Glutamine May Help Your Leaky Gut

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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 […]

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Why Your SIBO Keeps Reoccurring

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO, describes a condition of increased counts of bacteria in the small intestine. This article will explore an underlying cause that allows bacteria to stagnate and multiply in the small intestine, thus causing SIBO. Treatments for SIBO vary. Some have experienced success with different antibiotics and some have helped to eliminate it […]

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Leaky Gut Driving Disease States

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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 […]

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Mast Cell Activation and Parasite Infections

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If you’ve been following these articles for some time you’ll know that I write about Blastocystis infections quite frequently Blastocystis hominis – A Protozoan Gut Parasite Blastocystis homminis – Probiotic Treatment Blastocystis hominis – Skin Disorders and Gut Infections It isn’t a coincidence. I contracted this unpleasant bug a few years back and have tried […]

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Leaky Gut – What is Intestinal Permeability

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Intestinal permeability is a hot topic in the health field these days. Consistently there are new journal articles published exploring the correlation between a ‘leaky gut’ and a whole range of different conditions. This article will help unpack what intestinal permeability actually is. Following articles in this series will cover how it can contribute to different […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Our Gut Flora

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Irritable bowel disorder, or IBS, is diagnosed as a disease of exclusion, meaning that all other pathologies (celiac disease, gut pathogens, fructose and lactose malabsorption, SIBO, etc) need to be ruled out first. A classic example would be a doctor diagnosing someone with irritable bowel syndrome when really a parasite infection was to blame for the symptoms. Does […]

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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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