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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Klebsiella: Infection, Detection and Natural Treatment

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Klebsiella infections are more common than you would think. Because you have ended up here I am assuming that you or someone you know has found a Klebsiella infection and you want to know more. Read on to learn what Klebsiella actually is, the symptoms it may be causing and possible treatment options. A Primer On Klebsiella Bacterial Overgrowth Members of the Klebsiella […]

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GERD & Melatonin With Promising Results

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When it comes to treating GERD elimination of refined foods, reduction in carbohydrates and improvement/increase of gastric acid and digestive enzymes is the first approach. For people that still experience reflux, testing and treating gut imbalances and infections is the next step. If GERD symptoms are still present that means that the root cause has not […]

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SIBO: Comparing Treatment Options

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There are a number of approaches to treating SIBO. Rifaximin, as discussed previously, is the frontline approach for western biomedicine and as an antibiotic appears less damaging than most. The fact that rifaximin is non-systemic, is minimally absorbed and predominantly stays localised in the gut is promising (1). Some potential issues with the rifaximin route […]

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