SIBO Part #3 – Diet & Fermentable Carbohydrates

Anyone dealing with a SIBO diagnosis will know treating SIBO isn’t straightforward.  It can be a long and drawn-out process, with many people experiencing relapse or struggling to eradicate the bacteria in the first place. After being diagnosed with SIBO, I was relieved to find a specialist in the area, Dr. Natalie Cruttenden, who put…

Gut Health & Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune diseases are fast on the rise in our modern society.  In fact, at least 5% of Australians are thought to be suffering with some form of an autoimmune disease (1).  While some of these may be little more than an annoyance, some autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and rheumatoid arthritis can be chronic and…

Chronically elevated cortisol & the Endocrine System.

  Elevated cortisol is hugely significant in disrupting the delicate balance of our Endocrine System. Cortisol definition. First, let’s define cortisol.  Cortisol is known as the ‘fight-or-flight’ hormone, and is released by the adrenal glands in times of high stress and/or emergency.  It is actually released in small amounts throughout the day to assist in…