Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Eliminating the DIS from Disease

©2018 Victoria Bowmann, PhD

We have learned that disease can also be considered "dis-ease", which is not necessarily illness but perhaps a lack of energy, vitality and comfort within our bodies. So, what is the "dis" of disease? The origins of the word comes from Old French where the "dis" represents a reversal or the lack of something. In this regard, it means the lack or reversal of "ease". So, how do we drop the "dis" and get ourselves back to the "ease"? Well, through my many years of clinical work, I have happened upon this useful acronym, DIS, to illustrate the vital factors that contribute to dropping the "dis" and keeping us in "ease".
"D" stands for digestion, which is our fuel source. The foods we consume including our vitamins, minerals and other supplements make up our fuel. So let's take a look at what foods we are consuming to propel our bodies forward. Clean and fresh is best! We can even make successful selections when eating out if we follow a motto of clean and fresh is best!
When we're wandering around the grocery store, let's stay on the outside areas where the fresh foods are: produce such as fruits and vegetables, proteins in our meats and seafood, those items that have a short shelf life. The longer a product can stay on the shelf, whether at the store or in our pantry, the less vitality it contains to provide the nutrients we each need.

Another component of digestion is our stomach and intestines' ability to actually break down our foods into absorbable parts. This is where chewing becomes important as the saliva in our mouth actually starts the digestive process. Then the stomach secretes acids and pepsin to digest proteins and fats. Once the partially digested food moves into the small intestine, we need the pancreatic enzymes to continue with the breakdown of carbohydrates and sugars.

If there is discomfort during the 60 to 90 minutes after eating, our system might need some additional support. Making a decision about supplements is best done with the direction of a health practitioner. You may need enzymes, Hydrochloric Acid, or even ox bile. There are many brands, products and varieties to choose from, so be sure your selection is based on evaluation of your needs. There are also more effective times to take each of these, so become an educated consumer.

The final process of digestion is elimination. While we think of the large intestine or colon as the body's "trash can", it has many more functions than that. When there is a healthy microbiome (environment of the colon) numerous processes occur. Our colon manufactures B12 and vitamin K, it absorbs nutrients that might have not been absorbed in the small intestine, binds to wastes and toxins so that they are not reabsorbed, reclaims moisture so we don't dehydrate, and also reclaims bile, which is recirculated for protein digestion at our next meal.

WOW! There's a lot happening here.

Many of us have elimination problems; constipation, which is too slow, or irritable bowels, which is too fast. Perhaps there is excessive gas and bloating, which increases our dis-ease. The ideal transit time (from eating to elimination) is just under 24 hours. If these elimination problems are disruptive to our lives, we should consider reflorastation, which is the repopulating of our colon with healthy probiotics (at least twice a year), and the most efficient and effective method is rectally. Application is easy and simple to do. I personally feel this is a much better and safer method than fecal transplant.
When we take probiotics by mouth, most are destroyed by the digestive juices. When we do them rectally, they are all delivered immediately. I pioneered this method in the early 1990s with amazing success. As of today, I've administered over 40,000 treatments.

The reason this is so important is the "I" of disease. This stands for the immune system. At least 70% of our immune system is in the intestines. The small intestine is 22 feet long and the large intestine is 5 feet long. So, digestion and immunity walk hand in hand. By keeping the digestive system working well we will automatically have a stronger immune system.


Reflorastation can help keep our immune system at an optimum level and support healthy digestion. Think of our bodies like we do our cars. If we use inferior gas, the engine doesn't work well and over time this can have a deleterious effect on the cars ability to function properly. If we neglect our cars, they break down. The same is true for our bodies.

The stress of our bodies breaking down is the "S" of disease. Stress comes in many forms: mental, emotional, physical, intellectual and even spiritual. Many of us have not been coached in methods to handle stress. Different personalities manage stress differently. Perhaps it's time to look at the stressors we have in our lives, how we handle them and how much it impacts our well being and our health.

I'll be addressing Methods of Stress Management in a future article. For now, let's be mindful of our foods, selection of supplements and optimal elimination. Consider an "At Home Kit" to fortify your system—effectively!

When we manage D for digestion, I for immune system, and S for stress, we can live with "ease".
Victoria Bowmann, D.H.M., Ph.D. is a health care professional in Phoenix AZ. Her focus is to empower others to care for themselves and achieve that greatest level of vitality possible. Visit her website at:
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cannabis VS Hemp: CBD as an Option for Health

By Victoria Bowmann, PhD
One little known or discussed fact is that all mammals—your puppies, kitties, horses, and all humans—have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This is the largest self-regulating system in your body and you have receptor sites for cannabidiol (CBD). There are two areas of these receptor sites: the first is in the brain, spinal column and the central nervous system, the second is in the gut, the visceral and your internal organs.
Cannabidiol occurs naturally in marijuana, however it also occurs in large quantities in hemp. Interesting to say, marijuana in high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the substance responsible for the recreational use, and lower in CBD. The opposite is true of hemp, as it is high in CBD and considerably lower in THC. In fact, most people don't notice any "recreational" effect from the small amount of THC in hemp products.
In 1937 hemp became illegal to use in the US. While the reasons were financial, this was a great loss to supporting the ECS of people and animals. This has changed in resent years and there are quality products cleared by the FDA and the DEA.
Since it is my opinion that most people are deficient in CBD. We can all benefit from taking some form of hemp in our diet. The benefits are many, some of which are: neuroprotective for things like seizures and convulsions as well as neurological decline similar to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, promotes bone growth, reduces pain, inflammation, vomiting, nausea, anxiety, and muscle spasms.
It is important when selecting a product that it be very clean, preferably organic and that the final production of the product holds to very strict standards. During the growing of hemp it cleans the soil, so the plant actually uptakes the toxins from the soil into its leaves, stems, buds and seeds. I have researched numerous products and know that some are safer and more effective than others.
Please know that many health concerns can be made less intense and complicated when hemp products are added to the diet, whether by using a salve and having it absorbed thru the skin, swishing the product in the mouth so that it is absorbed in the mucosal tissues of the mouth, swallowing a nutritional pill or taking it into the lungs as a vapor.  I'd be happy to share some studies and further information, just email me:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Weight Loss Guided
by Gut Bacteria

Influences Appetite Regulating Neurons

© 2016 Victoria Bowmann, PhD

Imagine having your appetite regulated by your guts! That’s the latest findings published in the journal Cell Metabolism. The good bacteria in your gut controls two things: when you eat and how much you eat. We’ve heard that it takes 20 minutes to begin to feel full and now we know why. At 20 minutes after eating a meal, these bacteria produce proteins that influence our appetite regulating neurons, which communicate with our brain. These are called satiety hormones.

There are other beneficial things that the gut bacteria regulate. Our immune system dramatically improves, we are better able to produce and assimilate nutrients, and they protect our intestinal cells from inflammation. Many diseases are associated with an imbalance in the gut microbial environment (microbiota). Effective use of probiotics can restore this unbalanced state. Health improves and weight regulation can also improve with healthy gut flora.

While many take probiotics orally, it isn’t the most effective way to rapidly change the environment. Digestive processes frequently interfere with the viability of the probiotics. Using a suppository will be effective and also efficient. In the last 25 years, I have pioneered this procedure, which is simple and easy to do for yourself, in the privacy of your own home! It’s called an “At Home Colon Kit.”

Certainly, this isn’t the only factor for weight loss; however it is an exciting one. Just like many things, a multifaceted approach can bring about easier and better results. Using a positive mental attitude, healthy eating habits, exercises that you enjoy are important. The key to being even more successful might just be in your gut.

For more information about how to maintain healthy gut bacteria, visit:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Atopic Dermatitis, Hot Spots, and Skin Allergies in Dogs: Natural Help

By Victoria Bowmann, PhD
We are a world of dog lovers! When our pets hurt, we hurt, at least I do and I suspect that you do too. Skin problems are frustrating and worrisome. Sometimes the diet is a contributor, but the root cause is in the intestine.
Seventy percent of the immune system in mammals is in the intestines and the skin is the largest organ of the immune system; therefore, when the skin is inflamed in any way, the intestines are inflamed as well. Dermatitis? Yes. Skin allergies? Yes. Acne in humans? Yes. When we address the intestines, there is a greater chance of helping the skin.
About a decade ago, I was visiting with my friend Angie, who is a veterinarian and works with dogs and cats. Her husband is also a veterinarian, and their pride and joy is a Springer Spaniel named Carli. As we talked about our mutual love of four footed animals, she shared that her dog had hot spots, that caused her to chew on these areas almost non-stop. They want to avoid cortisone treatments, which is the standard of care for this problem.  Since Carli has been 18 months old, she has struggled with allergy and skin related ailments: yeast otitis, Staph dermatitis and flea allergy dermatitis, and now the 'hot spots'. This caused her bedding to smell like dirty wet socks!
I explained the connection between the skin and their guts and suggested one application of rectal probiotics, which I call "reflorastation". I sent a kit with her when she left. That evening, Tom and Angie discussed my suggestion. Tom's remark was, "It couldn't hurt so let's give it a try."
Dinner was served, they all went out for their evening walk, and their Springer did what dogs do, and emptied out her bowels during this time. When they returned home, they followed the simple instructions and administered the Canine Kit.
Imagine my delight when Angie called the following morning, "Within 5 minutes the sores quit oozing and began to heal over. My dog no longer wanted to lick or chew at the areas. She improved measurably with only the reflorastation."
I explained that she needed to evaluate the diet and look for allergy or suspect foods. In time, Angie designed an organic diet for her dog. This information she offers to her patients and their pets. Not only do we need to correct the microbiota of the intestines, we need to see that what is going in by mouth doesn't contribute to the problem. Instead food should be designed to support the health and well being of our pets.
I've helped many dogs, and a few cats, with skin issues. There are natural ways to adjust the environment of the intestines. If you'd like to read more, visit:

Monday, May 18, 2015

Cellulite Be Gone!

Look Your Best for Summer in Just Weeks

©2015 By Victoria Bowmann, PhD

Imagine looking at your hips and buttocks in the mirror and watching the cellulite just vanishing before your very eyes! Sounds like a dream come true, and it is! Actually, the results begin to show within 6 weeks, but this is still amazingly fast. If you’re like most women, cellulite is so challenging to diminish (even with extraordinary dieting) and never seems to go away. Part of the reason for this is poor circulation in these body areas.

Cellulite (that orange peel, cottage cheese skin texture we despise) comes from fat deposits that have low, decreased or poor blood circulation. Even if we diet, fat burns from all the places with the best circulation but leaves the areas with poor blood flow to remain and forms the appearance of cellulite.

It’s an endless battle that, even if you are eating right, exercising, and losing weight, seems futile. However, there is a new and exciting technology applied to salt water that actively attacks cellulite by increasing blood flow to those affected areas and, in as little as 6 weeks, produces amazingly positive changes in the skin texture and appearance by diminishing all signs of cellulite. At the end of this article, I’m going to share some tips to make using this product even more effective. How does that sound?

In a 12 week clinical dermatest trial being run in Germany, this was noted:  
“Ultrasound taken of the fat globules shows reducing cellulite while increasing elasticity of the skin. On first application, the blood circulation increases 45% and at 96 hours, the circulation increases to 55%.”

“At only the six-week mark, the preliminary results are astonishing.”
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If you’d like to lose your cellulite beginning today, go to and order Renu 28. A simple twice daily application to the affected areas is how the dermatest is being run, which easily works for me and I'm sure it will for you too.
Tip: There is also a liquid ASEA that, when taken internally (follow product recommendations), increases the body’s ability to be even more youthful. When you decide to add this to your cellulite removal program, you’ll be giving your body the added ability to increase even more fat burning and “youthing”.
Extra Tip: If you use a bath scrub, a loofah, or a vegetable brush and “buff up” the cellulite areas to a nice healthy red glow prior to using the Renu 28, you will accelerate the blood circulation even more. Two to five minutes of scrubbing for each Renu 28 application is sufficient, depending on how many areas you want to treat. Once you have scrubbed the area to a healthy glow, squeeze some Renu 28 in your hands and rub it on just like body lotion. That’s it! Just twice a day! 

Look your best this summer and "WOW!" your friends and family.

Share your successes and questions with me on my Facebook page.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fecal Transplants and Oral Probiotics: Do They Work?

Medical doctors are now offering fecal transplants for patients who suffer with Clostridium Difficile (C-diff), which is a very difficult intestinal condition to resolve. This procedure was first used in the 1980s with a level of success, however, one should look at all sides of this procedure and do so with caution. The procedure involves taking a sample of stool from a “healthy” donor individual, processing it and placing it into the colon of an affected recipient. Medical doctors don’t understanding why this procedure works yet they are doing it anyway.

When we look at the method of processing the donor stool for a fecal transplant, we find that the donor stool sample is liquefied and filtered. Unfortunately, any virus present in the donor sample still remains! It's important to note that a virus is much smaller than bacteria. So, viruses can readily pass right through the filtration process and can still be present in the donor sample that gets used. While the positive bacteria certainly may be needed to jump-start or restore one's own digestive system, an unpredictable viral load could compromise the patient in potentially negative ways.

Now, let’s think about the DNA of the donor stool. Most often the suggested stool sample is from a close relative; if one is available. So, where do you get a sample, and is the donor's DNA in the stool? DNA (genetic material) is also smaller than bacteria and is in our hair follicles, our saliva, our blood, and, yes, it’s in our stools too.

Personally, I’m still uncertain if I would want someone else's DNA implanted into my colon and the negative impact this could create from the body's rejection of foreign genes. I truly question sharing this, especially if one is critically ill.
Another concern I have is for unknown toxic materials that the donor sample could contain. One of the jobs of the large intestine is to bind to and eliminate toxins via the stool. So, an important question to ask is, how does one go about removing these potential toxins from the donor sample?

Since fecal transplantation is a medical procedure that requires doctor visits, a diagnosis, and expensive costs. Alternatively, using “rectal probiotics” is a quick and simple procedure (called “Reflorastation”), which is effective and as safe as choosing a vitamin supplement. As an informed consumer, you have an alternative that is safe where you can help yourself inexpensively.

Since 1991, I have pioneered the use of probiotics and administering them rectally (Reflorastation) with great success, even with difficult conditions such as C-diff. This process is very much like the fecal transplants but without all the risks or concerns I mentioned above. Probiotics are a pure source of healthy colon bacteria that, when infused directly into the colon (rectally) have the opportunity to establish and cultivate directly where it is needed.

Oral Probiotics

I often hear people mention that they take oral probiotics (either in pill form or in a foundation such as yogurt). And many believe that this is sufficient to treat difficult conditions that have put their digestive system radically out of balance. Unfortunately, very little if any probiotic survive the transit through the gastric juices to be able to establish themselves as positive flora in the large intestines where they are truly needed. It should be understood that probiotics at their strongest and most effective state are extremely fragile and even need to be refrigerated to ensure their potency.

Thus, this oral method of probiotic delivery has virtually little positive impact on the flora of the large intestines. So, why not put the bacteria directly where it is needed, in the colon. After all, would you put eye-drops in your mouth and expect it to help your eyes? No, you put them directly in your eyes to moisten or treat an eye problem. How about nasal spray? Do you spray that in your mouth? No, you spray it in the nose, which is where they are designed to treat nasal congestion or problems. So, taking probiotics orally is a 22 to 25 foot long journey to the large intestine, where their survival rate is 2-5%. Alternatively, using them rectally, is a quick and easy 6 inch journey that avoids the deterioration of time and destructive gastric acids. Right place, right application.

The process by which probiotics, lactobacilli and bifidus bacteria, are grown is in highly regulated and well established laboratories. Those that are produced are the major types found in the intestines of humans and other mammals. Yes, we do share some of these strains of bacteria with our domestic pets and even horses. The ratios and proportions are different in each species, however, the bacteria are the same varieties.

My research has been in isolating probiotic bacteria with the highest vitality, efficiency and effectiveness for human use. This has been exciting and very rewarding work, with little or no risk to the recipient.

Why You Should Consider Reflorastation

Many circumstances can have a negative impact on the digestive system, putting individuals into digestive distress. Taking antibiotics (which destroy all bacteria—even the beneficial flora of the large intestines), having food poisoning, or intestinal flu are some ways that our digestion can become compromised. When traveling in foreign countries, we are often exposed to conditions that can disrupt our body's defenses and digestive system. Unfamiliar bacteria can create fermentation in the intestines, causing increased bloating and flatulence. These conditions could all be indications of putrefaction in the intestines where the flora has lost it's strength and effectiveness. By supplementing the intestinal flora with a variety of strong and effective Lactobacillus and Bifidus, you replace or reinforce the less effective flora.

The primary importance of the reflorastation is to restore the colon's bacteria to its healthy and normal state. Many individuals report an substantial improvement in bowel function, including resolving chronic constipation. It has given relief to irritable bowel problems, reducing pain and bloating.

The functions of the large intestine are many. When the dynamics are at an optimum, then the body's production of certain nutrients is enhanced, the absorption of ingested nutrients, vitamins and minerals is increased, and the binding of toxins for elimination is greatly improved.

In the first three days after reflorastation, there may be some very mild responses such as a change in the color of the stool. Yellow is a liver response, army green is a bile response, mucus may be present, or any increase in flatulence for a few hours. These are a natural regulation responses of the intestines. Generally, within three days, there is ease in going to the bathroom, as well as a reduction in gas and the elimination of bloating.

If you or someone you love is experiencing digestive distress and either taking oral probiotics without relief or, perhaps, they are considering something more radical like fecal transplantation, please, consider reflorastation first, which is a truly positive and proactive alternative with great effectiveness that can resolve many difficult digestive conditions.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Immune Boosting with Allicin from Garlic

Allicin is one of the active principles of freshly crushed garlic, with a variety of anti-microbial activities. In its pure form, it was found to exhibit anti-bacterial activity against a wide range of bacteria, anti-fungal activity, particularly against Candida albicans, and anti-parasitic activity. Additional research shows the ability of garlic to reduce blood lipid levels and to have anticancer effects.

The active ingredient of garlic cloves is a volatile molecule that begins within seconds of being crushed. Science has found the means of stabilization of this active ingredient, with a potency to deliver strong immune support with a low level of garlic odor or taste. The patented process, called Allisure, produces a purified allicin with a 100% allicin yield. It has demonstrated significant antibacterial, anti-fungal, larvicidal and antiviral properties, as well as reducing cholesterol and blood pressure as well as increasing CD4 T cell count, which is astonishing!

I have found this process to support the immune system for the common cold to any immune compromised condition. While nothing is capable of resolving everything, there are substances that continuously rise to the top in efficacy and efficiency. Historically, garlic has been used for medicinal purposes and today it is available in this unique form.

And check it out. If you would like a copy of the study, please, email me and request it. I’d be happy to forward the PDF