Digestive Health

The Aging Gut: Do Probiotics and Supplemental Fiber Help Us Live Longer?

Friday Oct 24 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

One thing we know for certain, a healthy gut prevents disease and promotes longevity. As we age, all parts of our body get old with us, including the ... more »

Depression: A Mental Illness or Digestive Disorder?

Monday Oct 13 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Depression may have more to do with our “gut feelings” than we thought. After Robin William’s death in August 2014, the issue of depression was ... more »

Still Sick? When Going Gluten-Free Is Not Enough

Friday Sep 19 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

You’ve gone gluten-free, but you’re still not feeling well. What gives? Every morning when I first come in to the clinic, I look at my ... more »

IBS and Abdominal Discomfort—Have We Incorrectly Blamed Gluten?

Friday Sep 5 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Why is it that after ten thousands of years of agriculture, we don’t know what foods work best? Bethany, a single mother of two, was in pain. She ... more »

Renegade Health Story of the Month: Laura Ricci

Tuesday Aug 5 2014 | by Kevin Gianni

Through a myriad of health problems including cancer, Laura hung in there looking for solutions, and found out she was a lot stronger than she ... more »

5 Health Benefits of Sauerkraut—Including Helping to Prevent Cancer

Wednesday Jun 25 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies show that compounds in sauerkraut may help prevent cancer, boost immunity, and more. A one-cup serving of sauerkraut provides about a quarter ... more »

Baobab—A Super Food from the Tree of Life

Wednesday Mar 12 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

The baobab fruit has three times the vitamin C of an orange, 50 percent more calcium than spinach, and a good supply of antioxidants—six times the ... more »

Your Brain on Bugs—Will Bacteria be the Next Treatment for Anxiety and Depression?

Friday Feb 28 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

New research suggests that certain types of probiotics may help improve your mood. First we had yogurt, then antibiotics, and then probiotics. Next ... more »

The Dangers of Antacid Drugs—and 7 Alternative Solutions to Heartburn

Monday Feb 24 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies show that regular use of antacids can cause a number of health problems. If you’re suffering a little heartburn and you’re on the go, do ... more »

Is Agave Syrup Good for You?

Friday Jan 24 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Agave syrup comes from the natural agave plant, but does that mean it’s good for you? Agave syrup, or “nectar,” is a commercial natural ... more »

What is pH Balance, and How Does Diet Throw it Off?

Wednesday Jan 15 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

A diet high in acidic foods can put a strain on kidneys, increasing risk of kidney stones and potentially, osteoporosis. Spinach is one of the most ... more »

9 Tips for Avoiding Botulism When Making Fermented Foods at Home

Monday Dec 9 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If improperly prepared, homemade sauerkraut may contain botulism-causing bacteria. On September 11, 2010, the headline of the day in Canada read, ... more »