Chronic Pain, Leaky Gut and Depression: how are these conditions related?

The Relationship Between Chronic Pain, Leaky Gut Syndrome, and Depression Depression, coupled with chronic pain and leaky gut syndrome, is a common problem that I frequently see in my patients. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 10 Americans is currently taking medication to treat depression. But before rushing to find a suitable naturopathic alternative, I prefer to stand back, listen, and try to determine why my patient is suffering from depression in the first place. Sometimes the causes of depression are circumstantial—such as grief over the death of a loved one. Or, the…

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Suffering From Menopause Belly? Give Up This One Food

Are you suffering from menopause belly? Many people are. The good news is, there are a few very simple things that you can do to heal your digestive health and maintain a healthy weight. So What Exactly is Menopause Belly? They say that “death begins in the gut," and that is certainly what I see in my offices. The symptom picture I am specifically addressing here presents as, gas, bloating, upset stomach, constipation, and or diarrhea, acid reflux and resistant weight loss—especially around the waist. We may also see a tender abdomen during physical exam. The Kind…

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Menopause Belly: How To Heal Your Digestion And Conquer Resistant Weight-Loss

Menopause Belly Is A Common Complaint Digestive upset and resistant weight-loss are common complaints I see in my office.  In fact, they are the most common complaints my patients make about their health challenges. The symptom picture I often see in women over forty includes, an increase in belly fat (that does not change even with a rigerous exercise and dieting program), coupled with gas, bloating, acid reflux, and upset stomach. Chronic digestive complaints in menopause are partly due to changes in hormones, but may also be caused by declining pancreatic function. The pancreas is an organ…

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How To Treat Candida Infection With Naturopathic Medicine

How To Treat Candida Infection With Naturopathic Medicine Chronic infection with Candida albicans, is a common health challenge effecting millions of Americans. The people most likely to be at risk include, people with poor pancreatic function, hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid), previous use of antibiotics, a weakened immune system— common in people with a past history of mononucleosis—or a more serious infection like HIV. Past history of taking birth control pills may also be a risk factor. What Is Candida Albicans? Candida albicans is a type of yeast that is found incidentally in a healthy digestive tract, on…

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How To Treat SIBO with Naturopathic Medicine

SIBO is a Common Medical Problem One of the most common digestive challenges I treat is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). SIBO is a complicated medical challenge, that may be the root cause of much of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), currently being diagnosed in the United States. Recently, I did a YouTube video, that discussed how I treat SIBO at my offices in Los Angeles. To see my recent video on SIBO, you can watch it here. So What Exactly is SIBO? SIBO is a condition whereby an abnormal over-growth of bacteria accumulates in the small…

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The 3 Worst Digestive Symptoms of Menopause

Digestive Problems are Common As We Age As a naturopathic doctor working in Los Angeles, I have noticed many of my patients suffer from stomach pain during menopause. The truth is, as we age, our digestion may become challenged. Typical digestive problems patients complain about are, gas, bloating, acid reflux, constipation and or diarrhea. While many of these symptoms are common in women over 40, they are just as likely to occur in men. This is because as we age, our digestive system is also aging. I have covered the issue of healthy digestion in multiple YouTube…

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