Digestive Health

Probiotics Add Punch To Treatment of H. Pylori

By August West, Contributing Writer

Two new studies indicate that adding oral probiotics to the therapeutic mix boosts the efficacy of conventional drug protocols in eradicating Helicobacter pylori, the most common bacterial pathogen worldwide, and a main driver of peptic ulcers.

Minty Fresh & Symptom-Free

By Erik Goldman

Peppermint can help take some of the “irritable” out of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, according to a recent metanalysis of 9 randomized trials.

Cannabis: A Remedy for Crohn's?

By Janet Gulland, Contributing Writer

Medical cannabis, while certainly not a "cure" for Crohn's disease, produced marked symptom  reductions in  a small but compelling study of patients who did not obtain relief from steroids and other conventional drugs.

Three GI Ecosystems

By Leo Galland, MD - Vol. 13, No. 2. Summer, 2012
The GI microbial world is comprised of 3 very different compartments: Gastric, Small Intestinal & Colonic. Each has a distinct biochemical and physiologic "climate." Digestive heatlh--and by extension, overall health--depends on the relationships between these diverse microbial worlds.