The Impact of a Gluten-Free Diet on IBS & NCGS

February 13, 2020 4 Comments 0 tags

Does a gluten-free diet (GFD) help people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS)? Or is it only effective for people with NCGS? NCGS is a type

Do Digestive Enzymes Help?

January 14, 2020 0 Comments 0 tags

Digestive enzymes (DEs) break down macronutrients to be digested and absorbed by the body. The digestive system produces them. In some cases of gastrointestinal illness or malfunction, DEs are recommended

Gut Health & the Athlete

December 13, 2019 0 Comments 0 tags

Does intensephysical exercise modify microbiota density and composition?

Why do people with IBS do well on the low FODMAP diet?

July 12, 2018 0 Comments 0 tags

FODMAPs (an acronym for “fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) are short-chain carbohydrates.   They are difficult for the small intestines to absorb, so they are fermented by the microbiota in

Is There Really a Such Thing as “Leaky Gut?”

July 1, 2017 0 Comments 0 tags

Is there such a thing as increased intestinal permeability as a pathophysiological state (aka “leaky gut”)? Based on my research, I must conclude that there is indeed such a thing

Therapeutic Benefits of Cinnamon

May 27, 2017 0 Comments 0 tags

The cinnamon tree can be traced to origins in China and India and has unique characteristics. The tree can grow to be over 25 feet tall, with trunks growing up

Tight Junctions’ Role in Preventing Leaky Gut

October 8, 2016 0 Comments 0 tags

Tight junctions, a type of epithelial cell, are fusions between plasma membranes (2009 Lecture, 2016).  They are composed of proteins and enhanced with cholesterol (Junctions Between Cells, 2016).  Healthy tight