Awareness and Advocacy

Is Bubble Tea Dangerous For Your Digestion and Health?

Is Bubble Tea Dangerous For Your Digestion and Health?

Bubble tea is a delicious treat that may rarely cause health issues when prepared or consumed improperly. I can count the number of caffeinated beverages that I have consumed in the past ten years on one of my hands. However, recently, a friend wanted a bubble tea,

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Anti-Reflux Surgeries (Nissen Fundoplication), Are They Worth Doing?

Anti-Reflux Surgeries (Nissen Fundoplication), Are They Worth Doing?

I have coached many people who had unnecessary anti-reflux surgeries performed. For example, I had one client in his mid 20’s that was suffering from upper gut dysbiosis (likely H. pylori) that had what I consider to be an unnecessary Nissen fundoplication performed. He was suffering from

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FYG Review of Seed Probiotic (Synbiotic), is it Worth the Hype?

FYG Review of Seed Probiotic (Synbiotic), is it Worth the Hype?

I frequently discover new probiotic supplements that have a lot of slick marketing and hype associated with them. Often probiotic supplements that require a lot of marketing tend to be ones that I do not recommend. However, lately, I have been receiving many inquiries about Seed probiotic,

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I Do Not Recommend Amitriptyline (Elavil) for Reflux Disorders

I Do Not Recommend Amitriptyline (Elavil) for Reflux Disorders

I Do Not Recommend Amitriptyline (Elavil) for Digestive Disorders The medication amitriptyline is commonly prescribed for people who suffer from reflux disorders. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that is known to have many different adverse side effects, some quite severe. Even one of the foremost researchers of

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Grapefruit Seed Extract, I Do Not Recommend It for SIBO, A Review

Grapefruit Seed Extract, I Do Not Recommend It for SIBO, A Review

There are essential medications that help many people, and there are some that I believe may have unnecessary risks. The same can be said about supplements. There are supplements which help people immensely, and there are some that carry more risks than benefits that give natural medicine

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Why I Caution the Use of the Antibiotic Flagyl (Metronidazole)

Why I Caution the Use of the Antibiotic Flagyl (Metronidazole)

Why I Caution the Use of the Antibiotic Flagyl (Metronidazole) for SIBO and C. difficile Infections Many different medications are in use where doctors are sadly unaware of their potentially severe side effects. The antibiotic Flagyl (metronidazole) is no exception. The antibiotic is very cheap, and it

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