Digestive Health

Statin Medications: Why I Would Never Take One

Statin Medications: Why I Would Never Take One

The American Heart Association recently published new guidelines that will encourage doctors to prescribe statins to 30 percent of adults in the United States. This recommendation doubles the amount of adults from the previous guidelines. Is this needed, or is this further proof that the pharmaceutical companies

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Schizophrenia Might Be Caused By Toxoplasma gondii

Schizophrenia Might Be Caused By Toxoplasma gondii

Schizophrenia might be caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. I wrote about Toxoplasma gondii years ago in Fix Your Gut. “Piperidine is used in both the treatment of parasites and worms in animals and the treatment of schizophrenia, in humans. Researchers propose that schizophrenia may result from

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Long Term PPI Use Increases Your Risk of a Heart Attack

Long Term PPI Use Increases Your Risk of a Heart Attack

I wrote an article awhile back on how long-term PPI use can harm your health. In the article, I mentioned that PPI’s are known to cause heart arrhythmia. A new study has been released from the Stanford University of Medicine that PPI use is linked to heart

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IBSchek, a New Test to Determine SIBO?

IBSchek, a New Test to Determine SIBO?

A new test has been made available to aid in the diagnosis of SIBO. The test is known as IBSchek and is available through Commonwealth Laboratories, Inc. Here is a video of Dr. Pimentel discussing the test: Finally, a blood test that can be used to diagnose

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Why I Do Not Recommend MegaSporeBiotic a Review

Why I Do Not Recommend MegaSporeBiotic a Review

My Issues With Bacillus licheniformis What about a new probiotic that produces antioxidants once it propagates in your intestinal tract. Sounds great right? A probiotic supplement that, in addition, claims to: 1 Be designed by nature. Survive the harsh stomach environment. Requires no refrigeration. Include a strain that

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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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