SIBO and Reflux

What to do about reflux? Most people have heard of Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid. These medications are known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or acid blockers and are often prescribed for symptoms of heartburn, as they are designed to decrease acid production in the stomach. What many don’t realize, however, is that gastric acid is […]

IBS: Is SIBO the Cause?

Digestive issues and disorders can wreak havoc on a person’s way of life. Symptoms including stomach cramping, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and abdominal pain that happen chronically signal that something is not right in the digestive tract. There are many reasons these symptoms may be occurring including food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, […]

Birth Control And Female Sex Hormones

Hormones are given a bad rap. When they are not in balance they can cause undesirable symptoms, however those symptoms are often messages to you from your body that something is not quite right. Many females starting at a young age have irregular and/or painful periods. When they go to an allopathic or conventionally trained […]

Female Hormone Fluctuations: What is Normal?

As functional medicine practitioners, we look at hormones from multiple angles to get an accurate picture of what is happening inside your body. We must consider: How efficient is the body at producing the hormone? Are hormone binding carrier proteins affecting hormone function? Are the cells sensitive to hormone communication signals? Is the body detoxifying (metabolizing and […]