Hi, I’m Maggie Q, and I'm here today to share something very personal with you. Have you ever found yourself not feeling your best? Well if you have, I can relate Even after seeking out the top doctors, and doing my best to eat healthy... I found myself having health problems.
“My health issues started about 12 years ago…
“I was dealing with fatigue, I was dealing with swelling in the eyes. I was dealing with restless sleep, a lack of energy.
8:23 “I’m feeling like I’m distended which I am…It means that something’s going on down there. It means that something is putrefying. It means that there’s air, or gases in places where it’s not supposed to be.
“You see men, especially men, walking around these days with high, hard stomachs. Especially middle aged men. It’s not fat. It’s not hanging over their waistline. It’s not hanging over their belt. It’s not giggling. It’a actually hard and it’s high. that’s distention.
So I was sort of dealing with the same, the low hard, you know bump.
I just wanted to feel better. I didn’t understand how I was tired and I was getting this swelling and I knew that something was chronically wrong with me.”
You know I felt very helpless because there were so many that couldn’t help me—didn’t know enough about nutrition and weren’t able to articulate what my problems were.”
My issues lead me to do my own research,
And I discovered digestive issues affect people of all shapes and sizes.
It doesn't matter if you are thick or thin... If you eat meat, or are a vegetarian
I know... because even cutting out all the foods I was told were bad for me... didn't help!
And neither did green juice, fiber, antacids, or probiotics
In my research, I was also surprised to discover how so many other issues...
All begin in your gut!
However, your gut can also be one of the most difficult parts of your body to heal...
... which is sad... because your tummy is your body's fuel tank...
It processes food every organ in your body needs to thrive
Today I'm going to share with you the solution that finally worked for me...
The one thing that gave me relief, after everything else I had tried failed. It's NOT a diet, or a meal plan...
And what's really crazy... It takes just 1 minute a day
And even if you DON'T suffer from digestive issues...
after speaking with many doctors over the last 10 years, as I've researched this...
I believe it is the most important thing you can do each day for your health.
Yes, even more important than exercise... as before I did this... I often found myself feeling too tired to exercise!
I'm going to show you today, how your fatigue begins in your tummy... and the surprising thing that fixed my digestive issues... and gave me my energy back... in one swoop
Just as important – I'm going to show you how to say GOODBYE to a lot of that stress and anxiety, you may be feeling, throughout your day
Because I know, how in this day and age, it's easy to get bummed out...
But did you know stress can also start in your tummy?
It makes me sad to know millions of people are out there feeling down, over- worked, and stressed out like I was... without knowing the REAL reason why
Because when you know the cause, it can be an easy fix
You can find yourself in a better mood, right away!
.. and not just because your digestive problems are gone... but because your brain and your body are finally working together
So the first thing I want to tell you is – don't blame yourself
To figure this out I had to visit – no joke - 10 different doctors
I read every book on nutrition I could find... and while I'm very fortunate that with my acting career, I have access to the top health coaches, doctors, trainers, and dietitians...
It wasn't until I met a very special doctor, in Santa Monica, California, who shared with me the one thing that actually worked...
then I started feeling like a new me
And.. it's now helped literally thousands of people to have
Today I'm going to show you 5 foods, that recent studies now show actually do murder on your gut
I call them...
They can rob you of your energy, irritate your tummy, and clog up your colon.
What's worse – ALL 5 OF THEM are labeled as either “diet” or “healthy” foods!
And... 3 of them are often labeled, “Organic” However, the worst of all...
One of them is an ingredient that is banned from most PET FOODS...yet still found in many “diet” products in the USA!
I'm also going to show you the dark truth about PROBIOTICS... Because 9 out of 10 of them are a complete waste of money...
Including one that I feel is the biggest scam of all... as I now know it was making my digestive issues WORSE!
In fact, it's # 3 on my list of Gut Bombs!
It's about time you got the truth...
I took time away from my TV show to create this presentation... because a lot of food companies out there would prefer you did NOT know it!
It's also why I'm going to share a deeply personal story with you, even though the tabloids could have a field day with this…
“For me it was just sort of important that I let people understand that my challenges are their challenges, and their challengers are my challenges. That were one and the same whether you’re in film or not, or working in an office , or you’re a dedicated mother. Whatever it is that you do, our systems all work very similarly, and our challenges are often the same.
::: UPDATE :::
I'm blown away by the amount of LOVE I've received since I first published this video!
I've received messages from men and women all over the world thanking me for this solution that has allowed them to free themselves from digestive issues quickly... without having to stop eating their favorite foods
I'd like to thank the media for being supportive, and treating these issues with the importance they deserve
Because, You see, once you fix your digestive problems... since you are fixing the FUEL TANK of your entire body...
you begin to see benefits not just in your body... but throughout your entire life!
Imagine feeling more rested... waking up with more energy... no longer needing coffee...
and best of all...
Feeling more productive, and a whole lot happier!
Co-stars tell me they find it easier to memorize scripts for tough acting roles... and Cameron Diaz says when she does this...
“... I feel good, and I feel like I am helping my body help itself.”
It's amazing just how great we can start to feel when our body is processing food the way it was designed to...
So let's get right to it!
To start, I want to share with you a big realization I've learned:
In order to feel healthy, you must ABSORB what's in your food! Note that I did not just say you must “eat” healthy food!
You see, it doesn't matter how healthy the food you eat is... if you aren't able to properly digest it
This is what I discovered, when I went vegan...
I was eating what I thought was the healthiest diet possible... Then later, I discovered I wasn't ABSORBING any of the nutrients
Have you ever wondered how some people can eat whatever they want to, and stay skinny?
Those are the people who have good ABSORBTION
For the rest of us, we can try to eat the best foods out there and still feel like crap
When your body isn't absorbing nutrients in your food, it not only robs you of your energy... it can weaken your immune system
Weight gain is another common side effect... as digestive issues can cause your body to store fat, adding inches to your waistline...
and as you can guess...
Carrying extra weight around can make you feel even more fatigued...
In my case, it was a swollen, bloated belly... that robbed me of the confidence to wear my favorite outfits... it made me feel unattractive
So I started eating really well
But I was still feeling really bad
I had irritable bowels, and no regularity
That caused my bloating... and I found myself feeling tired all the time
I would have puffy eyes, even when I would get enough sleep
Which made me look like crap, and hurt my confidence even further
Little did I know it was all related to digestion
1Diaz C, Bark S. The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body. New York, NY: Harper Wave; 2013.
And not a single doctor or health coach could help me!
Though I have a skinny frame, my belly was swollen... I was worried people might think I was pregnant!
Finally, after the many I had seen, my search led me to a clinic, in Santa Monica...
It was there I met a man named, “Dr. Edison de Mello” Or as I call him, “Dr. D”
Dr. D showed me how my body wasn't even breaking down the foods I was eating...
Let alone absorbing them!
“With this condition, the reason why I had the puffiness, and the reason why I wasn’t sleeping as well, and didn’t have the energy …was because I wasn’t absorbing any of the nutrients from the food I was eating… these amazing foods that I was eating were going through my system and they were being broken down sort of, but they weren’t being assimilated. You really need your walls clean for nutrients to actually absorb.
My G.I. Tract – which starts in your mouth, goes to your stomach, and to your intestines, and then to your colon – wasn't clean.
Which brings me to the first Hidden Gut Bomb I need to share with you today...
And by the way, as I'm sharing these 4 Hidden Gut Bombs with you, see if you can spot the common thread that is running through all of them... It's something Dr. D taught me, that made it easy for me to keep my digestion in order...
And just following this one piece of advice could have you dropping a few extra pounds...
The first gut bomb I was surprised to discover was...
There are many drinks that are being sold to you today that are not as healthy as they appear… This includes many of the green juices you see at your store. For example, Suja’s “Green Supreme” juice contains 42 grams of sugar, in a single container! That’s 2 grams more than a can of Coca Cola! Yet, that Suja drink is marketed to you as an “organic” product…and although it is organic…it doesn’t mean it’s good for you…and because it’s orangic…it also means 8 bucks. Which is quite a price to pay for clogging up your tummy! I’m going to show you how that excess sugar keeps you from absorbing good nutrients in a minute…For now – remember this: When you go for green juice, read the label. Pick one that doesn’t contain sugary fruits such as apples, pineapples, or oranges. Those fruits are okay to eat once in a while, on an empty stomach, whole, so you can get the fiber, but never in a juice! Also: don’t forget to read the “Servings per container” , which is up at the top. I like brands like Clover, or Green Devotion, from Evolution Juices…which can actually be found at Starbucks, which is easy, who doesn’t like to go to Starbucks? It contains just eight grams of sugar, in the entire 11-ounce container.
Nice work, Starbucks!
The next Gut Bomb you should avoid – especially for a slimmer looking tummy – is...
The sad truth is so many of these bars are BRICKS of BAD NEWS!
I'm talking artificial ingredients, fillers, sugars, and a sprinkle of cheap protein to make it look healthy.
When really, it will make you fat, and slow you down
So if has more than 8 grams of sugar, leave it on the shelf!
The truth is, most of us get PLENTY of protein each day. We don't need these bars. And too much protein can cause skin breakouts.
I know... because Dr. D showed me how this was happening to me!
Which leads me to the next Gut Bomb he showed me... because we as Americans eat waaaaay too much of this!
It was Dr. D who showed me how it was partiality responsible for my digestive issues... and it could be for yours, too...
Now, you may have heard that yogurt is a good source of probiotics... the beneficial bacteria which can be good for your digestion
Well, I'm here to tell you that that is NOT necessarily true!
Many of the probiotics in yogurt are destroyed during the pasteurization process... and... even those yogurts with added probiotics make your stomach a more ACIDIC ENVIRONMENT... because that's just what dairy does
Why is this bad?
Well, an acidic environment is a place where BAD BACTERIA love to grow!
These bad bacteria, often called, candida, fungus, and yeast... can clog up your digestive system...
What's worse... and a little scary... is scientists have discovered they can send signals to your brain that make you crave MORE BAD FOODS!
Sugars, sweeteners, carbs, colas...
These are all things that BAD BACTERIA love to eat!
And guess what else they love to eat?
The added sugars in many yogurts... especially fruit yogurts Remember how I told you earlier how fruit in green juice was bad for you?
Well in yogurts, it's even worse
Which is another reason why most store-bought yogurts aren't a good choice for your tummy...
The dairy makes your stomach acidic... while the added sugars feed bad bacteria... increasing your cravings for more sugar throughout the day!
Now, I'm not here to tell you, you need to stop eating sugar completely. In fact, there are good sugars, too
That so-called, “healthy” start to your day... could lead to you craving more BAD FOODS later... and it's not even your fault!
I don't care what Jamie Lee Curtis said...
It's just not worth it!
No matter how much yogurt companies claim to have probiotics in yogurt, the upside just doesn't outweigh the downside...
The exception is if you are making your own unsweetened yogurt at home
This is a way to get beneficial probiotics into your morning, as you won't be pasteurizing the yogurt, and killing them off
By the way... store-bought yogurt is NOT the probiotic “scam” I mentioned to you earlier
I'm going to share that with you in a minute – and when I do, you'll be shocked
But don't worry, I'm also going to share with you my new source for probiotics... it’s a lot cheaper than eating an acidic yogurt every day...
Now, did you notice what these 3 Hidden Gut Bombs have in common? If you guessed “sugar”, you would be correct!
Now – you may be wondering by now... if you have to stop eating sugars and sweeteners in order to get your smooth digestion and energy back...
The answer is no.
And frankly, even if you did try to stop, it would be really tough
Even foods like sausage, sides of veggies, and dried fruits have a TON of added sugars these days.
It's found its way into foods you would never expect
Besides, I don't know about you... but I don't want to imagine a life without sugar.
I do my best to cut down... but I still love a nice glass of red wine... and those tasty vegan desserts at my corner bake shop!
Fortunately... the solution my doctor showed me allows me to keep my digestive system running smoothly... while still enjoying the occasional sweet, treat, or bowl of pasta...
And don't you dare try to take my French fries away!
For you to best understand how it works, I felt you should hear it from the doctor, himself...
I want to introduce you now to a person who I credit with changing my life
My personal doctor of the last 5 years, Dr. Edison de Mello
Or as we patients call him, Dr. D
I found Dr. D after visiting with countless other doctors Most of whom just didn't understand gut health
You see, good nutrition is actually barely taught in medical school And let's be clear:
Nutrition is preventative medicine
Doctors are taught to fix problems... But not to prevent them from happening, that responsibility has to start with us.
It was Dr. D who opened my eyes to what was really happening inside of my body...
In the west, we've been sold something called, “The Standard American Diet”
Do you think it's a coincidence that the first initials of those words spell out,?
Well... here in America, we have the highest rates of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, in the industrialized world.
As of 2015, we ranked number 42 in the world, slightly behind Guatemala, Santa Lucia and Granada
And I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say... we likely have the highest rate of well-meaning people with digestive issues as well
And the only way to arm ourselves against health issues, is to be aware of what we are putting in our bodies
Which reminds me...
Earlier, I mentioned to you an ingredient called “Butylated Hydroxytoluene”, or BHT
This preservative is so dangerous, it has actually been banned not just in pet food, but human food as well…in Japan, the UK, and many other countries in Europe.
Because multiple studies show that it can produce cancer in lab animals... Yet it's still found in many human cereals, as a preservative. How is this even possible??
In 2015, General Mills finally decided it to remove from their cereals ... however many still have it
So this is another food label “red flag” I suggest you watch out for
Here's an easy way to remember it:
“If it says BHT, get it away from me!”
I'm thrilled that Dr. de Mello has agreed to join me, to share more of his health insights with you, personally
He is both an MD, and a PhD, and the founder of The Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine, in Santa Monica, California.
Along with his many other research papers, he just wrote a chapter on the microbiome and food addiction for Dr. Andrew Weil’s new book.
He is a trusted board certified Integrative Physician with a focus in Gastro-intestinal illness, a licensed Psychotherapist, and an expert in functional nutrition
... and I'm proud to call him my dear friend
So without further ado, here is Dr. D
“Hello everyone , and thank you Maggie for this very kind introduction To begin, I want to thank you for being here today
The topic of gut health is very personal to me, as not a day goes by when someone doesn't come to my Center, unsure of what is going on inside of their body, with their metabolism, bowel function and overall Gastrointestinal health. So if you’re seeking answers on how to feel happier, healthier, more energized and have easier digestion, I’m here to help you.
With our Gastro-intestinal track being the main fuel supplier of our entire body, it really the organ that gives us what we need to function everyday - making it one of the most important organs in our bodies.
Now, I want to share with you the 2 issues that have found to be affecting nearly every patient who visits me at my medical center, the Akasha Center for Integrative medicine here in Santa Monica, California.
Rice University estimates what I am going to share with you now affects about 70% of the American population , so if this sounds familiar, know that you are not alone...
Given my clinical experience, I estimate these issues are affecting just about everyone.
Even, at times, in those who eat a completely sugar and sweetener free diet but who are lacking other essential nutrients and good bacteria
If you have found yourself struggling with low energy, poor digestion, bloating, increased gas, brain fog, insomnia, Irritability, anxiety, or even low libido, there’s is a good chance that you’re also being affected by the what I am about to share with you
What's alarming is most people think they have to live this way And the 2 problems I’m about to share with you don’t even show up on tests. Please take a look at these 3 different organisms.
They are fungi, yeasts, and bacteria.
We all have these microbes inside our gastrointestinal track, which is also referred to as our GUT SYSTEM which includes our colon.
And did you know that our body is home to over 30 trillion unique human cells?
And about 40 trillion bacteria?! Most of which reside in your digestive tract.
With recent research indicating that the ratio of human cells to bacteria cells being approximately 60% bacteria to 40% human , there’s really no doubt that your body is a melting pot. And home to trillions and trillions of bacteria that keep you healthy and regular.
This is so because our system has a very beneficial working relationship with most of these bacteria and other microbes – kind of a “Symbiotic Relationship” called the MICROBIOME –
The MICROBIOME a beehive like system that is so vast and carries such vital functions in our system, that the scientific community has proposed that it be reclassified as a distinct organ with it’s own vital functions.
What that means is that Gut bacteria and other microbes help us to do many things including:
and we in turn help them They can help us:
However some of this bacteria is not as helpful. They can disrupt our insulin metabolism causing us to crave bad foods…
They do this while stealing the good nutrients meant for us and causing us to be hungrier in the process. They cause us to feel bloated, constipated, lethargic...
they can interrupt the activation of serotonin in our gut, the so called feel- good/happy hormone, causing us to be anxious and depressed.
In other words, it becomes about the survival of the fittest and of those present in higher numbers. That’s why it’s so important to not let the bad bacteria grow out of control.
An impressive body of research has now proven what we Integrative and functional medicine has been saying all along:
how critical it is for great long lasting health and optimal functioning that we maintain the delicate bacteria balance of the microbiome inside of our bodies.
In other words, we must always make sure that we have more friendly bacteria than bad bacteria, at all times.
It has now been scientifically shown that the proper ratio of friendly bacteria to bad bacteria, is 85% friendly bacteria to 15% bad bacteria
So long as this delicate balance stays at this ratio, your digestive and system functions normally
Food is turned into energy, instead of fat And your and body can be kept in optimal health
But here's where's the problem starts:
These bad bacteria thrive off of sugars and sweeteners
The exact things that have just been added to our foods in alarming amounts over just the last 50 or so years
As I have indicated in one of my recent writings, research today indicates that high levels of sugar, salt and fat content lead to overeating . This is especially true of those processed foods that have a high glycemic index.
High glycemic index foods, such as refined starches and concentrated sugar, cause a very rapid rise and fall in blood sugar after consumption.
This triggers hunger and, similarly to drug dependence, even a sense of desperation when food is not available. In other words our brains actually get addicted to these bad foods.
Sadly, it has been speculated that the food industry is capitalizing on the effects of the high glycemic index in our brains and our eating habits.
they take advantage of the fact that refined starches, sugars, and fat actually have reinforcing effects on the brain-gut connection. Michael Moss, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the New York Times in his 2014 book called Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked
In it, he reported that the big food industry companies produce foods that are engineered for taste, not nutrition. Moss further reported that the common goal of these food companies is actually to create as much dependency as possible in people who cannot stop eating junk foods such as potato chips, cookies, and caffeinated sodas.
Perhaps in science class, you have done the experiment where you
put yeast in a petri dish, and fed it sugar and watch it grow?
This is the same thing that happens inside of your gastrointestinal tract
And when this happens, it prevents your friendly bacteria from doing one of its most vital jobs: That is to helping you convert food into energy. And when this doesn’t happen, well you don’t get the needed nutrients in your food and, as a result, you feel sluggish. You actually feel spent.
This in turn puts your body into a “fat storage state”…where it begins to store fat, as though you were preparing to go through a long winter.
and the more these bad bacteria grow, the more they breed
Until soon it has outnumbered the friendly bacteria in your Gastro intestinal tract.
You’ve all probably heard of Candida overgrowth, an infection. Candida, one of the main bad bacteria’s in your body, can cause havoc when out of balance.
Dr. Janet Starr Hull, an expert on the subject, recently stated that “When the gastrointestinal “good” bacteria, like acidophilus and bifido bacteria, and you immune system are healthy, Candida is kept in check. But food checmicals, artificial sweeteners, processed oils, processed foods, sugars and antibiotics cause Candida to grow out of control” – Dr. Janet Starr Hull.
And when this happens, an unbalance of the microbiome occurs which leads to the overgrowth of bacteria in your upper and lower intestines, and throughout the rest of you entire G.I., including your colon, mouth, and nose. This in turn, can cause to irritability, a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (also known as SIBO), bloating, gas, constipation, lethargy, brain fog, and abdominal pain – among others
When Maggie first came to me and described what she was going through, it quickly became clear to me that she had a bacterial imbalance.
“I asked Maggie, ‘What’s going on with you?’. What she said was that she never felt energized after she ate. She felt fatigued, she felt bloated, She felt that food was actually working against her. And she felt that her elimination had gone from bad to worse. She would look at herself in the mirrors…in her own trailer, and it looked like she was a few months pregnant because she was so bloated.
“So with Maggie it became all about looking at her microbiome, looking at her gastro intestinal health.”
If you look at your tongue in the mirror and see a white film on it, or if you run your tongue along the front of your teeth and feel a film there... that is a sign that imbalance bacteria is present
Left unchecked, before long, these bacteria can colonize, that is, overly multiply into other parts of your gastrointestinal system, resulting in problems that can cripple your ability to enjoy a happy, fully functional life
Again SADLY, fatigue, weight gain, sleeplessness, bloating and gas, irritability, occasional constipation, skin problems, low libido... these are just the beginning
The over use of antibiotics have made things worse by compromising the function of this very protective G.I. barrier, in other words when we take antibiotics, the not only kill off infections, but also our friendly bacteria. To make things worse, when you east a diet that is high in sweeteners, the bad bacteria grow back faster than the good bacteria. And this affects those who eat meat as well, studies now show that the antibiotics we use to treat the meat and meat products that we eat, can make their way into our bodies and severely compromise the function of the G.I. Tract as well as other organs.
So if you eat meat more than 3 times a week, it is even more likely your bacteria are out of balance
Now, you may have heard of probiotics, which are friendly bacteria, which are designed to restore the delicate balance of our gut bacteria
Unfortunately though, most probiotic formulas are not strong enough to give your gut lining any long lasting support.
You may have also heard that you can fix your gut bacteria by eating yogurt, but as Maggie told you, this can actually make things worse....
And I'll add that even the yogurts with added probiotics are not powerful enough to distribute the bacteria to where it’s really needed most –inside of your colon
Have you ever experienced irregular bowel movements, or constipation, gas, or bloating?
If so, these may be direct signs that bad bacteria is actually disrupting the function of your gut
This is your body speaking to you. In other words your body talks directly to you to tell you what’s going on, what it needs.
It communicates with you when something needs your attention, when somethings off, or out of balance. Being that your digestive system is one of the largest internal organ in your body
These issues if not addressed can begin to affect every area of your life
Here again is a list of common ways your body may tell you it needs help:
While all of the potential problems caused by the overgrowth of bad bacteria may seem overwhelming with no help in sight, the truth is that there is HELP AVAILABLE….
Because when you restore your gut bacteria... as Maggie can attest...
You WILL find that many of the symptoms that you’ve had and what’s really causing them will go away!
You feel your energy surging back into your body... and as your digestion and metabolism becomes more regular... your bathroom habits and fat-burning mechanisms will also improve
Not to mention, that irritating bloating that never seems to go away
Here is another tell-tale sign I tell my patients to watch out for...
Do you find yourself craving sugars, carbs, or sweets?
Once again, one of the scariest things about these bad bacteria, is that scientists have now proven that bad bacteria can hijack our Vagus Nerve, which is the link between gastro-intestinal system and our brain
As I have previously mentioned, bad bacteria have the ability to make our brains crave the bad foods, such as breads, sugars, or refined carbs that they need to survive.
Plus sodas, fried foods, sweets.. you name it. He bad bacter ia will get you hooked.
Even sugary juices that may appear to be healthy on the outside
The high fructose content in many of the juices we drink only makes our bacteria imbalance even worse
If you find yourself unable to resist the cravings for junk foods, it is probably not because you are a naturally unhealthy eater...
But RATHER it is because the bad bacteria may have taken over
Causing you to crave foods that make you gain weight, and making it seem impossible for you to go on a diet that does not include these foods.
That unhealthy urge for a midnight binge may be the bad bacterial in our gut nudging us to eat what they need for survival
This can lead us towards a vicious cycle of bad eating and future regret, which can be experienced as low self-esteem, anxiety and even depression
In other words, research suggests, that the particular foods we crave may be the acquired tastes of the microbes that benefit from those foods.
This is the reason I feel a bad bacteria imbalance is one of the most common causes of weight gain
Sometimes we look at ourselves and we feel suddenly it’s like we gained this weight around our bellies, and we now have either a beer belly or we have a little pouch in there, and we go where did that come from? we have have no idea how it got there.
So many of my patients report that weight begins to fall off once they restore their balance, as they are no longer eating as many foods that are bad for them
Restoring bacteria balance is a critical part of a weight management program, that unfortunately nearly all diets ignore. So let's talk about how to effectively restore your MICROBIOME – that beehive like system that we discussed a few minutes ago.
So here's the good news – to start feeling better, you don't have to necessarily get rid of all of the bad bacteria
Like I tell my patients here at the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine...
You just need to balance them out Because your gut is also home to friendly bacteria.
To start feeling better, you just need to get to the right balance...
That is 85% friendly bacteria to 15% bad bacteria
There are 2 ways I suggest to do this:
The first is to go on a well-thought out, all-natural diet... and be fully committed to it
That means completely eliminating all processed foods, refined sugars and carbs, artificial sweeteners, and grains
Then adding in fermented foods, that boost your friendly bacteria...
These include sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables, kefirs, and plenty of water….
If you can do this, I recommend you do it!
It will provide your body with the much-needed bacteria it needs, and will restore your bacteria balance.
Just be sure that after doing this, you do not go back to eating the same sugared and artificially sweetened foods!
If you crave sugar, get it naturally, by eating whole fruits that contain fiber... or by using natural sweeteners such as Stevia or honey.
Many of my patients prefer to take a lifestyle approach as well.
This is an approach that does not involve dramatic changes to your diet.
Though I do recommend you cut out processed, sugared and artificially sweetened foods as much as possible…
Including regular and diet sodas
If you are worried you won't be able to do this, what I'm about to share with you now becomes even more critically important
… because it will also help you kick those cravings...
And the way it works is simple:
In order to restore bacteria balance, you must target the area where unbalanced bacteria has the most affect:
That is, in your colon.
Your colon is home to the largest concentration of bacteria in your body
You may have heard of doctors doing fecal transplants
There have been several scientific GI studies evaluating what happens when the feces of a person whose weigh is appropriate to height (this is called body mass index) is transplanted into the colon of an overweight person. The results are astonishing... the overweight, that is the recipient of the fecal transplant was able to lose weight ...
But how does this happen?
Because the colon is home of most of our gut bacteria, any changes made to the bacteria in it, soon spread throughout our entire digestive tract
As it is the case in the fecal transplant...
The large amount of donated “skinny” bacteria made their way into the recipient’s system, improved their digestion, and reduced cravings for bad foods.
The end result was a balanced microbiome improved digestive function and thus weight loss
But I am in no way suggesting you do a fecal transplant!
While fecal transplant has been shown to work in many human and animal studies may become a common weight loss method in the future, there is actually a simpler and more effective way to change the make-up of your colon bacteria... that many of my patients have had great success with This one thing that I always recommend to my patients, every single one of them is probiotics.
By using this method, you can begin to restore your delicate bacteria balance and enjoy the benefits of eased digestion, more energy, better focus, and less stress
This s done by giving your body a STRONG, effective and scientifically proven form of restorative probiotic complex that makes its way into your colon
And so probiotics is all over the news. we all hear about probiotics. it’s becoming popular. …It has become popular because it works. But the bad thing about popularity is that not all things are made the same, not all things are equal. Because best formula available for probiotics must include several strains, and those strains must work together to be able to produce the results that we want to produce.”
Sadly, most probiotic drinks, supplements, and foods that are available on the market today they are either too weak in probiotic colony count, or...
They are eaten up by your stomach acids and bile, resulting, in most cases, in bad breath, gas, and a waste of your money.
The sad truth is What is often sold to us as probiotics... just ISN’T
If you have tried these and not noticed any benefits, this is probably why.
And in fact, some pills can do more harm than good.
Your body is busy enough processing foods. It does not need another pill to digest that is not going to benefit you.
On the other hand, if you can get probiotics to your colon, you may be surprised at how quickly your bacteria balance can be aligned...
Once this happens, all sorts of exciting changes can happen in your body...
1. You have more energy, feel more alert, and more active*
2. You can focus better on work, feel smarter, more productive, more creative*
Many of my patients no longer have the need for coffee or caffeine because their GI system are now better able of absorb foods and other nutrients, which can then lead to more energy and well being.*
In other words your entire system begins to run more efficiently... and the changes can be dramatic...*
You are now able to get energy from your foods, just like your body was designed to... as you digest easier and your bathroom habits become more regular*. Your now improved metabolic function shifts your body from a “fat storage state” into a “fat burning state”*
One of the first things many of my clients tell me is that they notice is a new, healthy “glow” to their skin, because when your gut is running properly, cell-regeneration is supported – you feel the difference when you wake up in the morning, and every time you look in the mirror*
I don't know about you... but I’m tired of products coming out that have no scientific backing.
The strains contained in the advanced restorative probiotic that I'm going to share with you are different.
They are proven to work, and countless studies now prove it!
In a fascinating meta-analysis published July 11, 2016, in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition,
Researchers analyzed the findings of 25 randomized human trials investigating the impact of probiotics on body weight and BMI in over 1,900 healthy adults.
They found that...
“Consuming probiotics promotes weight loss, and reduces BMI”
Additionally, the researchers found that weight loss increased after using probiotics for eight weeks. Taking more than one type of probiotic also resulted in increased weight loss
Just this past November of 2016 (11/8/16), The results of study that analyzed 224 adults between the ages of 18-65 was published
Researchers found that those who took probiotics...
“were associated with significant reductions in body fat mass after 6 months, leading to an approximately 1.4 kg difference compared to placebo”
“So what this one thing does is to help you really clean out, and when you clean out, when you detoxify you lose the little belly fat that has been lingering on for so long, you lose that bloating that is making you uncomfortable, that’ making you have to squeeze into your pants.”
You'll also notice those carb and sugar cravings fade away...
You actually find yourself craving GOOD, healthy foods that make you look and feel GREAT*
All in all, your digestive tract contains 60% of the cells in your body – so it's no surprise cleaning it up can make you feel like a whole new person
Probiotics also support healthy teeth and gums. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oral Investigations showed probiotics killed the bacteria that causes tooth decay, giving you a healthier smile and reducing teeth and gum irritation!
And according to the Harvard Medical School, many studies suggest that probiotic consumption can help reduce occasional diarrhea.
For example, a 2012 clinical review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that those who took probiotics with antibiotics were 42 percent less likely to develop diarrhea than those who took the placebo
Another study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology FOUND that when pregnant mothers took probiotics, their babies were less likely to have skin inflammation and irritation, such as Eczema!
PLUS they are also proven to fight infection...
Researchers who conducted a review of studies from the Cochrane Library concluded that probiotics reduce upper respiratory infections when compared to a placebo
And this is one of my favorites.... research shows probiotics may provide relief for crying babies
A 2007 study published in Pediatrics found that after 28 days, breastfed babies whose mothers consumed a daily dose of probiotics cried 194 minutes less than the group whose mother didn’t.
A 2010 study published in the same journal found similar results.
I know that for a lot of parents, gaining just a minute or so of peace and quiet would be a very good reason to take probiotics. Now they have 194 good reasons!
Harvard Medical School has also recently gone on record to proclaim their effectiveness in preventing vaginal yeast infections as well as antibiotic-induced diarrhea
Dr. Michael F. Roizen, New York Times best-selling author, and Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic recently said:
“Taking probiotics is a habit that can really benefit the digestive system, which is intricately connected to our overall health.”.
~Dr. Michael F. Roizen, M.D.
AND AGAIN as it relates to serotonin, that feel-good/happy hormone, that controls mood, In June 2012, scientists at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at The University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland, found that brain levels of Serotonin are regulated by the amount of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract
What that means is when bacteria is out of balance, Serotonin production can slow down.
This is why many who suffer from bacteria overgrowth are irritable, moody, and suffer from anxiety and depression
According to Dr. Gerald Clarke who was member of the investigative MD team at UCC….
"Although we always believed that the microbiota was essential for our general health, our results also highlight how important our tiny friends are for our mental wellbeing.
It's no wonder why many of my fellow scientist and doctors are calling probiotics the most important wellness discovery of our time.
Clip 1052 7:42 “I recommend probiotics to everybody.
edit to Clip 1053 2:00 “Because with this one thing… we’ll see that all the effects of your life, your metabolic life, meaning your hormones your eating habits, your vitality, they all suddenly improve.
I personally feel that because probiotics are essential for better extraction and absorption of vitamins and nutrients from foods. In addition they also help optimizing all of your hormones so that you can feel happier and more vital - they are as important as the vitamins that our body needs to function.
So you by taking a strong, well-researched probiotic, you actually save money by not having to buy expensive extra vitamins because your body is now able to better absorb them from natural healthy foods.
Unfortunately though, as probiotics have become more popular, so has the many ineffective brands that are now available on the market.
Many of these brands either don’t have the proper protective technology to make it to the colon, or don’t have enough units of beneficial bacteria to show any effect.
After finding that the probiotics she was taking were very ineffective and had unsubstantiated claims, Maggie encouraged me to create my own colon restorative probiotic.
Little did she know I was already at work on a formula!
I have been studying nutritional supplements and their ingredients for many years now, including doing an extensive amount of research on probiotics for my upcoming book, “Gut Under Siege”,
I was also honored to write a book chapter on the connection between the Microbiome Food Addiction and the Obesity in the US for my colleague, Dr. Andrew Weil's new upcoming book.
I'm proud to have made some amazing breakthroughs...
For example, did you know there are 4 probiotic strains more critical to colon health than all others combined?
I also discovered that different strains of probiotics are like different families. They like to live in different areas of the intestines and colon, and do good things for your body in the areas they live
And I have known for a very long time that when you start with colon health, the rest of your body follows. This is why aligning your bacteria balance in your colon, where most of these bacteria live, has the biggest effect on the balance of your entire digestive tract
I also researched special encapsulation technology, that would keep the probiotic strains alive both in a bottle on the shelf - and through your system as they make their way down to your colon where they are needed the most
However, while I am proud of my extensive research, I am always eager to learn more from other experts in the field
In creating my own formulation, in addition to other highly skilled practitioners here at The Akasha Center, such as Dr. Maggie Ney, Dr. Bren Boston, Dr. Sari Eitches, Dr. Alicia Maher, Dr. Yi Qiao among others,
I also reached out to many other colleagues whose work I too deeply respect, in order to get their input...
Maggie Q decided to partner with us to help us reach many more people in need of help - and it's been a team effort that we are very proud of.
“Maggie Q…became so excited…She knew that the public needed to know more about this. She knew the in her sets most of her coworkers see suffering from gastro-intestinal distress. And so she said to me “Doctor D we really need to create a formula that would really revolutionize this whole field of probiotics.
(…and it would come from a place where we knew that the number of strains in there and the number of CFS;s there was like no other.”
We decided to name our new nutrition brand, ActivatedYou™... because we've designed it to help you re-ACTIVATE your health and wellness - to restore your energy, your gut health, and your hormone health, so you can get your life back and enjoy a happier, more active lifestyle*
And so I am very proud to present to you our first formula...
Advanced Restorative Probiotic,
with Colon Align Technology™
This probiotic complex is a super blend... consisting of 30 billion colony-forming units, and 30 strains of unique bacteria
If you are familiar with probiotics, this may sound like a very large number of colony-forming units, and it is
However, do not get caught up in the number itself.
What is most critical with probiotics formulas is the delivery system
For if the strains do not make their way through your digestive tract, into your colon, it does not matter how many there are
You will see absolutely no effect
This is exactly the reason why our Colon Align Technology™ is the factor in our formula that I am most proud of:
It gets there… It works!
The Formula consists of 3 unique factors, that no other probiotic complex has:
Our goal was to design a unique and Advanced Restorative Probiotic to address the most common and debilitating GI symptoms caused by bacteria imbalance. Our mission is to balance your gut no matter how out of control it is now
We also took care to use the exact strains proven out in human clinical trials
For example, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that “Certain probiotics could help women lose weight and keep it off”
In it, team of researchers headed by Professor Angelo Tremblay tried to determine if the consumption of probiotics could help reset the balance of the intestinal microbiota in favor of bacteria that promote a healthy weight.
To test their hypothesis, they recruited 125 overweight men and women. The subjects underwent a 12-week weight-loss diet, followed by a 12-week period aimed at maintaining body weight. Throughout the entire study, half the participants swallowed 2 pills daily containing probiotics from the Lactobacillus rhamnosus family, while the other half received a placebo.
After the 12-week diet period, researchers observed an average weight loss of 4.4 kg in women in the probiotic group and 2.6 kg in the placebo group.
After the 12-week maintenance period, the weight of the women in the placebo group had remained stable but the probiotic group had continued to lose weight, for a total of 5.2 kg per person.
In short, women consuming probiotics lost twice as much weight over the 24-week period of the study. Researchers also noted a drop in the appetite-regulating hormone leptin in this group, as well as a lower overall concentration of the intestinal bacteria related to obesity.
It's important to note that the men in the group didn't notice a weight loss difference with the probiotics.
However, according to Angelo Tremblay, probiotics may act by altering the permeability of the intestinal wall... and this is something that both men and women will benefit from – that is support against Leaky Gut
Our formula contains 2 billion CFUs of probiotics from the Lactobacillus rhamnosus family, including the “super strain”, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG
Another study, announced at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in 2012, found that a strain of probiotics called Lactobacillus reuteri lowered LDL levels 12% more than taking a placebo!
LDL or Low density Lipoprotein is the one of the “bad” cholesterols that when high can contribute to heart disease which includes heart attack - so if you are looking to lower your cholesterol and support the health of your heart, that is great news!
And this is why our formula contains half a billion CFUs of the potent Lactobacillus reuteri strain...
Along with 29 28 others... that, in my professional medical opinion, create the optimal health blend for your gut
Once the formula was completed, we did something VERY important to verify the strength and effectiveness of our formula
That is, we did our own human clinical trials
We wanted to know for sure that our laboratory grade blend was going to produce real results, that you could immediately feel
And so I'm proud to show you the results of our eight-week double blind, randomized, controlled study evaluating the effects of our Advanced Restorative Probiotics conducted between July, 2016 and September, 2016
After only 2 weeks of use – our blend outperformed the placebo in terms of achievement of a more consistent stool – by 70.9%*
And after 4 weeks of use: It got better….
Our blend outperformed the placebo for more consistent stool – by 81.3%*
As for bloating, our blend outperformed placebo for less bloating by 15.9%*
And hear this…. After 8 weeks of use:
Our blend outperformed the placebo for
I find this remarkable!!
You may be wondering what makes it so effective..
Dr. David Perlmutter who in his book, “Grain Brain” recommends that everyone should take probiotics, also says:
“Get your probiotics through a supplement that offers a variety of strains (at least 10), including Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium, and contains at least 10 billion active bacteria per capsule.”
Well, our Advanced Restorative Probiotic contains 30 unique strains per capsule.
Considering this is among the highest number of strains of any probiotic on the market today... and our delivery system gets them where they are needed...
It can give your gut support fast... allowing you to feel the benefits within a matter of DAYS... not weeks or months*
It also contains, not 10, not 20, but 30 billion colony-forming units (CFU’s) of beneficial bacteria.
This means that not only is Advanced Restorative Probiotic diverse in strains, but it is highly potent, and designed to deliver the maximum number of live probiotic bacteria to your gut in each capsule.
And also important:
- Advanced Restorative Probiotic Is Gluten and Lactose Free
This is very important. Many companies use “fillers” in their capsules that contain gluten or lactose, which can actually UPSET your GI system and cause certain types of bad bacteria to grow. Advanced Restorative Probiotics is gluten free, lactose free, and completely allergen-free, meaning that even those with food allergies can take them safely, if they’re under the care of a healthcare practitioner.
- They are also bottled in a brown glass bottle. This is important not only for longevity. purity and to help preserve the health of our planet – but also because they are engineered to last a minimum of one year on your shelf, without being refrigerated
I highly recommend that you never buy a probiotic, or any vitamin for that matter, that comes in a plastic bottle. Plastic bottles can contain chemicals called “BPAs”, that leaks off the plastic used in capsules into your bodies. BPAs are dangerous compounds known to disrupt endocrine function, cause hormone dysfunction, which can then cause a variety of conditions, including Gastrointestinal disease and cancer.
This is why getting your supplements and vitamins in a glass bottle is critical to your well-being . That is why in my opinion, it is critical for your well being to get your supplements and vitamins from a glass bottle.
We are also careful to have every batch tested by a 3rd party, FDA-approved facility. If it does not pass this strict test, it will never see its way to my customers’ patients' hands.
Our Advanced Restorative Probiotic strongly and effectively meets these strict qualifications,
And as I mentioned before - It features our UNIQUE Colon Align Technology... which as you will see once you try it... makes all the difference Ok, I’m now going to sign off and turn it back over to Maggie. I want to thank you for your time today, I have enjoyed sharing this time with today - and I hope that I have helped you discover new, innovative and effective ways to feel better and have the good health that you were designed to have. Thank you.
Hi guys, it’s Maggie again…isn’t Dr. D amazing? As you may have guessed, since we announced his new formula we cannot keep it in stock. We are so humbled by the stories we are hearing of how it is helping people every day. Many have asked if they can buy it in stores. We have decided it’s best for now to only sell it in Dr. D’s practice, as well as online. We just can’t get behind the idea of putting it in a store, where it will sit on the shelf next to products that don’t work!
And more importantly, we also want to be able to give personal customer support to those that give our formula a try.
“And when ActivatedYou™ came about, we thought, we want to take every product that we’ve ever loved, all the information and all the heartache and you know everything that we were challenged with health wise, and be inspired by the people that we respect in the community, and create something that is in keeping with an above and beyond anything that we’ve used in our lifetimes”
And as you can guess creating a formula of this quality is expensive. I’ve also gotten a few letters from people asking me if this whole thing was just a story to get them to buy our restorative complex. Well, that could not be further from the truth. I created this presentation to share what I’ve discovered, and to let you know how this has helped me. Dr. D and I are very proud of this formula, and we hope it helps too.
“We didn’t want to just make a product, we wanted to create a community of people who were challenged like Dr. D and I both were in our life and in our health. And allow that platform to not only help people that were in our inner circle, but extend out further to not only people who are using the product and it works for them, but to their family and their friends and for the residual effect of that information to be something that people were going to use for the rest of their lives. And this was our mandate and this is what we’re doing with ActivatedYou™.
Moy goal here is simply to present the American public with the truth about what led us to such a high percentage of us being out of shape, and feeling like crap. So even if you decided not to try our Advanced Restorative complex, please share this presentation on social media, and with those you love. Together we can fight back and make our world a healthier place.
I’m thrilled to say that since I first released this video diary, it has gone viral. Thousands of people are watching it, every single day. And thousands of people are trying our Advanced Restorative Probiotic, and the letters Dr. D and I have been receiving form people, telling us how it has changed their lives, have been so moving. Because of this, we’ve been able to place a much larger order for our Advanced Restorative Probiotic. IT’s now finally back in stock, and we’ve been able to price it even lower. So if you decied to try our Advanced Restorative Probiotic today, you won’t pay $69.99. It is yours for just $39.95. And because 94% of our users want to keep taking it, and share it with their families, we’ve created some special bundle packages, for extra savings.
Our bottling process ensures this complex will last a minimum of one full year on our shelf, and it does not need refrigeration. So feel free to stock up and save. However, because we want as many people to try this, and experience the benefits as possible, we must limit this discount price to first time buyers only, and we must limit orders to 6 bottles per customer.
Also – and this is super exciting…
You can now get your Advanced Restorative Probiotic shipped to your home, every month, automatically!
If you select the “Activated You Advantage Program” on the next page, you can sign up for this convenient service. And will always get your Probiotic when you need it, at the lowest price.
If we sell out to the public, your order will be fulfilled first Always at the same low price as your initial order, even if our regular prices go up. And as a member of the Activated You Advantage Program, you’ll also receive special discount coupons, and invitations to fun events, such as wellness parties Dr. D and I will be hosting, where you and I can meet in person, and talk health!
I hope to see you on our Advantage Program. It’s going to be really fun!
Of course, it’s easy to cancel any time, simply call our customer service center which is located in Southern California, and you’ll have a live person on the line right away. Our average hold time is only 2 seconds! Oh and by the way, all of our products are manufactured right here, in the USA. Also it’s important that I tell you about something else Dr. D and I decided to do, when we created what we hoped will be a world changing solution…
We decided to create the first ever “You feel better or it’s free guarantee”. The way it works is simple: Try our Advanced Resotrative Probiotic, feel it working in your body, bringing those critical beneficial bacteria into your digestive tract. Allow them to work their magic in there. If you don’t find yourself feeling more energized*, having better digestion*, better sleep*, clearer, healthier looking skin*, better focus and an overall happier mood*…simply let us know and you don’t pay!
We’ll refund every cent of your money for the products you’ve used, and all you have to do is send us back the empty bottles. That’s because we want you to USE them, and see just how amazing they really are. And if you are already using a probiotic now, we guarantee you will feel a significant improvement over what you are used to, with our proprietary blend. Yes, it’s that powerful.
This is one of the only probiotics on the market that is backed by real clinical human studies. It’s something you need to feel to believe. Many of my friends have asked – how far can Dr. D and I make such a guarantee? Aren’t there going to be people who order the bottles, dump out the probiotics, then send them back to you and try to rip you off? Well, you know what – maybe. But Dr. D and I believe putting this guarantee behind our product, to earn your trust, is much more important. We’ve both worked extremely hard to build our reputations in our respective industries and we put our reputations behind every bottle of ActivatedYou™ Advanced Restorative Probiotics.
I hope you decide to try them today, because I know…you are going to love the way they make you feel. And you’re going to be happy you too action today*…Because these are not problems that fix themselves. If you are currently suffering from fatigue, irritable tummy, skin rashes, reduced sex drive, low energy, weight gain, or lack of sleep…then Dr. D has designed this specifically to help you*. But don’t make the mistake of doing nothing…because in my experience…bad bacteria overgrowth only get’s worse. Think of it this way – Imagine if all of a sudden you decide to never brush your teeth ever again…The plaque build-up that would form is not unlike what goes on in your gut when it’s untreated. Sure, you will be fine for a while, but eventually you will begin to get cavities and mouth rot. And then you lose your teeth and then you’re out of luck.
It’s very likely the exact same thing is going on in your gut RIGHT NOW…The food that causes bad bacteria to grow on your teeth, the same food that goes into your stomach right after…so it only makes sense that it would cause bacteria growth there also…but in your gut, the consequences are much more severe. While your mouth and teeth are certainly important, that are just a small part of your body. Your digestive tract is your CORE…it actually contains. 10 times as many cells as the entire rest of your body …untreated, it could begin to affect your health in was I’d never wish upon anyone. Bad breath, occasional constipation, indigestion, fatigue,m lack of sleep, skin problems…these are just the early symptoms. That’s why it’s critical you get this handled NOW…before it’s too late.
Within just a few days you’ll feel exciting changes in your body…You find yourself sleeping better, and waking more rested*…but with new, exciting energy. You are ready to take the world!* You are no longer tired after meals*…and no longer find yourself craving bad foods…but when you do “cheat” once in a while with pizza or junk food, you still feel great. Knowing it’s not going to go straight to your hips!* Don’t be surprised if your bathroom habits become more regular*…you may also find yourself slimming down…as your body is now a food-burning machine…and no longer a fat and sugar storage hub!*
You’ll probably also discover you no longer find yourself “needing” caffeine, carbs, or sugar.* Many claim their sex drive goes up as your body feels younger, sexier and more vibrant.* Your skin may even appear younger and firmer, as your body is better able to bring the nutrients from your food into your skin, replenishing your cells and giving you a healthy, youthful shine.* And then I can’t tell you exactly when it will happen, maybe in a few days or a few weeks, but it certainly will happen. This something that I call the magic moment. The magic moment is when you wake up one day and realize something is different.*
Your senses are powerful, you’re more alert, more centered, and on point. The air feels crisp, your body feels alive, and you just feel like everything is right.* Then you realize that’s the way you were supposed to feel all along.* And now that your body is running like a finely tuned machine, you know… that you always will feel this incredible. It’s a feeling you can’t really put a price on. Our health is our most precious asset – without it, we can’t fully enjoy anything else. Isn’t it time you gave yourself the gift of a balanced, nourished, properly functioning gut…a strong, vigorous digestive system that keeps you feeling your best…and living the long, healthy, joyful life you deserve? *
Ok before I go I want to thank you for spending some time with me today. And listening to my personal journey to good health. My deepest desire is you feel the same way too. So click the button below to try our Advanced Restorative Biotic. Your journey to good health begins now. Sending you love and health.