Exercise and Gut Health

Exercise and the good gut link. Exercise why you need it besides the usual benefits of lowering your blood pressure, reducing the rate of diabetes Type 2, or trimming down the excess weight; instead looking at the role of exercise on your gut health.  I’ve touched on how exercise can increase the production of butyrate producing bacteria, which can have a positive effect on [...]

Exercise and Gut Health2020-07-31T19:47:56+10:00

Do you have Hashimoto’s Disease?

Hashimoto’s Hashimoto’s or “Under-active Thyroid”, is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune condition. The body’s immune cells attack its own thyroid. This causes inflammation and destruction of the thyroid. This leads to decreased ability to make thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. Current theories suggest that it can be triggered or “switched on”. These triggers include; bacterial or viral infection, genetic mutation, and the impact of aging [...]

Do you have Hashimoto’s Disease?2020-07-31T23:11:54+10:00

8 Signs of an Unhealthy Gut

Do you have an unhealthy gut? Unless you have been living under a rock you have heard about gut health and how it impacts your daily life. I see people daily that haven't made the connection to their gut health. 1. Halitosis or bad breath This is more than bad breath. This is coming from the gut region not the mouth. No matter how [...]

8 Signs of an Unhealthy Gut2020-08-04T13:51:28+10:00

Constipated?

Anyone who knows me knows I love to talk about poo. Its size, its shape, its smell everything about poo there are no limits (much to my teenage children’s disgust).Your poo can tell an awful lot about what is happening in your body and with your health.If a lot more people looked back into the bowl after they have a poo we could really [...]

Constipated?2020-08-04T15:48:39+10:00

Is Your Gut Leaking?

I am sure by now you have heard of the term ‘Leaky Gut’. What is it I hear you ask? Well leaky gut is really a nickname for the more medical term of Intestinal Permeability. It is not really a disease but it does produces signs and symptoms within your body and can lead to more serious illnesses. Leaky gut has been associated with [...]

Is Your Gut Leaking?2020-08-04T16:06:31+10:00

Digestion – What is it and why should we care?

Digestion is something we really take for granted until something goes wrong! The dictionary defines digestion as the process of digesting food and a person’s capacity to digest food. We really should care about our digestion as it is the difference between poor health and great health. Digestion starts in the mouth and ends with excretion out of the anus (I know gross!). There [...]

Digestion – What is it and why should we care?2020-08-04T16:14:12+10:00

The 10 Best Foods for Great Gut Health

Gut Health is the key to a happy, healthy, illness free life. The gut microflora or bacteria as it is often called is a well tuned environment. Too much bad bacteria can cause an upset of the gut’s flora and gives rise to opportunistic pathogens, bacteria and viruses which are ingested with food and dealt with by the body’s immune system which is mostly [...]

The 10 Best Foods for Great Gut Health2020-08-04T16:27:21+10:00

5 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

As human beings we are made up of 100 trillion bacteria. Yep that’s right you heard me correctly. 100 trillion! These bacteria control many aspects of our health. Probably many more than we realize. The bacteria in our guts helps us to digest our foods, regulate our hormones , synthesise vitamins and minerals, maintain the integrity of our gut wall , excrete toxins, provides [...]

5 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health2020-08-04T16:36:58+10:00
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