Digestive Health

Betaine HCL, Will It Improve Your Digestion, GERD, or LPR?

Betaine HCL, Will It Improve Your Digestion, GERD, or LPR?

One of the many causes of reflux disorders appears to occur from having an elevated stomach pH. I know that is counter to everything you have heard from mainstream medicine. Most people are told that they have too much stomach acid, which causes reflux disorders like GERD

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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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My Hydrogen/Methane Breath Test Were Negative, Can I Still Have SIBO?

My Hydrogen/Methane Breath Test Were Negative, Can I Still Have SIBO?

The hydrogen/methane breath test is a diagnostic test for the determination of SIBO. You still have a large amount of bloating, gas, and stomach discomfort, but yet your breath test results were negative. Is it possible to still have SIBO, if your breath test results were negative?

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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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