Weight loss supplements. Facts and Fiction

The use of food supplements for weight loss purposes has rapidly gained popularity as the prevalence of obesity increases. Navigating through the vast, often low quality, literature available is challenging. Many strategies have been proposed for the treatment of weight excess and its detrimental consequences, ranging from dietary regimens to pharmacological treatments, extreme physical exercise […]

Children the gut and Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a public health problem with a prevalence of 0.6%–1.7% in children and is steadily increasing with recent data suggesting that as many as 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with ASD. Males are also up to 4 times more likely than females to be diagnosed with ASD. Children with ASD […]

Reflux Solutions 2

What really causes reflux? Put simply reflux is where the stomach contents pass up through the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES- the muscle at the top of the stomach which is supposed to keep the food in the stomach) and into the esophagus and above. Even into the mouth and mouth. While everyone will tell you […]

The Resilient Gut

The way we respond to the various stressors in our lives probably depends upon a number of factors including genetics, upbringing as well as physical and mental health. Recently several lines of evidence show that our resilience is mediated by adaptive changes in several neural circuits, including numerous neurotransmitters and molecular pathways which are linked […]

SIBO (Part 2) and Malnutrition

The overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, SIBO, leads injury to the small intestinal microvilli. The small intestine and microvilli are essential in digestion and absorption of many nutrients and any damage then contributes to poor absorption and as a result multiple nutritional deficiencies. This is then likely to contribute to a viscous cycle […]

Reflux Solutions Part 1

Reflux is literally your bodies inability to digest the food you have been feeding it and in most cases it didn’t just start happening it has been building up for a long time, even decades. It is a symptom of imbalances in the digestive system and their assisting organs. “Reflux is essentially the response to […]