SOURCE: Restorative Remedies

December 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Restorative Remedies Makes the Holidays Easier to Digest With the Launch of First Comprehensive, All-Natural Gluten Sensitivity Kit

Complete Line of Professional-Grade Food Supplements Incorporate Dairy-Free, Gluten-Breaking Enzymes to Help Millions Suffering With Gluten Intolerance

DEL MAR, CA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2008) - Restorative Remedies LLC, a new condition-specific natural products company, today introduced its Gluten Sensitivity Kit, the first complete line of professional-grade, highly standardized food supplements with hand-picked ingredients designed to help millions of those suffering from gluten tolerance get through the holiday party season and beyond. It is estimated that approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population currently suffer from gluten intolerance, and Restorative Remedies' Gluten Sensitivity Kit, which includes six complementary gluten- and dairy-free supplements, is the first comprehensive solution to help alleviate the painful, nagging symptoms caused by gluten intolerance, including gas, bloating, fatigue, arthritis and dry, itchy skin, in time for the holiday season, when gluten-laden food is prevalent and plentiful.

The traditional Western diet, which includes large amounts of wheat and related grains, is a leading cause of gluten intolerance, a condition that affects not only the gastrointestinal tract and the musculoskeletal system, but the entire body. Gluten is a composite of the proteins gliadin and glutenin, which represents the dominant component of wheat grain endosperm. The human body lacks enzymes required for completely digesting gluten. This creates an overabundance of protein fragments (called peptides) that interact with immune cells of genetically susceptible individuals and start a chain of inflammatory reactions. Conditions associated with gluten intolerance include: celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel diseases, pancreatic insufficiency, auto-immune hepatitis and atrophic gastritis.

Restorative Remedies Medical Director Dr. Alex Shikhman, M.D., PhD and FACR, has seen hundreds of patients whose chronic illnesses were eventually linked to gluten intolerance after years of inconclusive testing, and has leveraged his considerable medical education, clinical research and global experience to formulate products with unique composition, improved absorption capacity and optimized strength that provide maximum results and benefits for those who are gluten-sensitive.

"I've spent years researching exactly the right ingredients, and combinations of these ingredients, in order to formulate the Gluten Sensitivity Kit," said Dr. Shikhman. "The supplements in this kit allow individuals who are sensitive to gluten to better digest unintentionally ingested, small quantities of gluten, which is ideal during this time of year, when gluten-rich foods are difficult to avoid."

Each supplement in Restorative Remedies' Gluten Sensitivity Kit, including Intestinal Calm, Prebiotic, Probiotic, Intestinal Balance™, Pancreatic Digestive Enzymes and Gluten-Breaking Enzymes, has been meticulously researched and selected by Dr. Shikhman, Board Certified physician -- Internal Medicine and Rheumatology -- with a Ph.D. in Immunology. A leading author of numerous scientific publications and member of the editorial board of Future Rheumatology, Shikhman holds an adjunct professorship at one of the country's premier research foundations, The Scripps Research Institute, is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and is listed in the Guide to America's Top Physicians by Consumer's Research Council of America.

All of Restorative Remedies' supplements are packaged and tested in the United States in accordance with FDA requirements and GMP protocols using the strictest quality control procedures. For more information on the Gluten Sensitivity Kit or any of Restorative Remedies 40 plus lines of supplements, please visit

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