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Why can’t I get well?

This subject just might open up a can of worms (pun intended), however it’s one I feel we should all give some consideration to. According to Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, eight out of ten people are affected by parasites in one way or another.  She learned this back in 1974 when studying with leading parasitologists….

It’s just a gallbladder!

Many of us have the impression that the gallbladder doesn’t “do” anything.  But this little 3″ organ underneath the liver has quite a job to do! The gallbladder is a storage sack for bile.  Bile is the yellow-green liquid that drips from the liver to help us digest the fats we eat, for one thing. …

Is your gut crying for help?

Pain, cramping, diarrhea, bloating are signs that the gut is not happy!  If this is so, one should find out what’s happening to CAUSE these symptoms. The small intestine has a big job to do- digesting and absorbing the nutrients from our food.  The large intestine, much shorter in length, also absorbs vitamin B12, minerals…

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…