Are Laxatives Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut?

These days, it seems like more and more Americans are taking laxatives to combat constipation. Osmotic laxatives, like Miralax and Lactulose, are one of the most popular OTC options for this. What these types of laxatives do is fill the digestive tract with particles, which attract fluid inside the gut, flushing out the system and … Continue reading Are Laxatives Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut?

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How we study the microbes living in your gut | Dan Knights

There are about a hundred trillion microbes living inside your gut -- protecting you from infection, aiding digestion and regulating your immune system. As our bodies have adapted to life in modern society, we've started to lose some of our normal microbes; at the same time, diseases linked to a loss of diversity in microbiome … Continue reading How we study the microbes living in your gut | Dan Knights

5 Simple Steps to Cure IBS Without Drugs

IMAGINE HAVING A CONDITION with symptoms so severe that you can’t leave the house, yet your doctor calls it a “functional,” or “psychosomatic,” disease — meaning that it’s all in your head. But it’s a very real problem for the 60 million people — that’s 20 percent of Americans — who have irritable bowel syndrome … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Cure IBS Without Drugs

BPA and Your Microbiome

If you’ve been following my work even for just a short while, you know I’m big on gut health. That’s because science is increasingly discovering the huge impact that our good bacteria have on our health, and how bad bacteria can hinder it. We’re always learning more about the intricacies of our beneficial bacteria, called … Continue reading BPA and Your Microbiome

Deadly bacteria and the pharmaceutical industry | DW Documentary

Multi-resistant bacteria are currently the greatest danger to modern medicine and threaten millions of lives. Experts around the world are extremely worried.         Related Post SIBO: All You Need to Know About Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth The Body as Bacterial Landlord The Truth About Bacteria and Herbal Supplements How Gut Bacteria Protects … Continue reading Deadly bacteria and the pharmaceutical industry | DW Documentary

Probiotics for Mental Health

The Benefits of Probiotics Are Well-Documented — But Can They Improve Mental Health? Probiotics for Mental Health: where we stand today. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For too long, men have been silent about mental health and it’s literally killing us. We can change that. Our Healthy Mind, Healthy Body series shines a light on … Continue reading Probiotics for Mental Health

Should We be Treating Hair Loss with Fecal Material?

Alopecia areata is a form of baldness that affects approximately 2% of people in the United States. In this condition, hair is lost from various parts of the body, typically the scalp. The actual cause of this condition is unknown, but new research clearly supports the idea that this disease is an autoimmune condition, meaning … Continue reading Should We be Treating Hair Loss with Fecal Material?

Biological Terrain Revisited: Balancing Acid/Base, Oxidation Potential, and More

What is Biological Terrain? The concept of Biological Terrain has its beginning in Europe. It is based largely on the clinical research of the French professor Louis Claude Vincent. I wrote an article on Biological Terrain some years ago and have been using it in my practice for quite some time. My interest was further … Continue reading Biological Terrain Revisited: Balancing Acid/Base, Oxidation Potential, and More

The wider impacts of gut health

Probiotics and prebiotics are needed every day for optimal health, even to help lower food sensitivity reactions and related allergies. Our intestinal flora cannot be optimal without constant replenishment since we cannot avoid ingesting pesticides and insecticides or GMO foods that elaborate pesticides. This research review will indicate that even allergies are influenced by gut … Continue reading The wider impacts of gut health

Study: Vitamin K may reverse arterial calcification

Arterial calcification, a process of hardening of the arteries, may be inhibited and even reversed with supplementation with high-dose vitamin K, suggests an animal study. Atherosclerosis, known as hardening or furring of the arteries is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the cause of over 50 per cent of deaths in Europe and the … Continue reading Study: Vitamin K may reverse arterial calcification