Dr. Hiromi Shinya and his philosophy

Born in 1935, in the city of Yanagawa in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, Dr Hiromi Shinya is a world-acclaimed gastroenterologist who pioneered the now standard technique of non-invasive colonoscopic surgery. The electrosurgical polypectomy snare now common in colon scopes was developed by him.

A living testament to the importance of gastrointestinal health, Dr Shinya practises what he preached and has not been ill for 45 years since his recovery from a bout of flu at the age of 19.

Credentials of Dr. Shinya:

  • Shinya is the Chief of Surgical Endoscopy Unit of New York’s Beth Israel Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
  • Pioneer of modern colonoscopic techniques – the now-standard non-invasive surgery procedure to removing polyps from the colon.
  • Impressive track record of over 300,000 colonoscopy procedures.
  • Author of many bestselling books in Asia.

Having viewed over 300,000 intestines during his colonoscopy procedures, Dr. Hiromi Shinya’s observations and rich experience led him to conclude that “A person with poor gastrointestinal function is never healthy. When the gastrointestinal system is unclean, that person will be prone to suffer from some kind of diseases.” In short, a person’s state of health is directly influenced by his lifestyle and diet; this includes having sufficient sleep and exercise, the stress level and quality of food and water he consumed.”

Dr Hiromi Shinya recommended taking LAB Fermented Extract to improve gastrointestinal health as he recognised the limitations of consuming live bacteria found in milk fermented products (e.g. yoghurt and cultured milk drink) and probiotic supplements. This is because the live bacteria are vulnerable to destruction by heat during handling and processing. Even if they had survived and made it into the body, they would most likely be destroyed by stomach acid.

In addition, Dr Hiromi Shinya also highlighted in his book that The human body has a defense system against bacteria and viruses coming from the outside, so even those bacteria that are normally good for your body, like lactobacilli will be attacked and destroyed by the body’s natural defence if they are not the body’s own intestinal bacteria.”

Increasing the body’s good bacteria count helps improve intestinal health. However, consuming external live bacteria from probiotic supplements and fermented milk products may not successfully increase the body’s colony of good bacteria. The most effective and surest way is by multiplying the body’s own good bacteria, through the intake of LAB Fermented Extract.

LAB Fermented Extract is the “nurturer” of the intestines, it helps to prime the intestinal environment to promote multiplication of the body’s resident good bacteria. It also aids in the elimination of intestinal wastes and suppresses bad bacteria to promote healthy intestinal flora. Unlike probiotic and fermented milk products, LAB Fermented Extract is able to reach the intestines intact to work on restoring the intestinal health.  Dr Hiromi Shinya encouraged his patients to change their diets and lifestyles at the same time when they begin to consume LAB Fermented Extract. Tremendous improvement in their conditions were observed a few months later –  their intestines were cleaner and healthier, as observed in the colonoscopies. The video below is a case study of Dr Hiromi Shinya, the colonoscopies compared the colon’s condition before and after LAB Fermented Extract was introduced.

Dr. Hiromi Shinya’s 11 Keys to Good Health

  1. Eat a diet that contains 85-90% plant-based foods  
  • 50% from whole grains, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, barley, cereals, whole grain bread and beans
  • 30% from green and yellow vegetables and root vegetables, including potatoes, carrots, yams and beets and seaweed
  • 5-10% from fruits, seeds and nuts
  • Drink soymilk, rice milk and almond milk
  1. 10-15% animal-based proteins (no more than 3 to 4 ounces per day):
  • Fish of any type, but preferably small fish as the large fish contains mercury
  • Eat only small amount of poultry such as chicken or turkey
  • Avoid or limit the intake of beef, lamb, veal or pork
  • Eggs
  1. Foods to add to your diet:
  • Herbal tea
  • Seaweed
  • Brewer’s yeast (good source of B complex vitamins and minerals)
  • Enzyme supplements
  • Multivitamins and mineral supplements
  • Fish oil ̶  particularly DHA
  • LAB Fermented Extract
  1. Good Water
  • Water is essential for your health.  Drink “good water” that contains calcium and magnesium to keep the body at an optimal alkaline pH
  • Adults should drink at least 6-10 cups of water every day
  • Drink 1-3 cups of water after waking up in the morning
  • Drink 2-3 cups of water about one hour before each meal
  1. Regular Bowel Movement
  • Do not take laxatives
  • Eat high fibre foods
  1. Decrease dependence on prescription drugs by modifying your diet & exercise when possible
  • Medicine can tax the liver and kidneys
  • Many chronic conditions such as arthritis, gout, diabetes, and osteoporosis can be managed with diet and exercise
  1. Minerals are important to health
  • Magnesium activates hundreds of different enzymes and is required for good health
  • A balance of sodium and potassium is vital to health.  Laxatives, diarrhoea and excessive exercise can deplete sodium.  A diet high in vegetables boosts potassium level
  • Small amounts of trace minerals such as boron, copper, zinc, iron, selenium, chromium, manganese, molybdenum & iodine work synergistically with vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
  1. Moderate Exercise
  • Age-appropriate exercise that is suitable for your physical condition is necessary for good health but when done excessively, can release free radicals that are harmful to the body.
  • Walking (2.5 miles), swimming, tennis, bicycling, golf, yoga, martial arts and aerobics are good forms of exercise.
  1. Adequate Rest – Dr Shinya is a daily napper
  • Go to bed at the same time every night and get 6 to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep
  • Do not eat or drink 4 to 5 hours before bedtime.  If you are hungry or thirsty, a small piece of fruit may be eaten one hour before sleep, as it will digest quickly.
  • Take a short nap of about 30 minutes after lunch.
  1. Breathing and meditation
  • Practise meditation and positive thinking
  • Do deep abdominal breathing 4 or 5 times per hour.  The exhale should be twice as long as the inhale.  This is very important as deep breaths help to rid the body of toxins and free radicals
  • Wear loose clothing that does not restrict your breathing
  • Listen to your own body, be good to yourself
  1. Joy and Love
  • Joy and love will boost your health in miraculous ways
  • Take time every day for an attitude of appreciation
  • Live passionately and engage your life, your work and the ones you love with your full heart
  • Laugh often
  • Singing and dancing are good for health