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Bad Science: A review

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre. (2009)  Farrar, Straus and Giroux New York. Goldacre opens his Bad Science book with the promise that by the end you’ll be able to win any science-y argument you choose (from MMR vaccines to cancer preventing super vegetables). This is a big ask, too big perhaps? After a total of […]

How are Habits Formed?

When behaviors are repeated in consistent settings (places, times, with certain peeps, etc.) they become automatic responses, that is, they become habits. So how do habits form? How long do they take to form? How is this different with each person? And how important is reward (or reinforcement) in this process? Let’s talk rewards first […]

SIBO & MMC – Part III: When things go bad

This is part three of a five-part series. The parts are: What is the MMC and why we care What Influences the MMC When things go bad with the MMC Healing with drugs and herbs Healing with lifestyle measures Recap MMC stands for Migrating Motor Complex.  The MMC is the ‘housekeeper’ of your gastrointestinal tract. […]