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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth  (SIBO)
May 5, 2021
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or SIBO is a condition that has received a lot of attention in the functional medicine community. While at school, although we learned about it extensively, I never really thought it was that big of an issue. In private practice however I see so many patients where SIBO is an underlying root cause of many their gut symptoms. What Are the Symptoms Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth...
Gut Imbalance -IS- Immune Imbalance
May 3, 2021
70% of your immune system is in your gut. The gut mucosa is the first line of defense against the outside world. When there is an imbalance of your gut microbiome (ie high levels of pathogens, parasites, overgrowth, missing key stone species, impaired intestinal lining aka "Leaky gut", etc) then there is dysfunction in the immune system as a whole.Lowered immunity makes us susceptible to more invasion by outside bugs...
The Gut Health to Skin Health Connection
GUT HEALTH = SKIN HEALTH What’s the connection between your skin and your gut? Trick question. There is no connection. They are the same thing.Both are surfaces outside your body that bacteria live on. What happens to one affects the other.Humans are really just giant donuts with bacteria living on the delicious surfaces (thanks for that visual Dr Brons). Any infection, parasite, food allergy, inflammation going on in the gut...
Top 5 Hacks to Stop a Hangover for The Integrative Soul (that parties).
Likely most people aren't raging hard every night but if you do chose to imbibe with a little alcohol here and there; here are some tips to help soften that next day hangover: 1-Water-2 glasses for every one of an alcoholic drink. Add a pinch of sea salt for added electrolytes. Alcohol is dehydrating and dehydration is one of the main reasons you feel sick during a hangover. For every...
Dental Health is Essential for Gut Health
For some people who experience chronic H. Pylori infections the answer may lie in the mouth not the gut. H. Pylori is a bacteria that can cause low stomach acid, gut inflammation, ulcers and stomach cancer. For some people who treat this bug it can often times come back. The answer may be that it's also living in your mouth.We often forget how vitally important dental health is to systemic...
H. Pylori, Stomach Acid and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The relationship between H. Pylori and stomach acid is a complex one. What we do know however is that chronic H.pylori can lead to low stomach acid over time.Low stomach acid predisposes you to gut dysbiosis and overgrowth. This then leads to bacterial food fermentation and symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS - gas, bloating, pain, changes in stool). I used to only treat H.pylori if I saw it on...
Gut Dysbiosis aka Gut Microbial Imbalance
Gut dysbiosis or gut microbial imbalance comes in 3 main patterns: Insufficiency, Inflammatory and Digestive Dysfunction. You can have any one of these or a combination of all 3.Insufficiency dysbiosis is when you don't have enough "good guys" or beneficial bacteria in your gut (ex: Lactobacillus, Bifidobacter, S boulardii, Akkermansia, F. prusnitzi, etc)Inflammatory dysbiosis is when you have an overgrowth of "bad guys" in your gut (ez: frank pathogens like...