Kristina Mitts

The Microbiome vs Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver

You’re probably thinking, “How could the gut microbiome possibly interact with the liver?.” The answer is primarily via the products that your gut microbes produce. Did you know your gut microbes produce substances that interact with your liver cells? Some of these substances include short chain fatty acids, indole, trimethylamine, secondary bile acids, and more. …

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Mona’s Recovery from a TBI and PTSD with Hyperbaric Oxygen

Once an avid horseback rider, adventurer and scientist; Mona’s active life was dissolved after the second of two accidents, with the second occurring in 2014. Mona was supposed to be managing her busy farm and running workshops supporting people to communicate better with their horses. But, she couldn’t even remember if she ate or showered …

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Dysbiosis vs. A Healthy Microbiome

Is there a single healthy microbiome model we can look to? No there is not. A healthy microbiome will vary according to diet, environment, geographical location, stress levels, medical history, and more. Hence, it is critical to know about patterns and characteristics of dysbiosis vs healthy microbiome. The Four Characteristics of a Healthy Microbiome Include: …

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Everything you need to know about SIBO Testing

Small Intestinal Quantitative Culture For many years, the “gold standard” for diagnosing SIBO was small-bowel aspiration and quantitative culture. This involves undergoing an upper endoscopy, where a scope is inserted via the mouth down to the small intestine, and a sample is taken through a sterile catheter using a small amount of suction. The aspirate is …

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The top 13 things I learned (or re-learned) about health this year

1. Your home’s health is just as important as your own – check the humidity and have a look around for mold 2. The role of the gut microbiome remains understated. For one thing, your microbes steal your minerals if you don’t provide sufficient amounts. Water is one vesicle for minerals and there are companies …

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