Leaky gut: symptoms, causes and remedies

Source: Leaky gut: symptoms, causes and remedies by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  If you have a leaky gut – also called increased intestinal permeability – substances that should stay in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract pass through spaces called tight junctions. In a healthy gut, tight junctions act like gatekeepers, keeping partially digested food … Continue reading Leaky gut: symptoms, causes and remedies

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Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health?

Source: Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  An enema is a procedure where you insert liquid or air into your colon through the rectum to clear out the lower bowel contents, or in other words, your poo. After you squeeze the liquid or air into … Continue reading Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health?

Digestive Enzymes: The Answer to Gut Health & Nutrient Absorption

Source: Digestive Enzymes: The Answer to Gut Health & Nutrient Absorption by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  “You are what you eat," has never been a more important statement, given the latest science in digestive health. Decades of research has confirmed the role the gut plays in your health. A healthy gut can boost … Continue reading Digestive Enzymes: The Answer to Gut Health & Nutrient Absorption

6 Powerful Ways to Improve Brain Health

What does it mean to have a healthy brain? It means having a brain that is readily capable of performing all of it’s vital functions. This includes basic functions, like regulating the involuntary functions of the autonomic nervous system, and higher-level functions, such as facilitating cognition and decision-making, and coordinating fine and gross motor skills. … Continue reading 6 Powerful Ways to Improve Brain Health

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?

Diet and Good Gut Bacteria Could Epigenetically Change Your Gene Expression

There are many different diets available in the nutritional world today that could dramatically adjust our gut bacteria, depending on what we consume. High-fat, low-carb diets, low-fat, high-carb diets, fasting, and cleanses are just a few examples of popular diets, and even what some may call “fads”, which might leave a person confused (and hungry). … Continue reading Diet and Good Gut Bacteria Could Epigenetically Change Your Gene Expression

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

Functional Medicine Comprehensive Stool Test

Functional Medicine Comprehensive Stool Test This stool test is unlike any your conventional doctor does.  Watch the video as Dr. Amy Myers explains this four page functional medicine comprehensive stool test. Page 1 –  Tests the levels of good bacteria in your gut — your ‘army’. Page 2 –  Determines if you have any infections … Continue reading Functional Medicine Comprehensive Stool Test