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Do H pylori symptoms come and go with food, sleep or hormones?...

Why do H pylori symptoms come and go? I think this is a very important question and one that is worthy of some time and thought. First, having had H pylori twice myself, and having worked with several thousand people who also had H pylori, there’s no doubt in my mind that H pylori symptoms can definitely come and go. H pylori symptoms like heartburn, acid reflux, belching and bloating can fluctuate during the course of the day and also during the course of, say, a week or even a month. There are several reasons why H pylori symptoms...

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...

Blood test deception (part 4/4)

THANK YOU for taking the time to read the previous three posts in this series. It’s time to pull the information together using some examples and reveal how you can get your blood test assessed using functional ranges so it finally gives you some helpful information to work from! Remember that we offer a customised blood testing service – complete with functional analysis – that we feel is superior to what you’ll receive from the medical system (details are included in this article). Dave Hompes’ blood test result Take a look at my blood test result, below. The small...

Blood test deception (part 3/4)

So far, we’ve looked at the fundamental problems of: Blood tests being very inconsistent in what they report and measure. Normal reference ranges being very wide and based on a sick population. These are incredibly important considerations when you’re told “everything is normal with your blood test” despite you feeling really unwell. Pathological versus functional reference ranges “I feel crap but my blood tests are all normal” is a common sentiment echoing around people’s minds – perhaps yours. How can you feel so wretched and still have super-duper normal blood test results? At first glance, it doesn’t make sense....

Blood test deception (1/4)

The first major problem with blood testing – especially in the NHS here in Great Britain – is the enormous inconsistency in the specific markers that are tested. When I began analyzing complete blood count/chemistry (CBC) tests I was astonished by the number of markers omitted in my clients’ tests, so much so that I wondered why the word ‘complete’ was used at all! A standard CBC should include the following markers (as a minimum): Red blood cells, haemoglobin, haematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW. White blood cells, neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, platelets. A metabolic panel / blood chemistry...
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