About 60% of pregnant women experience odd food cravings, often for foods they’ve never enjoyed before. Some believe food cravings are your body’s way of indicating missing nutrients so for instance craving ice-cream could suggest a calcium deficiency. We all know about the typical cravings for dill pickles, chilli or chocolate, but there are some […]
This month we’re talking about H.pylori the bacterial stomach infection that can result in serious stomach ulcers, perforated ulcers and debilitating pain. Apart from using the Digestive Remedy™ , here are 4 natural dietary recommendations you should also be considering when managing the symptoms of H.pylori. Take probiotics. Probiotics are sources of “good” bacteria and yeasts […]
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that can inhabit various parts of the stomach, particularly the bottom of the stomach (antrum) and pyloric sphincter which separates the stomach and the duodenum. H. pylori is often linked to duodenal and gastric ulcers, and the development of stomach cancer as it causes chronic, low-level inflammation of […]
Acid Reflux or GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) is a relatively common condition in which stomach acid returns into the esophagus and even up to the throat irritating the tissue. You’ll know you have GERD if you suffer from persistent heartburn (a burning sensation behind your breast bone that can extend from upper abdomen to the […]
In our culture of instant gratification, we’re led to believe that fast equals effective. So when it comes to choosing treatment for digestive problems it’s tempting to take the convenient approach and opt for conventional medication. And why not? It usually offers immediate relief of symptoms. Makes sense, right? However, there’s a long-term effect of treating […]
We all know that serotonin is the feel-good neurotransmitter. (It’s not a hormone by the way, contrary to what many people believe.) But did you know that 95% of the body’s serotonin supply is to be found in our bowels? There’s been considerable research linking gut health and depression so it makes a lot of […]
Treating your immune system News24 recently published the article, “Your gut is the cornerstone of your immune system”, which highlighted some interesting facts on how lifestyle, diet and the overuse of antibiotics cause an increase and disruption of the gut microbes that are the basis of Treating your immune system !