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Why Dr Oz is right to talk about parasites…

If you have heartburn, bloating, gas, stomach pain or abdominal cramps, constipation or diarrhea, there’s a good chance you have parasites, or some kind of bacterial or fungal overgrowth in your gut. Stress and food intolerance can also cause these symptoms and in my experience it is usually several of these factors combined. This video from the Dr. Oz show highlights the “parasite problem”. While I don’t especially like the way Dr. Oz hypes up his TV shows, his information is usually pretty good. Watch this video and you’ll see how important the parasite problem is becoming. How do...

The problem with antacid medications (part one)

Are you presently taking antacid or acid blocking medications? If so, you’re not alone because these drugs are some of the highest selling in medical history. Unfortunately, their long-term use can cause fatigue, Candida overgrowth, bloating, SIBO, constipation, depression, headaches and many other problems. They may even increase your risk of developing kidney problems, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. There is a dark side to acid blocking medications, which isn’t explained clearly enough by doctors. It is my hope that you feel more informed about the dangers of acid blockers by the end of this two part article. Acid blocking...

Do you get belching and gas after eating?

You shouldn’t really have belching or gas after a meal and if you do, it’s a strong indicator of digestive problems. But don’t worry, you can take simple steps to improve things, as I describe below. Belching and gas typically indicate that you have low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) or pancreatic insufficiency (low pancreatic enzyme levels), or that you have bacterial overgrowth in your gut (SIBO). The sooner you belch or feel bloated after eating, the more likely it is to be low stomach acid causing the problem, and the longer the symptoms take to kick in, the more likely...

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...

How Candida causes heartburn, bloating and other nasty symptoms...

I’m shocked that the medical system doesn’t really consider Candida overgrowth when people have irritable bowels and other ongoing symptoms. Apart from H pylori infection, Candida overgrowth is probably the number one challenge I’ve helped people deal with over the years. It’s really common and causes a whole host of digestive symptoms – oral thrush, white coated tongue, bad breath, heartburn, bloating, constipation, IBS and diarrhoea. Candida can also cause fatigue, mood and memory problems, skin problems, athletes foot, jock itch and dandruff. Here’s a short video explaining Candida in a wee bit more detail: What causes Candida? Candida...

How to do a simple home stomach acid test

A home stomach acid test isn’t difficult to do, but it can provide an awful lot of important clues about your health. As you saw in the previous article, I was in my mid thirties when I discovered I had low stomach acid. My zinc deficiency, B6 deficiency, a history of H. pylori and high urinary indican were indirect indications. I then did a gastro-test (described below), which a home stomach acid test that confirmed a low stomach acid level. It is BIZARRE that doctors don’t measure stomach acid. Most natural health experts agree that low stomach acid levels...
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