• Microbiome Testing for Gut Health

    5 months ago

    We’ve all heard of the term 'gut feeling', but have you ever thought about what it is that your gut is trying to tell you?  With the help of microbiome testing, now you can find out.  The microbiome is now being linked to many areas of health, and testing can shed some light on ongoing symptoms and diseases. For example, many people commonly suffer with digestive issues, such as bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), food intolerances, and discomfort after eating. By understanding how the gut works and by testing its efficiency we can address any imbalances within the ecosystem of the gut and support overall health and vitality. 

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  • Food-Based Interventions to Help with Constipation

    7 months 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 factors that cause 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 constipation symptoms and kickstart your journey to digestive ease.

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  • Mindfulness Practices for Constipation

    9 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

    11 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

    1 year 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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