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.

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 […]

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 way to do this? What would you suggest. Also I’m prediabetic I feel like its affecting my libido, a lot.

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 […]

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 […]

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 lactose intolerant? Thank you

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 […]

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 diverticulitis. The best way to address diverticulitis […]

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 worried that prolonged use of this irritant may be causing unseen or upcoming problems. Should I stop its use, and if so, what can I do for the constipation instead? Many thanks!

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 please make sure you are consuming adequate amounts […]

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 confused because it does not happen all the time but more often than I like for I have found myself hanging around the restroom more often after eating. What can I do to stop this?

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.  […]

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 success. the magnesium,all kinds makes my mouth burn and irritates my stomach. I drink gallons of water and eat a lot of vegetables and little fruit as I am hypoglycemic and am on a hypo diet and I react to many foods. Is there anything I could try for constipation to help me? I am desperate.

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.  All three of theses tests are very important and absolutely necessary […]

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 bad reactions taken together? Please Help…

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 create any unwanted side effects or bad reactions.  A slight increase in gas may be the […]

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 body will actually hurt like arthritis. I just took a saliva test and it revealed this. Information seems to be vague. Thank you for any help. Gail

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 distention and […]

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 Bowel movement every 7-10 days. I have not found any fiber supplements that dont make me blow out like I am 5 months pregnant. I drink 1/2 of my body weight in water everyday, and I am a Personal trainer with a certified nutrition certification. So I have been thru food logs and diet checks to see what makes a difference as far as eating. I have had my thyroid tested and it showed normal activity. But with the colon cleanse, I started going on day 1 and went every day. 3 weeks later, I am better, than I was, but it is back to every 34 days. I see that you recommend only using the cleanse once every 6 months. My question to you is, would I be hurting my colon if I just took one packet everyday instead of 3? Or maybe every other day? Or what supplement that is in the pack should I buy on its own? I dont know which of the 12 pills worked, but something did. I felt great energy during the cleanse that is gone again, and I didnt need my pain pills for my neck that whole week not sure what that has to do with the cleanse, but it is the first whole week without pain pills in 3 years I know b/c it was my first cleanse I can do another in 5 weeks, which I will do. But will I harm myself doing a packet a day? Thank you,

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 […]