Labor Day and Back to School Sale.

Labor Day and Back to School Sale.

Happy Holiday Weekend! 

I wanted to wish you all to have great health and amazing energy! 

To me, Back to School time means a lot. There’s so much new growth and development around me each new school year. It’s my responsibility to make sure I keep my immune system in the best shape ever so I can serve others and be there for my wonderful family. It’s my responsibility to keep my kids healthy, prepared and focused for the new school year. That’s why I am doing all the things I’m teaching and what I am recommending. I am paying attention to my sleep, my working hours, my “me time”, my exercise, my own growth and development and my “de-stress” time and I’m taking a lot of immune system support. 

If you have questions regarding immune system support during COVID-19 times and would like me to talk about anything particular in the Facebook group page, let me know. 

The offer is 20% off all supplements ordered this week from both of my dispensaries:

Register and Buy from Wellevate HERE or Register and Buy from Fullscript HERE 

This sale will last until Friday Sept 11th, 2020.

My highly recommended list of supplements for the Fall includes:

1) Liposomal Vitamin C

2) Zinc

3) Quercetin

4) Vitamin D3 with vitamin K by DFH or Moss

5) Vitamin B6 by DFH or Prothera

6) ProBio Med 50 from DFH

7)MegaProbiotic by Microbiome Labs

8)Mitochondria NRG by DFH 

Sending LOVE,

Dr. Inna

How to Prevent Diarrhea from Antibiotics? Part Two.

How to Prevent Diarrhea from Antibiotics? Part Two.

I have a lot of people asking me to add more information after I posted the original video on this topic. 

And I am happy to share that with you. 

You probably already know that most antibiotics are Ok to be taken after a meal, so that is what you want to do: eat a full meal first. That alone can help to prevent diarrhea as a side effect. 

Also, when it comes to probiotics, there’s still limited research but here is what you want to do: 

First thing in the morning you would want to take a probiotic that has lots of Lactobacillus rhamnosus. If you find a brand that has other lactobacillus strains that work too. Avoid the strain Strep Thermophilus as it might be irritating to some. And take that probiotic at least 2 hours before your first dose of the antibiotics. 

If you have room to add more lactobacillus strains during the day, it would be great. For example, if you are taking the antibiotic twice daily at 9 am and 6 pm, it is easy to fit in the mid-day probiotic dose because it will be 2-3 hours after 9 am antibiotic dose. But if your antibiotic is 3 or 4 times daily it can get harder or impossible to squeeze in the mid-day probiotic. 

And you really do not want to take probiotics very close to antibiotics. 

In the evening, at least 2-3 hours after the last dose of antibiotics you would be able to take a night probiotic. What researches also found to be working for diarrhea as a side effect was adding a strain called S. Boulardii. A common brand that have this strain are Florastor, Floramyces, etc. Take 2 capsules at night before going to sleep. 

Hope this helps even more, stay tuned for the next week’s video on what to take post antibiotic use. 

You can order Professional Probiotics like Floramyces by DFH or Ortho-Biotic by Ortho-Molecular Labs from my dispensary called FullScript. I also highly recommend Milk Thistle from Designs For Health. Just click HERE to REGISTER and ORDER. 

Sending LOVE,

Dr. Inna

What Do I Eat When Flaring with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)?

What Do I Eat When Flaring with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)?

What Do I Eat When Flaring with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)? 

So, you are currently in the flare and everything hurts, you might even have the fear of food. 

When there is a severe inflammation most of the foods you are eating are too difficult to digest, especially proteins. So most recommended foods from your regular doctor are simple carbs: white toast (gluten by the way), bananas, and white rice…..And that is where we get into an even bigger problem when avoiding proteins and eating only carbs. This will send you into an even bigger problem, getting on a blood sugar instability road and interfering with healing, because sugar spikes will support the inflammatory cascade. 

What I am sharing here today is what worked for me and often works for my clients. Please, read my disclaimer and follow your doctor’s orders while consuming my content.

Also, I wanted to say that it has been a while since I have been in a flare, but my clients do very well with this concept. 

You start your day with organic green powder drink mixed with water. I also open the capsules of soil-based multi strains probiotics and mix it in there and drink it with the straw. When you drink slowly and from the straw, there is less osmotic effect, which means less chance of diarrhea later. You would give some time for your body to absorb what the body can from this green drink. 

About 30 min to 1 hour later you would want to think about breakfast. Now, I do not know where you are as far as the intensity of the flare, but one of the safest things I found for breakfast was meal replacement shake. It must be great quality and plant-based protein. Drinking the shake alone can also have an osmotic effect, especially if you have leaky gut, so try bulking it up with previously milled flax seeds(this part can get tricky if you have flaxseed intolerance or sometimes flax seeds can have a laxative effect so finding your bulking agent is important, when I work with my clients, we sometimes have to switch a few before finding a perfect bulking ingredient). I also add frozen blueberries into the shake for the taste, vitamins, nutrients, and to make it thicker. 

The next meal is lunch and that is when I use “real food”. Cooked quinoa with MCT oil and 2 soft boiled eggs with some sautéed zucchini. This meal is usually mild enough, filling enough and most of my clients report digesting this well. 

Dinnertime is your soup time. Make is thick, hearty, and chunky with cooked veggies and at the end add some bone broth or organic cooked chicken soup made from chicken feet, so there’s so much gelatin and collagen to help your gut lining heal. 

Give this sample flare menu at least a month. You want to change this up for sure, but this is the concept to stick to. Many people do not give enough time for a diet to work. For example, lots of my clients have some degree of gluten intolerance but they said they tried to be off gluten and it did not help. And when I ask for how long, they can say a week or a month. That is not enough time to see the improvements from going fully gluten-free. 

I am sure you noticed that I did not mention to remove anything from your diet, but if you want to heal fast, you will get gluten, dairy, and sugar completely out of your menu.  

You can order Professional Digestion Supporting Supplements like DigestZymes by DFH or Vital Zymes Complete by Klaire Labs from my dispensary called FullScript. I also highly recommend Milk Thistle from Designs For Health. Just click HERE to REGISTER and ORDER. 

Sending LOVE,

Dr. Inna

Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Not One Size Fits All.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Not One Size Fits All.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet is probably very restricting and bland tasting, right?

Anti-Inflammatory Diet will require so much cooking and planning, right?

Anti-Inflammatory Diet is Boring, right?

Absolutely Not. 

Step one – Blood Sugar and Sugar content.The first step in a healing diet is to keep your sugar levels stable. Don’t eat too many carbohydrates, especially starchy ones. Watch the sugar content and strive for a max of 8 grams per meal. Please, make sure you avoid refined sugar, syrups and other sweetened products. 

Step two – Healthy Lean Proteins.Make sure to have some type of healthy, lean protein with each meal. This will keep the blood sugar stable and won’t make you hungry for hours. Common question from patients: how much protein per meal? The general recommendation here is to try consuming at least 20-30 grams of protein per meal. 

Step three – Healthy Fats and Oils.For years, consuming fats and oils was considered bad. This caused a serious age of diobestity. Now, research supports that healthy fats and oils help maintain healthy weight, curb sugar cravings and keep inflammation down. 

Step four – Food Allergies and Food Intolerance.When you start the anti inflammatory diet you can consider testing for food allergies. Even some of the healthier foods may pose a problem due to intolerance or allergy to them. These foods may cause years and years of gastro-intestinal inflammation without you even realizing it like gluten, for example. 

We routinely recommend food allergy/sensitivity testing to those who want to explore all the possible options in finding the root cause of their health problem. 

Step five – Drinking Clean Filtered Water.It is important to consume drinking water from a reliable source so you can be sure that what you drink is clean and toxin free. Make sure your water is filtered because unfiltered water may contain toxins, heavy metals and other junk that will work against all the positive effects gained from your anti-inflammatory diet. Drink at least 1 quart of water for every 50 lbs of your body weight per day. 

Step six – Chew Slowly.Chewing slowly is another must for keeping your body healthy. Do not watch TV, read or work on your computer while eating because this will prevent the production of enzymes and appropriate gastric pH that’s required for proper digestion. 

Step seven – What to Avoid.Anti Inflammatory diet means avoiding all inflammatory foods. Some examples of inflammatory foods are potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants. Inflammatory foods like genetically modified foods, antibiotic treated meats, farm raised fish and most of the processed foods are examples of toxic foods that people consume on a daily basis. 

Step eight – Anti Inflammatory foods.The initial step here is to incorporate as much raw greens, raw seeds, raw nuts, raw berries and raw veggies into your diet. You also want to use clean sources of protein (not fed with antibiotics) and great sources of fats like organic oils. After all, we are what we eat. 

Some examples of anti inflammatory foods are:

  • ginger
  • wild-caught salmon
  • green tea
  • oolong tea
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • extra virgin coconut oil
  • quinoa
  • millet
  • kale
  • dark, leafy vegetables
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • garlic
  • lemons
  • brussel sprouts
  • blueberries
  • cherries
  • walnuts
  • almonds
  • turmeric spice
  • curry spice
  • organic apple cider vinegar
  • flax seeds
  • flax seed oil

Please, remember what works for one person might not work for another, due to food sensitivities, leaky gut, wrong food combination and so much more. Try the eight steps I mentioned and make it fun, spice your foods with healing spices, use more colorful options to make it pleasing to your eye and if you hit the wall, especially if you have Crohn’s or colitis hire someone you can trust to help you. My programs are very individual based and custom tailored to your specific needs.

You can order Professional Digestion Supporting Supplements like DigestZymes by DFH or Vital Zymes Complete by Klaire Labs from my dispensary called FullScript. I also highly recommend Milk Thistle from Designs For Health. Just click HERE to REGISTER and ORDER. 

Sending LOVE,

Dr. Inna

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Diet

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Diet

What Do I Eat with History of IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)? 

You must be eating so strict to stay in remission, right?

You must be only be eating at home, right?

You probably cook all the time? 

Today, I am answering the most common question that came up from you. 

The reason I was holding off sharing this information was because it’s so important to understand that what really works well for someone, as far as the diet, doesn’t always work for others and that’s why one-on-one work with my clients was so successful in the past decade. 

The reason that I finally decided to share what I eat on my typical day is because there’s definitely a great chance that this can work for someone right away, starting today, starting now and that’s going to be the case, so the purpose of this content sharing was served. 

Here is the sample menu for one day of WHAT I EAT IN ONE DAY. 

Please, note that I am currently not in flare and have been in remission for a very long time. 

The video of what I eat in a day when flaring is coming up next week. 

BREAKFAST: 2 organic eggs over easy, sautéed cauliflower rice, 2 slices of avocado with a small side of sweet potato hash. I finished this breakfast with blueberries and two walnuts. 

LUNCH: 4 oz wild caught salmon mashed and mixed with some organic tahini, arugula sprinkled with organic balsamic vinegar, side of steamed broccoli and some raspberries in the end. 

DINNER: 2 Siete wraps or you can go with coconut wraps with ricotta almond cheese, vegan pesto, some kale, and raw sunflower seeds inside the wrap. If I still feel hungry, I can go for some Laava or coconut yogurt mixed with berries. In the wintertime my dinnertime meal is usually a large chunky veggie soup with bone broth or black bean, kale, and sweet potato soup.  

I try to stay away from snacking, but if I have a smaller size meal, I would grab celery stick with raw almond butter, carrot with hummus or organic thin rice cake with some almond cream cheese. 

You probably noticed I did not mention beef.. I do eat organic grass-fed beef occasionally. If you read my book or follow my posts, I quoted the study that supports the quickest way to cool down the fire inside, in the case of Crohn’s, is to consider semi-vegetarian diet. So that’s why I have beef, but not often. 

And everything I mentioned above is super possible to ask to duplicate when you go out. Things improve now in the restaurants, most restaurants are very accommodating to gluten and dairy free requests. 

Hope this was helpful, please write in the comments, I would love your activity. I do appreciate the comments that go directly to me in the message or email, but it is easier to track right under the post or a video.  

You can order Professional Digestion Supporting Supplements like DigestZymes by DFH or Vital Zymes Complete by Klaire Labs from my dispensary called FullScript. I also highly recommend Milk Thistle from Designs For Health. Just click HERE to REGISTER and ORDER. 

Sending LOVE,

Dr. Inna

Easy Ways to Support Your Liver. The New Challenge is Starting on Monday.

Easy Ways to Support Your Liver. The New Challenge is Starting on Monday.

Why do we need to support the liver?  

And how is it even connected to the rest of the digestive system and hormone health? 

Our Beautiful livers are responsible for the biggest chunk of work when it comes to your detoxification process. It produces the bile to help break down and absorb the fat, it cleanses the blood, we depend on it to clean out the toxins and waste products. What do you think happens to your liver when it is overworked with constant work demand like if we eat and snack and snack again; no rest in between and no help in restoring the liver function.  

And if there is no rest for the digestive system, the inflammatory process starts, and the hormones are affected are a result. 

Modern lifestyle got to be a sad picture that produces many over-processed and over-worked livers. When we overeat or eat processed or fried foods, and, anytime we are exposed to environmental pollutants or stress, the liver becomes overworked and overloaded. 

When the liver is overburdened with the heavy loads, it cannot process toxins and fat in an efficient way. There are many foods that can help cleanse the liver naturally by stimulating its natural ability to clean toxic waste from the body. And we will go over the foods that support the liver in my 7 Day Challenge. Note, that I will be talking about foods that support the liver being mindful of those chronic and autoimmune conditions. 

What can you do right now to improve the state of your liver health? 

Lifestyle Recommendations: 

  • 1. Avoid exposure to chemicals including skincare and hair care products that still contain lead, lipstick (contains aluminum), deodorant (aluminum) even cleaning products and artists paints. 
  •  2. Avoid alcohol and any over the counter medications unless prescribed by your doctor especially Tylenol (Acetaminophen), Allopurinol and Voltaren (Diclofenac). 
  • 3. Exercise or at least move daily to improve your circulation. Consider wearing a pedometer to ensure that you collect steps and move more. High intensity short bursts (20-60 seconds) of activity during the day is recommended to enhance growth hormone release. 7 Minute Cardio exercises can also be great as well as resistance training. 

Dietary Recommendations: 

  • 1. Avoid artificial sweeteners. You can replace sugar with xylitol or stevia.
  • 2. Avoid pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals by eating organic fruits and vegetables. 
  • 3. Avoid grapefruit. Not because it is not good for you but partially because it interferes with some food absorption and interacts with many drugs and herbs. Other fruits and vegetables are recommended especially beets, dandelion greens, and beet juice. 
  • 4. 1 heaping Tablespoon of green powders or possible red powders to ensure getting enough liver supporting elements.
  • 5. Drink purified water, at least 8 glasses per day.
  • 6. Avoid coffee, especially soda. Drink naturally decaffeinated green tea. 
  • 7. Avoid processed meats and hydrogenated vegetable oils. 

I will be doing a Free 7 Day Challenge starting tomorrow. Please, join the Facebook Group to participateI will be sharing tips, foods, and other easy ways to support the liver. Looking forward to seeing you there.

You can order Professional Liver Supporting Supplements like Liver GI Detox from our dispensary called FullScript. I also highly recommend LV/GB from Designs For Health. They have all the minerals you need. Just click HERE to REGISTER and ORDER.

Sending LOVE,

Dr. Inna

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