Is irritable bowel syndrome real or just a symptom cluster?

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a disorder of the large intestine that leads to gas, bloating, pain, diarrhea, or constipation. In the US, there are 200,000 cases of IBS every year. Thus, it's relatively common. People with IBS often have a hard time getting effective treatment for the condition. As a result, people suffer … Continue reading Is irritable bowel syndrome real or just a symptom cluster?

What causes leaky gut? The answer may shock you.

There's a tremendous amount of confusion as it pertains to what causes leaky gut. If you look at the approaches most people take to correct it, you'd think it was a glutamine or probiotic deficiency. Or maybe it's fungal overgrowth or carbs. Fortunately, a newly published study tackles the problem. In Risk factors associated with … Continue reading What causes leaky gut? The answer may shock you.

Conquering Candida: It takes a lot more than diet

Candida is a genus of yeast responsible for the majority of fungal infections in humans. Many species of the yeast are normal inhabitants of a healthy human GI tract, acting as commensal organisms. Unfortunately, under the proper conditions, many are opportunistic pathogens. Typically our immune system keeps Candida in check. It actually exists in 2 … Continue reading Conquering Candida: It takes a lot more than diet