Health Articles — Reflux

Peri menopause - the impact of Insulin and Cortisol

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

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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5 Reasons why I always feel sick

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Acid Reflux - understanding what's really going on

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

Acid reflux - most people have heard of it but do you actually understand what it is?  And that you can actually get some relief? Reflux occurs when the sphincter at the top of the stomach which should close after food enters and remain closed does not close all the way. After food enters the stomach proton pumps which are located all around the stomach lining, release gastric juices which are needed to breakdown food. If the sphincter doesn’t close then acid from the stomach rises up into the oesophagus and can cause damage.  When it only happens on occasions...

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