Health Articles — Diarrhoea

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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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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Peri menopause - the impact of Insulin and Cortisol

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Things have changed. The lifestyle you have been living for years is no longer working. Always thought the candle could be burnt at both ends forever.  It was always so easy to go out to dinner all the time and have a few drinks and not worry about the impact that it has on the body. But now, you can't so much as even look at a slice of bread and you put on 10 kgs. Tried every new diet known to man and little bits of success but it just doesn't fit into your lifestyle, can't sustain it or...

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Constipation effects both children and adults, let's get to the bottom of it

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Isn’t it funny how adults don’t really talk about their bowel motions, however when it comes to children it is one of the most talked about topics every day.Maybe this is just my experience from over 20 years working with children and parents. I usually have many conversations in a day around children’s stool movements.It is often the case as a parent that we can become quite anxious about our child and this especially includes their daily motions. It usually starts when they are a baby and we count how many soiled nappies there are. We spend a lot of...

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Chronic Abdominal Pain

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Come on over and join my Facebook Group where I talk about how toxins effect your whole body and how they are keeping you sick.   Would love everyone to come along and join the group.   Here is the link to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/508871043066486/ Chronic (long term) Abdominal Pain Indigestion, upset stomach, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation,  lots of gas.  These are all very common signs among adults and are also becoming common among children.  It can be extremely difficult to get to the bottom of the problem. These signs and symptoms can go on for months and often many tests...

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