FAQ's - Candida, SCD, Celiac, etc.
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- 1) Can you reduce the sugar content of Absorb Plus so it doesn't aggravate Candida or hypoglycemia?
- 2) I would like to try your product, however I am on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which prohibits maltodextrin, and all dissaccharides - only allows monosaccharides. I'm doing quite well on it, so I'd like to know if you have any plans to make a version that complies with the SCD?
- 3) Your product sounds great but I'm real surprised you have fructose as its sweetener. I have candida and the fructose in the shakes would feed it. Do you have any shakes that are sugarless, or sweetened with Stevia?
- 4) I notice you recommend people add Udo's Oil to their Absorb Plus shakes. But I have Celiac Disease, and doesn't Udo's Oil contain gluten from the oat oil?
- 5) Does Absorb Plus Create a Candida Problem?
- 6) I did some research and found that maltodextrin is derived from corn in the US unless specified on the label of a product - is the maltodextrin in AP from corn as well and, if so, will it agitate a corn allergy?
- 7) What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
7) What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is characterized by chronic abdominal pain or discomfort, a change in bowel pattern, such as loose or more frequent bowel movements, diarrhea, and/or constipation. It is understood as a multi-faceted disorder. Sometimes Irritable Bowel Syndrome is referred to as spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, nervous stomach, or irritable colon.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, is a chronic inflammation disorder of the small and/or large intestine. The most common forms of IBD are Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, and Diverticulitis. The mucous membranes lining the colon become inflamed and develop ulcers, fissures, or blockages (from thickened scar tissue) causing bloody diarrhea, pain, gas, bloating, and sometimes hard stools. Ulcerative Colitis is limited to the mucosa and submucosa, which are the first two layers of the lining of the bowel. Crohn's disease involves those two layers and also the next two layers below, the muscular layer and the connective tissue layer. The factors causing the two problems appear to be parallel. Since so many similarities exist the details of differences are not covered here. Diverticulosis is the condition of having small pouches in the bowel wall, usually in the colon. When these small pouches become inflamed or infected the condition is called Diverticulitis.