Tag: gut health

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Your Gut Health – Just the Tip of the Iceberg

April 16, 2019

The Gut and microbiome has certainly been an area of focus in both the medical world, the naturopathic world and the media in recent years as hundreds of millions of dollars is being forwarded to research in how the state of our microbiome affects our health or, in many cases, ill-health. And for good reason… the future is exciting for both the prevention and treatment of innumerable health conditions as Science finally recognises a connection between chronic disease and gut dysbiosis, whic....

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Gut Instinct – Decoding Gut-Healing Nutrients

March 12, 2019

A common scenario I see all too often is people experiencing “gut issues” that are exacerbated after eating certain foods. Typically, it starts with one food and then gradually more and more foods are causing symptoms. If you are experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms of bloating, reflux, flatulence, food sensitivities and discomfort, then one of the first things we look to do is nourish and soothe an inflamed and irritated gut lining. The condition of the gut wall is important for good ....

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Foods to Eat for Great Gut Health

March 4, 2019

Did you know that in as little as twenty-four hours, the food you eat can be changing your resident gut microbiota? Most of you will now know that diversity is one key parameter of a healthy gut microbiome. Simply having a large variety of different bacterial species is beneficial to overall health. Studies done by Professor Rob Knight show that there’s a major link between the number of different types of plant food you eat and the diversity of your gut bacteria or microbiome. Another ke....

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Strong Body-Strong Mind

February 26, 2019

I’m a huge believer in the mind body connection, that the power of our mind and our mindset has an influence on the physiology of our body. Conversely, I also believe that a strong body influences the state of our mind, our mood, our thinking and our choices. For example over the Festive season and Summer months it is wonderful to celebrate with family and friends with festive foods and alcohol; to relax our routines and to rest and rejuvenate. But now, the end of February when we are all ....

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The Top 6 Nutrients for Gut Cleanse & Repair

February 5, 2019

Gut and digestive complaints are a common health issue we see in-store and in our Naturopathic clinics daily. And this means it is a widespread health problem for many in our community. Whilst many have resigned to the fact that their symptoms are just a part of life, a simple gut cleanse and repair including simple lifestyle and dietary changes can be the difference between living with compromising symptoms or living a life symptom-free, with optimum health, energy and vitality. So if you a....

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What Do Your Eyes Reveal About You?

June 25, 2018

Your eyes may reveal much more about your health than you ever expected. Iridologists see the eyes as “windows” into the body’s state of health. They look at the patterns and markings of the iris and examine its nerve fibres looking for any change in colour or shape that might reflect the health of any one part of the body. This mapping of the iris can be a great tool to help identify a person’s susceptibility to certain illnesses, reflect past medical problems or predict future ....

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A Gut Feeling – How the State of your Gut Affects how you Feel

March 7, 2018

An exciting and rapidly emerging field of neuroscientific research suggests that our gut microbiota  has an influence on our mood. Whilst this research is not new, studies dating back to the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries  show a link between the gut and emotional health,  the ability of the gut microbiota and the brain to communicate in balancing human health, is at the forefront of modern research. This research shows that there is a strong bio-directional relationship betwe....

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Announcing our 2018 “Gut-Instinct” Seminar Series

February 20, 2018

The Gut and microbiome Is certainly a hot topic in both the medical world, the naturopathic world and the media as hundreds of millions of dollars is being forwarded to research  in how the state of our microbiome affects our health or in many cases, ill-health. And for good reason… the future is exciting for both the prevention and treatment of innumerable health conditions as Science finally recognises a connection between chronic disease and gut dysbiosis, which supports the core ph....

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A Gut Feeling

November 2, 2016

Emerging research is increasingly highlighting the significance of the role of our gut and its influence on our mental health, our immunity, our weight, our metabolism and on disease prevention and treatment. The human microbiome is the collection of microorganisms or bacteria (known as microbiota) that ordinarily exist in and on the surfaces of the human body. The majority of our microbiota however, reside within the gastrointestinal tract and make up approximately two kilograms of body weight.....

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