Probiotics Can Help with Regularity

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Probiotics can make a difference in elderly patients with irregularity, concluded a systematic review published in April 2017. Approximately half of all elderly patients living in nursing homes suffer from chronic constipation and 56%-75% of institutionalized elderly patients regularly take laxatives or stool softeners. In this specific review, scientists looked at data from 4 randomized,… Read more »

How Important is Digestion?

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Any doctor could build an entire practice around digestive problems alone and never run out of patients. All these conditions have a direct correlation to lack of digestive health and function. Clinical depression Obesity Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Autoimmune disease Immune system shut down Food sensitivities and intolerances Allergies Others… Click Here to read more about… Read more »

Cologuard: A New Test for Colon Cancer

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Colonoscopy, passage of a lighted flexible scope through the large intestine, is the gold standard procedure for detecting colon cancer and the polyps that develop into it. Many individuals, however, avoid colonoscopy because of the laxatives required for preparation, the anesthesia, the small risk of bowel perforation, or the risk of contamination and infection from… Read more »

IgG Protect: Strong Intestinal Support

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The intestinal lining is subject to injury from many sources: the foods we eat, over-the-counter medications, alcohol, antibiotics, allergies, auto-immune conditions, and a multitude of infections, bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic. It is no wonder that gastrointestinal symptoms comprise the most common maladies leading to doctor’s office visits. The most common offending drugs are non-steroidal… Read more »

The Power of Vitamin D and Leaky Gut

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Crohn’s disease is an inflammation of the intestine characterized by pain, bleeding, and ulcerations in the gut. Impaired gut permeability leads to the passage of bacteria, toxins, or other substances through the gut lining into deeper tissues, and throughout the body. This aggravates the inflammatory immune response. Increased gut permeability occurs before clinical relapse in… Read more »

Alternative Treatments for Gatroesophageal Reflux Disease

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Millions of people suffer every day from the very uncomfortable symptom of heartburn. This is also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Heartburn is a very unpleasant burning sensation located in the anterior chest that radiates from the stomach to the throat. Sometimes it appears as a sensation of pressure on the chest and can… Read more »

Gastroesophageal Reflux and Sleep Apnea – An Association

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Gastroesophageal reflux is common. It occurs when stomach acid moves up into the esophagus and causes burning, erosions or ulcerations. If the acid moves higher, it may enter the larynx or even the lungs, causing cough, wheezing or shortness of breath. Many patients with nighttime cough suffer from reflux, and are treated with antacids and… Read more »

Probiotics for Kids

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We are increasingly recommending probiotic supplements for children, with or without conditions that would mandate their use. Probiotics are good bacteria, which counteract the damage caused by pathogenic bacteria that invade and dominate gut flora. The main probiotics are lactobacillus, of which numerous types are available, and bifidophilus. The obvious medical conditions requiring probiotic use… Read more »

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A recent study was done on 40,830 men and 46,287 women, ages 45 to 74 years old to determine the benefits of taking magnesium. What was found was that men taking a higher amount of magnesium slashed their risk of getting colon cancer by 52%. For details on this study, CLICK HERE. For magnesium, IPM… Read more »

Vitamin D May Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancer

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The evidence between blood serum levels of vitamin D and reduced cancer risk continues to pour in. Recently, it’s been shown that increased blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 40 per cent. The study also mentions that greater dietary intake of calcium was associated with… Read more »