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Stomach Troubles? Never Let Your Doctor Give You This Drug

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Gut Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Instant relief.  

If you suffer from heartburn, that’s how you’ll feel the first time you take Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid. These big-selling drugs—called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—stop your stomach from producing acid. 

Without acid, the burning, often-excruciating pain of heartburn goes away. 

Problem solved, right? 

Actually, your problems are just beginning.

Studies have made it clear that the PPIs that many people pop without thinking have serious side effects.

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Coffee Boosts Your Microbiome

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Until recently, mainstream doctors often advised patients against drinking coffee. 

They believed the caffeine could cause the heart to speed up and beat irregularly. That myth was finally debunked in a 2016 study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.[1]

Other recent studies have found that coffee actually improves heart health. And it also:

  • Prevents weight gain and diabetes.
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Big Pharma Is Destroying Your Microbiome

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, General Health, Gut Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick1 Comment

Antibiotics are a double-edged sword.

They not only kill germs that make you sick, they destroy the good bacteria in your intestines that contribute to your health in a myriad of ways.

Your body is home to about 100 million beneficial bacteria. Together, they are called your microbiome.

And when your microbiome is damaged, you lose the protection it provides against a wide range of serious health problems.

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Depressed? Constipated? One Supplement Helps Both

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Gut Health, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

People suffering from depression often complain of stomach problems. It’s bad enough to suffer dark moods. But the complication of constipation can make it even worse.

Now a new study has found that the two conditions may have the same cause…low serotonin.

The research comes from Columbia University Irving Medical Center. It was led by Dr. Kara Gross Margolis. She explained that the gut “is often called the body’s ‘second brain.’” That’s because it uses many of the same neurotransmitters as the brain.

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The Hidden Cause of Your Stomach Troubles

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, General Health, Gut Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Heartburn…bloating…diarrhea…cramps…gas…constipation…pain…

Some 70 million Americans suffer with these digestive problems every day of their lives.[1]

The worst part is that many of them don’t know what causes it. So they can’t find lasting relief.

Now, a new study shows that a common food additive may be to blame.

Researchers from Australia’s University of Sydney investigated the food additive E171. It’s a whitener that’s used in more than 900 processed foods.

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Is This the Cure for Autism?

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Gut Health, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Researchers have spent decades studying the brains of autistic children trying to figure out why they have trouble with things like communicating, socializing, and motor function.

Despite extensive research, little progress has been made in finding a cure for autism.

But what if scientists have been looking in the wrong place? What if the problem is not in the heads of autism patients…but in their stomachs?

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