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How to Test Your pH at Home

Why would you even want to test your pH at home? Well, your body’s pH is very important for healthy cell growth. You will fight pathogens like Candida, viruses, bad bacteria, and parasites much more easily with a pH between 6.8-7.2. It will also help you to avoid...

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Alkaline vs. Acid in the Body and Gut

Alkaline vs. Acid I’ve seen discussions online about acidity vs. alkalinity in the body. This is a very important issue, and it’s clear that many people are very confused. I’ll admit, it took me a while to understand this too! For a little background on why we need...

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6 Tips to Solve Constipation Naturally

First, I have to get one thing on the table. A lot of people do not know they are constipated! I didn’t know I was constipated till I reached 39 years of age. I was pooping tiny little balls 9 times a day. That’s a very typical definition of constipation. Some people...

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8 Tips for Better Sleep

https://youtu.be/1Di_TCLNuSY   It’s important to get enough sleep- both to prevent illness and to fight Candida What happens during sleep? While it seems like we’re doing “nothing” while we sleep, the truth is exactly the opposite. Our bodies are accomplishing...

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PPIs Make Reflux Worse

What do proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) do? They inhibit the production of stomach acid. If you didn’t read last week’s post you can READ IT HERE. It’s about the idea that reflux is actually caused by insufficient stomach acid. It’s sort of a pre-requisite for this...

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Reflux is NOT Caused by Too Much Stomach Acid

GERD: Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder Many of us have experienced reflux, yet most of us don’t really understand what it is. We assume that it’s a result of too much stomach acid, maybe triggered by acidic foods. That’s true for some people, but for most it’s quite...

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Colonoscopy Prep. How I did it without drugs!

What? Easy colonoscopy prep? No way! Yes! Easy colonoscopy prep, without drugs! A few years ago, before I turned 40, I was worried about my gut health. I was eating a no sugar, paleo diet, and actively fighting Candida. While I had been running a pretty good show in...

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A Funny Story of IBS

I feel like I wrote about this before, but on another blog, in another life, and in a very different way. So, here goes: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) https://youtu.be/Qloxgcwb-0U A funny (embarrassing) story of IBS Pooping on the subway: I’ll try to keep this short....

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I Have a Parasite. Now What?

Now what? Well, clean it up! Some people might have the idea that it’s okay to live with a parasitic infection since they are so common. Well… I don’t agree. Especially when they can have such a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms, including but not limited to:...

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5 Signs You Might Have a Parasite

The Immune System For the most part, in a healthy human, the immune system and the acid in the digestive tract is supposed to be strong enough to fight off and kill parasites. There are many circumstances that can weaken stomach acid and immune function and therefore...

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Laurie Seely

Functional Medicine Health Coach