Digestion

Digestion and indigestion are becoming hot topics of discussion in the medical community. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is causing intestinal problems for an increasingly large number of people. Here you can learn about your digestive system, how it relates to your immune system and what you can do to ensure that you keep your self in good digestive health.

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Wheat Problems: Celiac, Gluten Sensitivity, and Roundup

I’m sure you’ve noticed a growing number of products in the supermarket advertised as “gluten free.” Maybe you think the whole “gluten is bad” issue is silly for anyone who doesn’t have celiac disease. People have been eating wheat for | Read More…

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Cure Gallstones

If you’re like most of my patients, you probably don’t think about your gallbladder very often. And that’s fine—there’s no need for you to fret over it. This small, pear-shaped organ stores bile produced in the liver, then releases it | Read More…

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Hurt Your Digestive System

A patient I’ll call Al came to my clinic last year, and he was not doing well. Al had been diagnosed with gastro-esophageal reflux disease, better known as GERD. Al had been prone to digestive problems for most of his | Read More…

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Prevent Diverticulitis with Simple Diet Changes

If you’ve had a colonoscopy, the doctor may have told you about “pockets” in your colon. These small pockets or pouches, known as diverticula, in the digestive tract are very common, especially after age 40. Straining to pass hard stools | Read More…

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Ulcers: Causes and Cures

You may be familiar with the story of Dr. Robin Warren, the Australian physician who ingested H. pylori bacteria and followed up with antibiotics to prove that most ulcers are caused by infection. He won the Nobel Prize for this | Read More…

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Probiotics Keep You Healthy

Probiotics are a kind of beneficial bacteria – living microorganisms that provide a health benefit when you ingest enough of them. The roots of the word “probiotic” mean “for life. Without beneficial bacteria, your digestive, immune, and emotional systems can | Read More…

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10 Tips to Protect Your Kidneys

Detoxification and acid/alkaline balance are two of my eight Pillars of Health (the eight principles that keep you and my patients in total health and wellness.) Every thirty minutes, your kidneys filter all of the blood in your body, removing | Read More…

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Leaky Gut Explainer

Imagine living with a condition that most conventional doctors claim doesn’t exist. If you press them, they’ll insist it’s just “nerves,” or–to get you off their back–they’ll prescribe a drug that either does nothing or makes your symptoms worse. That’s | Read More…

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Increase Stomach Acid to Deal with Indigestion

My patient Leo came to me because his over-the-counter antacids stopped working for him. He wanted me to prescribe more powerful versions to stop his stomach acid from giving him a bad time. I explained to him that he was | Read More…

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The H. Pylori and Ulcer Connection

Jesse had been my patient for some time. She had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was in her early teens, so insulin was mandatory. And since she refused to follow the basic dietary guidelines for diabetics, she | Read More…