Health Articles — bacteria

IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome It is known as a "functional disorder" as there are no visible signs of any disease when the bowel is examined but it doesn't work properly. There are definite signs and symptoms that a person experiences indicating that there is a change in functional quality but no visible evidence. A colonoscopy is usually conducted to rule out other diseases such as autoimmune conditions Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. . The most important thing to know is...... . YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT I have helped sooooo many patients who thought...

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Gut bacteria may be the cause of weight gain

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ Gut bacteria may be the cause of weight gain There are 100 trillion bacteria in our microbiome with 1000 different species and thousands upon thousands of different strains.   The number of bacteria in our body even outweighs the number of cells we have.  The gut bacteria line your entire digestive tract and can easily live there in harmony with viruses, parasites, fungi and yeast.  What do they do?  The answer to this is both positive and negative. The positive side of things is that they support your immune system, they affect your metabolism, and even your mood (gut-brain axis)....

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Autoimmune disease

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Autoimmune disease is where the immune system has a case of mistaken identity and thinks your body is the enemy and begins to attack your health body.  There are presently around 80 recognised autoimmune diseases with the number on this rise. When looking for underlying triggers of autoimmune gut health and inflammation are major factors. Your gut is your like your body's life support system, you need a balance of bacteria, yeast, and all the components for digestion.  If this balanced ecosystem is out of balance, then problems arise.  It is one of your major defence forces against toxins and pathogens...

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)

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UTI’s are common, they are more common in women than men but both can get them. They are also very common in young children and the elderly. For women, the stats are 1 in 2 women will get them, for men it’s about 1 in 20.What is a UTI?It is an infection that can occur anywhere in the urinary tract, this includes:• the urethra which is the tube where the urine comes out, • the bladder which collects and stores the urine• the ureters which are the tubes that connect the bladder to the kidneys• right up to the kidneys which...

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