A stool test is a critical part of a comprehensive gut evaluation. However, not all stool tests are created equal. And unfortunately, your doctor may not know that. Many health practitioners understand that treating the gut is important for many health conditions, but most of them don’t know the best way to evaluate the gut. This article reviews the basics of stool testing so you don’t waste your money on the wrong test.Read More
Butyrate is a really important fatty acid, not just for our gut, but also our entire body. Butyrate is made by bacteria in our gut when they ferment starches.Read More
Most of us know that inflammation is bad. But most of don't know exactly what inflammation is. Nor do we know how and why it's bad. In this post, we will answer the questions what is inflammation and how does inflammation affect health.Read More
If you've been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, your doctor probably told you that there is no cure, it will continue to get worse, and the only treatment option is a powerful medication that suppresses your immune system (and has really bad side effects). That probably made you feel scared, helpless, and depressed. Like your life is over.
But you do not need to resign yourself to this fate. You have other treatment options and you can feel better. You simply need an integrative approach to autoimmunity. Whether you have Hashimoto's, ankylosing spondylitis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, or rheumatoid arthritis, an integrative approach to autoimmunity can help you heal.Read More
Our gut is a place where the outside world and the interior of our body meet. What happens in the gut is a delicate balance between allowing certain things in (like nutrients) and keeping other things out (like bacteria).
But what happens when this doesn't work? What happens when thing get in that shouldn't? What happens when our gut leaks?Read More