Optimal Colon Function, Yes!

With the Holidays in full swing, we are living it up eating and drinking things we typically would stay far away from. One or two treats here and there are no big deal. Next thing you know platters of goodies appear at the workplace and holiday parties are filling your calendars. Most notice the digestive distress these[…]

Lifestyle Can Thwart Cancer

MICHAEL DREGNI · DECEMBER 2016 Thirty-year mega study finds up to 48 percent of carcinoma could be prevented with healthy lifestyles. Healthy behaviors could prevent a large proportion of cancer cases and deaths in the United States, according to a recent Harvard study published online by JAMA Oncology. Researchers examined the lifestyles and medical records of more than 135,000 white[…]

The Most Important Attributes Of Probiotics

To experience health benefits from probiotic supplementation, it’s important to understand which attributes make a probiotic effective.  Before determining which probiotics, the source, and the amounts, it is important to determine the intention of using such an intervention. Probiotics are often used for general health or as a means to restore normal function after an[…]

Help For Gluten Sensitivity

Getting glutened can feel just like the flu:  you might feel achy, fatigued, depressed, headachy, have gastrointestinal distress, get a rash, experience swelling or joint pain, or other not-so-fun experiences. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help get over getting “glutened”―and there’s even now something you can do to prevent getting[…]

Why Good Health Starts With Gut Health

With growing interest in the human digestive tract, many individuals are curious about overall gut health. The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth and continues all the way through the colon. Throughout the gastrointestinal tract are bacteria, fungi, and archaea, also known as the gut microbiota, which play a major role in digestive and total body health.1,2 (When[…]

The Role of HCl in Digestion

Digestion starts with the sight, thought, or smell of food. When the brain anticipates an incoming meal, the vagus nerve sends a message to the stomach causing the release of acetylcholine. The binding of acetylcholine to G cells in the stomach starts the secretion of gastrin and, in combination with acetylcholine and histamine, stimulates parietal cells[…]