Digestive Health

Low FODMAP Diet, What is it and How to Make it Work For You

Low FODMAP Diet, What is it and How to Make it Work For You

The low FODMAP diet was developed at the Monash University in Melbourne Australia. It is a great diet for helping to relieve SIBO and IBS symptoms and is easier to adopt than an elemental or semi-elemental diet. It helps decrease some opportunistic bacterial colonies in the small

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Why I Caution the Use of the Antibiotic Flagyl (Metronidazole)

Why I Caution the Use of the Antibiotic Flagyl (Metronidazole)

Why I Caution the Use of the Antibiotic Flagyl (Metronidazole) for SIBO and C. difficile Infections Many different medications are in use where doctors are sadly unaware of their potentially severe side effects. The antibiotic Flagyl (metronidazole) is no exception. The antibiotic is very cheap, and it

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Klebsiella Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, What to Do

Klebsiella Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, What to Do

Klebsiella Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and What to Do to Hopefully Recover Bacteria are ubiquitous, and some are more helpful in improving our health than others. Some bacteria are mutualists; for example, we feed them nutrients through eating food, they produce vitamin K which we absorb

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Clostridioides Difficile (C. difficile) Dysbiosis and How to Relieve It

Clostridioides Difficile (C. difficile) Dysbiosis and How to Relieve It

Clostridioides Difficile (C. difficile) Dysbiosis and How to Relieve It Cases of Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection are increasing throughout the United States causing a current healthcare crisis. An extensive, nationwide health insurance database analysis by the University of Pennsylvania determined that the annual incidence of acute

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Do Chocolate, Onions, or Mint Cause or Worsen Reflux?

Do Chocolate, Onions, or Mint Cause or Worsen Reflux?

Do Chocolate, Onions, or Mint Cause or Worsen Reflux? If you have reflux, there are certain foods that every known medium says you should avoid. The news, the Internet, and even your doctor give you a list of foods that trigger reflux. Many people have heard that

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Rifaximin (Xifaxan): Why It May or May Not Improve Your SIBO

Rifaximin (Xifaxan): Why It May or May Not Improve Your SIBO

Rifaximin (Xifaxan): Why It May or May Not Improve Your SIBO Rifaximin (Xifaxan) is one of the most common antibiotics prescribed for SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth). It is a relatively safe antibiotic and can help reduce hydrogen dominant bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. There are,

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