Supplements to Combat Biofilm: Part 2

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Another way to eliminate biofilm is to degrade the EPS matrix that protects the bacteria.

Biofilm are held together by an exopolysaccharide matrix. The protective exopolysaccharide matrix encases the bacteria and has water channels that acts as a transport medium to exchange biochemical signals and nutrients between enclosed bacteria. The matrix also protects the bacteria from oxidative damage caused by antimicrobial agents and increases their resistance.1 2

There are many different supplements that can damage this exopolysaccharide matrix and …

Organisms Inside You – Part 1: Blastocystis hominis

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Blastocystis is a genus of single-celled protozoan, which its colonization in most cases is asymptomatic. The intestinal colonization of hominis is somewhat common because of the low host specificity of the protozoan.1  Colonization rates differ between developed (10%) and less developed (50%) countries, and it seems to infect people more frequently who work and live with animals.2

Most people with adequate immune systems are asymptomatic carriers. There is much debate in the scientific community if Blastocystis hominis even …

MMC and SIBO

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Your digestive system eliminates waste through a process known as the migrating motor complex. The cycle of the peristalsis of the gut occurs every two hours. The MMC cycle includes four phases:1

  1. The first phase is a period of intestinal smooth muscle calmness lasting 45 to 60 minutes, during which there are only rare action potentials and contractions occur.
  2. The second phase is a period of roughly thirty minutes in which peristaltic contractions occur and progressively increase in frequency.

How to Protect Yourself From the Side Effects of the Flu Shot

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Flu shots at best are ineffective and at worst harmful.

Are you thinking about getting the flu shot or recently taken the shot? If so, listen to John’s latest blogcast where he talks about how the flu shot works, if you should ever take it, and what you can do if you are forced.

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http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/virusqa.htm
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Was it Food Poisoning or a Foodborne Infection or How I Spent Days On the Toliet and Learned How To Love The Bowl

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In bacterial foodborne gastrointestinal illnesses, there is a difference between classical food poisoning and foodborne infections. Food poisoning occurs after the consumption of food containing bacterial toxins (examples include E. coli, B. cereus, and Clostridium botulinum.)1 Most bacteria that cause food poisoning become inactivated upon ingestion by stomach acid and do not usually infect their hosts. The toxins they produce cause the actual illness.2 The main symptom of toxin-related food poisoning is diarrhea because of …

OTC Medicines and Possible Cancer Treatments – H2 Antagonists

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Society will look back on our modern cancer treatments and consider them as being barbaric. Treating cancer with radiation and chemotherapy which further damage cells, injure organs permanently, and even eventually creates more tumors in some people.

Survival of modern cancer treatments are poor at best, and current treatment protocols attempt to eliminate the cancer before the treatment eliminates you.

There are many different types of cancer, with many different causes. Some of the proposed causes of cancer are infections, …