Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Functional Medicine Approach

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recent reports point toward a central metabolic defect in CFS, which affects aerobic energy production in mitochondria, leading to a diminished production of ATP and excessive lactate generation upon exertion. You may find this book, click here, helpful. Can A Viral Infection Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Viral infections have been associated

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Methane: The misunderstood gas?

What About High Baseline Methane Levels In a Breath Test? It is thought this might be caused by imbalances in the oral microbiome, stomach microbiome or be indicative of severe constipation. How Do You Treat High Methane SIBO? So the question becomes does this change how we support a client when they have a positive

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SIBO: What Causes It?

When we think about the causes of SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) we need to start with the question: What are our natural internal defence mechanisms for preventing SIBO? I think it is Dr. Siebecker who stated: One should always search for factors which could have caused the occurrence of the disease Protection Against SIBO

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Fasting And The Microbiome

Meal frequency, and fasting are easy ways to support gut health and our microbiome. Let's explore some of the research in this topic. Meal Frequency & Fasting A regular meal pattern including breakfast consumption, consuming a higher proportion of energy early in the day, reduced meal frequency (i.e., 2–3 meals/day), and regular fasting periods may [...] Continue reading »

Depression: A Functional Medicine Approach

Depression is becoming an increasingly common condition. There are a multitude of factors as to why someone may develop depression from traumatic events in their childhood (referred to as ACE’s, or, adverse childhood advents in the research), or feelings of loneliness, or a lack of purpose or meaning in life, to nutrient deficiencies, imbalances in

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What Is The Gut Brain Axis?

What Is The Gut Brain Axis? The axis is made up of several communication pathways between the gut and the brain. These include: An immune pathway A hormone pathway A metabolite pathway A neurological pathway In the most simplistic terms these pathways, which we refer to as the gut brain axis, are what interconnect these

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