Parasite Infection, B12 Deficiency and Gut Symptoms – A Case Study

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Blastocystis hominis is a common parasite here in the Byron Bay region and Australia in general. As a protozoan parasite infection it is often transmitted through contaminated water (think unfilter rainwater for anyone living out of towns and cities). This article will cover one particular case of Blastocystis infection coupled with low B12 status and […]

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GERD – Treating the Root Cause

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is an extremely common ailment with studies indicating that 10-20% of the western population suffers from it’s symptoms. The basic pathophysiology of GERD involves the acidic contents of the stomach making their way back up into the esophagus. The stomach has mechanistic properties that protect it from the caustic nature of stomach […]

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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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