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In the first part of this special Science Report series, we discussed evidence-based ways in which you can help heal your gut.
Bloating, constipation, abdominal cramping, aches… up to a quarter of people worldwide are thought to suffer from gastrointestinal problems (Shivaji and Ford, 2014).
In Part 1, we looked at the following aspects of Step 1 in the 4R Programme:
- Energy intake
In this second part of this special Science Report series, we explore the rest of Step 1, with a focus on what’s living within your gut:
How does sugar alter your gastrointestinal balance? And how should you go about it?
What about medicines, painkillers, antibiotics, and antacids? What does the evidence say about their effects?
Continue learning about ways to heal your gut in this comprehensive Science Report.
Grab “GI Restoration: How to Heal Your Gut (Part 2)” below:
Conveniently download this 71-page report (Part 2). Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.
Topics covered in this Part 2:
- Your digestive symptoms
- A recap of the 4R Programme
- What’s living in your gut
- Removing excesses and stressors
- The acid in your stomach
- Stomach pH and harmful bacteria
- Low acidity and gastritis
- Activation of acid-producing cells
- Low acidity without inflammation
- pH and harmful invaders
- NOTE: What’s a 24-hour pH test?
- Are antacids really beneficial?
- Antacids: Mini Self-Assessment
- Keeping a symptoms journal
- Stomach pH and mineral absorption
- Short-term vs long-term antacid use
- What are NSAIDs?
- The dark side of pain killers
- Prostanoids and your stomach lining
- NSAIDs and intestinal permeability
- Antacids and NSAIDs, a bad combo
- NSAIDs: Mini Self-Assessment
- Monitoring your symptoms
- The Pill
- Gut inflammation and pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Ischaemic colitis
- A multi-factorial condition
- The Pill: Mini Self-Assessment
- Alternative contraception methods
- High-sugar foods
- Refined sugar in processed foods
- Fermentation and resistant starches
- High-sugar diets and bile production
- Excess deoxycholate and dysbiosis
- Sugar Intake: Mini Self-Assessment
- Kicking the sugar habit
- The microbial garden in your gut
- Wiping out bad and good bacteria
- Resistance to antibiotic action
- Figure: Reduced Microbial Diversity
- How long to repopulate the gut?
- Parasites and paromomycin
- Antibiotics: Mini Self-Assessment
- What to do after taking antibiotics
- When antibiotics are necessary
- Your key takeaways
- What to expect in Part 3 of this special series
- Learn more
- References and resources
Download the entire GI Restoration series by clicking on the links below:
- GI Restoration: How to heal your gut (Part 1)
- GI Restoration: How to heal your gut (Part 2)
- GI Restoration: How to heal your gut (Part 3)
- GI Restoration: How to heal your gut (Part 4)
- GI Restoration: How to heal your gut (Part 5)
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