M.M., B.C., Canada
IBS
"I heard about Absorb Plus from a friend who has Crohn's disease. Having suffered with IBS for years, I was curious to learn more about this product. I bought Jini Patel Thompson's excellent book, Listen to Your Gut, and read all the information on your website. I had been traveling in Asia for seven months and was experiencing the effects of several stomach bugs acquired along the way, including a 10 lb. weight loss and anemia. After being home for 4 months, I still wasn't gaining weight.
My doctor sent me to a gastroenterologist for testing and I was told that I had inflammation and ulceration of the colon, consistent with some form of colitis. After the procedure, I immediately went on the elemental diet as described in Jini's books, drinking 3-4 Absorb Plus shakes with flax oil and iron every day for a week. It was easy to do, as the shakes were delicious and left me feeling full and satisfied. (I especially recommend mixing the chocolate with the vanilla and berry flavors.)
I followed some of the other recommendations in Jini's book as well, including drinking aloe vera juice and taking probiotics. The diarrhea cleared up after that and in the last 3 weeks I've gained 6 lbs. My energy level is higher and I'm told I look healthier. I'll be getting my iron levels tested again this week, and I'm confident that will have improved as well. I still drink a shake every day as a snack and will continue to do so because I enjoy them and it's an easy way to get extra nutrition and calories."