Milk Allergy or Lactose Intolerance?
There are many individuals who have to avoid milk, but why do they have to? Is it because of an allergy or intolerance? Many people don’t realize that there are different causes to some of the similar symptoms, like stomach upset, that can occur after consuming milk. There is a difference between cow’s milk allergy…Read More
Allergy & Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – What’s the Connection?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common disease that affects 5-10% of the general population. Most times, individuals are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome after a number of tests have been completed with no determining factor as to what is causing symptoms. When testing for ulcers, reflux and structural issues all come back negative,…Read More
Prebiotics: Another Piece of the Gut Health Puzzle
Prebiotics, perhaps less known than probiotics, are an important piece of the gut health puzzle. We have reviewed in recent weeks how a balanced microbiome, along with probiotics, supports our overall health, particularly digestive health. Prebiotics are a vital component to include in one’s day to day diet for a healthy digestive system. The definition…Read More
Probiotics to Support Gut Health: A Helpful Component of Allergy Treatment
Previously here, we discussed the importance of the microbiome in gastrointestinal (GI) health. Many patients being treated for allergic issues using sublingual immunotherapy have associated GI issues that can be helped with adjunct therapy using probiotics. With so many people affected by digestive disorders, it’s important to review how to ensure your microbiome is supported…Read More
The Microbiome, Health Phenomenon of the Future?
Hippocrates, the Greek physician who was deemed the “Father of Modern Medicine,” may be best known for his quote, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates also said, “All disease starts in the gut.” And as modern medicine continues to evolve, this could not seem truer. Gut health is a hot…Read More