Gastroenterology/Pot belly issue


Dear Doctor,
Hope you are doing great. I am 46yrs old Indian having slim body. But I have a big belly which makes to lack in self confidence. What is the reason for having this. I happen to see in a website that taking calcium d Glucarate and b complex tablets together will reduce the pot belly. Is it true? Can I try this?. Due to multiple hernia surgery I cannot do vigorous exercises like crunches and other abdomen exercises as it generates severe pain in the lower abdomen. Pls advice me whether can I try these tablets.


Dear George

Big belly is cosmetic problem for you, but it is a symptom of the metabolic syndrome (MS). This is the cluster of symptoms’ including belly fat, fatty liver and pancreas, high blood pressure, high blood glucose, high cholesterol. In 8-10 years, persons with metabolic syndrome will have many health problems such as diabetes, heart disorders, hypertension, possible losing memory, erectile dysfunction, arthritis, and more. The culprit that cause metabolic syndrome is bad eating habits. Eating sugars, white flour and rice, sweet processed juices and sodas produces too much insulin in the blood and insulin resistance. Whole body acidity also leads to MS.

Supplements such as vitamin D and vitamins B’s is brneficial, but without proper diet they useless.

I hope I did not discourage you.

If you want to know more about metabolic syndrome and healing diet, you can go to my EBook “HEALTHY PANCREAS, HEALTHY YOU” part 1 and 2.

You may google “metabolic syndrome”, as well.

Exercises’ like crunches do not solve your problem, but morning walk before breakfast can.

Have good health.

Peter Melamed, Ph.D.


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Peter Melamed, PhD


I can answer all questions about digestive health, especially in focus on the non-drug, non-surgery treatment. It includes healing diet, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, healing mineral water, abdominal massage, and cleansing techniques. All these practices are widely used by gastroenterologists all over the world.


This is my everyday job at Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic in San Francisco. I have decades of the experience of working as an MD in ICU, outpatient department and privet practice. I have helped many of my patients with the chronic digestive disorders by using the non-drug, non-knife approach for the 20 years.

I published many articles on internet about gastrointestinal disorders. 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10

MD, Ph.D. in the medical science and also LicAc, RN

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