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Digestive distress- NOT!!!

Hopefully you’re not one of millions of people who suffer digestive discomfort of one sort or another.  But if you experience uncomfortable symptoms after eating (and sometimes without eating) that’s not acceptable in my book! Eating healthy food should be pleasurable and not come with consequences like belching, bloating, queasiness, gas, reflucks, or even diarrhip! …

Acid blockers can be dangerous!

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium and Prilosec work by blocking our stomach acid (HCl).  however they can have serious side effects.  They have a negative impact on gut bacteria and this leads to an increase in the risk of several serious problems! One study from Stanford University noted the risk of myocardial infarction (heart…

Three Reasons for Stomach Acid

Dr. Matthew Hollist stresses THREE important functions of stomach acid:  Breaks protein bonds (in food) Breaks mineral bonds (in food) Kills pathogens (harmful bacteria) What does this tell us?  That nutrients in food will NOT be available nor assimilated if stomach acid is not present! Think important minerals like calcium- science is now telling us…

What is Dysbiosis and why does it matter?

Gut Dysbiosis (or disbacteriosis) is imbalance of bacteria in the gut.  The gut can actually contain 4-6 pounds of bacteria which is also called the “microbiome.” Some causes of dysbiosis are alcohol, antibiotics, diet (too much carbs/sugar and lack of live food).    Gut Dysbiosis has been implicated in cardiovascular disease fungal overgrowth (candidiasis) intestinal  bacterial…

Gut problems post GB Surgery?

You went to the doc for nausea, indigestion, discomfort after eating, and so his best recommendation is to give up a body part, in this case the gallbladder.  After all, we know it doesn’t DO anything, right? Correct, the gallbladder does not produce anything, but it DOES HAVE A JOB!  And that is to STORE…

Did I WHAT???

                             If you don’t poo,                          you’ve got work to do! A HEALTHY gut digests well (without repercussions) and eliminates every day. How are you doing in this department?  Sometimes a…

Are digestive enzymes for everyone?

When you follow your food’s journey through the digestive tract, it’s easy to see how something can quickly go wrong. In the complex work of digestion, any imbalance, including a lack or imbalance of enzymes, can upend the entire process.  Faulty digestion, or the poor absorption of life-sustaining nutrients, creates lasting damage. When left untreated,…

Better digestion is essential for health!

Maybe many of us get tired of hearing it, but it’s worth repeating- CHEWING YOUR FOOD THOROUGHLY IS ESSENTIAL FOR GOOD DIGESTION.  We won’t absorb and utilize the nutrients from our food unless it’s well broken down, and that begins in the mouth.  Not only is the mechanical breaking down of the food by our…

Time for a Gut Check?

We could spend all day discussing the ramifications of an inflamed gut, but let’s just jump right in and talk about how to improve it! I hope you took a couple of minutes to answer the questions in the previous post.  If not, please refer to it and note how many “yes” answers you would…

Better Gut = Better Health

Hi, my aim here is to help people uncover WHY they feel bad, WHY they’re overweight, WHY they can’t seem to keep their appetite under control, and MUCH MORE!  I hope you can take advantage of my years of experience of struggling with these and other issues.  I’m here to tell you that you CAN…