H. Pylori: An Elusive Infection

H. Pylori: An Elusive Infection

Heliobacter pylori bacteria lives in our mouth, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (upper small intestine). Many people know it as the organism that causes ulcers. Many years ago we thought that ulcers were caused by a poor acidic diet. Now we know the actual culprit:...
Leaky Gut: Explained

Leaky Gut: Explained

So, you have a “leaky gut” — what now? What exactly is leaky gut, and what are the various factors that contribute to this common intestinal issue? First, let’s clarify what leaky gut means. The scientific term for leaky gut is intestinal hyperpermeability, a...
The Skinny On Fiber

The Skinny On Fiber

  The word fiber conjures up memories of your grandma taking her Metamucil or prunes to stay “regular.” Well, there is truth in this old wives’ tale. We now know how far-reaching the role of healthy fiber is in our diet. It is essential to our digestive...

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