Gentian Lutea – A Bitter Tonic Herbal Medicine

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Gentiana lutea, commonly known as gentian or bitterwort is yet another bitter herbal medicine used for digestive complaints and disorders. Applications include dyspepsia, anorexia and loss of appetite. It is approved by the German Commission E for a number of digestive complaints such as loss of appetite, uncomfortable fullness after a meal and flatulence. The […]

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Probiotic Treatment For Blastocystis Hominis

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Probiotics can be very helpful when approaching a Blastocystis hominis infection. Not only is there a ton of anecdotal evidence where people report that they feel better when taking probiotics to treat their Blastocystis infection but we actually have evidence to support the idea.  This article will cover probiotic treatment approaches for Blastocystis infections and what particular probiotics to […]

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Gut Health – Biofilms, N-acetylcysteine and H. Pylori

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Many infectious agents can form biofilms that lead to increased resistance to antimicrobial treatments. This article will discuss some recent research pointing to the anti-biofilm potentials of the supplement N-acetylcysteine, or NAC, including possible improvements in treatment for particularly recalcitrant infections like Helicobacter pylori. As I’ve previously written about, biofilms are formed by a range […]

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Immune System & The Microbiome

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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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IBS – Bacterial Infection and Dysbiosis

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Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common gastrointestinal disorder. One paper cites anywhere between 3-20% of the population suffers from IBS. As the diagnosis irritable bowel syndrome is simply a description of the symptoms it’s clear that we haven’t quite nailed down what is actually causing the upset.   Definition and Symptoms of IBS […]

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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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