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, […]
Gut infections are more common than I originally thought. They can be the root cause of many different gut issues including irritable bowel, chronic constipation and diarrhoea. Herbal medicine can play a big part in shifting your gut health back into balance. Today we will be exploring a natural treatment for gut infections. Gut Infections […]
The more I learn about our microbiome the more I appreciate it. That’s why I’m not such a big fan of the overuse of antibiotics. That said I do recognise that antibiotics play an important role when it comes to saving life and limb. After the second round of herbal antimicrobials failed to treat my […]
Are probiotics for Helicobacter pylori infections useful? A common question with a range of answers depending on who you ask. As I was finishing up a previous article discussing different approaches to treating gut infections I came across a review discussing the use of a particular, well studied probiotic, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, in the alleviation […]
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 […]
The use of prebiotics and probiotics in small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO for short, has been generally considered a bad idea. The thinking does make sense. If you have an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine then why would you want to add more with probiotics or feed them with prebiotics. There is […]
Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common disease. Some papers have cited a whopping 20% of the population has IBS (1). While we still don’t know the cause of IBS we are learning more and more about every year. Recently a paper was published looking into these different aspects, or underlying factors, that may be contributing […]
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.