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What Your GI Doctor does not know…

Question: Amrit asks: How is it possible that Gastroenterologists almost never associate food intake with GI health or are sensitive to these issues?    I just went looking for a new Gastro, told him I was on the SCD, and he gave me these probiotics with sugar and other processed ingredients and chemicals. Answer:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Amrit, […]

Problems with never ending diarrhea? These common medications for heartburn could be the cause

FDA announced in early February of 2012 that PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors) might be associated with high risk for deadly bacteria Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff), which triggers diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain. C-Diff is hard to treat because it is resistant to most antibiotics, and watery diarrhea that it triggers can actually kill you. So, what […]

Can Your Pet Make You Sick?

My son was begging me for many years to buy him a dog. My answer was always the same: “No. I cannot allow you to have a pet in my house”. Don’t get me wrong. I love dogs, and I know that a dog can be your best friend and a great companion. But I […]

Yeast Infection (Candidiasis): Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Overview The candida yeast infection is a fungal infection that affects the digestive tract or exterior of the body of both men and women. The fungi become prevalent enough that they cause infections, especially in warm and moist areas. Examples include thrush (mouth and throat), vaginal yeast infections, skin and diaper rash. Candida albicans first […]

Patient Beware! What Your Doctor Forgets To Tell You May Save Your Life

Most people hold doctors in high esteem. We look up to them, and even sometimes assume they are infallible. While most doctors do have our best interest in mind, there are dangerous exceptions. A recent study has revealed doctor negligence in regards to their patients’ lab or screening tests. The primary care clinicians and their […]

The Unseen Dangers of Tylenol: What You Must Know

Tylenol – it’s as prevalent and recognizable as anything you put into your body. But what’s not so recognized is that the active ingredient, acetaminophen, can pose serious health risks. Some 56,000 emergency room visits and 26,000 hospitalizations come about every year as a result of an acetaminophen overdose. And an analysis of national mortality […]

The Ultimate Guide to Calcium Supplements

I had a patient with digestive problems who took pure calcium supplements for 20 years. By the time she was fifty-five years old, she had osteoporosis. She came to me in confusion, “Why did this happen to me? I took those huge calcium pills for two decades!” The reason is: you can takes tons of […]

“Natural” Does Not Mean “Safe”

“Natural”. “Alternative”. “Herbal”. Take a walk down the aisle of any health food store, and you’ll see these words everywhere. They make people feel good. They seem so safe. Natural supplements are often cheaper than prescriptions, so it seems reasonable to think that experimenting with them could do no harm. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking […]

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