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Lab Tests for MAP (mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis) DNA

Readers continuously ask me where/how they can get tested for mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) infection. This is a bacterial/fungal hybrid that hides inside your cells, so is only detectable if you test for the DNA or RNA of the organism. However, over 90% of Crohn's patients carry MAP when tested in clinical trials. And yes, [...]

By |2023-02-01T16:00:53-08:00March 26th, 2019|

More Disturbing Data on Colonoscopies

2020 Update: I can hardly believe this… but after banging on about the inability to sterilize colonoscopes for the last decade; educating people on the risks and what you can do before and after to minimize the risks, I just found out there is now FINALLY a single-use, disposable, robotic colonoscope available and currently being used in Italy [...]

By |2023-02-06T11:06:41-08:00April 26th, 2017|

What Does Your Blood Type REALLY Mean?

Wow, I thought I understood the difference between blood types - until I watched this short, sharp video! I've had my blood tested countless times, received blood transfusions, birthed 3 healthy babies - all without fully understanding the basic framework of blood typing: This is how we should learn things in school!

By |2023-02-14T13:24:13-08:00March 8th, 2016|

Should I have Surgery To Remove Infected Intestine?

Here's a common scenario for people with active Crohn's or Colitis: "I'm still at the hospital and I have a feeling I'll be here for a while. It's not my appendix. The CAT scan showed that I have an abscess in my small bowel. I'm on a liquid diet and they're giving me a lot [...]

By |2023-02-15T10:03:54-08:00May 13th, 2015|

Testing Your Gut For Infection

If you have any of the symptoms of IBS or Crohns, colitis and diverticulitis, it's safe to say your gut microbiota is unbalanced and unhealthy. With too many "bad" microorganisms (yeast, bacteria, viruses, parasites) and not enough good ones. But sometimes it's useful to know exactly what and how your gut flora is unbalanced and [...]

By |2023-02-23T09:32:24-08:00September 13th, 2013|
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