Many of my patients are taking acid suppressing medications, and have been for a long time. I often find myself explaining to them that “acid blockers can do harm long term”. A lot of patients don’t realize the gravity of the situation, since in many cases, their family doctors are fully aware of their long…

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Alcat Platinum Plus by Cell Science Systems This Test is useful for: Gastrointestinal Symptoms Autoimmune Disease Joint Pain IBD/IBS Inflammation Food Sensitivities Nutritional Deficiencies Skin Conditions (Atopic Dermatitis) Environmental Sensitivities   Lab offered by: Specimen Type: Blood Results Returned in: 10 Days Sample Report Results Included in this Test FOOD SENSTIVITIES  Vegetables Fruit Meat Dairy/Eggs…

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As a naturopath, I see countless patients taking probiotics; generally self-prescribed or sometimes recommended by a friend or health food store employee. Many times the patient will report probiotics didn’t help, not realizing there is an art to probiotic selection. Popularity of Probiotics Probiotics are “live organisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a…

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Many patients suffering from GERD or acid reflux are on acid blocking medications. When I tell them their symptoms aren’t necessarily due to overproduction of acid, they look surprised. I tell them Acid blockers help with the symptoms, but in most cases, it doesn’t address the underlying issue. This article will shed some light on…

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What Is Secretory IgA IgA stands for Immunoglobulin A. Our bodies contain 5 different types of immunoglobins; IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE, IgD. We have many different types of immune cells, and these are a few of them. They each have unique roles to play. IgA is the most abundant immunoglobulin in the human body. In…

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There are still a lot of unknowns about what causes Parkinson’s disease. Several studies indicate that dopamine metabolites are involved in some way. Several studies show something called Salsolinol works in ways that interfere with the dopamine balance and works in similar ways. Salsolinol can be synthesized from dopamine and acetaldehyde. Patients with chronic polysystemic…

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To Summarize: GERD may be known as acid reflux, but it’s not due to too much acid In fact, treatment for GERD should not involve acid blockers long term (its dangerous) There are numerous factors which can cause GERD, and hiatal hernias are one of them Hiatal Hernias can contribute to GERD directly and should…

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blog cover post about abdominal migraines

What are Abdominal Migraines? Abdominal migraines are a common cause of chronic and recurrent abdominal pain in children. It is characterised by moderate to severe abdominal pain. The pain can be localized to the midline or around the belly button for some. For others, the pain may be diffuse and migratory. Are Abdominal Migraines an…

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bottle of medications that have fallen over, with text bubble saying acid blockers aren't meant for long term use

I often see patients who have been taking acid blockers long term, not realizing they were only meant and designed for short term use. This article will shed light on the evidence that acid blockers must not be used long term. What Are Acid Blockers? Acid blockers work by reducing stomach acid production. Acid is…

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