Why you need to understand fat solubility to heal your gut

Let's be honest, you're not here for a science lesson.  You're here to improve your gut health, eliminate IBS symptoms like constipation or diarrhea, or reduce the inflammation associated with IBD.  So why does it matter if you know the difference between water soluble and fat soluble?  Simply put...it helps you understand everything else. As … Continue reading Why you need to understand fat solubility to heal your gut

Worried about MTHFR? Why your focus is dead wrong

In the world of health hackers and people trying to heal from conditions largely ignored by conventional medicine, there's no more well known genetic SNP than that for Methyltetrahydrofolate reductase(MTHFR).  For good reason, around 40% of us have some form of the gene that decreases efficiency of the enzyme. In the folate cycle, MTHFR converts … Continue reading Worried about MTHFR? Why your focus is dead wrong

Feeling depressed? Look to your gut to solve your problem

Anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million Americans every year.  This costs the US more than 42 billion annually(1). The standard course of treatment for people with mood & anxiety disorders is entirely directed at the brain.  Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs) are one of many classes of drugs used to elevate levels of neurotransmitters and … Continue reading Feeling depressed? Look to your gut to solve your problem

Is there an antioxidant more powerful than Glutathione?

Anyone following the health blogosphere has undoubtedly come across glutathione.  Glutathione is the all-proclaimed King of antioxidants.  The reason glutathione holds the crown is manyfold... We make and recycle it as needed It can heal DNA damage because it's in the nucleus It can recharge other antioxidants by lending an electron The problem is, glutathione … Continue reading Is there an antioxidant more powerful than Glutathione?

Amazing hidden side effects of Xifaxan you need to know

Gastrointestinal disorders affect an estimated 70 million people(1) and this number is likely to grow.  If you're one of these people, you know the burden that digestive disorders creates.  I imagine few disorders present with symptoms as suddenly and with as large of an impact on daily life. Whether you're dealing with IBS symptoms, Crohn's … Continue reading Amazing hidden side effects of Xifaxan you need to know