Chrohns and IBS Conditions 03112014

Crohn’s, IBS & Other Digestion Conditions
Lose the Wheat, Add Some Vitamins and Let’s
Get Healthy Again
With Barbara Lagoni
Joanette Coogan
Hannah Sharapan
Digestive Disorders
• Acid Reflux ( GERD )
• Irritable Bowel Disease
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease
(Crohn’s , Ulcerative Colitis)
• Bloating
• Gas
• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Burping, belching
Upper Digestion – the Stomach
• acid reflux ( GERD)
• affects 25% to 30% of population (100 million)
• costs $10 billion in medications,
doctors and lost work
• ulcer
• affects 5 million
• nausea
Acid in Stomach is Important
• It kills bad bacteria entering the body through the
mouth ( like a sterilization tank )
• Controls proper pH for friendly bacteria to thrive and
bad bacteria to die.
• It begins the process of breaking down our food,
especially protein.
• If food is not properly digested, it
becomes a toxin, irritates the lining
of the digestive tract and causes
What Causes Acid Reflux
• Stress can increase stomach acid production
• But it is just as likely that stress suppresses the digestive
process to divert energy to your muscles and your brain in
order to “ fight or flee”. .. Suppresses digestive enzymes and
stomach acid.
• Diets high in sugar and refined carbohydrates, soda pop, etc
How to Test if the Problem is too Much or Too Little Acid
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a half glass of water
on an empty stomach. If after 15 minutes, you feel no burning
sensation , then the issue may be TOO LITTLE STOMACH
Side Effects of GI Medications
( Nexium , Prilosec, Prevacid )
Dry mouth
Difficulty breathing
Severe stomach pain
Swelling of face, lips, tongue
or throat
Unusual tiredness
Bruising or bleeding
Unusual hoarseness
Bone pain
Dark urine
Fast heart beat
Tightness in chest
Danger – same symptoms when too little acid as with too much acid
Lower Digestion – The Intestines
•Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• 20 % of population.. 1 in 5
Americans( 75 % women )
•Inflammatory Bowel
(Crohns, ulcerative colitis, 1.4 million)
Note: Omega Guard is a natural
Crohns Disease
Hannah’s Story
•Sick from 9th grade
•Senior year missed Prom & much of the school year
•Eventually scopes & tests showed Crohn’s
•Blood levels extremely low ----iron injections
•Withdraw from College— devastated
•Vomited every day for the next 6 years & no investigation drug’s side
•Repeated hospital stays
•Day after our wedding I began to perforate
Hannah’s story cont’d
•Mostly bedridden last year before surgery
•Horrible diet– tea, jelly and soda crackers --- no TPN at that time
•Hair grayed
•Skin lightened
•Teeth yellowed
•69 pounds
•Surgery extremely helpful– removed 3 relatively small sections
Got my life back …adopted Halle & Danielle
Became pregnant with Ashley
Problems during pregnancy (no Shaklee sadly)
Had bowel impactions daily
Cervix visible
Rectal abscess
Rectal dilations daily last 6 weeks of pregnancy
Delivered month early beautiful Ashley
Back to school & finished degree
Had bowel impactions & still weekly dilations for 6 years
Hannah’s story takes a great turn
Enter Shaklee (yea!)
1st month no more dilations
1st month could absorb food & gained weight
1st month no more menstrual cramps/pms
Gradually allergies under control
A few months later migraine headaches gone
Checked 4 years later no scar tissue!
Led healthy life from then on
Update---Hannah’s Story
No medications for all of these years
Recently some issues …Still felt good most of the time
Internal scar tissue
Surgery to remove very small section where had been joined
Doctors amazed – no anastomosis lasts 46 years
Amazed at my fitness
Amazed at my recovery
Less than 3 weeks doing everything again
Feel great and extremely blessed
Thank you Shaklee!
6 Factors That Cause Unhealthy Gut
Brenda Watson --Road to Perfect Health
1. Antibiotics and medications ( found in tap water,
meats & poultry, etc )
2. Lack of probiotics
3. Acid suppressing medications
4. Undigested and partially digested food
( especially protein )
5. Environmental toxins ( water, air )
6. Age – Bifido probiotics decline dramatically after
age 50
Gluten Sensitivity & Celiac
• Found in most grains especially wheat, oats, barley
(not in rice, quinoa, corn, soy, millet )
• People with sensitivity develop antibodies to the digestive
breakdown products of gluten… which create inflammation…
that damage the villi … & allow bacteria and partially digestive
products to get into the blood stream… which causes more
inflammation , …
• Celiac - -1 out of 100 have it;
• 1 out of 4000 are ever diagnosed
• Today’s wheat has 40 times the
gluten level.
Wheat Belly
William Davis, MD ( cardiologist)
“ Since the introduction of dietary guidelines in
the 1970’s calling for reduced fat intake, a
“Wheat builds
strange phenomenon has occurred …
up fat in all
Americans have steadily, inexorably become
the wrong
heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes
than ever before.”
Associated • Today’s wheat – genetically altered to provide
greatest yield at lowest cost. ( 40X the gluten )
Diabetes, heart
• Causes blood sugar to spike more rapidly than
celiac disease,
eating pure table sugar and has additive
properties that cause us to ride a roller coaster of
arthritis and
hunger, over-eating, and fatigue.
Grain Brain -- The Surprising Truth About Wheat,
Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers
David Perlmutter, MD ( neurologist)
• Modern grains are silently destroying your brain
…contributing to dementia, ADHD, epilepsy,
anxiety, chronic headaches, depression,
decreased libido, insomnia, schizophrenia, etc
• Diabetes and brain disease – are largely
preventable and uniquely tied together…
Having diabetes DOUBLES your risk for
• Grains cause INFLAMMATION , especially wheat.
• Average American consumes 133 POUNDS of
• Can damage DNA
Avoid Stuff
that Damages the Digestive System
Junk Food
Eat Healthy Food …
real food
1. Eat Food
2. Not too much
3. Mostly from plants
Michael Pollan -- Food Rules
• Vivix Clinical Study – State University of N.Y. at Buffalo
• High fat “ fast food” is dangerous
• causes inflammation, oxidative stress
• Antioxidants protect cells …
• They aren’t in meat
• They aren’t in dairy
• They aren’t in cookies
• They are primarily in VEGETABLES & FRUITS
Shaklee Products for Healthy Digestion
• Optiflora
• EZ-Gest
• Fiber Advantage Bars/
Fiber Tabs
• Stomach Soothing Complex
• Herb Lax
• Alfalfa
Optiflora Probiotic (Friendly Bacteria)
Why Optiflora?
• We are constantly exposed to bad bacteria &
yeast in the food we eat
• Antibiotics wipe out the good bacteria
• Bad bacteria & yeast ( candida )
– Weaken the immune system
– Cause gas, bloating, diarrhea,
Irritable bowel
– Cause acid reflux
– Allergies
Unique, Patented “Triple Encapsulation”
Technology Protects “Live” Microflora
Supports healthy immune system
& healthy digestion
“Live” microflora
Water and oxygen barrier
Stomach acid protection
Only Shaklee has it!
500 million friendly bacteria/capsule
Triple encapsulation process → 90% delivery
OPTIFLORA™ completely survives stomach acid.
Microflora are then released in the intestine. han
4 Key Functions of Probiotics
in the Lower Intestines
• Strengthen the immune system
• Maintain a healthy lining of the gut to prevent
parasites and toxins from entering the blood stream
• Enhances the detoxification of
heavy metals and chemicals
• Produces Vitamin K and Biotin
(that’s why antibiotics can cause vitamin deficiencies
Optiflora Capsules
• Optimum vitamin + mineral amounts
• Now with 1,000-1,200 IU Vitamin D!
Most powerful antioxidant spectrum*
Anti-aging nutrients*
7 Omega-3 fatty acids ( reduces inflammation )
Guaranteed super-active probiotics
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
E Z-Gest Digestive Enzyme
• Millions of Americans suffer from gas, bloating and
• 50 million Americans have trouble digesting dairy
(lactose intolerance)
• Almost any food can be a
problem for some – beans, fruits,
whole grains, fats, proteins
• Celiac disease (often
misdiagnosed as IBS, can
create enzyme deficiencies.) jo
E Z-Gest Digestive Enzyme Support
• Comprehensive digestive enzymes
(not just Lactaid or Beano); breaks down protein, fats,
carbohydrates into easily absorbed components)
Improves digestion of milk sugars in dairy
Improves absorption of nutrients into blood stream
All plant-derived ; Vegetarian capsules
Prevents bloating, gas, belching, burping
Improves digestion, stomach cramps
• lowers LDL cholesterol naturally
• normalizes blood sugar levels
• promotes regularity, colon health
• eliminates toxins -- ( should leave body 12
to 24 hrs after eating )
Less than 5% of adults consume recommended fruits & veggies
Only 2% of children consume recommended fruits & veggies
<10% of adults consume recommended amount of whole grains
Most Americans consume
much less fiber than we should
National Institutes of Health RECOMMENDS…
25 to 30 gm/day
Fiber Advantage Bars and Fiber Tabs
• 8 gm fiber – 7 gm soluble, only 120 calories/serving
• Convenient & tasty
• 100% natural – no artificial anything
• Based on 54 years of Shaklee research – 4 published
clinical studies
• No saturated or trans fats
• Low glycemic index
• Gluten free
• Star-K kosher certified
• 4 different kinds of natural fiber from grains, fruits &
Stomach Soothing Complex
• For occasional indigestion (upset stomach)
• For nausea (queasy stomach) – motion sickness, sea sickness,
morning sickness, chemotherapy, after surgery,
• For gas, bloating, heart burn, stomach ache, GERD
• Provides digestive herbs peppermint, ginger, fennel & anise
that soothe and calm the stomach
• Anti-viral, anti-candida, anti-inflammatory,
antibacterial, inhibits diarrhea,
• Stimulates gall bladder and liver
• Aids irritable bowel symptoms
Herb Lax – Gentle Herbal Laxative
Improves regularity
Reduces body odor
Improves acne
Relieves constipation
Helps headaches
Contains 9 herbs for a mild cleansing action
• Dark circles under eyes
Alfalfa Complex
Used since time of Egyptians to aid digestion & sooth queasy
• Grown organically in California – no pesticides, herbicides,
artificial flavors, colors, preservatives – all vegetarian
• Reported to help ulcers, stomach ailments, colon problems, gas,
hiatal hernia, water retention, body odor, bad breath,
• Contains fiber, chlorophyll, trace minerals
• Arthritis, allergies & sinus congestion, gout,
Hannah’s Starting Program for Crohns
Start here :
Optiflora Capsules
Omega Guard to reduce inflammation
EZ Gest
B Complex
Next Add:
Vita E Complex ( if scar tissue)
Chewable Calcium Magnesium
Instant or Energizing Soy Protein
Vita Lea
Fiber Tabs
Shaklee Products for Healthy Digestion
Fiber Advantage Bars
Stomach Soothing Complex
Herb Lax
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