Saccharomyces boulardii is a well-researched immunobiotic, which has been shown to restore intestinal integrity and potentially reduce pathogenic gut microbiota.
We are just beginning to gain an understanding as to the mechanisms underlying the role of gluten in inducing autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes. Much of our understanding stems from the landmark publication by Harvard’s Dr Alessio Fasano in which he provided and in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the role of the intestinal barrier in terms of regulating inflammation as well as autoimmunity. Fundamental to his thesis is the effect of gliadin, a component of gluten, on the integrity of the gut wall.
Alessandra covers off important areas of naturopathic care in paediatric cases, from safety considerations and assessment techniques to navigating the palatability of treatments and working effectively with their doctors and parents.
Following on from Part 1, Dr Mark Donohoe dives deeper into his three decades of experience and focusses on therapy for Epstein-Barr Virus in this episode.
Scientists have acknowledged a relationship and communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain for over 100 years. Current research shows natural microbes inhabiting the gut seem to play an integral part in controlling the permeability of the blood brain barrier.
Though Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis are being increasingly detected in patients with unresolved gut disorders, the jury is still out on whether intervention is medically necessary.
We welcome back Dr Mark Donohoe to continue his discussion on chronic fatigue syndrome. In this episode find out more about the role of the gut, neural-inflammation and the role of genetics.
What role does the microbiota and the associated interstinal barrier have in providing solutions to autoimmunity?