Supporting IBS Patients with Hyperimmune Egg Powder

Not long ago, it wasn't uncommon for patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome to be told their problem was "all in their head". Luckily today, most medical practitioners know better. Psychological factors such as stress and anxiety certainly play a role in the etiology of IBS, but functional issues such as impaired migrating motor complex … Continue reading Supporting IBS Patients with Hyperimmune Egg Powder

Acacia Fiber – Benefits Beyond Your Gut

Acacia fiber, also known as gum arabic, is a soluble fiber made from the dried sap of the acacia tree. The fiber functions as a prebiotic and is commonly used to support gastrointestinal health. People with GI issues such as IBS often take acacia fiber to help improve digestive ease and comfort, support gut lining … Continue reading Acacia Fiber – Benefits Beyond Your Gut

The Gut Microflora-Brain Connection and Neurologic Disorders – A Review of the Evidence – Part II

MORE ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GUT MICROFLORA AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS Part I of this series ended with a discussion on the relationship between gut microflora and neurological disorders as outlined in the paper "Microbiota-gut-brain axis and the central nervous system" by Zhu et al (1). Now in part II I would like to continue this … Continue reading The Gut Microflora-Brain Connection and Neurologic Disorders – A Review of the Evidence – Part II

The Gut Microflora-Brain Connection and Neurologic Disorders – A Review of the Evidence – Part I

There is certainly little question that, over the last 10-20 years, one of the most popular topics of interest among nutritional and functional medicine practitioners has been the role of gut microflora and human health.  Furthermore, there is also little question that the vast majority of conversations, seminars and published papers on the subject have … Continue reading The Gut Microflora-Brain Connection and Neurologic Disorders – A Review of the Evidence – Part I