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Gut Health / Gastrointestinal System Disorders

What exactly is the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet?

The AIP diet, autoimmune paleo diet or autoimmune protocol diet is often recommended to patients that are suffering from a reactive autoimmune condition.  More and more research shows how our gut health influences everything from our weight, to our mood, to our cognitive ability. It can be the reason for chronic health conditions, the root…

Types of psoriasis and how your gut health could be the underlying cause

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that speeds up the lifecycle of your skin cells. Its symptoms manifest on your skin yet it is caused by your immune system going rogue and attacking your own tissues. When it comes to psoriasis treatment options, conventional medicine uses a “one-size-fits-all” approach to address psoriasis symptoms.   A Functional…

Effect of oxalates on your gut microbiota, kidney health and how to eat a low oxalate diet

Most healthy people who consume a varied diet don’t need to worry about oxalates or a ‘low oxalate diet’. They’ll consume, on average, 200-300 mg of oxalates per day with no health issues as a result. But there are two categories of people who do need to be aware of the potential risks of excessive…

The difference between food allergy and food intolerance Australia

Physical reactions to certain foods are common, but most are caused by a food intolerance rather than a food allergy. Food intolerance in Australia can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so people often confuse the two. A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous…

Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and gluten intolerance Australia: Identify common symptoms and naturally treat gluten reactions

The ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, is linked to several clinical disorders including wheat allergy, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and severe gluten intolerance in Australia. Evidence states that one in 70 Australians have celiac disease with four out of five people remaining undiagnosed. 1 The rates of gluten sensitivity are…

SIBO: What causes small intestinal bacterial overgrowth & natural treatment with Advanced Functional Medicine Perth

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a form of gut dysbiosis affecting the small intestine, requiring specialised SIBO treatment to return the gut to optimal health and improving overall wellbeing. We specialise in the treatment SIBO at our Perth clinic of Advanced Functional Medicine, treating patients both in Perth and Australia wide. Initially thought to…

Parasite Treatment Perth – Symptoms of intestinal parasites and natural treatment of parasitic infections

Parasites are more common in humans than you think and as a functional medicine practitioner, I often detect parasitic infections in my patients. We commonly administer parasite treatment in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and throughout Australia as these parasites are more common than most think. Many patients contract them overseas and bring them home but others…

Is Leaky Gut Syndrome a real condition?

Leaky gut syndrome, also known as increased intestinal permeability or hyperpermeability, is a digestive condition in which bacteria and toxins leak through the intestinal wall. Some mainstream medical professionals do not recognize leaky gut as a real condition. There is, however, mounting evidence to demonstrate leaky gut exists and causes multiple health problems, including autoimmune…

The impact fast food has on gut health and how it depletes good gut bacteria

Processed foods, preservatives and food additives harm our gut microbiome. Understand how fast food impacts your gut health, immunity and overall wellbeing.

How treating an unhealthy gut can improve skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis

There is much research that links our gut health with a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. Most of us experience troublesome skin conditions at some point in our lives but there are people who deal with chronic skin conditions that seriously impact the quality of their lives. If you have…