Silent Reflux (LERD) – A Digestive Condition That Mimics Other Health Issues


Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease is a newer, less understood cousin of GERD. LERD differs from GERD in that people with LERD suffer from more of the upper airway symptoms of reflux disease. Symptoms of LERD include coughing, hoarseness, tachycardia after eating, esophageal spasms, post-nasal drip, sore throat, lump in the throat feeling (globus pharyngis,) hoarseness, dry mouth, bad taste in mouth, bad breath, loss of smell and nose function, ear infections, hearing problems, and asthma.1 2 3 4

Most people …

North Carolina: Most Vaccinations For School Children Soon to Be Mandatory?


I am not against vaccinations, in theory. I believe getting your children vaccinated is a personal choice for every parent. I vaccinated two of my children, but I did it one vaccination at a time, chose what I believed are the safest ones, and followed certain protocols to protect them from it later.

People can debate about the safety of vaccinations till they turn blue. I am here to write about choice. Parent’s choice over state mandation.

Most of the …

How Can You Diagnose Adrenal Fatigue? Blood Cortisol Test


Unlike the ACTH stimulation test, a blood cortisol serum test is very accurate in determining a one-time cortisol level.

Then why do I not recommend this form of testing when it comes to  diagnosing adrenal fatigue?

Like most adrenal fatigue testing methods, the blood serum cortisol test is a snapshot. You cannot establish a “cortisol curve” (your cortisol fluctuation throughout the day) unless you have your blood drew four times throughout the day (most laboratories will not perform this …

Opinion: Common Questions About Probiotic Supplementation Part 1


I receive many questions about probiotics either through e-mail, on forums, and during coaching sessions.

I am going to start answering some of these questions on my blog so we both can have a better understanding of the complex issue of probiotic supplementation.

If you have any questions that you want to be answered in this series you can e-mail them to me here.

Question One

When is the best time to take a probiotic supplement?

The …

Molybdenum: The Important Mineral That Nutritionists Forgot


More and more people are developing sulfite sensitives, copper imbalance, and suffering from mold detoxing issues. Can all of these issues stem from the increased need for a relatively unknown mineral?

Yes, the important mineral mentioned above is known as molybdenum. It is one of my main beliefs that people need to know about this trace mineral now more than ever.

What is Molybdenum

Molybdenum is a mineral that is not found freely in nature. Molybdenum can be easily sourced …

Gut Guardians Podcast Part Three


I was recently on the Gut Guardians Podcast. I thank both Dr. Grace and Matthew for having me on the podcast. I enjoyed it as always.

Here is part two of our podcast. It is about SBO’s and low carb.

Give it a listen.

Dr. Grace’s excellent site. Read all of her great research on her blog and read where we agree or disagree on different aspects of the gut. There is not one true answer when it …