By: Terry Graedon January 13, 2022 1 Comments
    FDA Says Lose the Triclosan; Use Ordinary Soap a…

    Are you exposed to triclosan? Nearly a decade ago, the FDA told manufacturers they'd need to take it out of  antibacterial soaps, where it was a common ingredient. Some people liked the idea of avoid…

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2021 8 Comments
    Show 1270: How Your Microbiome Shapes Your Immun…

    In the middle of a pandemic, you probably want to know how well your immune system is functioning. Even more important, what if anything can you do to support it? Scientists have found that the microb…

    By: Terry Graedon April 1, 2021 8 Comments
    Show 1179: What Should You Do About Digestive Di…

    Have you ever had horrible heartburn or a really bad bellyache? Most of us have experienced digestive distress at one time or another. When do you need to seek medical attention for your problem? What…

    By: Terry Graedon March 12, 2020 0 Comments
    How Could Bacteria Boost Diabetes Risk?

    People who are overweight often develop type 2 diabetes. Canadian researchers now believe that bacteria may be the connection between obesity and this metabolic disorder (Nature Metabolism, March 9, 2…

    By: Terry Graedon February 13, 2020 0 Comments
    Will Diabetes Drug Offer Promise for “Leak…

    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have created a petri dish model for intestinal permeability. This condition, also known as “leaky gut,” leads to conditions associated with …

    By: Joe Graedon April 25, 2019 4 Comments
    If Leaky Gut Syndrome Exists, How Can You Test f…

    Several years ago, we were at a small conference attended by some very thoughtful physicians. The overall theme of the discussions focused on the concept of empowered patients. These doctors were tota…

    By: Terry Graedon July 25, 2016 13 Comments
    How to Improve Digestive Health with a Poop Tran…

    How do you feel about poop? Most people prefer not to talk about it. That's why we have so many euphemisms: number two, stool, feces, manure, crap or BM for bowel movement. No wonder you probably neve…

    By: Joe Graedon July 2, 2014 14 Comments
    Peppermint Oil for Digestive Woes (IBS) vs. Side…

    Q. I've heard that taking enteric-coated peppermint oil can help IBS. My worst symptoms are stomach cramps and flatulence, but I'm reluctant to eat out or travel. Some of my friendships have suffered.…

    By: Joe Graedon June 28, 2014 3 Comments
    Can a Leaky Gut (Intestinal Permeability) Cause …

    Q. I have an underactive thyroid due to an immune reaction (Hashimoto's). I also have irritable bowel syndrome and don't tolerate wheat. My body aches all over and my doctor has diagnosed me with fibr…