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Gut Health / Gastrointestinal System Disorders

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…

Combat anxiety disorder by understanding and regulating your gut health

The relationship between Anxiety disorder and gut health is becoming more apparent in recent times. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common forms of mental illness, with one-quarter of Australians experiencing an anxiety condition in their lifetime1. With increasing numbers of us struggling with our mental health these days, it’s vital that we find…

Understanding gut health and how to treat IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

Learn about your Gut Health and how to treat IBS. Recent research in Gut Health demonstrates a strong and important relationship between the health of our gut and our overall health. The evidence that continues to mount signifies that a happy gut means a healthy person. Having the right balance of bacteria in your gut…

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory disease of the bowel. The disease can occur at any age but generally affects young adults 15 to 35. There are two main types of IBD: Crohn’s disease: a type of IBD which usually affects the intestines, but may occur anywhere from the…