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 […]
Fighting off an oncoming cold isn’t as hard as you might think. True there are a million and one different approaches that you can dig up on the internet. In our household we have tried a dozen or so different approaches from garlic, raw onions in honey to mega dosing on echinacea. There is one […]
Anyone dealing with constant constipation will know that it isn’t fun. Hours of your week spent in the toilet. Pain when things finally start moving. Struggling and straining. Definitely not enjoyable. Today we will be exploring how herbal medicine can help if you are constipated or having trouble doing a number two. First off we will […]
Parasite infections are more common than you might think, especially when you live (or visit) warmer climates. Bali belly is a classic example of this idea. Many parasites can take up residence in your gut and cause some classic poor gut health symptoms. This article will cover natural treatments for parasite infections. Today we will […]
Herbal medicine can soothe and nourish the digestive tract. It can help to heal and seal the gut wall to prevent leaky gut and it can improve digestion. Herbal medicine can be an effective treatment for parasite infections and bacterial overgrowths, both of which can cause serious gut symptoms. They are also helpful combating viruses […]
Blastocystis hominis is a common parasite here in the Byron Bay region and Australia in general. As a protozoan parasite infection it is often transmitted through contaminated water (think unfilter rainwater for anyone living out of towns and cities). This article will cover one particular case of Blastocystis infection coupled with low B12 status and […]
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.