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Are you experiencing health symptoms that have left you feeling less than stellar? You have tried everything you can think of to address your symptoms: After all of this, are you still struggling with your symptoms despite the fact that

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SIBO, small intestine health, bacteria, large intestine health, bloating, IBS

Could it be SIBO?

Could my symptoms be caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)? It’s normal to grow bacteria in your large intestine, in fact it’s healthy to grow bacteria in your large intestine. But what about when that good bacteria moves along

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Last night you let the babysitter order pizza for the kids. For some crazy reason there’s one slice of pepperoni left in the box on the counter. Thinking back to those college days… Why does leftover pizza seem like a

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Heartburn Drugs Typically Not Necessary

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium, Prevacid, and Protonix, are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. They are typically given to patients who complain of heartburn or reflux (GERD), who are then kept on the

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IBS? It May Be Something Else . . .

People often come to my office saying they’ve been diagnosed with IBS. They may complain of intestinal pain, constipation, diarrhea, or all of the above, yet all of their test results come back “normal”, so they are prescribed anti-spasmodic medications

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Digestive Health In Early Life Linked To Allergies

As a naturopathic physician, I’m always paying close attention to the connection between intestinal health and systemic complaints. Allergies in particular are something that our profession has recognized as having strong ties to the digestive tract. When people present to

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Does Arthritis Originate in the Gut?

I see quite a few patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune arthropathies, and what is the first thing I do?  Give them anti-inflammatory medications? Give them immune-modulaters? No! Chances are, their rheumatologists have already done this. The first thing

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