Methane dominant SIBO, also known as methane SIBO or constipation SIBO, is a form of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. The predominant microbe, called Methanobrevibacter smithii, is an archaeon which can convert hydrogen into methane, resulting in slowed intestinal transit. The most common symptoms of methane SIBO are constipation and bloating. Read on to learn what […]
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, […]
Anyone who has been reading this blog will know that I have been struggling with Blastocystis homins and Dientamoeba infections since contracting them, four years ago, in the Byron Bay hinterland. More on my story here. Today I’d like to share my herbal treatment For Blastocystis hominis and the success in finally treating both Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba […]
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 […]