Digestion/Elimination/IBS/Gerd-What you can do about it

The Digestion /Elimination/IBS/Gerd lecture was presented Monday, October 19th at Johnson Compounding & Wellness.  Dr. Gary Kracoff led an informative discussion on natural solutions to digestive problems Digestion Lecture OCt 2015that affect the majority of the population.
He addressed the following issues:

  • gas
  • bloating
  • indigestion
  • reflux
  • constipation
  • diarrhea

Also discussed were alternatives to laxatives, acid blockers, diarrhea medications.
We had a full house at the lecture – standing room only!
Please remember to reserve your seat to future lectures so we canDigestion Lecture Oct 2015 include everyone.
Audience participation was great! We had great discussions, questions and answers, helpful hints to help the digestive system and plenty of laughs.  We discussed bowel movements, burping, and many other necessary issues that normally are not discussed in public.
Here is the recording of the lecture if you were not able to attend.

Thanks to all who attended!  


2 thoughts on “Digestion/Elimination/IBS/Gerd-What you can do about it”

  1. I attended this lecture on Monday and it was excellent. Thank you, Gary, for an informative and enlightening night.
    I did have a question I wanted to run by you and the others in the group. As I look at probiotics and try and decide which brand to buy, I see they range anywhere from 15 – 50 billion live cultures per capsule. How does one know what amount they should be taking? And how would one know if they were taking too much or too little? Would love your thoughts, Gary. And would love to hear what other people are taking and what amounts work for them.

    1. Great question Jeanne.
      I like Natural Creations Enterobiotic, Innateresponse Flora 20-14, Orthomolecular Orthobiotic, Renulife Ultra flora to name a few. You want to take anywhere form 5 billion cfu (colony forming units) per dose, up to over 100 billion cfus, and have many different organisms in the capsule.
      If someone has very poor GI health, there may be many opportunistic organisms in the bowel. If you start too high a number of probiotics, when they get into the gut, they will displace the “bad” bacteria. This is a good thing. If you displace too many too fast, some people get gas, bloat, constipation or diarrhea. So if the gut is in poor health, I like to start with a lower dose and move up.
      You do not have to purchase many different one, you can even start with 1/4 or 1/2 capsule daily for a few days, and increase. This can help prevent the above issues.
      Depending on what the underlying condition is, sometimes using a very high dose at the onset is the proper way to go.
      So as we always say, each of us is different, and there can be different correct answers for different people. So please feel free to contact us, and we can help you decide what is the best probiotic, and the proper quantity for you.

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