Fix Your Gut During The Holidays

Most health bloggers on the Internet are going to blog about eating healthy during the holidays. What to eat, what not to eat, losing weight after the holidays, blah, blah, blah.

I do not care what you eat during the holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas are about family dinners and spending time with our loved ones. Sometimes we need to take a break from all the over-analyzing we do to stay healthy.

Now if you have legitimate allergies or medical conditions …

Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 3: Mislabeling


Probiotics are supposed to improve digestive health, yet they sometimes make people ill – could probiotics cause them to develop overgrowth? Why do supplements hailed for improving digestive health make some people worse?

Is it the shift in the microbiome that makes people ill? Or is it something more sinister?

Probiotic Supplements and Mislabeling

When culturing probiotic supplements, issues can arise. Contamination, horizontal gene transfer (one bacteria transfers genes to another, antibiotic resistance is an example of this,) and …

Can Poor Digestion Cause Panic Disorder? Part 1: CCK


Your heart begins to race. Your pupils dilate, your mouth becomes dry, you panic.  You race off to the bathroom with a sudden urge to evacuate your bowels. After you clean yourself up, you notice your stool was yellow, and you begin to feel calmer.

Digestion and anxiety attacks are strongly related. The two are linked in several different ways, and one of the most common links, is poor fat digestion, vagus overstimulation, and a little-known hormone called CCK.


Campylobacter, A Cause of SIBO


Can one bout of food poisoning lead to SIBO?  Cases of viral gastroenteritis have been linked to the development of SIBO, but what about food poisoning caused by bacterial toxins?


Does this sound familiar? You just got over a bad case of food poisoning.  For a few days, you were retching up everything you consumed and sat upon the porcelain throne purging your guts. You should not have eaten your college’s cafeteria food that day, but you were starving …

A Prebiotic That Reduces Bacterial Herx Reactions?


GOS’s are a form of prebiotics that have great benefit to people with digestive issues.

What Are GOS’s?

Galacto-oligosaccharides are a chain of galactose (monosaccharide sugar) units that are produced by the enzymatic hydrolysis of lactose. Like other prebiotics, GOS’s are unabsorbed by the intestines and are fermentable in the gut by bacteria.1 Galacto-oligosaccharides seem to be the gold standard of prebiotics, and I recommend them for use in most cases of poor intestinal health.

How GOS Supplementation Reduces