Digestive Health

AO+ Mist – Skin Probiotic Review

AO+ Mist - Skin Probiotic Review

Here at Fix Your Gut, we talk a lot about the gut microbiome, but what about the skin microbiome? We do just as much, if not more to manipulate the bacteria of our skin, and it may not be to our advantage. Our modern hygiene practices encourage the

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Why Sleep Hygiene Is Important for Digestive Health and How to Improve it

Why Sleep Hygiene Is Important for Digestive Health and How to Improve it

Many of the chemicals on that list are neurotransmitters that are not at all surprising. There is currently plenty of exciting research going on trying to link the brain and gut together. This blog article will focus on melatonin and how it relates to our digestion. What is

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Strengthen Your LES (GERD) and Restore Digestive Enzyme Production

Strengthen Your LES (GERD) and Restore Digestive Enzyme Production

Strengthen that LES to Protect Against GERD! The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is a sphincter that connects the top of the stomach with the bottom of the esophagus. The LES first relaxes to allow food to enter the stomach. The LES then closes tightly after food enters

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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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