Health Articles — Detox

Gut bacteria may be the cause of weight gain

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    Gut bacteria may be the cause of weight gain There are 100 trillion bacteria in our microbiome with 1000 different species and thousands upon thousands of different strains.   The number of bacteria in our body even outweighs the number of cells we have.  The gut bacteria line your entire digestive tract and can easily live there in harmony with viruses, parasites, fungi and yeast.  What do they do?  The answer to this is both positive and negative. The positive side of things is that they support your immune system, they affect your metabolism, and even your mood (gut-brain axis)....

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Two types of food underlying the majority of disease.

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Two types of food underlying the majority of disease Often when we re-evaluate how we are living our lives, there are some moments when we reach a turning point and decide that what we are currently doing is no longer working for us. You know you want to make changes but don't know how. One of the most important changes for health is the food you are putting in your mouth. To be able to stick to a new way of eating there needs to be motivation.  If your motivation comes purely from “I want WEIGHTLOSS” then chances are that you...

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Toxins and detox

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Toxins and detox Your body is exposed to toxins on a daily basis both internally (from inside your body) and externally (from outside your body).Internal toxins may include an imbalance in gut bacteria allowing the bad bacteria to dominate, yeast, viruses, stress, anxiety and even the negative thoughts associated with life can have an effect. External toxins come from the environment we live in.Some sources of toxins include:FoodSome major exposures are from food, in particular processed food which is full of chemicals, additives & pesticides. Some signs you may see to indicate toxicity include poor digestive health, food intolerance's from...

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Signs that your digestive system needs some help

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  Signs that your digestive system needs some help Your overall health begins with your digestive system. If it is working effectively then chances are that you are healthy. If it is experiencing a few difficulties then chances are you are noticing it physically.  Our digestive system is crucial for the breakdown and absorption of the food and drink we consume and its effectiveness is crucial to maintain adequate levels of essential vitamins and minerals. Any problems in this area can lead to a whole host of health problems. We often think of the obvious when it comes to digestive health imbalances...

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Pre Diabetes and Insulin resistance - Carbs vs Fats

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Have you been told that you are on the path to diabetes or maybe that you already are pre diabetic? Have you also been told that you just need to change your food or you'll end up on medication? You've tried but nothing you do is sustainable and you end up putting all of the weight you lost back on again.  This is because you still need to get to the root cause of diabetes.  Most people will tell you that insulin resistance is the root cause of diabetes and they are partly correct but insulin isn't broken it just...

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