Hydrogen sulfide can often be the missing link for people who have treated their SIBO but haven't seen their symptoms resolve. This article will help you understand this gas a little better and what steps to take to see if it's appropriate to you. So you’ve been through the biphasic diet to fix your IBS, SIBO and gut health issues and have worked hard to get to the … [Read more...]
Bloated, Full, and Tired?
Imagine waking up in the morning with a flat stomach wondering if today was the day you don’t get bloated after your first meal. As time goes on, the bloating develops, the fullness and distension appear, and just as 11 am rolls around, your eyes start to get heavy in the last meeting before lunch. “How did things get like this?” The rest of the day becomes a matter of survival as you have to second guess each task after your lunch briefly elevates your energy levels but makes the beach ball in your tummy worse.
For some, that isn’t a matter of imagination; it’s happening every day, and the thought that it may not get better is too regular. For most of my patients, this was their day before they found me. Their situation is why I named this section bloated, full and tired. Every article and podcast episode focuses on those who experience these symptoms regularly, who want to understand why things aren’t changing, and some potential natural solutions for solving it.
FIR Episode 42: Hydrogen sulphide and SIBO symptoms that won’t budge
In this Free and Inspired radio episode, find out if hydrogen sulphide is the missing link if your SIBO breath test comes back clear, but you still have IBS symptoms. Click here to read the full article, or scroll down to listen to the podcast on your favourite platform! You’ve been through the biphasic diet to fix your SIBO and gut health issues and have worked … [Read more...]
H.pylori affects half the world, how about you?
H.pylori infection has affected up to 4.4 billion individuals worldwide, based on a study in 2015. Regionally, prevalence is around forty-five per cent in China and over fifty per cent in South Korea. Estimates in Hong Kong have one in two people infected acutely or previously as a child. This prevalence rate differs globally, with rates around forty per … [Read more...]
Episode 39: Half the world has H.pylori, do you?
Based on a study in 2015, H.pylori infection has affected up to 4.4 billion individuals worldwide. Click here to read the full article, or scroll down to listen to the podcast on your favourite platform! How come so many people have had this, and I’ve never heard of it? There are a few reasons. Most of the time, the higher prevalence rates are in … [Read more...]
The oral microbiome: A window to your mental and digestive health?
The oral microbiome is a collection of bacterial colonies found in different parts of the mouth, including areas such as the teeth and the tonsils. The oral microbiome is the second most diverse bacterial environment, only to the large intestine and the colon. In fact, the digestive tract and the mouth combined house around sixty per cent of the total bacteria in our … [Read more...]
Episode 36: The oral microbiome and your digestive and mental health
The health of the oral microbiome can influence most of the common conditions we see in the brain, the gut and everything in between. For example, did you know that cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease are linked with your oral health? Click here to read the full article, or scroll down to listen to the podcast on your favourite platform This Free and … [Read more...]
Appetite control: the ultimate gut and brain relationship.
Appetite control, or suppression as some refer to it, is a complex symbiosis of hormonal, environmental, behavioural and bacterial influences. Yep, I said bacterial. We’ll get to that in this article, don’t worry. Throughout my study years, working in health food shops, “appetite suppression” was definitely in the top two requests for help. What I said then is what … [Read more...]
Episode 31: A beginner’s guide to SIBO
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO as an acronym, is one of many modern ways of handling and, in some cases, explaining irritable bowel syndrome and its symptoms. Click here to read the full article, or scroll down to listen to the podcast on your favourite platform! In this Free and Inspired radio episode, get a beginner’s look at small intestinal bacterial … [Read more...]
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO): A beginner’s guide
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO as an acronym, is one of many modern ways of handling and, in some cases, explaining irritable bowel syndrome and its symptoms. A meta-analysis and systematic review (where researchers combine studies for better conclusions) brought together twenty-five separate studies confirming the link between IBS and SIBO. Some … [Read more...]
Probiotics: A beginner’s guide
When it comes to questions in the clinic, probiotics and their uses are top of the list. Probiotics are one of the most frequent over the counter formulas patients are using or interested in using before attending their first consultation with me. Their popularity isn’t isolated to my patients either. One review estimates that yearly sales of probiotics will eclipse US$64 … [Read more...]