• Food-Based Interventions to Help with Constipation

    7 days ago

    Constipation is such a common problem these days, and most people have experienced it at some point in their life. If you are young and don't have any other medical problems, it is unlikely that there is an underlying serious cause, but it can be a real problem to live with. There are many drivers of constipation ranging from a poor diet, dehydration, hormone imbalances, sugar, alcohol, and a dysbiotic gut. In this article I am going to discuss how we can use food-based interventions to support a healthy digestive system. I want to reinforce the fact that we are, quite literally, what we eat, and talk about the different food groups and how they can support a healthy microbiome. I will also give you my top 10 gut-friendly foods for constipation and why I love them. Hopefully some of these tips will help you to manage your symptoms through the festive period and kickstart your journey to digestive ease.

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  • Mindfulness Practices for Constipation

    2 months ago

      How can mindfulness help reduce stress and support gut health? The development of constipation is multifactorial in that it has been linked with genetic predisposition, low fibre diet, dysbiosis, lack of fluid intake, side effects of medications, lack of exercise, chronic stress, and hormone imbalance. Mindfulness addresses the psychosocial practices (cognitive and emotional) that could be contributing to your constipation. Mindfulness training has been shown to have a therapeutic effect on IBS related symptoms which includes constipation by reducing stress. Psychological factors can certainly influence gut activity and contribute to or exacerbate bowel symptoms such as constipation. In a study published in the journal Gastroenterology and Hepatology, mindfulness-based therapy demonstrated long-term efficacy among patients suffering from Irr

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  • Happy Gut, Happy Summer

    4 months ago

      Vitamin D and Gut health  Research by the government’s scientific advisory committee on nutrition (SACN) into vitamin D and health has found that one in five people are gett

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  • Spring Cleanse for Constipation

    7 months ago

    Spring is a time for cleansing and restoring our body, mind, and spirit, and supporting our digestion during this time can be a great place to start your 'Spring clean'!  If you are feeling fatigued and suffering from sluggish digestion with symptoms such as constipation, bloating, or flatulence, it may be be beneficial to start implementing some gentle cleansing practices in to your lifestyle.  It has certainly been an unseasonable start to Spring, with March being colder than February, and the recent mini heatwave now a distant memory, but at least Mother Nature seems to be getting on board now; the plants are blooming and so too can you with a few simple nutrition and lifestyle changes.

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  • The Benefits of Chia Seeds

    9 months ago

     

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