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 »

COVID-19 Summary

Introduction The epidemic broke out first in Wuhan, China, possibly related to a seafood market. Several studies suggested that bat may be the potential reservoir of SARS-CoV-2. What Are The Symptoms? The clinical symptoms of COVID-19 patients include fever, cough, fatigue and a small population of patients appeared gastrointestinal infection symptoms. The elderly and people

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Self-Complexity & Resilience

In my previous post I discussed some barriers to Resilience. In this post I actually want to discuss a topic that has been discussed in the research to potentially enhance, but also possibly reduce our resilience – self-complexity. What does self-complexity mean? Identifying with yourself, through a variety of means. For example I am a husband, son,

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Barriers To Resilience

In my previous post I introduced the concept of Resilience and suggested some of the many ways to enhance our resilience. In this post I actually want to highlight barriers to resilience. There is an easy way to structure our thinking and health an dis-ease….what do I need to add more of, and, what do

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