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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...

Not all H pylori is created equal

H pylori isn’t the same from one person to the next – pretty interesting, huh? This short video explains why you have a completely unique relationship with H pylori and why it’s important not to be too confused by conflicting info on the Internet.   H pylori – enemy or not? As you know, H pylori is called ‘the ulcer bug’ because it causes stomach and intestinal ulcers. What’s confusing is that about 70% of people with H pylori don’t have any obvious symptoms. The other 30% typically have a cluster of digestive symptoms like heartburn, bloating, belching, nausea...

Thinking of doing an H pylori home stool test?

I get a lot of questions from people about doing an H pylori home stool test and it’s important for you to understand the pros and cons. Having done three home stool tests myself, and having interpreted more than 2,500 client stool tests, I can safely say it’s an exceptionally helpful resource. In fact, a home stool test can be the make or break factor in getting well. This video and article explains the benefits and process involved in getting a home stool test, as well as some drawbacks. Why would you want to do an H pylori home...

H pylori retesting – how can you tell H pylori has gone?...

H pylori retesting is an important topic because there is no other way of knowing whether H pylori has been eradicated. Even if your symptoms improve, H pylori can still be hanging around in your stomach after you’re completed your treatment. Unfortunately, doctors may not always want to run a retest, so it’s important to understand your options. This short video and article will provide you with guidance on exactly what to do when it comes to H pylori retesting. Enjoy! Why don’t docs H pylori retesting? Some doctors do run H pylori retesting, but others don’t. If you...

Poo colour and what it tells you about your health…...

Poo colour can tell you an awful lot about your digestive and general health, but it’s not something folk generally like to discuss. Believe it or not, we get quite a few emails where people send photos of the poo with the question, “is this normal?” I can be pretty graphic, and not always the best of things to bear witness to! Don’t worry – I won’t share the details with you here, but let’s quickly discuss poo colour because it’s really important. In my opinion and experience, we have a tendency to overlook the simple signs and symptoms...