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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Herbal Medicine: Dandelion – Bitter Herbal Medicine Improves Digestion

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Bitter herbs, commonly referred to as bitter tonics, digestive stimulants and aromatic digestives, come in many shapes and forms and have been used since ancient times. Even today many different cultures appreciate bitter foods and drinks and use them regularly to improve digestive function. Bitter Herbs – Don’t Mask The Taste The bitterness of a […]

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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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