Recommended Products

The products on this page are ones I often recommend to those who consult with me. While all links point to Amazon.com pages, keep in mind that most of these products can be readily found at local stores in the U.S. For those outside the U.S., reading the ingredients list or description on Amazon should help you locate a comparable item in your own country.

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Allergies

Before I cured myself of gut dysbiosis, I battled chronic sinus congestion and infections. The SinuPulse Elite Advanced Nasal Irrigation Machine was my personal lifesaver. It now spends most of its time living in a cabinet under my sink, although I still use it when I come down with the occasional cold.

Antioxidant/Liver Health

When trying to overcome gut related health issues, it’s immensely important to support your liver’s natural detox capabilities. The following two products are both highly recommended for this purpose. HealthForce Liver Rescue is best taken before bedtime and before drinking alcohol.

Jarrow NAC Sustain can be taken anytime. Besides supporting liver detox functions, NAC is also useful in thinning mucus secretions in the lungs. It has also been shown in clinical trials to disrupt both bacterial and fungal biofilms in the digestive tract making it a highly effective adjunct to antibiotic SIBO treatment.

Digestive Enzymes

When dealing with small intestinal fungal and bacterial overgrowth it is not at all unusual to suffer from food malabsorption issues, especially when it comes to properly digesting fat. Fat malabsorption, also known by its medical name steatorrhea, is often evident by the presence of oily, smelly stool that adheres to the side of a toilet bowl after flushing or in consistently floating stools. MRM Digest-All is what I recommend to my clients to deal with this issue while healing.

Gut Lining Support

The Western diet is very rich in muscle meat proteins, but deficient in collagen. Great Lakes Gelatin is an easy way to remedy this situation and support gut wall integrity. Because gelatin is also rich in inhibitory amino acids, I recommend taking your gelatin drink before bedtime to enhance your sleep quality.

Insomnia

Insomnia is a recurrent problem for many. I’ve come to believe that constipation and endotoxemia are often the cause of this condition due to overstimulation of the vagus nerve and immune system.

Besides resolving chronic constipation, two other ways to deal with chronic insomnia involves both increasing serotonin production (a necessary precursor to sleep inducing melatonin) and raising levels of inhibitory neurotransmitters. Arazo 5-HTP 200 mg increases serotonin and melatonin levels while  NOW GABA 750 mg helps quiet the mind. Both supplements should be taken together an hour or so before bedtime.

Magnesium

Most people are magnesium deficient because they don’t eat the foods that contain this essential nutrient in abundance like dark green leafy vegetables or pumpkin seeds. While I always recommend that you get as much of your nutrition from a whole foods diet, Natural Vitality Calm Powdered Magnesium is a convenient way to close this gap. I recommend you take this before bedtime for its sedative properties and to ensure early morning bowel movements.

Prebiotics

Jarrow Inulin/FOS Prebiotic is what I use and recommend to my clients. It easily mixes with both cold and hot liquids. I put a scoop in my daily morning coffee. I usually recommend taking one to two scoops daily, preferably in the morning.

Probiotics

This page would not be complete without some recommendations for probiotic supplements. The following five probiotics ranked highest in LabDoor’s testing of 37 probiotic brands currently on the U.S. market. While these probiotics ranked highest in a number of variables, I’ve found that what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. My advice is to experiment until you find a probiotic that promotes consistent daily bowel movements with stools that resemble either example 3 or ideally 4 on the Bristol Stool Scale.

Culturelle Daily Probiotic 30

Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic

TruNature Digestive Probiotics

Ortho Molecular Biotic Capsules

Garden Of Life Primal Defense Ultra

Vitamins D and K2

Many people are deficient in vitamin D because they don’t consume enough foods that contain it, have fat malabsorption issues or rarely expose themselves to direct sunlight. Vitamin D has shown numerous anti-cancer effects including against colon cancer. I recommend Now Vitamin D3 5,000 IU partly due to its reasonable cost, but mainly because unlike so many other Vitamin D preparations, the oil used in this formulation is extra virgin olive oil, not soybean oil. Vitamin D should always be taken with vitamin K to avoid the depositing of calcium in soft tissue. Now MK-7 Vitamin K-2 is the supplement I recommend.