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

POTS syndrome and gut problems

POTS syndrome, or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome(POTS), is a condition where someone experiences a large elevation in heart rate when they stand up. Typically, their heart rate jumps more than 30 bpm, or above 120bpm. Symptoms of the condition include: Brain fogFeeling dizzy or faint when standingNauseaAbdominal painExcessive sweatingMigraines/headachesBlurry visionChronic painSleep problems POTS syndrome is … Continue reading POTS syndrome and gut problems

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome bites the dust!

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition where a person's heart rate elevates rapidly when going from seated to standing. POTS occurs because blood vessels don't tighten rapidly enough when you stand quickly. It's a form of autonomic dysfunction that causes blood to pool in the legs and the brain receives inadequate blood flow. … Continue reading Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome bites the dust!

Benefits of coffee: Greater motility and antimicrobial?

There are numerous benefits of coffee consumption. Coffee contains many polyphenols as well as caffeine. But some people just don't tolerate caffeine all that well. Fortunately for those folks, results of a study presented earlier this years show caffeine isn't necessary for the benefits of coffee. The research was presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019. … Continue reading Benefits of coffee: Greater motility and antimicrobial?

What causes gallstones? Immune cells set a trap

What causes gallstones? This question has plagued the more than 20 million people who have or will have gallstones. Gallstones are hardened crystals that form in the gallbladder or bile ducts. They contain cholesterol, bilirubin, or a combination of the 2 along with other components. Gallstones are extremely painful and often require removal of the … Continue reading What causes gallstones? Immune cells set a trap

Probiotic foods: Why they’re better than supplements

Probiotic foods have a long history of improving health. Most of their effects are attributed to improving the digestive system. But there are other beneficial effects to eating probiotic foods. They can help correct things like: High blood pressureInsulin resistanceChronic inflammationHigh oxidative stressAutonomic imbalance Most of these problems will haunt you at some point in … Continue reading Probiotic foods: Why they’re better than supplements