Did you know, how you eat can completely change the health of your digestive system?
Yes that’s right, HOW you eat rather WHAT you eat can significantly improve bloating, indigestion, bowel motions and overall gut health.
Often we get caught up in changing the food we are eating, removing gluten, dairy, FODMAPS, grains or fruit from the diet, when the real issue is the way you are eating.
Bloating, digestive discomfort and abdominal pain are some of the biggest complaints I hear from my patients. Most are feeling deflated, hopeless and have accepted a life of food anxiety and wearing clothes to hide their 'six month pregnant' bloat.
The most frustrating thing is that despite their obvious symptoms all investigations to this point have come back 'normal', and have been left with the label of irritable bowel syndrome.
If you have been struggling with your health and feeling like you have hit a wall in your progress or symptoms relapse sooner or later, you might have a case of leaky gut.
As you will soon understand, the health of your gut is one of the largest determinants of your overall health. Think of the gut as the trunk of the tree and the tree branches represent the systems of the body such as the skin, hormonal, energy, immune and nervous system.
Leaky gut is one of the biggest drivers of poor health I see in my patients. Whether you are experiencing gut specific issues, or you are struggling with a foggy brain, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities or anxiety, you need to consider the health of your gut as part of what’s driving these issues.
To help you understand a bit more about leaky gut, I am answering seven questions you need to ask yourself to help make your gut healing journey easier.
Candida, yeast and fungal infections are more common than you think, and are responsible for so many random, niggling symptoms that you can't ignore. These guys are masters of survival, so when wanting to overcome an overgrowth or infection, there is a lot to consider in the treatment process. To help you understand if you have an issue and what to do about it, here are the must knows.
You may be familiar with the health terms prebiotic and probiotic. In my Melbourne clinic, I am talking a lot about these to my patients and how they can support the health of their gut. So what do they mean and how do you know when to use them?
As a gut health naturopath, i'll be the first be acknowledge there is a lot of buzz around the importance of taking probiotics with many claims surrounding of how they can support your health. Some of these claims are true and some are false; but it's really hard to know which is which.
To help you make more informed choices about your health and probiotic purchases, here is the truth (as the science says) to five of the biggest myths about probiotics.