November 3, 2010

Probiotic Supplement Align


It's been a week! Yes a week, since my Gastroenterologist gave me some samples of Align. I can say that after a week I do feel a slight bit better (maybe because I eliminated dairy). Come to find out some of the minor tummy issues I was having are due to my dairy intake. The probiotic Yakult (which I recommend if you can have dairy) was helping with certain digestive issues but not all.

So, what do I like about Align? I like that I dont have to refridgerate it. Almost all Probiotics have to be refridgerated. This is nice because I can keep it in my purse. If I forget it in the morning, no worries, its in your purse. Feeling crappy? No worries, its in your purse! Nice huh?

So, where can you get Align? Target, Walmart and CVS to name a few places. It will be in the supplement isle. You can also go to this buy align link for more information.

Any questions? Please visit the Align website or consult your GI doc!

Happy eating, learning and living! Gluten Free...

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a disease of the small intestine. The small intestine is a 22 foot long tube that begins at the stomach and ends at the large intestine (colon). The first 1-1/2 feet of the small intestine (the part that is attached to the stomach) is called the duodenum, the middle part is called the jejunum, and the last part (the part that is attached to the colon) is called the ileum. Food empties from the stomach into the small intestine where it is digested and absorbed into the body. While food is being digested and absorbed, it is transported by the small intestine to the colon. What enters the colon is primarily undigested food. In celiac disease, there is an immunological (allergic) reaction within the inner lining of the small intestine to (gluten) that are present in wheat, rye, barley and, to a lesser extent, in oats. The immunological reaction causes inflammation that destroys the lining of the small intestine. This reduces the absorption of dietary nutrients and can lead to symptoms and signs of nutritional, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies.

I found this information at the link below.

BTW I dont claim to be an expert or doctor. This is information I have found or what has worked for me.