Digestive Health

H. pylori, Evil Mastermind or Ally? Part 1

H. pylori, Evil Mastermind or Ally? Part 1

Here at Fix Your Gut we have discussed at length about H. pylori. There is a lot of ongoing research being done to determine H. pylori’s coexistence with humans. Is it commensal, or severely opportunistic? Is it normal flora? Jason Hooper and I have both written about

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Low Carb Diets and the Gut

Low Carb Diets and the Gut

The human diet has an enormous impact on the quantity and quality of bacteria in the gut. In 2013, a team of scientists showed that a change in diet can radically alter the microbiome after just four days 1. Will eliminating carbs have a direct impact on

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Magic Bullet for Intestinal Issues – Enteric Coated Peppermint Oil

Magic Bullet for Intestinal Issues - Enteric Coated Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is a hybrid mint plant. It is a cross between watermint and spearmint.1 Peppermint is native to Europe, but the herb has now grown widespread throughout the world.2 People everywhere value mint for it’s strong cooling scent, it’s cooling sensation on the skin, and it’s flavoring

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Eat Real Food – Not Soylent 2.0

Eat Real Food - Not Soylent 2.0

What is Soylent? Software engineer, Robert Reinhart believed that his busy lifestyle was leading him to poor dietary choices. He thought that he was far too overwhelmed to source food with adequate nutrition and had a moral conflict about supporting the agricultural industry. He “hypothesized that the

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Endotoxin: Part 1 – How Opportunistic Bacteria Damage Your Heart

Endotoxin: Part 1 - How Opportunistic Bacteria Damage Your Heart

For the last decade, I have been finding articles about fecal matter transplants in rats. When scientists transplant fecal matter from an obese rat into a healthy rat, it soon becomes obese.1 There have been several other biological ailments that can also be assumed by the transplantee

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Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 2: MMC Issues

Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 2: MMC Issues

Probiotics are supposed to improve digestive health, yet they sometimes make people ill – especially if they have SIBO. Why do supplements touted for improving digestive health make some people worse? Is it microbial die-off in people with SIBO? If they continue taking the probiotics, will they

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