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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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OTC Medicines and Possible Cancer Treatments – H2 Antagonists

OTC Medicines and Possible Cancer Treatments - H2 Antagonists

Society will look back on our modern cancer treatments and consider them as being barbaric. Treating cancer with radiation and chemotherapy which further damage cells, injure organs permanently, and even eventually creates more tumors in some people. Survival of modern cancer treatments are poor at best, and

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Digestive Organs That People Often Forget

Digestive Organs That People Often Forget

There are a lot more organs associated with your digestion than just your stomach and intestines. The liver, gallbladder, and pancreas must function normally so that complete digestion can occur. These organs deal with the enzymatic and chemical side of digestion whereas the stomach and mouth are

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Sorbitol: Ingest With Caution

Sorbitol: Ingest With Caution

Not all of the sugar alcohols are created equal when it comes to digestive health. I have already covered the pros and cons of supplementing with xylitol. While xylitol has its uses, sorbitol, on the other hand, should be filed under the avoid area of the sugar

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Mycobacterium Avium Paratuberculosis the Cause of Crohn’s and UC

Mycobacterium Avium Paratuberculosis the Cause of Crohn's and UC

Mycobacteria is a genus of Actinobacteria that causes serious diseases in mammals (tuberculosis and leprosy are examples of Mycobacteria). A species of Mycobacteria named Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) is a pathogenic bacteria found in the gut of ruminant animals like cows and causes Johne’s disease (paratuberculosis) in

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