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  • Ducts in a Row - Let the Bile Flow

    Ducts in a Row - Let the Bile Flow

    Bile acids are diverse molecules that act as physiological detergents to assist bile flow. They are primarily synthesized in the liver from cholesterol and play a major role in the intestinal absorption and transport of lipids, vitamins and minerals. Bile acids further act as signalling molecules that activate nuclear and cell signalling pathways that play a role in regulating lipid, glucose and energy metabolism. As well as, cholesterol homeostasis, calcium mobilisation, cyclic AMP synthesis, protein kinase C activation and systemic endocrine functions.

  • Is SIBO a piece of the puzzle?

    Is SIBO a piece of the puzzle?

    SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) may be one of the many pieces of the puzzle when assessing a patient’s overall health. SIBO is commonly under diagnosed and/or supressed with medications.

  • To Fe or not to Fe

    To Fe or not to Fe

    While iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common form of anemia worldwide, it is important not to overlook other factors which may contribute to anemia. Iron studies can allude to more complex processes occurring in the body and give clues to not only potential disease processes, but also lifestyle factors which may be contributing to a picture of anemia. As such, the answer to whether to provide iron supplementation or not may be more complex!

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