Digestion

Acid Reflux

Q: I have been on prescription meds for years for the treatment of acid reflux. My understanding is that these meds are for shortterm use only. Im trying to resolve this problem with natural remedies....
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Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice, also known as DGL is one of the best natural remedies for acid reflux symptoms.  This is a form of licorice that has had one of its... Read_More »

Answered by: Dr. Kevin Passero
Date: 6/2/2008
Category: Digestion

Probiotic Questions

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

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

Answered by: Dr. Kevin Passero
Date: 2/28/2008
Category: Digestion

Constipation

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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 no...

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One of the most important issues related to constipation that frequently gets missed is thyroid function.  Low thyroid function will cause... Read_More »

Answered by: Dr. Kevin Passero
Date: 1/28/2008
Category: Digestion

Digestive Concern

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

Answered by: Dr. Kevin Passero
Date: 1/6/2008
Category: Digestion

Prolonged Use Of Senna

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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...

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Long term use of any type of laxative is not recommended.  Natural or synthetic, the strong laxatives like senna that work by causing irritation... Read_More »

Answered by: Dr. Kevin Passero
Date: 12/17/2007
Category: Digestion

Diverticulitis

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

Answered by: Dr. Kevin Passero
Date: 12/13/2007
Category: Digestion

Lactose Intolerant

Q: 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...
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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... Read_More »

Answered by: Dr. Kevin Passero
Date: 11/1/2007
Category: Digestion

Probiotics And Yogurt

Q: Is there a yogurt pill?
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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,... Read_More »

Answered by: Dr. Kevin Passero
Date: 10/9/2007
Category: Digestion

Colon Cleansing And Hydrocolontherapy

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

Answered by: Dr. Kevin Passero
Date: 9/20/2007
Category: Digestion