Category: Gut Health

  • Acid Reflux

    Acid Reflux

    This has been one of my biggest health issues for most of my life. Every visit to the doctor resulted in a prescription for antacid medication. Once I started looking deeper I found that there is actually an epidemic proportion of people now taking acid blockers or antacid tablets all over the world. I thought…

  • Constipation

    Constipation

    Quick jump index What is constipation? What causes constipation? How to relieve constipation SIBO and IBS Common Symptoms of SIBO & IBS Preventing Constipation What is constipation? Constipation can be defined as not passing a stool within 24 hours to a few days. Some say that not passing a proper stool (passing “rabbit droppings”) is…

  • Diet & Chronic Disease

    Diet & Chronic Disease

    What is Fiber? When we talk about Fiber, we don’t mean Wheatabix or Shredded Wheat!  We are talking about natural fiber, the portion of plant-derived food that cannot be completely broken down by human digestive enzymes. So when we think about food, we think about  proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins,  minerals and fiber right?   Well…

  • Leaky Gut

    Leaky Gut

    What is Leaky Gut? Only a one cell layer thick lining made up of tight cells to create the gut wall separates what is in the gut from the body. These tight cells are what protects us from toxins or large particles that don’t belong in our body. Dysbiosis of the gut microbiome can cause…

  • Gut Brain Connection

    Gut Brain Connection

    How gut health affects mental health The connection between your gut and your brain is real.  So if you are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Brain Fog, Fatigue or insomnia consider looking at your gut health.  Digestive issues can affect your mood and impact your mental health, in some cases severely.  There are a lot of…

  • What is the Gut Microbiome?

    What is the Gut Microbiome?

    What is the Gut Microbiome? So our microbiome is what makes us uniquely individual – not our DNA. What is the microbiome?  How does it influence who we are and how we feel? Microbiome – collection of microorganisms bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and parasites – not visible with the naked eye but under a microscope…