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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...

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...

What is SIBO and how does it cause IBS?

What is SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and is it making you feel unwell? The food you eat, the way you eat it, and infections like H pylori, parasites and Candida can all cause digestive symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome. But there’s another common, yet frequently overlooked problem that isn’t very well known. SIBO – or ‘small intestinal bacterial’ overgrowth – is a relatively common condition among people with digestive symptoms. But what is SIBO, exactly? Well, it’s a condition in which large numbers of bacteria from your large intestine, or colon, end up in your small intestine...

Intestinal Parasites

52% of the Clients We Have Tested Have Either Parasites or Fungal Overgrowth in Addition to H pylori. One of the main reasons why patients – and perhaps you – do not feel better even when they successfully eradicate H pylori is that they have other invaders living in their intestines. These invaders can cause the same or similar symptoms as H pylori, which can cause a lot of confusion, especially when H pylori tests are negative. My Story – H Pylori AND his Parasite Friend! When I ran my first stool test through a wonderful laboratory in California...