Saccharomyces boulardii, A Probiotic with Multiple Uses


Saccharomyces boulardii is a nonpathogenic, probiotic yeast with multiple mechanisms of action. S.boulardii is used to support gastrointestinal health in a wide variety of conditions ranging from…

Vitamin D may protect healthy Telomeres


Deficiency of telomerase, the enzyme which help protect chromosomal deterioration, has been associated with aging, death, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression and diabetes. Vitamin D may…

Omega-3 Research Update: Heart Disease and Women


The risk of cardiovascular disease is 3 times higher for women who don't consume omega-3 containing fish- compared with women who ate fish every week, says a newly released study. Check out a few of…

Biofilms: The Key to Curing Your Gastrointestional Infection?


In the microbiology world, microbes do not normally live as free-floating throughout our gastrointestinal tract. Microorganisms naturally prefer to live in protected communities called biofilm. An…

Glutamine and whey protein improve intestinal permeability in patients with Crohn’s Disease


Crohn's disease is a chronic illness where part of the digestive tract becomes inflamed and ulcerated marked with sores. Along with ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease is part of a group of diseases…

Did You Know that Gluten Can Contribute to Many Health Problems?


Gluten can lead to many health problems and cause many chronic disease states. It can contribute to anemia, acid-reflux, autoimmune diseases, depression, migraines, bone loss, IBS, chronic fatigue,…

Do Not Get Hung-Up on Labels!


Many times people with autoimmune diseases such as, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Sjogren's are typically told they have this certain disease in which there is…

Can food sensitivities be the cause?


Most people don't know that food sensitivities can cause any or all of these symptoms: • Inability to lose fat and weight • Bloating and indigestion • Congestion, allergies and sinus issues • Skin…

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Myths


I recently gave a presentation to my patients about blood pressure and cholesterol myths. It is unfortunate that many primary care doctors mainly focus on treating cholesterol as a way to prevent…

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