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Highlights of a Recent Gastrointestinal Appointment

Below are excerpts from a recent appointment I had with a client. I thought it would be a good idea to pass them along as they address issues that so many of you can relate to.

Remember as I always say—-IBS-Colitis-UC-Crohn’s are all the same man-made condition. They not diseases. They are only separated by how much damage there is to the tissue which is commensurate with the amount of time one goes w/o the proper care.

Do Probiotics have side effects? Yes—–Good Ones.


I am asked many questions about probiotics- which means ‘for life.’ My initial response is to ask them whether they ask their doctor as many questions about antibiotics- which by the way means ‘against life.’

Probiotics have side-benefits. This means that while we are taking them for one thing they are helping us with many other things.

Ulcerative Colitis Flare Ups


Many of you who are living with UC spend extended periods of time with no symptoms believing that you are in ‘remission’ and then out of nowhere you get a flare-up!

I want to be clear that unless you have done something specific to heal it this will just keep happening and ultimately the flair ups will come more frequently and will be even worse.

Body Language and IBS Symptoms

I am often asked ‘how do I know what I have?’ ‘I saw 3 dr’s and they all told me something different.’ ‘They did a colonoscopy and said they could not find anything.’

The only way to properly diagnose any inflammatory bowel condition is to ask / listen to the body. It will tell you what it is experiencing by it’s symptoms.

A UC Success Story

[:en]My name is Kevin and at the age of 24 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. The Dr. was not very hopeful that I would ever be off medication. I did alright for the first year on Lialda (a time released sulfasalazine) with bursts of prednisone when I’d have a flare up. I was never really myself though.

What Ulcerative Colitis is Not.


Ulcerative Colitis is not some mysterious ‘where did that come from’ disease.

Ulcerative Colitis is not caused by a germ and is not genetic.

Ulcerative Colitis is not something your pre ww2 ancestors had to deal with. The actual cause hadn’t been invented yet.

That actual cause is ultra potent manmade synthetic antibiotics.

From Crohn’s to Soccer- This Little Guy Has Dodged a Bullet.


Please read this from the bottom up to see another success story in the making. This young guy was having a very hard time until his parents took a shot at trying something alternative. He had a nasty case of crohn’s ‘disease’ and was looking like a candidate for surgery.

This is the chronology of treatment:


Ulcerative Colitis – On the Road to Recovery

From: XXXXX>
Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2013 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: Protocol 2/18/13

Dr. Snow,

Thank you for the information about the dairy free supplements.

I was 99% sure the mucus in my stool was as a result of the dairy based probiotic.  

What to Eat: The Food Rules for people with Inflammatory Conditions.


If you have any inflammatory bowel condition—-IBS – colitis -ulcerative colitis or crohn’s I am sure that you are confused as to what to eat. I am going to clear that up for you.

Keep one thing in mind. All of these conditions have one thing in common—-inflammation. The gastrointestinal tract is eroded- irritated and inflamed.

The Riot Act!


Looking for an IBS treatment? A remedy for colitis? Tired of constant diarrhea or constipation and all of the gastro-intestinal problems that come with IBD? Join the club. There are 10’s of 1000’s of you out there who have tried everything that their gastroenterologist has prescribed. As if the only option is drugs or surgery.

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