Methane dominant SIBO is a form of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth caused by an unusual bug that converts hydrogen gas into methane. The hallmark of methane dominant SIBO is constipation, along with the common SIBO symptoms. Read on to learn what methane dominant SIBO is, what causes it, how to test for it and some […]
Welcome to the Australian guide to the Complete Microbiome Mapping gut testing. This guide will be covering a new test on the Australian market that gives you an incredible amount of insight when it comes to digestive health and gut issues. This test almost does it all. It screens for important markers of gut inflammation, […]
UPDATE: The following article outlines my successful treatment of Blastocystis and Dientamoeba fragilis using herbal medicine. Since writing this article, and thanks to mentoring from Dr Jason Hawrelak, I have come to see Blastocystis as less of an issue in most people. Please be sure to read my updated thinking on Blastocystis before assuming it […]
There has been a debate in the literature as to whether Blastocystis is pathogenic or not. Some consider it pathogenic and others list the huge amount of infected individuals that show no symptoms. The truth of the matter may be somewhere in the middle with the subtype or strain of bug and the host immunity.
I have been looking for the link between bacterial and parasite gut infections and damage to the liver for some time now. Along with the positive stool results showing that I had the parasites Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis and the bacterial infection Klebsiella I also ordered a liver function test (LFT) where the blood is analysed for certain liver enzymes that indicate damage.
I have come across L-glutamine a dozen or so times when looking for different methods to heal intestinal permeability or leaky gut and I’m sure if you are reading this you have as well. So when I sat down to write this article I thought it would be a simple dive into the literature to […]
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 […]
Some may find the link between gut microbes and disease states like ankylosing spondylitis hard to grasp. How can an imbalanced gut ecosystem result in an inflammatory arthritic condition? This article will explore these concepts with a focus on Klebsiella infections and dysbiosis. For a primer on Klebsiella, how to screen for it, symptoms see […]
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 […]
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is common. More common than you might think. Estimates vary depending on the study but it is somewhere in the ballpark of 3-20% of certain populations worldwide. Not only is it common the effects of IBS can have a serious impact on people’s lives. It is the second highest reason that […]