Category Archives: Gut Health

Nature’s MCT Oil – That You’re Probably Not Consuming

The saturated fat in coconut and palm oil is predominantly a medium chain triglyceride (64% MCT), which has been shown to increase fat burning and metabolism.  More than likely because of its ability to produce heat (thermogenic) and provide immediate fuel, so more fat is oxidized and less stored away as body fat. A 2001…

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More Antibiotic = Less Probiotic

One of the great debates of the 21st century, is why we’re seeing such a drastic increase in gastrointestinal problems, food sensitivities, and auto-immune conditions. Since 1974 Celiac Disease has increased 5-fold in the United States! Sure, there’s been a decline in food quality, sleep, and activity, and a rise in stress, environmental toxins, and…

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The ‘Cause’ of IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects nearly 20% of the population.  But it’s not so much a disease as it is a ‘label,’ for those experiencing any form of unexplainable gut discomfort – bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, etc. Basically, once doctors rule out any gastrointestinal problems they ‘can’ diagnose, like acid reflux, IBD or…

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STOP Taking Antacids for Heartburn & Reflux

Medical doctors and TV commercials may have you believing otherwise, but the underlying problem with heartburn or reflux is too little acid, not too much. As otherwise, we’d see school children popping Rolaids instead of middle-aged men: But the sad part is, by taking an antacid to lower stomach acid (which is already declining with…

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WGA – The Other Gut Buster in Wheat

The gliadin proteins in wheat open and penetrate the gastrointestinal lining because of their unique ability to activate zonulin.  Not only increasing the permeability of our gut, but forcing our body to launch an immune response. Which presents itself as inflammation, or a more serious degenerative condition, depending on our genetic susceptibility. Unfortunately, gliadin isn’t…

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Zonulin – Connecting Wheat & Leaky Gut

Our gut does a lot more than simply break down food and absorb nutrients. It acts as the barrier between our insides and the outside world, determining what’s allowed in, and what’s a threat that needs to be destroyed. Health issues arise when this barrier is compromised, and/or the signaling of what should come in…

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The Fiber Fallacy

The world was first instructed to “Eat More Fiber“ because of research from Dr.’s Denis Burkitt and Hugh Trowell.  They were studying the associations between diet and health status and wanted to determine why the diseases plaguing individuals in the Western World were not affecting secluded tribes in Africa. According to their observations, the lower…

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