Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Liam is currently on a probiotic called VSL#3. His GI doctor wrote a prescription for it and I have found that Costco is the cheapest so far. I pay $73.00 for a month supply. Seems like a lot, but I fell its worth it, if it keeps him off the nasty drugs like prednisone.  The VSL#3 comes sachet, which contains 450 billion live probiotic bacteria. Every morning I dump one sachet into a cup of fresh squeeze juice and Liam drinks it up. He loves the stuff and always asks "is it time to take my tummy medicine mama?" According to my doctor and the research on this product VSL#3 works by lining the GI tract with optimal quantities and types of probiotic bacteria. These bacteria adhere to the walls of the GI tract and form a barrier which protects the inner layer of the gut from bad bacteria and other toxic substances that can cause inflammation. In my sons case this helps when he has to take an antibiotic.  VSL#3 produces a variety of good bacteria, delivering relief from symptoms and enhancing the health of the GI tract. If your interested in VSL#3 check out their website here:

Today I read an article by Dr. Mercola about probiotics and the reasons for taking them. Check out the link:

I strongly believe in this product and recommend it for all people living with UC or any other stomach problems. 


  1. I realize this is an "old" post for you but we're headed down a GI Dr, daily probiotic, more dietary restriction diet and I can't thank you enough for your blog AND suggestions/recommendations!!!!

  2. I feel so bad, because life has kicked my butt these last 6 months and so I have not posted anything. Jennifer what sorts of things do you need help with. If you let me know I will write about it and help you. I have so many recipes and such that I need to post. Anything that you are stumpted on and need help with?