Are oxalates, gluten, and dairy fibromyalgia symptom triggers? Could a lifestyle change in your diet remove significant symptoms? These changes certainly helped reduce symptoms in one of our patients.
You depend on your gut microbiome for good physical health. Those legions of bacteria, yeasts, and fungi living in your digestive tract process food for you, supplying you with energy and nutrients. Now new research suggests those microscopic creatures can have a dramatic impact on your mental health as well.
Microbiome. It’s a word that has seen a great deal of press coverage of late, for good reason. Your microbiome is the collection of bacteria living on and within your body. Hundreds of species, and billions of individual bacterial cells, make it up. Many of them you simply cannot live without. They process food in your gut, transferring nutrients to your bloodstream. Some boost your immune system by acting as a first line of defense against infection.
Acid reflux disease comes about when the valve at the top of your stomach cannot fully close. Often this happens due to excessive fat accumulating around the internal organs. This permits stomach acid to climb the esophagus, leading to heartburn. Another cause of acid reflux disease is inadequate stomach acid, even though it’s often diagnosed […]
Symptoms of ME/CFS include fatigue, even after a full night’s sleep, gastrointestinal issues, and chronic pain in muscles and joints. Diagnosis was difficult and complicated, requiring extensive tests and an assessment by an expert trained to recognize chronic fatigue. That, however, may be changing.