Hydrogen Sulfide Bacteria – Implications for IBD and Leaky Gut

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Hydrogen sulfide producing bacteria could be playing a role in your leaky gut and inflammatory bowel disease. Today we will explore which bacteria, often found in your large bowel, produce hydrogen sulfide and how they may be driving increased intestinal permeability (aka leaky gut) and inflammatory bowel disease.  What Is Hydrogen Sulfide and Why is […]

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Vitamin A, Leaky Gut and The Immune System

VITAMIN A, LEAKY GUT AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

The interplay between intestinal permeability and different disease states is a major interest of mine. Naturopaths, Herbalists and wisdom traditions including, among others, Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine have known that the different body systems influence and affect each other in intricate ways. Science is finally catching up to this thinking and many traditional healing concepts […]

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Type 1 Diabetes and the Gut

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease characterised by antibodies directed at the pancreatic beta cells which produce your body’s insulin. This article will explore the gut microbiota as it influences the onset and development of type 1 diabetes. Genes, Environment and a Trigger The onset of type 1 diabetes generally occurs in children of […]

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Leaky Gut: Driving Disease States

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Now that we have covered what intestinal permeability or ‘leaky gut’ actually is we can now move onto some possible health conditions associated with the condition. As previously covered the intestinal barrier forms a front line defence against anything we consume. There are numerous mechanisms that work tirelessly to monitor what is allowed passage from […]

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Immune System & The Microbiome connection

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Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are inflammatory, recurrent, bowel diseases. Ulcerative colitis is characterised by abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea and fluctuating inflammation of the mucosal lining found in the colon and the rectum (1, 2). Similar in many ways, Crohn’s disease is characterised by ulcerations found predominantly in the ileocolonic (90%) although the hallmark […]

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