Microbiome Health

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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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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Protecting your Microbiota from NSAIDS

Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Aspirin​ or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are compounds that we occasionally see being used by our chronically ill patients. Whether they’re seeing us for primarily digestive issues, pain, fatigue or otherwise, we make sure that our patients are informed as to the adverse effects of NSAIDS and their options when it comes …

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Circadian Gut Bugs

Do you have trouble falling asleep or struggle with getting out of bed in the morning? Are you also working to heal your gut at the same time? Perhaps your sleep cycle and the state of your microbiome are influencing each other. Circadian rhythms govern much of gastrointestinal physiology including cell proliferation, motility, secretion, electrolyte balance, inflammation and the …

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Corona Virus and the Microbiome

Corona Virus: Implications for Gut Health and NutritionThe microbiome-COVID connectionThe microbiome-corona virus connection and the need to incorporate microbiome considerate treatment approaches was formally established this week (March 20) when the Zhejiang University School of Medicine released the “Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment.” The handbook was compiled by a panel of medical experts at the …

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COVID-19 and the Microbiome Part II

Coronavirus and the Microbiome – Edition 2[If you cannot handle reading a bunch of science/my thought process feel free to jump down to collect your PDF of our nutrition/lifestyle recommendations] But, for those who enjoy some scientific rhetoric, here is a re-cap before I get to the meat of my next discussion.The relationship between Coronavirus …

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Coronavirus and the Microbiome: diversity, Prevotella and reducing bacterial translocation to reduce virulence

This is an overview of Part 1 + 2 of Dr. Code and Kristina Mitts’ Facebook Live series on Coronavirus and the microbiome. To get all the details make sure you watch the replay, but if you lack the time here are the main points.Studies out of China have revealed characteristic imbalances occurring within the …

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