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Treatment for Candida, Fungal and Yeast Overgrowth

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.

Are Prebiotics or Probiotics Better For Your Gut Health?

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?

I want to share my knowledge as a naturopathic gut health specialist to help you understand their roles and ultimately help you make better decisions about your health, here are the facts.
The 5 Biggest Myths About Probiotics

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.

The Gut-Histamine Connection

Spring is a time when flowers are blooming, pollen is in abundance and grasses are at seed. In other words, an absolute nightmare if you experience allergies, hay fever or histamine intolerance/sensitivity. But did you know that this season of horror could be associated with the health of your gut? Yes, that's right. Your sneezing, red eyes, and runny nose could be alleviated by addressing your gut health.

The Gut-Skin Connection

Classically, someone who says ‘I’ve tried everything’ referring to the numerous lotions, prescriptive cream and medications like the pill, antibiotics or Roaccutane without success, may be experiencing a more than skin deep issue.

What their skin is really reflecting that there is something internal that is contributing to its state, which requires a holistic approach from both the inside-out and outside-in.

The Truth About Gluten

A lot of you want to know if gluten is bad for you and if being gluten free is healthier. The answer to that isn't straight forward as each of have individual needs so as always, I want to provide you with what the evidence says. Knowledge is power, and with this knowledge, you can apply it to your life and see what role gluten has for you.

Mind-Gut Connection Smoothie

If you aren't familiar with Lion's Mane, it is an incredibly powerful medicinal mushroom with a history of used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has many beneficial functions, but it's most used for it's amazing nootropic actions, meaning it may improve cognitive function, such as memory, focus creativity, or motivation.

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