Digestive Health

Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 5: Th1 / Th2 Immune Reactions

Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 5: Th1 / Th2 Immune Reactions

Every wonder why some people react positively to probiotics and some people feel horrible? Histamine increases in some people that take probiotic supplements causing issues. Inflammation and strong herx reactions occur in some people that take probiotics, causing them to feel worse. I thought probiotic supplements were

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Gut Problems Cause Mental Issues (Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia)

Gut Problems Cause Mental Issues (Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia)

Here at Fix Your Gut we have discussed at length how gut health affects mental health. Many people have written about the importance of understanding the gut / brain axis. We have a new, long-term study that backs up the theory of poor gut health leading to

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Gastritis (Stomach Pain), What Is It and How to Find Relief

Gastritis (Stomach Pain), What Is It and How to Find Relief

Most of us have suffered from gastritis at least one point in our lives. You ate something that disagreed with your stomach, and it burned. You took too many aspirin for a week when you were recovering from breaking your ankle, and your stomach started to ache.

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Another Look at Prescript Assist

Another Look at Prescript Assist

Rob and Rachel, friends of mine over at Modern Life Survivalist do a lot of great work blogging about lesser known issues like mold toxicity and multiple chemical sensitivity. Rob took Prescript Assist off and on for the past few months and had differing effects from the

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Klebsiella: The Cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis, Part 1

Klebsiella: The Cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis, Part 1

Bacteria are ubiquitous in nature, and some are more helpful in improving our health than others. Some bacteria are known as mutualists, some are commensal, and some are opportunistic. Klebsiella is one such genus of bacteria where it can be considered more towards being opportunistic, with occasional

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Gastrin – The Important Hormone for Stomach Health, GERD, and Digestion

Gastrin - The Important Hormone for Stomach Health, GERD, and Digestion

There are several endogenous chemicals affect digestion including: Serotonin CCK GIP Gastrin Secretin Motilin Dopamine Acetylcholine Gaba Ghrelin Leptin Histamine Melatonin Many of the chemicals on that list are neurotransmitters that are not at all surprising. There is currently plenty of exciting research going on trying to

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