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Gut transit time and how to assess it

Gut transit time can be tested at home very easily and it gives you a nice estimate of how well your digestive system is functioning. Disorders like IBS, chronic constipation and diarrhoea are very common so it’s wise to regularly gauge your digestive health. You don’t always need expensive lab tests or trips to the doctor to do this. If your gut transit time is too fast, you wont digest and absorb nutrients properly. On the other hand, if it is too slow, you will get backed up, constipated and actually reabsorb toxins that your body is trying to...

Is sulphur intolerance making you ill?

Egg-smelling gas? Frequent headaches? Hives/itchy skin? Nausea? Diarrhoea? Problems with energy and blood pressure? Many health experts – myself included for some clients – recommend a high sulphur diet (NB: spelled sulphur by our friends in America) Sulphur molecules help produce a chemical glutathione which is the bodies major anti-oxidant and is essential for optimal detoxification. But some people really struggle with foods that are high in sulphur and develop inflammation when they eat too much of it. These people need to be on a low-sulfur diet for a period of time in order to reduce inflammation and heal....

Histamine intolerance: is it causing your symptoms?...

If you have heartburn, bloating, wind, abdominal pain, headaches, a blocked nose and other common symptoms, the culprit may be histamine intolerance. Red wine. Aged cheese. Citrus fruits. Sauerkraut. Bacon. These foods are ok, right? Yes, for many people these foods work great, but not if you have a histamine intolerance. These and other popular foods are capable of causing all manner of symptoms, including migraines, hives, anxiety, acid reflux, and nasal congestion. What is histamine intolerance? If you haven’t heard of histamine intolerance, don’t worry. You’re not alone. It’s hard to diagnose and can cause a lot of...

Parasites aren’t just a tropical problem

Each week we hear from people who’ve been told by their doctor that their digestive symptoms couldn’t possibly be caused by parasites in their gut. “Parasites are tropical problems“, they say. “You can only have parasites if you’re vomiting or have serious diarrhoea“, they claim. Both statements are wrong. A new report released this week found a tiny parasite called Cryptosporidium (let’s call it ‘Crypto’ for short) in the Arctic! Here’s what the article in Nature News said: “Cryptosporidium, a potentially dangerous intestinal parasite common in the tropics, has been spotted for the first time in the Arctic. This...

Benefits of a home stool test (case study)

Hello – it’s Dave here. You have asked lots of questions recently about how a stool test from us differs from the ones your doctor might give you, what the benefits are and how it can help you feel better, faster. This 30min presentation takes you through a recent stool test result from one of my clients who’s had IBS, fatigue and host of other symptoms for more than 13 years. You’ll see how the test was able to find a ton of stuff that the docs had missed. Click here if you’d like to learn more about a...

Can probiotics cure H pylori?

I haven’t seen any conclusive study data showing that probiotics alone can cure H pylori. BUT, a 2015 review paper showed that using probiotics alongside standard triple therapy improved eradication rates and reduced the side effects of treatment. (1) That’s pretty cool. BUT there are caveats to using probiotics, and I want you to watch this video so I can explain what they are and how I recommend you use probiotics. OK, so my experience using probiotics is mixed. Some people do fantastically well but some folk feel worse. It depends on many factors, including nutrition, SIBO, parasites, and...

How H pylori causes problems for kids

Whatever you do, please don’t ignore your children if they frequently complain of digestive problems, if they catch frequent colds, or have other ongoing health complaints. Children are mini adults, so any effect H pylori has on adults can be felt by kids, too. Possibly more problematic is the fact that H pylori might well contribute to growth abnormalities in children due to nutrient deficiencies (iron, B12, folate, zinc and so on). I feel it’s imperative not to ignore kids when they complain of tummy trouble as the problems could be setting them up for health challenges throughout life....

Can H pylori affect sperm, fertility and pregnancy?...

You’ve got to be kidding, right? H pylori – a stomach infection – and fertility? Give me a break! Well, it’s true – the scientific literature does show associations between H pylori, fertility and pregnancy. And this once again shows how your gut is intimately tied up with EVERY function in your body, and why it’s so important to get your entire gut health optimised, no matter what your doctor might tell you. H pylori and sperm health Remember in earlier videos when I told you it’s important to know which H pylori strain you have? Well some studies...
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