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Why biofilms may be slowing down your gut healing!

In this Episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -Biofilms – what are they? Are they just a problem for your toilet? -How…

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Is yeast making your IBD worse?

In this Episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -The mycobiome (or the collection of yeasts inside you!) -How bad bacteria and bad…

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What is an elemental diet and why should I use one?

In this Episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -What an elemental diet is -How digestion works -What conditions an elemental diet is…

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Should I take probiotics when I take antibiotics?

In this Episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -Whether you should take probiotics with antibiotics and WHY -How to take probiotics with…

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What do integrative doctors and exterminators have in common?

Dr. Gerstmar recently found he needed an exterminator to deal with a mice infestation.  While going through the process he…

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Are you having histamine issues or Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD)?

Are you having histamine issues or Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD)? Histamine is a normal chemical produced by our immune…

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Does diet affect IBD (UC and Crohn’s)?

In this Episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -The common advice people get that food has nothing to do with IBD -Does…

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Don’t Waste Your Probiotics – Should You Take Probiotics on an Empty Stomach or a Full Stomach

In this Episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -Should you take probiotics on an empty stomach or with food? -Understanding the acid…

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4 Ways YOU Can Control Die-off (Herxheimer reactions, Herxing)

In this episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -The four steps YOU can take to manage die-off -The important mindset shift -The…

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What is die-off? Herxheimer reactions? Herxing?

In this episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -What die-off is and why it happens -Why it’s called Herxheimer -What type or…

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