It’s hard to believe that by altering the bacteria in your gut, you can better handle stress, improve your mood, and even treat your anxiety or depression. But an explosion of research into the fascinating world of the gut-brain connection is showing just that. We now know that you can … Read More
Bloating, flatulence, cramps, diarrhea, and fullness? You may have SIBO, an overgrowth of bacteria in your upper intestines. If so, some counterintuitive changes in your diet can help. Let’s explore the SIBO diet.
The health-conscious among us will be aware of this simple fact: The … Read More
You’ve heard it before—food is fuel. The energy we get from food comes from three “macronutrients”—protein, fat and carbohydrates. Food also provides us with about 40 micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients (plant chemicals). Nutrients work together (nutrient synergism) and a diet rich in a variety of … Read More
Acne vulgaris is characterized by skin lesions on the face, upper chest, and/or back involving blockage and/or inflammation of hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous glands. Acne has typically been regarded as a teenage condition, but it is now occurring in younger children and is becoming more prevalent in adults, … Read More
Although constipation is a symptom of an underlying problem that should be addressed, sometimes urgent action is required to move things along. Magnesium citrate has a high success rate when used as a constipation remedies alternative.
Magnesium Citrate to the Rescue?
Constipation, which can include infrequent elimination, Read More
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. You don’t need to have hypothyroidism as defined by the standard thyroid labs to suffer from Hashimoto’s symptoms: fatigue, depression, weight gain, and more. Fortunately, you can treat your Hashimoto’s symptoms yourself with a Hashimoto’s diet.
Hashimoto’s symptoms … Read More
Something astonishing has been happening in medicine that is completely changing how we view health and disease. Today’s understanding of the microscopic life inside our gut—microbiome, as it's known—has profound implications for managing not only our digestive health, but also that of the entire body and mind.
The microbiome is the … Read More
No one who has ever suffered from diverticulitis is lucky, but some people are able to get through the intense attack of lower abdominal pain relatively unscathed. The unlucky patients have a different story, one that can include complications, hospitalization, surgery, or chronic disease that will have an ongoing … Read More
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most widely prescribed classes of medications in the United States. Many people take drugs like Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, and Aciphex to control symptoms like heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion.
What DOES A PPI treat?
PPIs block the secretion of gastric acid. They were … Read More
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection in the urethra, bladder, ureters, or kidneys and is the most common bacterial infection in women. The majority of UTIs occur in the bladder, a condition known as cystitis. Infection occurs when bacteria, most commonly Escherichia coli (which normally inhabit the … Read More