Graduate Medical Education - David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Graduate Medical Education

Country: North America, US, United States

City: 90095 Los Angeles, California

  • Tilu4lyfe - Absolutely AmazingSade has done it again. It is a very simply done concert but from beginning to end you are stimulated. The music is timeless and the performance was just hypnotic. I gave this as a gift and almost took it back! If you like Sade's music and enjoy her videos then this concert performance will not disappoint.
  • Bruno - Severe Chron's Patient Suffer (Helping Me During a Major Flair-Up!)I will not go as far as to say this is going to cure Chron's, those of us with it know that will never happen with something like this. However, relief of symptoms or staving off the onset of flair ups is paramount for those of us who suffer with this disease. Sadly I have been suffering from a major flair up for over a whole year now that likely will need surgery since chemo-therapies (Remicade) are not working.

    I just recently switched doctors to seek more options and he advised me to take this exact brand of probiotic (despite my old doctor telling me ALL probiotics are useless for Chron's sufferers). All I can say is... I AM GLAD HE DID!!! :D I have only been using this product now for only "1 single week" and 90% of my stabbing pains at the site that is needing surgery are reduced! Which is enough of a change for me that I felt I wanted others to know that this helps!

    It is way to early to say if it's going to assist me with reducing the size of this massive inflammation. I likely am in the position I need surgery, no matter what, at this point (just based on the fact that a year of heavy medical treatments have had zero help). However, I can attest to the fact that this indeed is working on my Chron's symptoms in regards to reducing pains and keeping me eating and feeling healthier!

    Those of us with this disease (and similar ones like ulcertive colitis) know adding new things to your diet can be scary and dangerous at times, since reactions can be so bad and unpredictable. Therefore, please do not use my message as the thing that pushes you into this decision. I only ask you consider this as a real option in your Chron's care repertoire and decide if it's an option that you wanna try. I can say that in "my" body I had zero negative reaction from this probiotic so far...even from the 1st day everything was quiet and normal. I sensed a slight shift in my functions within the 1st 48 hours (not negative just a slight change in sensations) but after that everything went back to normal. I believe that was likely my intestines getting used to processing things better perhaps?

    For me the largest problems I had was bloating was creating sharp stabbing pains at my area of current major inflammation. These probiotics are allowing me to eat eggs again and having little to no bloating what so ever. I think it happened once this week (2nd or 3rd) day of taking these pills and it was extremely minor and created no major pains. Since than I still am eating eggs and have had no re-occurrence of bloating. This is the kind of thing that isn't a 100% cure all for these sort of symptoms, but it sure seems close! In my world 90% improvement is like day and night (could be life changing if this keeps up)!!!

    I pray this continues to help me and can prevent this upcoming surgery down the road. I wish the best of luck to all IBD/IBS sufferers out there. I think probiotics are indeed something that is a smart choice to prevent onset of horrible flair ups. I think I will be on these probotics for as long as they stay packaged and selling even if I suddenly go into remission (for me it's that good in less than 1 week of use)

    Good luck!
  • M. J. Breit "omnivorous reader" - Proof that the print medium is alive and wellI recently heard (March 2012) that the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica will no longer be offered in printed access only. Another victim of progress; Wikipedia rules, right? Actually, however, I find much more enjoyment in a real, tangible book like "The World Almanac", that I can just pick up, browse through and always find something interesting and unexpected. Sure, there are similar almanacs on the market, as well as specialized ones for sports, weather, music, whatever. I also like the "Old Farmer's Almanac", and does anyone remember the the fun, offbeat, non-traditional "People's Almanac" back in the 1970's? But for general-information purposes, this is the "gold standard". It's not just a compendium of statistics on election returns, population figures and the like (well of course all that's here), but the best parts are the interesting narratives on everything from health issues to astronomy to the year's top news stories. I suspect that even Watson, the computer who beat the human contestants on "Jeopardy", might learn a few things from perusing this volume. But seriously, I recommend this book very highly. It used to be available to order directly from the publisher at a substantial discount (a company in Ohio called "World Almanac Education") but it seems that this is no longer an option. So, Amazon is the best deal now. Long may the printer's ink flow!
  • Jonathan Hunter - Children will be children.The people giving this game a one star are all angry children and should not be listened to. They are only mad they couldn't log on flawlessly at midnight simultaneously with millions of other people(surprising I know). This game is great. If you enjoyed the first two games--you will love this one. There are no longer any log on problems.