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Naturally Stimulate the Vagus Nerve for Better Digestion

What is the Vagus Nerve? The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body stemming from the base of the brain and extending through the spinal cord all the way to the large intestine. It’s known as the “wandering nerve” because it carries signals between the brain, heart, lungs, and digestive system. It’s bi-directional; …

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What is H Pylori and Best Testing, Diet, and Treatment Options

H Pylori is bacteria that can grow in the stomach. Infection rates vary between 20-50% of people and up to 80% in certain countries. It’s a helix-shaped bacteria that can drill through and burrow in the lining of the stomach. The problem with H Pylori is that it thins out the lining of the stomach lining, causing atrophy (or damage) and inflammation. This makes your stomach sensitive to hydrochloric acid, enzymes, and gastric juices even though you need them for proper digestion.

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3 Findings in your Colonoscopy Result you Can Fix with Food

Did your colonoscopy result come back showing that everything “normal” even though you still have pain, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation? Or, were you told that you have diverticular disease or inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s or colitis? In this post and video, I share insights on what you can do using food and nutritional therapies …

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Are Food Sensitivity Tests Accurate and Worth It?

Do you suspect that certain foods make you feel sick, fatigued, or your skin break out? Food sensitivity tests can speed up the process of identifying your food triggers, but are they accurate and worth it? Food sensitivity can impact 40 to 70% of the population. While not acute and potentially fatal like food allergies, …

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histamine intolerance

Histamine Intolerance: Linking Confusing Uncomfortable Symptoms

Histamine Intolerance may be the link between your confusing and uncomfortable symptoms. If you have headaches, migraines, anxiety, skin itchiness, eczema, congestion, post nasal drip, sudden sweating, stomach pain, diarrhea, or others that you or your doctors haven’t been able to resolve, it’s possible that histamine is the problem. Read my histamine article on MindBodyGreen …

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Gut Dysbiosis Causes, Symptoms, Testing, and Treatment

Gut dysbiosis means there’s an imbalance between good and bad microbes. This imbalance can lead to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, colitis, and other conditions you may have not linked to your digestive tract like fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases. This article talks about dysbiosis causes, symptoms, how to test for dysbiosis, and how …

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Stop Bloating: Avoid These 7 Diet and Lifestyle Mistakes

Do you want to stop bloating and the pain and discomfort that come with it? In this episode of Thank Gut It’s Fixed Show, I talk about the 7 diet and lifestyle mistakes that you can avoid to eliminate bloating, gas, and other digestive discomforts. If you want to prevent bloating, watch episode 22 where I list the foods …

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Lactose Intolerance or Milk Allergy? Causes and Solutions

Do you have lactose intolerance or dairy allergy or sensitivity? I get questions all the time about the difference between the two. Sometimes, my patients tell me that they are lactose intolerant, but after clarifying few things, we discover that it’s most likely a milk allergy or sensitivity, not lactose issues. In the last episode …

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Unexpected Healthy Foods that Cause Bloating and Gas

There are many foods that cause bloating and gas including healthy ones like garlic, onion, apples, mushroom, avocado and others. In this episode and blog post, I talk about how these foods cause bloating, the consequences of that, what bloating means for your gut health, and what to do about it. I also discuss the …

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