November 19 2020
Do you suffer from bloating, gas, diarrhoea or constipation?
So often these symptoms are labelled as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and you walk away from your appointment with your doctor with little understanding of what is actually causing your symptoms and what you can do to address them.
Whilst IBS is more and more common these days, 70% of IBS cases are actually SIBO and a lot of these are frequently missed by health professionals due to the similarities in symptoms.
November 11 2020
Zinc deficiency is quite common due to inadequate dietary intake and high sugar or alcohol consumption, poor soil quality and increased physiological demands. Studies have shown that zinc is required for the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body.1 In fact, zinc is the second most abundantly distributed trace element in the body after iron.2
November 5 2020
Are you sick and tired of your skin breaking out? Do you feel like you’ve tried every lotion and over-the-counter acne treatment there is under the sun with no success? And just when you think your skin is clearing up, another seems to sprout elsewhere!
October 29 2020
Candida is a term used to refer to an overgrowth of yeast in the body. Having the presence of candida in our system is not necessarily a bad thing, however, having too much can cause digestive upset, bloating, fatigue and poor immunity. This is known as candidiasis and can affect areas such as the gut, genitals, skin, throat and mouth. There are more than 20 different types of candida that can cause an infection, but the most common is candida albicans, or C. albicans. Some less common forms of candida which are becoming more prevalent include Candida glabrata and Candida rugosa.
October 15 2020
Thyroid diseases are more common than you may think and affect millions of people worldwide. However, many people have very little understanding of what the diagnosis even means. While you may be told that your thyroid function will gradually deteriorate and you’ll be on medication for life, we are fortunate there are some things naturally you can do. Natural medicine provides an arsenal of tools that can be used to support your thyroid function, reduce autoimmune antibody titres, alleviate your symptoms and ensure you feel empowered and in charge of your health. It’s all about educating yourself and taking ownership of your health.
October 8 2020
Are you worried that your hair is falling out? Is your pony tail thinner or your parting wider? You could be suffering from alopecia.
Losing hair is one of women’s worst nightmares and yet it might surprise you to know that hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can affect up to 49%1 of women at some stage in their life with 13% of women in their 30s being affected.2
October 1 2020
Vegans are vegans for different reasons, whether it’s a choice based on health, personal preference, animal rights or because it’s environmentally more ethical. Whatever your reasons for going vegan, it is important to appropriately plan your diet.
September 24 2020
Veganism is perhaps one of the most controversial diets out there. For some, being vegan is the new black. It’s more than just a diet for them; it’s a lifestyle and they embrace It wholeheartedly. They say that going vegan is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet. Others however, say it is simply not sustainable and leads to deficiencies of many nutrients. Although many claim to be vegan, it is still a diet that is scorned and misunderstood by many.
September 17 2020
Whilst it is absolutely essential to have some lifestyle strategies in place to help us cope with stress whether it is exercising, getting out in nature, meditation and yoga or journaling, there are also some amazing herbal remedies that can help increase our stress tolerance. These herbs are called adaptogens.
September 10 2020
Have you been feeling low and unmotivated and are not sure of the reason why? Or perhaps you have been feeling anxious when you normally think of yourself as a pretty relaxed person?
September 3 2020
L- Glutamine, or simply glutamine, is a bit of a buzz word in the health field at the moment. When it comes to sports nutrition, weight loss and body building, l-glutamine is one of the most popular supplements out there. But what does the science actually say about it and what other benefits does it offer?
August 27 2020
When it comes to gut health, we hear a lot about gut wall permeability, otherwise known as leaky gut. We also hear a lot about our gut microbiome, that is, the ecosystem of good and bad bacteria in our intestines. But one critical component of our gut health that is commonly overlooked is our digestive enzymes.
August 20 2020
Did you get enough sleep this past week? Can you remember the last time you woke up without an alarm and feeling refreshed? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” you are not alone. In fact, two-thirds of adults throughout all developed nations fail to obtain the recommended eight hours of sleep per night.
August 13 2020
Having trouble sleeping? Struggling to switch off?
You may be deficient in magnesium. Today, so many people are magnesium deficient. Common conditions such as stress, cardiovascular disease and diabetes increase the body’s demand for magnesium. This increased requirement is often not met due to reduced dietary intake of magnesium-rich foods, poor soil quality and malabsorption issues. Also, with the increased processing of foods in the Western world and the refinement of grains, foods are now containing significantly less magnesium than they did a hundred years ago.
August 6 2020
Probiotics are all the rage at the moment as recent research has shown them to be highly beneficial for overall wellbeing. But there is so much controversy out there on probiotics that it is easy to become confused and overwhelmed.
July 30 2020
Do you experience joint pain, brain fog, gut symptoms, depression or fatigue? Have you gained a significant amount of weight without any real explanation? These are some of the earliest symptoms of autoimmunity and often a person can go a lifetime experiencing these without receiving a proper diagnosis of a disease.
July 23 2020
Constipation is defined as 3 or fewer bowel movements weekly, though truly we should be emptying our bowels AT LEAST once every day.
Many people don’t realize that you can poop and still be constipated if the bowels are not emptying completely.
July 16 2020
What measures have you been taking to support your immunity?
I hate to say it, but you might be doing it all wrong…
July 9 2020
Did you know that your digestive system is essential to the function of every organ in your body?
As Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said over 2000 years ago, “all disease begins in the gut” and research in the last few decades is only just beginning to catch up.
July 2 2020
Our skin, particularly our face, is what we show to the world so of course we want it to look and feel nice! But so many of us struggle with good skin. Skin problems are not just restricted to our teenage years, but many people, particularly women, continue to struggle throughout adulthood as well
June 25 2020
When it comes to making those big decisions in your life, is it your mind, your heart or your gut that calls the shots? While they sometimes seem to be in conflict with one another, making you confused as to what you really want, at a physiological level, they may have more to do with each other than what you first think.
June 18 2020
Most people cannot get enough magnesium from diet alone. There are many different forms of magnesium supplements that have distinct effects on the body.
June 11 2020
You would have heard the phrase “you are what you eat” and there’s no denying its truth. However, the phrase “you are what you do” also rings true. And no, I’m not talking about your career. I’m talking about the physical activity you do on a regular basis. Having a healthy gut is so much more than just what you are eating or not eating, it’s a whole way of living that moulds and shapes your microbiome.
May 28 2020
Leaky gut, technically known as intestinal hyperpermeability, is essentially where your intestinal lining is porous. This intestinal lining is extensive, covering more than 4,000 square feet of surface area. Along this intestinal tract, we have many microvilli, which are finger-like hairs that increase the area of absorption in our gut and help to absorb our nutrients and eliminate waste. If the intestinal wall is damaged and “leaky,” this allows things like waste products and toxins, food proteins, bacteria and other compounds to seep through the membranes and enter the blood stream.
May 21 2020
Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs of ancient medicine and an effective remedy for many modern ailments.
May 14 2020
Why do some women suffer miserably during menopause while others barely notice the transition?
May 7 2020
Menopause is a normal, healthy transition that every woman will experience. However, the experience of menopause can vary significantly from one woman to another.
April 30 2020
The signs of hormonal imbalance are hard to ignore. Weight gain, thinning hair and hair loss, headaches, acne, depression, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia and a loss of libido could all be signs that your hormones are out of balance.
April 23 2020
Fertility rates are at an all-time low and many couples are suffering failed attempts to conceive the child their hearts desire.
Many are resorting to IVF, which has a low success rate and comes with risks.
It’s important to know that there are other options for those who wish to conceive.
Natural fertility support focuses on discovering the underlying causes of fertility challenges and restoring balance to the bodies of both parents so conception can occur naturally.
April 16 2020
Many people suffer for years with undiagnosed gut conditions that steal their health, deplete their energy and baffle doctors who struggle to make sense of their symptoms, before finally realising that an underlying imbalance in the gut is the source of all of their troubles.
April 9 2020
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to significantly increase the nutritional profile of your diet is growing your own sprouts and microgreens. Homegrown sprouts are loaded with vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and they’re much cheaper than store-bought varieties.
March 26 2020
We currently face a global disease epidemic unlike the world has ever seen. More and more of us are getting sicker and sicker every year, and our doctors are at a loss to help us.
How did a medical system evolve that is unable to meet the needs of the modern population? It wasn’t always so…
March 19 2020
In order to heal from any ailment, we must begin by soothing inflammation and restoring balance in our gut.
To do so, we must identify the foods that are fueling inflammation and disturbing balance. This is where the elimination diet comes in.
March 12 2020
Candida albicans is one of the fungi that live within us. There’s nothing innately wrong with Candida – at least in its correct amount. Our good bacteria normally keeps candida in check and balance.
However, if our good bacterias are gone because of antibiotics then they naturally grow over, creating a whole host of issues. A Candida overgrowth causes digestive upset, extreme bloating and weakens our immune system.