Probiotics in IBS

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The question ‘are probiotics helpful in irritable bowel syndrome’ is a common one that I hear often and the answer is different depending on who you talk to. Fortunately the literature is full of different studies, reviews and meta-analysis papers discussing this very subject. Unfortunately the studies vary in their results, and many of the […]

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Type 1 Diabetes and the Gut

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Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease characterised by antibodies directed at the pancreatic beta cells. Unchecked this autoimmune process impairs the pancreas’s ability to produce insulin resulting in poor blood sugar control and hyperglycaemia. This article will explore the gut microbiota and the changes that disrupted gut flora, or dysbiosis, has on the onset […]

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The Gut-Liver Connection

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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.

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