Health Articles — Gut

IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  ____________________________________________________________________________ IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome It is known as a "functional disorder" as there are no visible signs of any disease when the bowel is examined but it doesn't work properly. There are definite signs and symptoms that a person experiences indicating that there is a change in functional quality but no visible evidence. A colonoscopy is usually conducted to rule out other diseases such as autoimmune conditions Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. . The most important thing to know is...... . YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT I have helped sooooo many patients who thought...

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Childhood Obesity connected to Under Active Thyroid

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  ____________________________________________________________________________   If you are a parent of an overweight child this is may be emotionally difficult to read. This post has been written to provide educational information that you may already know or may not be aware of. The purpose is to provide educational information regarding what may occur if changes are not made and habits continue. If you are struggling and are concerned about your child's weight and don’t know how to make the first change, I am here to help and will support and guide you without judgement. Your child's health is important to me as well as...

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Emotions and Stress effect your WHOLE body

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🌿💚 Overwhelmed by Emotional Stress? Discover the Hidden Impact on Your Health 💚🌿 Are you struggling to manage your anger, control your temper, or find yourself easily provoked or upset? Do you experience compulsive or obsessive behaviours, chronic worrying, sleep disturbances, and fluctuations in weight? These emotional symptoms can have a profound effect on your well-being and indicate difficulties in coping with emotional stress. But here's the thing, emotional stress affects us all, regardless of age or background. It's become normalised in our fast-paced lives, silently wreaking havoc on our emotions and often disconnecting us from the signs our bodies...

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The immune system needs a super hero!!!

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

    The immune system needs a super hero!!! As a Naturopath, I am always asked, "how can I boost my immune system?" My answer is always the same: Let's start by improving your gut health!!! Our gut is home to about 38 TRILLION microbes, that's more trillions than the United States national debt.  The gut contains 150 times more DNA than we have in our whole body.  It's just a little bit important and yet we constantly think "she'll be right" and throw more junk at it.  Then we wonder why we get sick. Our body has a mutually...

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Heavy Metal Toxicity

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  Heavy Metal Toxicity Feeling tired, rundown, depressed?  It could be heavy metal overload in the body. The liver is one of the body’s elimination organs.  It plays a vital role in removing toxins out of the blood. If the liver isn’t functioning effectively then it will struggle to detox. Toxins such as heavy metals can accumulate in the soft tissue of the body and cause a number of signs and symptoms. Some heavy metals have been connected to depression such as mercury (amalgam fillings), lead (old paint), cadmium (smoking).  There are many research papers linking heavy metal toxicity to depression. If...

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