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5 easy, effective tips to improve your digestion

Problems with digestion are some of the most common reasons why clients come to see me here in my clinic. More obvious symptoms can include heartburn, bloating or sensations of fullness, indigestion, excessive flatulence or burping, constipation or diarrhoea. Less obvious signs that your digestion is not as good as it could be might include … Read more

Prebiotic food

Everything you need to know about prebiotics and probiotics

You’ve probably seen the advertisements encouraging you to take a probiotic for good inner health. You may have even tried a probiotic supplement (perhaps with success or maybe not). And if you’ve ever looked at the number of different products available it would be no surprise if you have ended up very confused as to … Read more

Fibre! How to ensure you get enough in your daily diet

A diet low in fibre can increase your risk of bowel cancer, diverticulitis, constipation, gastrointestinal problems, high cholesterol, heart disease, weight gain and more but it is easy to forget the importance of dietary fibre when you are inundated with information about important vitamins and minerals, or the latest ‘superfood’ on the market. So, while … Read more

What you need to know about your microbiome

Are your digestive problems or other symptoms a result of an unhealthy gut microbiome? Your microbiome is your very own personal ecosystem made up primarily of bacteria, but also includes archaea (primitive single celled organisms), nonliving viruses, fungi and protozoa. The human microbiome refers to the genes these microbial cells harbour and is estimated to … Read more

The importance of a good appetite and how you can improve it

A poor appetite may be the source of your health concerns Good digestion starts with a good appetite. Feeling hungry indicates your stomach and pancreas are producing hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes (sometimes referred to as gastric acid or juices) that are ready to break down the food you consume, and absorb the all-important protein, … Read more

How well do you know your digestive system?

If you have any kind of health issue, don’t ignore the role of your digestive system (even if it feels unrelated). Our digestive system (aka gastrointestinal tract) is vital for keeping us healthy. Its primary role is to break down your food into its components, eliminate what we don’t need and turn what we do … Read more

Confused about dairy products? Should you be “dairy free”?

Dairy can be a confusing food group as there are many different types of dairy available.  Dairy products may be derived from cow, sheep and goat milk.  Dairy includes; milk, cheese, cream, icecream, butter, and fermented products like yoghurt and kefir.  Then we have A1 and A2 milk, lactose free milk and cheese, as well … Read more