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Organisms Inside You Part 2: Cryptosporidium

Organisms Inside You Part 2: Cryptosporidium

There are some parasites that spread in more ways then ingestion of contaminated food and water. If you swim on a regular basis, you might have contracted Cryptosporidium, even if you swim in chlorinated pools. Cryptosporidium is a genus of apicomplexan protozoans that causes the disease cryptosporidiosis.

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An Enzyme That May Allow Me to Eat Gluten Again?

An Enzyme That May Allow Me to Eat Gluten Again?

DPP IV is an enzyme that is becoming all the rage in digestive supplements. Many of the proposed claims of supplementing with this enzyme include: 1 Protection of the digestive system from gluten and casein ingestion. Mitigate gluten insensitivity and possibly Celiac disease. Enzyme can make food

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Did Our Ancestors Gorge Themselves on Dirt and Ingest HSO’s Regularly?

Did Our Ancestors Gorge Themselves on Dirt and Ingest HSO's Regularly?

Dirt is rich in HSO’s! Some people in the Paleo movement are suggesting you consume your homegrown dirt covered fruits and vegetables without fully washing them. Ancient man did not wash his produce thoroughly, why should we? The Paleo blogosphere links the lack of the ingestion of

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Your Gallbladder Needs More Love and How to Give It – Part 2

Your Gallbladder Needs More Love and How to Give It  - Part 2

You believe that you have gallbladder issues, what now? Diagnostic tests are very important to determine the health of your gallbladder if you believe you are having issues. CT scans, MRI’s, and ultrasounds can be used to create pictures of your gallbladder to determine if you have

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Organisms Inside You – Part 1: Blastocystis hominis

Organisms Inside You - Part 1: Blastocystis hominis

Blastocystis is a genus of single-celled protozoan, which its colonization in most cases is asymptomatic. The intestinal colonization of hominis is somewhat common because of the low host specificity of the protozoan.1  Colonization rates differ between developed (10%) and less developed (50%) countries, and it seems to

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Migrating Motor Complex (MMC) and Digestive Health

Migrating Motor Complex (MMC) and Digestive Health

Your digestive system eliminates waste through a process known as the migrating motor complex. The cycle of the peristalsis of the gut occurs every two hours. The MMC (migrating motor complex) cycle includes four phases: 1 The first phase is a period of intestinal smooth muscle calmness

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