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Is there a way I can reduce bile production?
Columns  December 16, 2005, by James Heffley, Ph.D.
"...The medicinal value of the beneficial "phytochemicals" in both of these foods has been well documented, and both are available in concentrated "pill" form. Also, two amino acids, glycine and taurine, are directly involved in production of high quality bile salts..."

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How do I find out if I have 'leaky gut syndrome,' and how is it treated?
Columns  December 2, 2005, by James Heffley, Ph.D.
"...Rebuilding the gut so that it functions as it should, by allowing the absorption of essential nutrients while prohibiting absorption of unhealthy substances, is made more difficult because the gut itself is damaged. Repair starts with supplements of amino acids such as L-glutamine, which gives the gut the energy to rebuild, and glycine, which helps the liver in its detoxification work..."

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Columns  March 8, 2018, by Mr. Smarty Pants
"...The amino acid glycine, a fundamental building block of proteins, has been found in the comet Wild 2 in January 2004, bolstering the theory that the raw ingredients of life arrived on Earth from outer space...."

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Out of the blue my eight-month-old son has begun having seizures. We thought he was going to die, but thankfully, DilantinTM has stopped the seizures. What is causing this, and is there anything else I can do to control them?
Columns  July 13, 2001, by James Heffley, Ph.D.
"...There are dozens of neurotransmitters that excite nerve cells but only four that "cool off" nerve activity. These are taurine, serotonin, glycine, and GABA (gamma amino butyric acid)..."

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