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Mineral Broth Recipe – simple, nutritious and delicious!...

You’re about to learn how to make a simple, great tasting and nutritious homemade mineral broth recipe! I call it “Magical  Mineral Broth”. It’s a delicious soup that author Rebecca Katz calls a “nourishing tonic.” Homemade mineral broth can be served as everything from a lovely, warming sipping tea to a powerful, energising base for hearty soups, curries, casseroles and stews. Like bone broth, this homemade mineral broth recipe can provide a tremendous rejuvenating boost. Chock-full of magnesium, potassium, and sodium, it helps to refresh and restore your body, but only if it’s included as part of an overall...

Zinc challenge test at home – easy and inexpensive...

A zinc challenge test (or zinc tally test) is a simple way to check for zinc deficiency, which is incredibly common. I had pretty significant zinc deficiency, which I found using a combination of indirect tests and we see it an awful lot in our clients. One of these tests was a simple and inexpensive home test called the zinc challenge test, which is also known as the zinc tally test. Before I explain how to do it, here’s a brief explanation of why I recommend you get your zinc levels tested. Zinc deficiency symptoms Zinc is a critically...

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...

H Pylori and vitamin B12 deficiency – a recipe for disaster?...

In this blog post I’ll show you research that reveals how H pylori and vitamin B12 levels are correlated. In other words, I’ll show you how H pylori appears to cause vitamin B deficiency in some people, ultimately leading to symptoms such as low energy, depression, headaches and possibly even increasing the risk of  developing heart disease. In this blog series on H pylori and heart disease, you’ve so far learned how H pylori can result in: Greater development and severity of atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) High blood pressure Elevated total cholesterol, LDL and oxidized LDL cholesterol levels...

H pylori and oxidative stress – trouble for your heart?...

H Pylori and Oxidative Stress In this post, which continues my series detailing how H pylori and heart disease are connected, we’ll explore the connection between H pylori and oxidative stress. So far in this blog series we’ve looked at how in some people H pylori infections have the ability to: Increase the risk of developing heart disease Increase the risk of developing high blood pressure Affect insulin and blood sugar levels, possibly resulting in insulin resistance and even type II diabetes If you have not yet read the above posts, I recommend you do so before you read...

H pylori and Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)

How H pylori Causes Fatigue and Iron Deficiency Anemia If I said the following statement, would you be surprised? “H pylori infection causes fatigue, lethargy, depression, sore tongue, pale complexion, shortness of breath, headaches, concentration problems, brittle headedness, lightheadedness and more…” How could a stomach infection like H pylori cause these weird symptoms? That’s the question I’d like to answer for you in this article, and it involves the relationship between H pylori and iron deficiency anemia. When her energy levels a few weeks after eradicating H pylori, a client of mine, Mel, asked me why a stomach infection...