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Nothing puts a damper on your day like a sick stomach. For some people, this is an everyday reality. If you find yourself constantly feeling uncomfortable, you may want to look to your microbiome for some answers.    Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth   SIBO is just as the name states- an excessive amount of bacteria in your small intestine. Some people suffer from mild discomfort, while others struggle with chronic diarrhea or nutrient deficiencies. Scientists originally thought this diagnosis was limited to those with an abnormal gastrointestinal tract or issues with intestinal contractions, but new data says otherwise.   What Are The Symptoms Of Sibo?   If you’ve had a history of Irritable Bowel Syndrome you may want to look into testing for SIBO. They share symptoms such

Fertility treatment is physically and emotionally demanding, and depending on your needs it can be expensive, so it’s important to find a doctor that’s right for you. You should ask your general practitioner for advice about choosing a fertility specialist; but you can also do your own research before committing to a doctor. Here’s some information to consider.   Clinics Vary A Lot   There are many types of clinics that operate in different ways. For example, some clinics are set up to cater specifically for same-sex couples, so they may be more equipped for donor egg or sperm treatment and surrogacy.   There are also low-cost clinics that offer limited treatments for people with a capped budget. If you want to choose one of these

Maintaining proper gut health plays a key role in optimizing your personal wellness. Risk factors such as autoimmune disorders, poor nutrition and stress have all been linked to disruption of the gut’s microbiota, resulting in varied GI conditions. However, it’s not always easy to distinguish between common diagnoses.   Like many GI disorders, IBS and leaky gut continue to be a mystery to many, so we wanted to break down the differences (and similarities) between the two.   What Is Ibs?   Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that primarily impacts the large intestine. Though it impacts up to 20 percent of the global population, there is still relatively little known about IBS. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and/or

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or spastic colon is the most common reason for seeing a gastroenterologist. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, constipation and diarrhea in the absence of any detectable organic cause.    Irritable Bowel Syndrome may begin after an infection, stress, or onset of maturity without any other medical indicators. Irritable bowel syndrome may be closely related to Leaky Gut Syndrome since many of the symptoms are the same.   Traditional medicine believes that Irritable Bowel Syndrome is idiopathic…has no real cure because there is no real pathology. The most common theory is that Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a miscommunication between the brain and bowels; but there is no medical research to confirm this hypothesis. Medical treatments focus

Autoimmune Research: What Do We Know So Far?   Depending on your autoimmune condition (there are thought to be 151 of them including rheumatoid arthritis and coeliac disease), autoimmune flare-up symptoms could be anything from overwhelming fatigue, joint pain and lack of coordination, to a severe rash or stomach upset.   Autoimmune diseases of all types are on the increase. They involve the body's immune system turning on itself, and the reason they happen is becoming clear. The immune system is designed to fight against infection but, since we have eradicated many of the infections that we used to encounter, our immune cells, which are programmed to fight, are bored and on the look-out for combat elsewhere.   Ironically, it's our healthy modern lifestyle that can

The best diet for leaky gut is full of nutrient-dense whole foods, with a diverse range of fruits and vegetables.   Evidence tells us that one of the causes of leaky gut is modern, processed food, especially sugar, refined carbohydrates and industrial fats. So it makes sense that the best diet for leaky gut would exclude these.   Eating a healthy diet should be simple, but in reality, knowing what’s good for you and what isn’t is a minefield. Official advice from health authorities seems to change every week, food trends come and go and what you ate as a teenager may no longer serve you well today.   What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome?   Your gut has a barrier that plays a critical role in keeping you