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Gut Health

Benefits of spore forming probiotics & soil based probiotics

Spore forming and soil based probiotics have many health benefits and are used by us clinically throughout Australia.  By definition, a probiotic is a food, product or preparation containing one or more microorganisms that when consumed, maintain or restore beneficial bacteria to the digestive tract. [1] Probiotics are made of good live bacteria and/or yeasts…

How do I heal a Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut, also known as increased intestinal permeability or gut permeability, can create havoc in your body and lead to many unwanted symptoms that make it difficult to live well. Leaky gut is also a common underlying factor in many Autoimmune disease states. The good news, however, is that there are steps you can take,…

The difference between Celiac disease and gluten intolerance and sensitivity

There has been a rise the number of people who are choosing to live a gluten-free lifestyle but there is still some confusion around the reasons for their choice and varying severity of their symptoms. Reactions to gluten are varied and not all point to an allergy or adverse outcome. Celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity…

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Treatment – have you been floxed?

Quinolone antibiotics were first developed in the 1960s to work against a broad range of bacterial infections. Unfortunately, like most medications, there are a host of unwanted side effects and for a small amount of the population, fluroquinolone toxicity can have devastating effects. These may include symptoms of extreme fatigue, tendon rupture, joint and muscle…

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…

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…

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.

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…