Prebiotic food

Everything you need to know about prebiotics and probiotics

I’ve previously written about the human microbiome and the important role it plays in our health, so how can you create a healthy microbiome? Well, it all begins before you’re born….. A human is first ‘seeded’ with microbiota (bacteria and other microscopic organisms such as yeast and fungi) in utero, meaning your mum’s microbial environment … Read more

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

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, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals your body needs to keep healthy. … Read more

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

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. And whilst quinoa porridge with nuts and fruit is not a very exciting subject (unless you’re a naturopath), dietary fibre is certainly vital to your ongoing good … Read more

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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 the naturopaths 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 … Read more