192018Feb
All About Candida

All About Candida

by Jordan Haworth – Trainee Physiologist – FGC What is Candida? Candida is generally an umbrella term for the different species of yeast-like fungus that inhabit the intestinal, genital and oral cavities. They are part of our normal microbial environment and reside in the gut of around 80% of healthy adults. However, being opportunistic means…

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122018Feb
Low stomach acid – fact or fiction

Low stomach acid – fact or fiction

By Jennifer Haynes – Trainee Physiologist – FGC A quick google search of ‘stomach acid’ returns multiple blog articles about the importance of appropriate acid levels, with many providing tips on how to increase gastric acid production. In the world of online practitioners ‘low stomach acid’ is currently used as the scapegoat on which the…

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272018Jan
Leaky gut syndrome – a leaky theory?

Leaky gut syndrome – a leaky theory?

By Charlotte Pitcher – Trainee Physiologist – FGC Here at The Functional Gut Clinic, patients commonly ask us about ‘leaky gut syndrome’ and how this relates to IBS type symptoms. Leaky gut is not something we diagnose, as it is not officially recognised as a diagnosable disease in modern medicine. However, many naturopaths cite leaky…

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