Gastro-Esophageal Reflux & H.pylori – What’s the Connection?

Back when reflux was known simply as heartburn, people often associated this digestive complaint with the incidence of stomach ulcers. Previously thought to be caused by too much pastrami and other spicy foods, the discovery of Helicobacter pylori infection as a leading cause of gastric ulcers led to relief for countless patients. Soon after, heartburn—aka … Continue reading Gastro-Esophageal Reflux & H.pylori – What’s the Connection?

The Many Faces Of Intestinal Microflora – Part IV

EDITORIAL COMMENT In the last installment of this series on intestinal microflora, I would like to focus on three aspects of the subject that carry great importance concerning the clinical management of the dysbiotic patient: Emotional Stress Introduction of probiotic organisms Use of  "prebiotics," substances that promote the growth of probiotic organisms. I.    EMOTIONAL STRESS … Continue reading The Many Faces Of Intestinal Microflora – Part IV