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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...

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...

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...

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...