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Dr. Passaro, I took the 7 Day Colon cleanse 3 weeks ago now. It is the first product I have found that made me go to the bathroom everyday. I am 37 and all my adult life I have typically had a...

Hi Melanie, Thank you for your inquiry and feed back on the 7 day colon cleanse. I am so happy you had such a good response and felt better while taking it. Unfortunately, it is not a product suitable for long term use even at low doses. The herbs used in that formula are in a category called stimulant laxatives. Although they are useful for short term colon cleanses and intermittent... Read Full Answer
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Help, I have H Pylori. What is it? What are the symptoms? I have a lot of bloating. Is this normal? Also, I feel terrible every time I eat. Not stomach pains, but my stomach is like distended, and my...

H pylori is a bacterial infection of the stomach that was discovered to be the major cause of ulcers and gastritis.  Symptoms of H pylori infection fall under the category of Dyspepsia.  These symptoms can be characterized/described as indigestion, gaseousness, fullness, or gnawing or burning pain localized to the upper abdomen or chest.  Early satiety, abdominal... Read Full Answer

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I’ve been taking Silver Biotics for almost a week and just received my order from vitabase of Acidophilus,& Suprema dophilus. I would like to know if they will have any...

First understand that the Silver Biotics formula is a colloidal silver supplement that acts as an antimicrobial agent.  

The Acidophilus and Suprema dopilius are probiotics that aid in establishing a healthy microflora in the gut.  Probiotics are very safe and rarely... Read Full Answer

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Dr. Passero, I have chronic constipation and have tried prescription meds and some supplements from the health food stores like,senna, aloe vera, magnesium, triphala with...

One of the most important issues related to constipation that frequently gets missed is thyroid function.  Low thyroid function will cause constipation in certain individuals and to varying degrees.  Make sure you get a detailed thyroid panel that includes the TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 levels. ... Read Full Answer

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Hello Dr.Passero, about 15-30 minutes after eating I have gas, cramps, and diarrhea. Mainly when I eat chicken, cheese, milk, tea, cokes. I thought I may have IBS or Lactose Intolerance but I am...

 It is very possible that your digestive discomfort could be related to IBS.  This is just the name for any scenario in which the bowel becomes irritated.  It can be related to stress or offending foods.  You may want to try using a digestive enzyme.  This will help your body to break down food better.  Sometimes... Read Full Answer

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Hi I take an herbal compound that contains Senna leaf and pod. Its been a great relief in my chronic constipation. I’ve been taking it daily for a few years. But I’m...

Long term use of any type of laxative is not recommended.  Natural or synthetic, the strong laxatives like senna that work by causing irritation in the bowels to induce a bowel movement, will cause dependence if used over extended periods of time. 

I know it sounds basic, but... Read Full Answer

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Dr. Passero, I have a question for you. Can I take calendula Tea for Diverticulitis problems? or give me your best advice. Thanks!

Calendula is a wonderful herb and can be used topically or internally to promote the healing and soothing of tissues.  It is thought to have mild anti-inflammatory properties and has been known to be helpful for gastrointestinal complaints.  For these reasons I think it would be a great idea for... Read Full Answer

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Hello, I am lactose intolerant.  Every time I am going to consume dairy products, I have to take 3 to 4 extra strength lactose caplets.  Is there anything I can take, so I would not be...

Unfortunately, once your body has stopped producing the lactase enzyme that breaks down lactose it is not likely you will make it again.  You may find that consuming small amounts of easily digested dairy products like cheese may get easier over time.  Always use the lactose caplets to avoid any uncomfortable symptoms.  Also, I found through patient... Read Full Answer

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Is there a yogurt pill?

Not exactly, but there is something close.  One of the main reasons why yogurt is healthy for you is due to the live cultures of beneficial bacteria.  These bacteria, mainly acidophilus, are used to ferment the sugar and proteins in milk to create yogurt.  In our body, these bacteria colonize the intestinal tract and help to keep us healthy. ... Read Full Answer

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Dr.Passero, I have, which I believe to be IBS. I want to get rid of this. I've been saving money up to get a supplemental colon cleanse as well as a hydrocolontherapy. Would you say this is the best...

Most multivitamins are safe. The real question to ask is which multivitamins are potent enough and pure enough to actually be effective?

One of the most important things you can do to assess the purity of your multivitamin is to check the label. Look in the area where "Other ingredients" are listed. If there is a long list of ingredients such as; titanium dioxide, BHA, artificial... Read Full Answer

Category: Digestion
Answered by: Dr. Kevin Passero