Health Articles — Skin

Signs that your digestive system needs some help

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  ____________________________________________________________________________ Your overall health begins with your digestive system. If it is working effectively then chances are that you are healthy. If it is experiencing a few difficulties then chances are you are noticing it physically.  Our digestive system is crucial for the breakdown and absorption of the food and drink we consume and its effectiveness is crucial to maintain adequate levels of essential vitamins and minerals. Any problems in this area can lead to a whole host of health problems. We often think of the obvious when it comes to digestive health imbalances such as bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, reflux, heartburn,...

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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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Mineral deficiency underlies disease

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Minerals are the key foundation for functions in the body. Of a total of 90 minerals, there are approximately 23 key minerals, including 16 major minerals and 7 minor trace minerals. These are needed for the body to function at the highest level. The essential trace minerals, as well as major minerals, need to be replaced in the system through water-soluble ionic forms either food or in severe deficiency via supplementation. As early as 1936, the U.S. Senate declared, “99 percent of the American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important...

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