Gut health

Healing Acid Reflux with nutrition

By Alexandra Middleton / June 13, 2014 / 0 Comments

If you experience ongoing, chronic acid reflux and indigestion or heartburn, chances are you have Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The naturopathic approach to GERD Conventional medicine will have believing that GERD results from high levels of stomach acid, which travels up into the oesophagus. What Doctors fail to explain is …

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To juice or not to juice?

By Alexandra Middleton / May 15, 2014 / 0 Comments

Some of you might’ve noticed juicing has quickly risen in rank on the nutrition fad scale and scene. Celebrities love it, dieters love it, and new wave detox junkies are addicted. You have probably personally not been immune to the many juice bars popping up around Sydney. There are many …

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Perpetually bloated? Maybe you have SIBO

By Alexandra Middleton / May 15, 2014 / 0 Comments

Bloating after eating isn’t normal. In fact, it is your body signalling that an overgrowth of bacteria and inflammation is present in your digestive tract. Often this is caused by food intolerances, which can be determined by specialised testing and/or an elimination diet. Sometimes though there is more to it. …

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The gut-immunity connection

By Alexandra Middleton / May 8, 2014 / 0 Comments

Did you know that your gut function and bacteria play a huge role in the immune system? Like most, when you start to feel run down and sick, your digestion is probably the last thing that comes to mind. Gut bacteria and the immune system If you were to add …

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The progesterone IBS connection

By Alexandra Middleton / March 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

For many women, going to the toilet becomes an issue exactly a week before their period is due to arrive. Digestion slows, and they are unsure why. The answer is lies in the relationship progesterone has with your bowel tissue. An overview of the reproductive cycle During female reproductive years, …

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