Health Articles — Liver

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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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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Subclinical Hypothyroidism - Blood test results are good but symptoms are still there!!!

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Subclinical Hypothyroidism As a Naturopath I feel that it a very important for everyone to have an understanding of what all of the thyroid hormones are doing not just TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Further testing may be required to gain an understanding of this, if these tests haven't already been done in the past.  Often is the case that testing has been done for thyroid and you have been told everything is normal, this usually means that what has been tested is within the "reference range".  There is a big difference between reference range and optimal range.  Quite often only...

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5 Reasons why I always feel sick

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