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Probiotics & The Microbiome

How Resistant Starch Will Help to Make You Healthier and Thinner

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I asked Dr. Amy Nett, MD, to contribute this guest post. She recently joined my private practice and will be working with me in the clinic.  Amy initially completed her medical training in radiology at Stanford University Hospital, but wanted to work more directly with patients, helping them to prevent and reverse chronic disease and truly transform their health.  Combined with her passion for nutrition she decided to pursue a career in functional medicine, and… Read More

RHR: How to Prevent and Treat Recurring Ear Infections—Without Antibiotics

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If you have a kid and your kid gets an ear infection and you take him or her to the doctor, chances are you’re going to walk out of there with a prescription for an antibiotic. For many years, researchers and doctors thought that ear infections were primarily bacterial, which is why they prescribed antibiotics, but we now know that 80% of ear infections are viral in origin, not bacterial, and they’ll actually resolve within… Read More

RHR: How to Restore Healthy Gut Flora Over the Long-Term

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We received a question about how to restore gut flora and function when unable to tolerate probiotics and fermented foods not likely due to histamine allergy. This is a great question, it’s one that I get a lot, and it turns out there are several potential reasons why somebody may not be able to tolerate fermented foods or probiotics, and one of them is histamine intolerance. In this episode, we cover: 4:58 4 reasons why… Read More

Is Fibromyalgia Caused By SIBO and Leaky Gut?

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Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue. People with fibromyalgia often experience tenderness at certain points on their body when pressure is applied. Fibromyalgia sufferers also experience other symptoms, including: Insomnia or difficulty sleeping Morning stiffness Headaches Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet Menstrual irregularities and pain Difficulty concentrating (i.e. “brain fog”) According to the most recent statistics, about five million Americans (roughly 1 in 50) suffer from fibromyalgia. It’s… Read More

RHR: All About Fecal Microbiota Transplants

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In this show we have Glenn Taylor of the Taymount Clinic, one of the few places doing fecal microbiota transplants, otherwise known as FMTs. He’s doing some great work, and I know a lot of people are interested in this. It’s a revolutionary treatment, and so I’m looking forward to getting the lowdown. In this episode, we cover: 3:10 The history of Fecal Transplants 10:50 How the Taymount Clinic approaches FMT 16:40 How to screen… Read More

Do Polyphenols Improve Your Gut Bacteria?

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This is a guest post written by staff nutritionist Kelsey Marksteiner, RD. Click here to read her blog or join her newsletter! While you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t think polyphenols are healthy for you, one of the lesser-known benefits of consuming a diet high in polyphenols is its beneficial impact on your gut bacteria. There are certain substances that have a very significant impact on our gut bacteria balance, like probiotics for… Read More