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Living with a Small Bowel Obstruction

Living with a Small Bowel Obstruction

Note to the reader: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is often abbreviated as SIBO, but because the focus of this article is on small bowel obstruction, which is abbreviated as SBO, I have chosen to not use the former abbreviation for the sake of clarity. From the...
Bentonite Clay: Eating Dirt for Optimal Health

Bentonite Clay: Eating Dirt for Optimal Health

The practice of consuming clay is prehistoric, with references to its medical use documented by Hippocrates. Bentonite is the most common form of medicinal clay available, sold as a liquid or in pill form, and is used as a base for some prescription medicines....
The Apple Cider Vinegar Cure?

The Apple Cider Vinegar Cure?

You may have heard anecdotes about apple cider vinegar treating just about everything except death. Though not a miracle remedy, raw and organic apple cider vinegar does have a lot of therapeutic applications. It is inexpensive, readily accessible, and has a long...
Breaking Down Digestion

Breaking Down Digestion

Digestion is a magnificently complex process requiring extensive interactions between several organ systems, yet one need not be a physiologist to garner an appreciation of the basics of the human digestive system. Knowledge of the inner workings of one’s gut can be...