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.

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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

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wisdom of the Large Intestine

Many consider the large intestine, or colon, to be only an organ of elimination, much like the trashcan one has in the kitchen. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It has varied and important functions of digestion,  as well as support and protect our body. About 60% of the immune system is found in the intestines, so there is a connection between the body’s ability to fight infection and help us stay in a healthy condition, and the general health of the intestines, both large and small intestines.

Just below the stomach is the small intestine that is involved in further digestion and assimilation of nutrients. It is about 22 feet long and has little finger like structures called villi that do this important work. At the ileo-cecal valve, the small intestine connects to the large intestine where the bowl of the cecum and the appendix are located.

It is interesting to note that Duke University in 2007 thought they had discovered the purpose of the appendix. The article states, “. . .the appendix is a compartment well suited for maintaining beneficial or commensal microorganisms . . .” The study further said that is produces massive amounts of bacteria populating the human digestive system and is believed to protect the gut. Other scientists reviewing the paper said this theory makes sense.

These advances of scientific opinion resonate with my opinion of the appendix. I have never believed it was an evolutionary mutation that was worthless. This valuable organ acts like a bacteria factory cultivating good bacteria to be mixed with food stuff coming into the colon from the small intestine.

The challenge is maintaining this viable mix of microorganisms when medications, particularly antibiotics, are needed. This would render the appendix void of good bacteria. However, my research in probiotics offers an effective and efficient method of administration that brings the balance back to the colon rapidly.

When there are beneficial bacteria in the colon, the major functions of the organ are supported. These are the production of B-12 as well as Vitamin K, as our colon makes these nutrients. It also assimilates nutrients that are missed in the small intestine while blocking the re-absorption of toxins that were consumed in and on the food and fluids we had. It also is a recycling plant in that it absorbs bile to be reused in the digestion of fats as well as absorbs water to assist the body in hydration.

One must think of the large intestine as the final stage of the life cycle, being the decomposition portion. Just like what one does with vegetable scraps that turn it into compost for their gardens. This is the break down of food materials into compost due to the dark, moist, warm environment of the organ and the presence of bacteria.

When one has a healthy functioning colon, there is support for the liver, the kidneys, immune system and of course digestion. Understanding this gives a different perspective and respect for the final stage of digestion. A well functioning gastro-intestinal tract gives the body fuel and energy for all of our processes of life. The greater care we give our digestion, the better we function and the better we feel.

A sluggish body is often the signs of sluggish digestion that could also include the liver. Part of taking care of our digestion could include routine cleansing and re-establishing the correct balance of micro-organisms. Please consider an occasional colon cleanse, reflorastation, and possible parasite and liver cleanse. Your body deserves all the help you can give it. After all, if one doesn’t take care of their body, where are we going to live?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Pain of Working Out

Injury with pain are so all encompassing, sometimes it even hurts to read about the accident. However, to also find solutions that bring about quick, easy, and painless relief is the positive side.

This story hurts to write and if you have ever worked with or seen a kettlebell you will understand. Michael Krivka is a nationally recognized Kettlebell instructor.  He learned about the hybrid technology of combining low level laser light with micro-stimulation to help resolve pain. Michael had not been able to sleep well for several years due to back and neck issues. One Saturday he had this technology used on him and on Sunday he slept through the night pain free for the first time in as long as he could remember.  Michael felt this was of such value, he began using this technology immediately.

At a national Kettlebell classes a lady from out of town accidently dropped a 53 pound kettlebell on her hand from about 4 feet up.  By the time Michael got to her, her third and fourth finger were sausages, discoloring and she could not close her hand more than 15 %. Needless to say, she was in extreme pain and distress.

Michael grabbed his hybrid device and worked on her hand for less than 10 minutes.  When he was done, her fingers were their normal size and the correct color.  Even more impressive was that she had full range of motion in her hand and able to continue to participate in class.  Needless to say everyone was impressed and the lady was happy to have not missed out on the joy of playing the Kettlebells.. 

When one can catch an injury fast enough, recovery time is cut by more than half and in some instances eliminate the damage before the body has time to react to the injury. In essence, it can reduce the inflammatory response the body has to injury because the injury is being resolved with light and frequency.

It is remarkable what ones body can do and how self-efficient they can be.  Having and using this technology for myself is such a bonus to the body’s natural repair and healing process.  

Where there is pain in the body, there is a 93% probably for relief. Interesting as well, with continued applications, this relief may move to resolution. The reason being, the combination of low level laser light with micro-stimulation activated ATP, which is the body’s energy source. What is occurring is natural function of the cell: the utilization of nutrients, the repair to the cell, and the elimination of the byproducts of life, called wastes.

If cells are too debilitated, then they will sluff off and new cells will take their place. If a cell is capable of regeneration, then the light and frequency will activate the cell and it will recover and begin to function as a strong healthy cell. As I observe our bodies, it is amazing the wisdom, intelligence and capability of every cell we have. Do we know “how” this occurs? In science, yes; however, the intelligence behind this healing, no, we don’t. I consider this the art of healing versus the science of healing.

When one is in pain, no matter the cause, the focus of our concern is simply getting out of pain. Medicine, like over the counter pain pills are temporary, useful, but temporary. However, it find technology that can bring about rapid relief, in as little as 2 to 10 minutes, is amazing. The list of conditions that it can help is practically endless, and certainly worth considering.