Category Archives: Tests

Lactobacillus gasseri for Weight Loss

RESULTS – gained two pounds.

I tried the probiotic below for a month and gained two pounds. Don’t waste your time if you want to lose weight.


While this is not definitive, I’m going to try Lactobacillus gasseri for thirty days and see what happens. Below are the links which seem to indicate this bacteria might help in weight maintenance.
Note – I gained two pounds in the last year taking some probiotics which were recommended.

Jan 8, 2016 – started taking two pills per day – 3 billion CFU per pill.
Weight at start is 183.

The video below talks about the role of bacteria in weight control.



Benefits of Cherry and Cranberry – no sugar.

Cranberry –

Cherries –

Cherry juice –


IBS notes – April 20, 2015

  • Dr C said if you do a survey of people over 40 – 40% will have IBS

Doctors Suggestion

  • Probiotic- Align, Florastor or VSL #3
  • Follow Standford Low-FODMAP diet
  • Miralax – take once a day
  • Benefiber – once a day.
  • Dicyclomine 20g – antisadmodic – take two per day.
  • Fiber – eat more.


Adding Hummus plus Other Fiber to My Meals Every Day – Feb. 18

Adding two to four ounces of prepared hummus every day.
Should add to fiber in my diet.2 ounces = 3 grams fiber.
Adding fiber might help in weight control.
 1/2 cup of Blueberries = 2 grams fiber
+ 1 ounce – 22 almonds = 3 grams fiber (note – walnuts – 14 halves = 2 grams fiber.)


Carbonated Water for Constipation – Feb. 17, 2015

  • I’m trying Seltzer water + cherry juice (no sugar) after noon.
  • RESULTS – it bloats me up – I’m stopping this.


CoQ10 for Gum Disease and Statin Use.

My gums and teeth do seem to be better – Feb. 17, 2015


Bananas for Your Tummy


Dairy Products

Dec. 5, 2014 – Testing out no milk, cream, cheese etc. Trying almond milk as a creamer.



Pine Nuts for Late Night Snack – Nov. 24, 2014

Trying out a couple small handfuls of pine nuts around 8 or 9 pm – They are supposed to reduce hunger. They unfortunately are very expensive. They do seem to help.


Going Back to Sugar

There’s been a number of articles on the effects of using artificial sweetener. Some sites say that there are no problems, while some of the new research seems to indicate that it might lead to an increase in type 2 diabetes. Here’s one link.

There’s even some evidence that artificial sweeteners may contribute to weight gain. Weird!

Oct. 1, 2014 – Weight 184 – I’m going to stop using artificial sweeteners and see what happens. I’m going back to using sugar in my coffee, although I’m trying to use as little as I can.

Nov. 1st 2014 – gained 5 pounds – now I’m trying a Stevia product from Costco. It has some dextrose, but can’t be much since it still has zero calories.

Nov. 15 – going back to Sucralose – still gaining weight.


Melatonin to Reduce Gerd

August 1, 2014 – I’m trying 3 mg of Melatonin to see how it affects my GERD. I read it might takes a few months. I’m going to give it a try.NOTE – as of December – I’ve gone to 6 mg/night

NO EFFECT. I quit taking melatonin.

Nov. 8th – no results – I’m going to increase the Melatonin to 6 mg.


Probiotics for IBS

EST – Dec 14 – taking two probiotics every day – 1 Trunature and 1 – Natures-Bounty

January 2nd – Seems to be helping

Feb. 15 – doesn’t seem to help.

MOM – Jan 4th

January 5th – started new ALIGN probiotic – one per day.