Category Archives: Digestion and gut health

Wellness News for those Who Suffer from IBS

With the holidays literally around the corner, we wanted to provide some relevant information to those who may need some relief from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), a common gastrointestinal ailment covering a variety of symptoms. Let’s face it, most of us will be consuming some extra goodies this time of year. But for many IBS sufferers, this can lead to enhanced symptoms including constipation and bloating, said to be due to abnormal gut flora. These symptoms can be extremely painful and embarrassing, and the last thing you want to deal with when celebrating with family and friends.

How Regulat® Can Help

  • Regulat has shown to help provide relief from any of the seven symptoms of IBS, whether diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, bloating, abdominal pains or cramps.1)Regulat Compendium – click this link and go to pg 60-61
  • Regulat promotes a healthy composition of the gut flora, which, among other things, reduces flatulence.

The broad ranging effects of Regulat have been experienced by many with digestive issues. Regulat’s components help activate the immune system, and excessive allergic and inflammatory processes are suppressed. Although the effects of Regulat take some time to help create the desired balance – it is not a quick fix for a ongoing problem – now would be a good time to start …your stomach will thank you!

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1. Regulat Compendium – click this link and go to pg 60-61

Crohn’s & Coltis Awareness Week – #CCAwarenessWeek

Crohn's and Colitis AwarenessIF YOU suffer from or know someone who suffers from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, you will understand the toll these conditions can take on one’s physical and emotional health.

Crohn’s and colitis are a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which an abnormal immune system response causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract — currently, about 1.6 million Americans have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.  According to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, that number is pretty much split down the middle in terms of Crohn’s vs. Colitis, and the uptick in these conditions over the last few decades has been significant.  To illustrate, there was a 74% increase in doctor’s office visits due to Crohn’s disease between 1992 and 2004.

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.  Symptoms can include:

  • Persistent Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Urgent need to move bowels
  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Sensation of incomplete evacuation
  • Constipation (can lead to bowel obstruction)

What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine (also called the colon), in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers. The combination of inflammation and ulceration can cause abdominal discomfort and frequent emptying of the colon.  Symptoms can include:

  • bowel movements become looser and more urgent
  • persistent diarrhea accompanied by abdominal pain and blood in the stool
  • stool is generally bloody
  • crampy abdominal pain

Diagnosis and Treatment

There’s no single test that can positively diagnose Crohn’s disease. If you have symptoms, your doctor may run a series of tests to rule out other conditions.  Some physicians may suggest surgery or taking immune suppressants (which only treat symptoms), but we suggest seeing a holistic practitioner who can get deeper into the causes and provide natural treatments.

For example, in his book BIOLOGICAL MEDICINE, Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Clinic says that he believes that ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease “are problems related to dental infective foci and heavy metals.” (Mercury/amalgam fillings etc. seem to be at the basis of many health conditions).

When removing mercury fillings be sure that your dentist follows the IAOMT’s Smart Protocol – Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique.)

Although a healthy diet is crucial to helping reduce symptoms, eliminating the dental infective foci should be a priority.  In addition, supplementing one’s diet with Regulat can provide many benefits, especially as it supports both the digestive and immune systems.Here’s an example of how Paracelsus Clinic Lustmühle, the largest clinic for biological medicine and dentistry in central Europe with a healing tradition of over 50 years, uses Regulat to help with “gut health”. They have intensively used Regulat for several years for the following purposes:

  • Acid base regulation: Acid base regulation occurs due to the lactic acid in Regulat stimulating the anaerobic intestinal flora. Regulat® stimulates this anaerobic flora of the intestines which improve deacidification and detoxification.
  • ProBiotic effect:  the Prosymbiontic stages of bacteria present in Regulat® can develop like ProBiotics in the intestines, into life-supporting bacteria.
  • Enzymes: Regulat® contains Proteolytic and digestive enzymes, produced and extracted by the fermentation process. Therefore Regulat® has a local intestinal anti-inflammatory effect.

All in all, Regulat® is one of the most active products for rebuilding intestinal harmony, especially the intestinal flora and acid base metabolism.”
Thomas Rau MD, Chief Physician

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation invites you to stand together and bring more awareness to IBD than ever before. Use #myIBD to educate others for better understanding and to strengthen the fight to spread awareness of some underlying reasons for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Regulat will be promoting Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week on our social media to support this campaign. Please check out our facebook page for more information.

Walnuts may increase good gut bacteria

A recent study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry shows that eating walnuts may increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut.  Previous research has indicated benefits to the heart as well as providing anti-inflammatory effects. Now this study adds to walnuts’ status as a ‘superfood’ by observing that walnuts shifted the gut microbial community in a beneficial way.

There is a saying that ‘you are what you eat’. But in this modern age with so many allergies etc., our slogan you are what you absorb!“™ makes more sense. You may eat food that is good for you but if you either cannot absorb it or are allergic to it, then it will not provide expected benefits. Regulat® pro bio contains walnuts in an easy assimilable form such that even people with allergies report that they tolerate Regulat® very well – we have not encountered patients having allergic reactions.

This is because some nut allergies, such as an allergy to walnuts, are due to the long protein chains of the ingredient. In Regulat®, walnuts are broken down through the cascade fermentation process so that these long protein chains are no longer present – they have been converted into non-allergenic oligopeptides and amino acids.

Walnuts are known to have a higher concentration of the essential unsaturated fatty acid alpha-linoleic acid than any other food, and also contain a high percentage of vitamin E. This is said to help lower the “bad” LDL-cholesterol. In addition, walnuts contain B vitamins and vitamins A, C and E, which, as they promote digestion, may partly be responsible for the results seen in this study. These vitamins also support important brain activities, giving walnuts the reputation as a “brain food”.

Regulat® pro bio is a Cascade-fermented bioconcentrate made from fresh fruit, vegetables and walnuts, to help support biological regulatory processes.

 

Gut Health Wellness Trend 2016

gut-health-stomach-vegetablesIn 2016 gut health became an increasingly popular topic of discussion throughout the health and wellness world. There is increasing awareness of the value of gut health as it is integral to overall health.

Huffington Post Health Australia published an article last week entitled 6 Things We Learned About Gut Health and the Microbiome in 2016 that sums up this central theme of the year. Because our bodies are populated with a collection of bacteria (aka our “microbiome”), it’s important that we focus on a proper internal balance in order to harness its beneficial abilities.

Researchers are increasingly focused on the influence of bacteria on our bodies. Others suggest that research on bacteria may present the next frontier in modern medicine.

This article summarized six key points about gut health this year:

  1. It is related to weight loss. – “Obese people have less diverse microbiomes than healthy people”. King’s College London professor of Genetic Epidemiology Tim Spector told The Huffington Post Australia we were only beginning to understand why.
  2. It is related to mental health. – “Research from scientists with New York City’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that altering the gut bacteria in a sick person might help alleviate psychiatric conditions.”
  3. It could be related to migraines. – “A study by the University of California San Diego Health Sciences found people who got migraines had significantly more microbes with the ability to break down nitrates in their mouth than the rest of the population.”
  4. It may affect sleep and jet lag. – “Research associate Dr Amy Reynolds told HuffPost Australia sleep was mysteriously linked to diabetes, obesity and other chronic health conditions and answers could be found in the microbiome.”
  5. Early use of antibiotics could permanently affect the microbiome. – “A University of Helsinki study found early use of antibiotics in children could alter the natural population of microbes in a way that left them at higher risk of weight gain and asthma later in childhood.”
  6. It could be used to make medicine. – “Biologists and medical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are reprogramming gut bacteria to act as “living therapeutics” that can correct the metabolic dysfunctions underlying certain ailments.”

For the full article from HuffPost Australia, please visit this link.

For thousands of years people around the world have found that fermenting certain foods in a controlled way increases digestibility of the raw food and adds health-giving effects, thus improving gut health. Taking Regulat® daily may help to improve gut health and overall balance in the microbiome.