I am studying. My continuing education s…

I am studying. My continuing education subjects the past two days were Autoimmune Diseases and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disorders as researched and compiled by Mary O’Brien M.D.. Interestingly two things really struck me as important to know about IBS and you might be interested as well.
In a controlled study by Bensoussan et al (JAMA 1998) when Chinese Herbal medicine was used to help people with IBS the group receiving CHM had sustained improvement even 14 weeks after completion of treatment. Treatments, both CHM and placebo, lasted 16 weeks and were regularly evaluated by Chinese herbalists and gastroenterologists, all of whom were blinded to treatment groups.
Again a study regarding IBS but done in Italy (Cappello et al 2007) “tested the use of peppermint oil (Mintoil, two enteric coated capsules twice per day for four weeks) compared to placebo in 57 patients with IBS. They found that 75% of patients in the peppermint oil group showed a >50% reduction in total abdominal symptoms, compared with 38% of the patients in the placebo group who experienced this degree of improvement.”
Allopathic medicine would and does use pharmaceutical drugs that have pages and pages of negative side effects and unknown benefits. How can they ignore these very positive results using either an ancient medical treatment that has proven effective over hundred if not thousands of years or a simple peppermint oil? No not how can they, how dare they.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by patrick on 19:45 at Monday, October 19, 2009

    Aloha Kris: I have no idea how Ifound this blog and you, but I am glad I did. I have a long Gluten and MSG story, but mostly would love to share information with you.
    I would really love to hear from you. Warmest aloha, patrick


    • Aloha Patrick, I am interested in everyone’s stories, so please share any information you think I would find useful or that others would appreciate knowing.
      I would like to share one short story with you. I recently reviewed a cheese product that I bought on Amazon.com. I rated it very low because I understood when I bought the product that it was pure cheese. When I received the product I found that it had maltodextrin in it, of course, used as a flowing agent but rendering it useless to me as I do not want to ingest excitotoxins or anything remotely resembling MSG.
      This week I got an email from Amazon saying someone had responded to my review, so being curious I read it. The writer had the surname name of Collier and they attacked my review as being written by someone who was both “stupid and ignorant”. “Maltodextrin is a flowing agent” Collier responded and a by product of sugar not MSG. I responded that he/she was correct it is a flowing agent but people with MSG sensitivities should not ingest items with Maltodextrin and thus my comment on my review of the cheesy bits.
      What do you think? Has your MSG story included items with maltodextrin? I know that Dr. Klinghardt feels that flowing agents like maltodextrin and magnesium stearate form a bio film on the lining of the gut and thus interfere with the absorption of most supplements that have those items listed as added ingredients. He has not dealt with the excitotoxins but “MSG Myth” does and maltodextrin is definitely included in the do not ingest list.
      I would love to hear from you and look forward to sharing your information with others. There really is a derth of information out there for the health oriented person and your information could save someone’s life.


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