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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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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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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IBS – Bacterial Infection and Dysbiosis

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Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common gastrointestinal disorder. One paper cites anywhere between 3-20% of the population suffers from IBS. As the diagnosis irritable bowel syndrome is simply a description of the symptoms it’s clear that we haven’t quite nailed down what is actually causing the upset.   Definition and Symptoms of IBS […]

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