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Constipation & Laxative Use

Constipation & Laxative Use

I often get asked if ‘laxatives’ are bad. This is a tricky question. Constipation is never a good thing. If you’re not pooping at least once a day (three times is ideal!), you are at risk of developing bacterial overgrowth, toxin-overload and motility & digestive issues, which can then compound the constipation further. While laxatives… View more

Food Allergy Testing

Food Allergy Testing

When it comes to the gut, the three major sources of INFLAMMATION are: – Stress – Microbiota pathogens – Reactive foods I often address first adrenal stress hormones as they directly affect the gut, and also run a complete microbiome stool test to address pathogens, microbiome/dysbiosis, leaky gut & digestive dysfunctions. Most of the time,… View more

Food & Sleep

Food & Sleep

Do you suffer with sleep issues? Almost all my clients who come to me for Functional Medicine initially have problems falling or staying asleep. One of the major improvements that occur on, say, an adrenal fatigue program is an improvement in sleep. There are a range of reasons for this – one of these reasons… View more

FALAFEL

FALAFEL

I’m a few months in to my Elimination Diet & Reintroduction Plan, and I’ve finally worked my way through to successfully reintroduce all foods (except dairy, gluten and raw onion) without any side-effects. There were a handful of foods that I initially reacted to when I challenged them, but after avoiding them a second time… View more

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