What is leaky gut, and what causes it? When the barrier function weakens and the intestine becomes more permeable, microbes and toxins can pass from the gut into the bloodstream. This is known as “leaky gut”.
Antacids, alginates, H2 blockers and PPIs are often used for treating reflux, but how effective and safe are they? In this Q&A, Dr. Vincent Ho answers a subscriber's question about reflux medications, and the importance of knowing your symptoms.
Prebiotics are food for the good bacteria in the gut, and can turbocharge them to improve our health. But did you know that the definition of a prebiotic has actually evolved over the past few decades, and that they don't have to be confined to the gut?
What are the different types of probiotics available, and which ones should you take? Do all fermented foods classify as probiotics? Join Dr. Vincent Ho as he demystifies the often confusing world of probiotics.
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