Histamine Intolerance: A Functional Medicine Approach

Another blog article I am currently working on (as of 22.04.20) which I will update, and improve upon over the coming days/weeks. This one of histamine intolerance. What Is Histamine? Histamine is an important chemical mediator that causes vasodilation and increased vascular permeability and may even contribute to anaphylactic reactions An organic nitrogenous compound involved

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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?

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 the research. Methane SIBO Breath Test Results In conclusion, the combined measurement of hydrogen and methane should offer considerable improvement in the

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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 »

Grounding: Why should I do it?

What is Grounding? Grounding, or Earthing, is the act of connecting directly with the Earth. Very rarely in our day to day lives do our naked feet actually touch the Earth anymore, we now opt instead to wear shoes and sleep on beds that separate us from the ground. Thousands of years ago we would

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Holotropic Breathwork

I recently attended a day-long workshop in Holotropic Breathwork, organised by Holotropic UK. Holotropic means ‘becoming whole’. And that is certainly what I felt during my first holotropic breathwork session. There were 18 of us attending and after an introduction to the day we partnered up, with one of us ‘breathing’ in the morning, the

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