Health Articles — Period pain

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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Insulin Resistance & PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome This is the most common condition affecting women of reproductive age. It is present in 12-21% of women but it is believed that up to 70% of women who actually have the condition remain undiagnosed. As many women go through life undiagnosed it is important to see if you can relate to the signs and symptoms.  So, let us talk about PCOS What is it? This is a tricky question to answer because it is a syndrome, which means that there are many categories grouped together under one umbrella. This also makes it...

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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...

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Fatty Liver Disease

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    ____________________________________________________________________________ Fatty Liver Disease - What is it? It is a condition where there is a build up of excess fat in the liver cells. It affects about 1 in every 10 people in Western countries.  There are two different types. Non-alcoholic fatty liver and alcoholic fatty liver disease.  One is due to alcohol and the other is mainly due to metabolic processes from the food you eat and can also result from gut issues and not being able to break down and utilise the food you do eat.  It doesn't matter which one you have they both...

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Heavy periods connected to underactive thyroid

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  Heavy periods connected to under active thyroid Your period tells me a lot about your health - especially your thyroid.   Thyroid hormones affect every cell in you body   The reason you may feel not quite right when you thyroid is dysregulated is because every cell in your body is also feeling dysregulated.  It is also the reason why thyroid issues have so many signs and symptoms, because they impact so many different areas of the body. Thyroid hormones play a large role in menstruation and one of the major signs is whether your period is heavy or...

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