Health Articles — Weight loss

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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Signs that your digestive system needs some help

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  Signs that your digestive system needs some help 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...

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Pre Diabetes and Insulin resistance - Carbs vs Fats

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Have you been told that you are on the path to diabetes or maybe that you already are pre diabetic? Have you also been told that you just need to change your food or you'll end up on medication? You've tried but nothing you do is sustainable and you end up putting all of the weight you lost back on again.  This is because you still need to get to the root cause of diabetes.  Most people will tell you that insulin resistance is the root cause of diabetes and they are partly correct but insulin isn't broken it just...

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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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Hormones out of balance!!!

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  Hormones out of balance!!! Can you relate to these signs? Fatigue, headaches or migraines, thyroid dysfunction, mood changes, irritability, anxiety or depression, weight gain, irregular menstrual cycle, breast tenderness, fibroids, endometriosis, low libido, hot flashes. Your progesterone may be getting stolen!!! These signs can also be triggered by other conditions such as hypothyroidism, low iron, low vitamin d, cortisol imbalance, are a few examples however we can't rule out progesterone. As a Naturopath it is my job to find the root cause of your signs and symptoms and when you present to me with many of the above signs...

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