Functional Medicine expert Dr. Jill Carnahan discusses advanced strategies to restore gut health.
You are what you eat may have been true, but in reality you are what you digest. Maintaining a healthy digestive tract is a challenge today with all of the assaults from drugs and contaminated foods. Learn how to monitor and maintain healthy digestion as an insurance policy for good health and how to address various imbalances and diseases of the gut.
The connection between urinary tract infections (UTIs) and dementia isn’t common knowledge among the majority of doctors and health care workers.If you are caring for elderly loved ones or friends, be on the lookout for changes in their behavior that could be indicative of an UTI. An imbalance of the gut bacteria can lead to recurring UTIs. Learn what to look for and how to address it. UTIs are not simply an annoyance. They can be life threatening.
Stevia and other non-caloric sweeteners promote weight gain, GI disorders, and diabetes to a greater extent than sugar does. Learn about the myths and the facts surrounding stevia.
One issue that tends to plague women as they age isn’t fun to talk about. But resolving the issue can have significant benefits for your quality of life – and is often easier to do than you might think.
This issue is chronic constipation. It’s often a problem for women...
After 26 years of practice, I can say with certainty that digestion – which includes nutrient absorption, assimilation and elimination – is one of the cornerstones of vitality and resilience. In Chinese medicine, our digestive function is even referred to as the Center (zhong), and is considered a foundation of...
While some of the amazing abilities of apple cider vinegar (ACV) are anecdotal others are corroborated by clinical studies. But how would taking “ACV” before bed help you? It has the potential to drastically improve the health and wellness of half the population.
Polypharmacy is a serious and increasingly common problem that makes patients sitting ducks for adverse side effects and dangerous drug interactions, raises risk of hospitalization and death, and drives up health care costs.
It is not only what you eat. Gut microbes, drugs, lack of sleep and toxins can all contribute to being overweight or obese.
If you’re one of the more than 20 million Americans taking a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) such as Prilosec to treat heartburn, you’re probably experiencing some short-term relief. A new study conducted at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that taking these drugs can put your heart at risk in the future.
Water. It is essential for our survival, but it can also contain healing properties that go far beyond simple sustenance. One of these waters is called Kaqun (pronounced “Cocoon”).
Dr. Gordon Pedersen has put together a chronicle on the cutting edge ability of structured silver solution's ability to safely destroy bacteria, viruses and yeast. Learn the application of silver for many chronic and acute illnesses.
Thousands of patients have reported treatment success with fecal transplant not only for ulcerative colitis and C. difficile infections but also Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and other difficult conditions. Australian researchers, for example, reported that 70 percent of patients with chronic fatigue had a positive response. Now, thanks to the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, antibiotics are losing their luster, and – despite the “ick factor” – fecal transplant is coming into its own.
Choosing the right probiotic can be challenge, the goal of this article is to layout some practical rules to follow so that you choose a probiotic that will actually work for you!
People are avoiding gluten more and more, as they realize that they're sensitive to these wheat products. But it may not be the gluten that's bothering you at all. Unfortunately, the truth is much more toxic. When you eat non-organic wheat products, you're not just having a sandwich. You're also consuming the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate).
In order to help patients with autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD/ADD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, epilepsy and other so-called mental and neurological conditions, GAP Syndrome, we have to concentrate on treating the patient’s digestive system: we need to re-establish normal gut flora and heal and seal the damaged gut lining.
Food allergy or intolerance can produce any symptom under the sun: from migraines, fatigue, PMS, painful joints, itchy skin to depression, hyperactivity, hallucinations, obsessions and other psychiatric and neurological manifestations. However, the most immediate and common symptoms in the vast majority of patients are digestive problems: pain, diarrhea or constipation, urgency, bloating, or indigestion.