Gut Guardians Podcast Part Two

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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 gut flora disruptors.

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 comes …

How Can You Diagnose Adrenal Fatigue? ACTH Stimulation Test

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The last blog entry posted related to adrenal fatigue was on self-diagnostic tests that could be performed at home. These tests can help you determine if more testing is needed to find out the state of health of your adrenal glands.

Today we are going to discuss one of the diagnostic tests that are laboratory performed, the ACTH stimulation test.

What is ACTH and Its Function?

ACTH stands for adrenocorticotropic hormone (corticotropin) and is a hormone that is produced by …

Gut Guardians Podcast Part One

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I was recently on the Gut Guardians Podcast. I thank both Dr. Grace and Matthew for having me on the podcast, I had a blast!

I discuss HSO’s, MAP, and more.

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 comes to gut health. Dr. Grace does raise some …

Hypermineralosis – Part 1: Widespread Manganese Toxicity?

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Manganese hypermineralosis is a real possibility with most of the multivitamin supplements on the market today.

Manganese deficiency even in the poor standard American diet is extremely rare, most people get more than the two mg daily they need for optimal functioning. Dietary sources can be found in brown rice, pineapples, pecans, almonds, beans, spinach, and sweet potatoes.1 In addition, if you drink well or even tap water, manganese is concentrated in most water sources and can add to …

Opinion – How Do You Know If Someone Has A Perfect Gut? Part 1

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How do you know if someone has a perfect gut?

I get asked this question a lot. On forums, coaching clients, and on podcasts.

Do you want the honest answer?

No one knows. We know so little about the gut flora and gut bacteria we honestly have no idea. We know that some bacteria tend to want to have more of a commensal relationship with us, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Any bacteria can turn on us and become opportunistic at …

HSO’s Part 6 – What About Enterococcus faecalis?

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Everyone believes I have a vendetta against HSO’s.

Maybe I do, maybe I do not. Honestly I am just tired of everyone saying that HSO’s or that probiotics in general have no side effects whatsoever and that they are perfectly safe.

Probiotics are our friends everyone loves to claim. People need to learn that bacteria are out for themselves, just like most humans! Bacteria are in a commensal relationship with us. This commensal relationship does not mean however that they …