pm).

At the third week, I went up to 3 teaspoons per day ( 1 in am, 2 in pm).

At the fourth week, I went up to 2 Tablespoons per day ( 1 in am, 1 in pm).


Here are my results with DE:

I feel great, my joint and bones pains are much, much less. I sleep soundly at night.

My hair is silky and my hair is growing in places where I had bald spots!

My previously very dry skin is now so soft.
And my occassional bouts of constipation have gone away with DE!


Click here to see Where do I get my DE.     


And it’s dirt cheap! I was skeptical until I tried it.
What have you got to lose?


Testimonials ( other than mine!)

“It Works!

In the process of placing my second order, I wanted to send an email regarding how Diatomaceous Earth worked for me. I am no longer awakened in the middle of the night with hip pain, but the first thing my husband and I noticed was not being tired all the time. Having energy throughout the day, and not crashing midafternoon equals more projects, activities etc accomplished at the end of the day. We have shared this product with some friends. One of our friends is a painter by trade. He has (had) arthritic pain in his pinky finger which he could not bend to touch his palm without excrutiating pain, making it hard to work . After taking DE for about 11/2 weeks-he can now bend it with much, much less pain. Another friend who is balding on top, went to his barber. As the barber was giving him his usual flattop haircut he asked him what he’s been doing becau se his hair was growing! Needless to say our friend is very excited about this product, which is why I am about to order 50lbs. One more thing. Carpenter Ants DO NOT like this stuff. I sprinkled it around the foundation of my home and have not seen an ant anywhere!! Thank you for offering this product and for keeping it so very affordable!!” – M. Novinsky – L.I., NY


“A “miracle” in my life

I have to tell you that Diatomaceous Earth is a ‘miracle’ in my life. For the past 5 years or so, my whole right side has been in pain. The last few weeks, the pain was excruciating. I had never contemplated hip replacement surgery, but the pain was so bad I would have had to do something if the DE had not started relieving the pain. I walked with a complete limp on the right side and could not bend down nor lift my right leg up to put on a shoe. After only 7 days, my husband and family can not believe what DE has done for me. Looking forward to continued healing the next several weeks.” Thank-you, Gabrielle


“Thanks for being there!

Now, about my DE. Been on a rounded tablespoon a day for 3 weeks this Friday. And I can already say, “Where have you been all my life”?! My back ache was gone in 3 days, been bad for about 3 weeks prior. Dry skin in now shiny, no flakes. And had trouble all this year with right knee locking up and very painful, down on knees working in my gardens, well, that has stopped, too!!! AND, I got rid of flea infestation at my sisters house she had been fighting with chemicals the last 6 or 8 months!! Fantastic stuff!! Thanks for being there!”  Sincerely, Larry


I want to thank you for selling such an excellent product. I have been using diatomaceous earth for at least 6 months and have noticed a tremendous change in my health. I am an athletic person and go to the gym 5 days per week in addition to my daily cardio routine. I am 56 and haven’t felt this good in 5 years. I have arthritis in my shoulders, hands and feet. I no longer feel pain in any of those joints when I weight lift. I seem to have more energy during the day which has enabled me to extend my workout time. I’ve also noticed my hair and nails growing faster and fatty nodules have disappeared. This product works for me and I am so grateful to the company. Thank you!” Ralph in Florida


“Stunned by the results

Dear Friends, After less than two weeks of taking “earth,” I’m stunned by the results. My sister said to take it slow. I took one treatment daily for three days and then increased it to two treatments daily. I try to take it earlier in the day as it gives me too much energy before bedtime. Two days ago, I awoke in the middle of the night and noticed something. I had been suffering with severe pain in the bottoms of my heels. It was so severe that I couldn’t put any weight on it. People would have to help me up and down stairs so I wouldn’t fall. I realized in the middle of the night that I didn’t have anymore pain in my heels. Unbelieveable, because I have been suffering with this heel condition for two years or more.Thanks so much. I’ll be telling my friends.” – Julie


“I do have a personal testimony to the awesome effects that DE has provided me. I have suffered from hip pain due to severe arthritis and the recommendation from my doctor was hip replacement surgery. I am 51 years old and lead a very active and physical lifestyle up until two years ago. Golf and tennis were no longer possible due to the pain I received during that type of activity. I finally gave in and scheduled my hip replacement surgery back in October for December 27th 2007. At the time of scheduling my surgery my son-in -law told me that he had family in New Mexico that suffered from severe arthritis and that Diatomaceous Earth had cured them. Of course being the huge skeptic that I am , I decided to research everything about DE and came to the educated conclusion , ” What the hell do I have to loose”. I started in October taking what I call the “DIRT” twice daily and within 2 weeks I started noticing a difference in how I felt. More energy. less pain in my joints and in my hip. Within 4 weeks I was 90% pain free. I called my doctor and postponed the surgery just in case this was a fluke because I had a huge golf trip planned for Arizona on Jan 18, 2007. Living in Colorado didn’t provide any opportunity’s to golf so the true test would be to see how my hip would do with 5 rounds scheduled for 3 days. Now, I am 51 years old and we are talking 90 holes of golf in three days. I haven’t golfed that many holes in the past two years because it hurt so much. We’ll we just got back from a beautiful weekend in Scottsdale, Az and I golfed like a rock star. I hung in there with the best of our group and I was “PAIN FREE”. The true test for the effects of DE were absolutely incredible. Needless to say I told my doctor to shove it and he won’t be operating on me and “THE DIRT ” and I are best friends. I hope you include this real testimony as to the Miracle of Mother Nature.(Diatomaceous Earth). “  – Andy Berard – Denver, Co.



“I am writing this in hopes that someone will read this and be helped like I am. I tried diatomaceous earth, using about 3 heaping tablespoons in a cup of water, to appease my husband. He said it would be good for my hair. It doesn’t taste bad, it actually is good. However a week later we were driving to the store; I looked down and noticed I had nails. I have bitten my nails since I can remember. I went out and bought polish. I could not believe how fast they were growing and the urge to bite them was no longer there. My hair was also thinning in front and it is now filled in. When my 25-year old sister was pregnant, she craved chalk. Her husband would actually go to the store and buy her chalk to eat. I gave her some of the diatomaceous earth and she loved it. She quit eating chalk and took the diatomaceous earth every day.” – C.G., Pagosa Springs, CO


“Trip to another country

In September I went to Croatia. I experienced extreme sleepiness during and after my trip. I thought I had contracted a parasite, since I was drinking the water and later found out the water was not that clean. It was the same sleepiness I had experienced on my trip to Russia and I figured I had contracted Giardia, a parasite common in Russia. When I came home I began an aggressive herbal de-worming program, which is the same program I offered my clients. This program consisted of taking cloves, black walnut, wormwood combination and a product balled Rascal. I stayed on this treatment faithfully for three full weeks and even did higher dosages than was recommended in the directions. I figured I was relieved of any critters hanging on to my intestines. Right? WRONG! Two months later I went to a clinic and had live blood cell analysis to determine my condition. I was shocked to discover parasites in the blood. How could this be? I was following a program that was offered by some of the top parasatologists in the country. An angel came into my life recently. She was a client doing my supervised fasting retreat I offer in my residence. Bonnie GAVE me a container of Diatomaceous Earth and said “try it for you and your dogs”. What have I got to lose but a few wigglies, right? Hopefully! Guess what? After only 5 days of taking the recommended dose I passed a 5 inch creature determined by lab analysis to be a round worm. Not me! Not beautiful, charming, squeaky clean diet Millan! Yes. I guess they are right when they say 90 to 95 percent of us have parasites and worms. You see, they are usually a-symptomatic, so you could have them for years and never know it!”



“A little over 4 years ago I was involved in a bad car accident. My head hit the windshield and I was in the hospital for several days. Even after countless tests and “suggestions” the medical field has not been able to give me any relief to my daily headaches. I had pretty much come to terms with the fact that this was something I would endure my whole life. 3 week ago I started taking Diatomaceous Earth. After the 1st week, I noticed my headaches were GONE!!! I don’t know how it works—I don’t even care—all I know is that I can go through the day now pain free. I was so excited that I took some over to my ageing mom and had her start taking it. I went back about a week later and the 1st thing she said to me was “listen to this” she breathed in a deep breath from her nose and then let it out through her nose. She was also very excited as she has had blocked sinus for years. She also noticed that the skin sores by her bra line on her back were gone. I then took some over to my daughter who has acne. Her face is better now than it ever has been. I am a believer in Diatomaceous Earth!!!” – Pam – Nebraska



“I am a natural skeptic about “cure all” products like this, but was given a free jug of it if I would just try it. I suffer from arthritis all over my body and figured I had nothing to lose. After just 2 weeks of taking it every day, I am a believer!!! Not only do my joints not hurt anymore, but they have even stopped popping every time I bend them. I just generally feel better all over!! My Cholesterol has went from close to 500 down to 160!! I no longer take lipitor at all. I have gotten several of my co-workers taking Diatomaceous Earth now and they all love it also!!” – Leann – Nebraska



“…to date, in addition to enhanced “regularity”, the most noticeable effect, since I’ve been taking the DE, is a significant decrease in joint and/or muscle/ligament pain in and around the joints, including areas where I have arthritis.” – Tom – Nebraska


“Took 20 Years off my Age!!”

I started taking diatomaceous earth. I take about a rounded tablespoon in the morning in oatmeal, grits, ice cream, etc.. It has helped with my joints, not nearly as much pain. My left lung was almost useless, and hurt all the time. After taking DE for about two weeks I was able to cough up all the crud in my lung, and could breath much better. I felt like it took 20 years off my age. My face is clearer and smother. I could not believe that something that kills bugs could be so good for humans. I highly recommend this product.”


“Heart Problems Better!

I have been using your DE on my dogs for years. I know I have kept them parasite free by using this. I also use it for ants whenever they are a problem & they are gone. I use it for our flea problem too on the dogs. However I myself used to use the DE but never regularly – I then got scared to take the DE as I found out I have systemic Scleroderma that they say silica is contradicted to ingest or inhale as it will make your disease worse but I knew it was good for my BP when I took this. So for the last couple of years my BP issues despite med’s has gotten worse & my Scleroderma has affected my heart & arteries my heart rate has gone up into the low hundreds sitting & within a few minutes of walking I would exceed my max. heart rate of 135. I was diagnosed with Left side diastolic dysfunction or L. heart failure & I have also Pulmonary venous hypertension & have trouble breathing with light exertion that slows me down way too often & fatigue of course! So I have sat & wondered if the doc’s could be wrong as they don’t know that much about this disease & I have only gotten worse following their advice. I then went digging deeper as for any evidence other than from someone who sells DE as most don?t know as frankly Scleroderma is not that common! I found then the opposite that it’s a lack of silica in the body as we age that makes the arteries & organs stiffen & that Scleroderma is improved with DE! I felt this made some logical sense as this started off with hard to control hypertension that lead to this further complication of this disease. Control the vascular & improve that & the blood flow & you can improve the quality of life with this disease from the damage. As a experiment as my skin is VERY telling if I am getting worse for the Scleroderma – I did just a week of DE – my BP immediately responded & I didn’t have to take any BP med or I could on some days in the aftern. cut my BP pill in 1/2 & get a better reading with the DE than I got from a full BP pill! I also felt better a bit more energy. My heart rate lowered in #’s too – something NO medicine has gotten my bottom BP Diastolic down OR my heart rate AKA pulse down at all only my top #! I went off the DE on purpose for 2 wk’s & my BP was back up & my Heart rate up – so much so I had a bad episode that the doc could not help. I felt OK do I want to die or find my own way out of this in getting help? I felt DE was & so far is my answer. Today my BP after drinking 2 Tbps’s of DE in water was 2 hr’s later 125 over 83 & my heart rate was 77- that may not sound fab. to some but my #’s have been 125 to 140 over 98 with a heart rate of 110! This is only my 2nd day back on the DE. As to the Scleroderma issue my skin softened in lesions while on the DE being off for 2 wk’s my skin was back to looking worse again – so … to me as long as I can see relief with my heart in my daily BP like this & my skin with more energy – who cares why it works it does. My dogs for 6 yr?s are living proof it does not hurt them. I have been to Chicago to the best medical there for my heart & lungs & to Nashville to Vanderbilt to see the top doc’s who had nothing but trying to relieve some of the fluid around my heart but it did nothing to help my heart rate or my BP to come down. For me this natural method works & that is all the proof I need is seeing these numbers. My 10 lb bag is getting low & while I would rather ONLY buy in the larger 10 lb bags or more I will be travelling out of state by airline & I need a smaller bottle with the product name on this – putting white DE in a unmarked bottle by myself from a larger bag would look like it could be a drug so … Thank you I am a believer!”


“DE Cured My Food Intolerances!!

To my new favorite people, A couple of months ago I very suddenly became allergic to EVERYTHING! I was losing around half a pound a day and was basically starving to death. I could only tolerate lamb, carrots, beets and a certain brand of imported spring water. Even those things I would sometimes react to. After multiple ER visits, a frustrating visit to an allergist (where I at least got an epi-pen) and no answers from any of the doctors I was in contact with, I started researching causes online. For awhile it seemed like Histamine Intolerance was my problem, along with a severe (anaphylaxis) reaction to any sulfites or sulfurous foods or supplements – though there were high histamine foods I didn’t react to, and low histamine foods that I did. I tried supplementing with vitamins and minerals, but nothing was helping. I found information about DE and read everything I could find about it. Since so many of the issues DE addresses (parasites, candida, heavy metal and pesticide toxicity, infections, etc) were on the list of things that could cause a sudden onset of intolerances, I ordered some right away. My only regret is that I waited for almost a week before starting it. I had a severe reaction that had us driving to the nearest ER 18 miles away on a Sunday night around midnight (I hadn’t even eat anything!), and the next morning I started taking the DE – just a teaspoon, first thing on an empty stomach. It’s been almost 2 weeks now and I haven’t had a reaction since taking it. I worked up to a heaping tablespoon within a few days and the horrific colors and textures that were “flushed” out of me in that first week were truly disturbing. I can now eat and drink anything I want to with no reaction – I can’t believe it actually worked, and SO QUICKLY!!! You can’t imagine my relief, not to mention my husband’s, that I’m able to eat and function normally again! I’m a food blogger and recipe developer so food is not only my love, but also my livelihood! Thank you so much for this amazing product! I’m telling everybody I know about it, and already have friends and family ordering it for its amazing health benefits! I am so grateful to you and your product – I had read all of the testimonials before buying it but I still wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t experienced it myself! I will be a loyal customer for life! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!”


“Less Bloating!

I have been using diatomaceous earth just a week and have had great results. 5 years ago I had a mass discovered in the lower left quadrant of my colon and had many tests and seen many doctors with no results. The pain and bloating had been so bad here in recent weeks that I could not tolerate it. My abdominal bloating was about 4 times the size that it should be and now after 7 short days it has decreased to half the size it was.I would like to thank you and your company for doing what doctors and medication could not. I have also started to see many other benefits too many to list that have greatly helped with my overall health and wellbeing. Thank you so much and I will be and already have been sending customers to your site so they too can discover this wonderful product and company like myself. I have also stopped using my prostate medication and no longer need catheters due to this great product. If only I had discovered this sooner I would have saved much money and ti me and been enjoying life instead of being enslaved to my bed.”

“I have been on DE for 6 months now and I just had my lab work done. My triglycerides have been reduced from 495 down to 203. I have so much more energy and my hair and nails are growing so much better. My husband has had high blood pressure and since being on the dirt, his BP is now in the normal range. It has also helped with my varicose veins and I no longer have any pain from them..” – Rhonda from Louisiana.


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O) And of course digestive issues of: Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating, Gas, Cramping, Abdominal Pain, Distention, just to name of few of the many symptoms


These source of these digestive issues are multi-fold:  the disease process itself, side effects of medications, improper food combining, improper digestive enzyme levels, food intolerances. And we have addressed all the fixes to these problems ( see above).

I think it’s very important to be aware  of these Cascading Problems so that you can be pro-active and to pre-empt further problems. It’s unlikely your doctor has made you aware of these.



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