Reflux isn’t caused by having too much stomach acid, and acid-suppressing drugs miss the mark when it comes to treatment.
This is a guest post written by staff clinician Amy Nett, MD. The normal small bowel, which connects the stomach to the large bowel, is approximately 20 feet long. Bacteria are normally present throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract, but in varied amounts. Relatively few bacteria normally live in the small bowel (less than 10,000 bacteria per milliliter of fluid) when compared with the large bowel, or colon (at least 1,000,000,000 bacteria per milliliter of fluid).… Read More
We’ve talked a lot about the “gut-brain” axis. But did you know there’s also a “gut-skin” axis? And did you know that researchers have been aware of this connection for more than 100 years? Of course, this early work was forgotten for about 90 years, and it has only received increasing attention in the last decade. It’s an exciting area of study, and it gives us new strategies for naturally treating skin conditions like acne… Read More