SIBO and the Gut – Does SIBO Cause Rosacea?

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SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, has been on my mind recently. For a long time it wasn’t looked for, talked about or even really known about by many healthcare providers here in Byron Bay and Australia in general. Things are changing. Thanks to new and affordable testing, growing evidence and increased education, SIBO is now […]

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Biofilms – Resistant Infections and Possible Treatments

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Research on difficult to treat parasitic infections continues to point towards biofilms being the limiting factor. As with most thing relating to the host-parasite interaction it is a multifactorial issue. Still biofilms are worth considering, especially if you are struggling to eliminate an enteric infection. Biofilms can be thought of as little cities of microbes. […]

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Giardia: Top Symptoms You Need To Know

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Giardia lamblia (aka Giardia duodenalis, and Giardia intestinalis) is yet another protozoan parasite frequently encountered here in the Byron Bay region. Where you find other protozoan parasites, Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis and the likes, giardia should be on the radar as well. Giardia’s incidence Australia wide is unclear. Many warm temperate and sub + tropical […]

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30 Day Elimination Challenge

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The elimination diet is one of the gold standards in functional medicine and is one of the most reliable ways to get down to the brass tax. What foods are helping me and what ones are hindering me. In the past I have experimented with different versions of the elimination diet (and will continue to […]

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Gluten Sensitivity – An Overview

It is interesting to see how quickly (or not so quickly as the case may be) we update our bias based on new information and scientific discovery. A prime example of this idea would be the acceptance that dreaded fat isn’t actually the toxic macronutrient that it was once described as being. It turns out […]

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Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Diseases

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Is leaky gut a prerequisite to developing an autoimmune condition? Dr. Alessio Fasano thinks so. Autoimmune diseases have been an interest of mine since learning that a close friend had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age. Before that point I had never looked deeply into what an autoimmune condition actually was. Not […]

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