Category Archives: Probiotics

Remedies To Help Leaky Gut

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Too many of us are living under high stress; from high-pressure jobs, financial issues, dilemmas with kids and relationships or family health problems—all adding strain and extra obligations in a hyper-paced world. We also tend to eat for convenience, to please our taste buds or to appease our moods versus eating for nutrition and good health. This dangerous combination can wreak havoc on our digestive system, and when paralleled with certain genetic profiles or dietary sensitivities, some individuals may experience what is called leaky gut syndrome or intestinal hyperpermiability. In short, the lining of the intestines Read More...

Beating The Holiday Bloating

Have you ever enjoyed a large holiday meal with family and friends only to experience digestive issues that left you feeling reclusive? Eating a large meal can put a strain on your digestive system, especially for those already dealing with weak digestion. This usually results in digestive discomforts like bloating, stomach pain, gas and constipation. This may be only temporary and occasional, or it might be a protracted discomfort which detracts from the Holiday festivities. (more…) Read More...

Can Probiotics Improve Your Brain

With a surge of microbiome-related research emerging in recent years, it has become common knowledge that the bacteria colonizing the gastrointestinal tract have a major impact on physical health. Now, substantial evidence is showing that the upkeep of a healthy microbial environment in the intestines is also hugely important for brain development, mood and cognition. In other words- it is entirely possible and probable that probiotics improve your brain. The Gut-Brain Connection In the body, single cell organisms– primarily in the form of bacteria– outnumber human cells ten to one. Over 100 trillion of these teeming microbes take up residence in Read More...

Colloidal Silver & Digestion

Some of the easiest problems to heal with colloidal silver are of the stomach, the bladder, the kidneys, the liver and the intestinal tract. These are all areas where colloidal silver is the most effective since it is better able to survive the hydrochloric acid of the stomach and of the chloride environs of the body. Stomach, bladder, and kidney issues generally respond reasonably well to smaller amounts (a few teaspoons or tablespoons) of colloidal silver than does the intestines, colon, and liver because of their function in the digestive system. These last three generally require a multiple ounces depending Read More...

Building and Maintaining Healthy Immune Systems

Teach children to wash their hands well after using the restroom, after playing outdoors in the dirt, after playing with pets, and before eating.  Germs carried on the hands can be carried into the body through the mouth.  If the immune system is weak, the child can become ill. (more…) Read More...

Candida The Yeast Beast

Candida albicans (its official name) is a yeast that inhabits the mouths and intestinal tracts of all humans. That’s right! Everyone has candida. When you are healthy, the candida in your body lives in a symbiotic relationship with you. It will help to detect and destroy other harmful bacteria from harming your body, as well as helping to clean up any excess sugar that may be floating around in your bloodstream that your cells are not able to absorb. The healthy bacteria in your gut typically keep your candida levels in check. However, several factors can cause the candida population Read More...

Bristol Stool Chart

When your bowels work properly, it’s easy to take them for granted. When they act up, however, bowel function – or lack of it has a major impact on your quality of life. The nature and consistency of our motions can reveal a lot about our digestive health as it indicates how rapidly food passes through the gut. A team of gastroenterologists from Bristol therefore devised a stool classification scale in 1997, which defines 7 different types of bowel motion. (See the chart at the bottom of the page) Types 1 & 2 are abnormally loose (ie constipation) and result from a Read More...