Vitamin A, Leaky Gut and The Immune System

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The interplay between intestinal permeability and different disease states is a major interest of mine. Naturopaths, Herbalists and wisdom traditions including, among others, Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine have known that the different body systems influence and affect each other in intricate ways. Science is finally catching up to this thinking and many traditional healing concepts […]

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Parasite Infection, B12 Deficiency and Gut Symptoms – A Case Study

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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 […]

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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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