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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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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SIBO: Why Yours Keeps Reoccurring

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO, describes a condition of increased counts of bacteria in the small intestine. This article will explore an underlying cause that allows bacteria to stagnate and multiply in the small intestine, thus causing SIBO. Treatments for SIBO vary. Some have experienced success with different antibiotics and some have helped to eliminate it […]

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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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Leaky Gut: What is Intestinal Permeability

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Intestinal permeability is a hot topic in the health field these days. Consistently there are new journal articles published exploring the correlation between a ‘leaky gut’ and a whole range of different conditions. This article will help unpack what intestinal permeability actually is. Following articles in this series will cover how it can contribute to different […]

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IBS: Changes in the Gut Flora can be causing your symptoms

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Irritable bowel disorder, or IBS, is diagnosed as a disease of exclusion, meaning that all other pathologies (celiac disease, gut pathogens, fructose and lactose malabsorption, SIBO, etc) need to be ruled out first. A classic example would be a doctor diagnosing someone with irritable bowel syndrome when really a parasite infection was to blame for the symptoms. Does […]

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