Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Functional Medicine Approach

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a multi-factorial condition that requires a holistic and thorough approach to treatment. What Are The Symptoms Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Typical symptoms include post-exertional fatigue, memory or concentration problems, muscle pain, joint pain, headaches, sore throat, painful swollen lymph nodes and sleep disturbance. Digestive symptoms such as bloating and bowel

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Methane: The misunderstood gas?

You might also like to read: What Is SIBO? SIBO: What Causes It? Hydrogen Sulfide: The good, the bad and the misunderstood What Is Methane? It is a type of gas produced by an organism in the human gut called methanogens. Elevated levels of methane in SIBO breath testing has been associated with constipation in

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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 »

Mould Illness: A Functional Medicine Approach

For a more in depth article read The Ultimate Guide to Mycotoxins and for more specific information on specific mycotoxins check out: Gliotoxin Citrinin Ochratoxin Alfatoxin When healing from mould illness it is important to understand and work on the lymphatic system (blog here). What Is Mould Illness? Mould illness is when someone is exposed

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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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