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One form of yeast infection that many overlook is candida albicans overgrowth, commonly referred to as simply candida. Candida albicans is a single-celled yeast found naturally in the body’s digestive tract. When maintained at the appropriate value, candida supports healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. However, bacterial imbalances and intestinal malfunction may result in an excess […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Symptoms of a digestive problem may not always present right away, yet when they do occur, the symptoms include bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, joint pain, food allergies and sensitivities, fatigue, brain fog, and more. Often times a digestive problem is not detected until disease is diagnosed or the onset of severe symptoms appear. Our digestive […]

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Parasitic Infections

Parasites are defined as organisms that live off other organisms, or hosts, to survive. The effects of parasites can vary from mild to severe. Often, when patients only experience mild, nonspecific symptoms, the parasitic infection may go undetected for an extended period of time. Parasitologist Dr. Omar Amin estimates that up to one-third of the […]

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Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Do you feel bloated after eating a meal? Suffer from bouts of diarrhea or constipation? Experience severe heartburn after eating certain types of food? These are symptoms which could indicate you may have an inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term for a group of intestinal disorders that cause prolonged inflammation of […]

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The gut is one of the most important systems in the body and the small intestine plays a major role in its function. The bacterial microbiome found in the gut, which includes the small intestine, contains trillions of helpful bacteria. This important ecosystem influences essential elements of health including immune function, digestion, and thyroid activity. […]

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