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.
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Your digestion and microbiome influence your hormone issues in a significant way. This article will explain why they may be the missing link in premenstrual symptoms, irregular cycles, and everything in between. "I didn't know there was a connection between my hormones and my digestion." I know, right? That's why I'm excited to write this article. Women living with … [Read more...]
The number of people living with constipation increases in China and affects anywhere from three to twenty-seven per cent of people in Europe and the USA. Whilst constipation affects mainly females and progresses with age, many children are also affected, with a quarter of visits to a paediatrician looking to address constipation without an … [Read more...]