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Digestive Health

Ancient History was my all time favourite subject in high school. As a student I learnt from Hippocrates that “all health begins in the gut”, thankfully science is now proving that this is indeed the truth. 

Did you know?

80% of your immune system is in the digestive system. Commonly referred to as the gut, a healthy gut ensures our bodies can fight infections. If you get sick all the time, it’s likely because your digestive system isn’t healthy. 

Your gut is responsible for taking the food you eat and turning it into nutrition for the body. A compromised digestive system means you may not be processing food; you may be malnourished to some extent. 

Neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers in the nervous system, are produced in the digestive system. If the gut isn’t healthy, mood can be altered.

Are you experiencing any of the following:

  • Loose stools
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Gas

These issues can be precursors to more serious digestive conditions like IBS, SIBO and colitis. 

Evidence leads us to believe that these problems originate in the gut, and healing the gut can lead to dramatic improvements; whether we’re talking about autoimmune conditions, allergies and skin conditions or mental and physical performance.

Digestive Issues

Having a digestive issue can be extremely confusing and frustrating, there is so much conflicting information out there and what works for one does not work for all. Fibre may be your neighbours best friend but not yours. There are many reasons you may be experiencing digestive symptoms. Finding the cause of your symptoms is essential.

I will work with you to determine which foods or diets are beneficial for you with either detailed elimination diets or fast tracking with food intolerance testing.

My goal is to find the broadest possible diet for you and work towards increasing this.

Causes of digestive symptoms

Some causes of digestive symptoms that I treat include:

  • Food sensitivities
  • Parasitic infections
  • Yeast overgrowth/Candida
  • Coeliac disease
  • Poor immune function
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • SIBO (Small Intestinal Overgrowth Syndrome)
  • Low enzyme production and nutrient malabsorption
  • Acid imbalance

 This is an area I have a vested interest in and you can rest assured I am keeping up with all the latest research and developments.

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Do you suffer from IBS? Or gluten intolerance? We can help you.

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