Digestive Health

How do You Know If You Have Great Gut Health?

How do You Know If You Have Great Gut Health?

How do you know if you have a perfect gut? I get asked this question a lot. On forums, by 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

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HSO’s Part 6 – What About Enterococcus faecalis?

HSO's Part 6 - What About Enterococcus faecalis?

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

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Organisms Inside You – Part 3: Entamoeba histolytica

Organisms Inside You - Part 3: Entamoeba histolytica

Entamoeba histolytica is an opportunistic protozoan. Infection of the parasite occurs from ingestion of contaminated food and water. The parasite usually remains in the colon and cecum but can cause invasive infections in immunocompromised individuals. Histolytica can spread to the liver, brain, and lungs through the bloodstream

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Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 1: Histamine

Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill - Part 1: Histamine

Probiotics are important in maintaining our gut flora, but they can still cause issues just like any supplement and most issues with supplementation go unreported on the natural health blogosphere. Everyone writes about the pros of taking probiotics, but what are the cons? The cons of taking

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Organisms Inside You Part 2: Cryptosporidium

Organisms Inside You Part 2: Cryptosporidium

There are some parasites that spread in more ways then ingestion of contaminated food and water. If you swim on a regular basis, you might have contracted Cryptosporidium, even if you swim in chlorinated pools. Cryptosporidium is a genus of apicomplexan protozoans that causes the disease cryptosporidiosis.

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An Enzyme That May Allow Me to Eat Gluten Again?

An Enzyme That May Allow Me to Eat Gluten Again?

DPP IV is an enzyme that is becoming all the rage in digestive supplements. Many of the proposed claims of supplementing with this enzyme include: 1 Protection of the digestive system from gluten and casein ingestion. Mitigate gluten insensitivity and possibly Celiac disease. Enzyme can make food

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