Pathogen & Parasite Die-Off Symptoms: How to manage detox side-effects

Whether it’s bacteria, yeast or parasite die-off symptoms, they can be a real struggle for many clients during a healing protocol. Understanding what causes die-off symptoms, the most common die-off symptoms experienced by clients, as well as ways to reduce their severity are all an important part of managing a natural protocol for SIBO, parasites, candida and numerous other pathogenic gut infections.

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Side Effects of Constipation: Top 10 You Need to Know

Here are the top 10 side effects of constipation that we see almost everyday in our clinic. While most people think of constipation as just an annoying symptom, it can also be the root cause of other symptoms and conditions, including fatigue, weight gain, low mood, and many more. Which is why it needs to be addressed as a priority for long term health.

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Yoga for Constipation - 12 Poses to Improve Digestion

Improving digestion and eliminating constipation often requires a holistic approach. Incorporating stretching, yoga and gentle movement is an important piece of the healing puzzle for many of our clients. But you might be wondering if yoga for constipation really works and what are some of the best yoga poses to improve digestion, reduce bloating and just generally get things moving? Well, if you find yourself namaste-ing on the toilet too long every day, this is the blog post for you.

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Underlying Causes of Acid Reflux - Testing and Natural Treatment

The underlying causes of acid reflux are often overlooked for short-term, band-aid solutions. With the prevalence of acid reflux symptoms, GERD and heartburn all increasing and the typically ineffective conventional treatment options often leading to further chronic problems, this is a blog post that I’ve been wanting to create for my clients, and those who visit my blog, for a very long time. But, better late than never, right!?

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Natural SIBO Treatment Protocols That Actually Work

SIBO is infamously difficult to kill and even more difficult to keep that way. This is because attacking a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth with anything less than a really comprehensive natural treatment protocol, that is more than just diet or antibiotics, is essential for long-term healing. Natural SIBO treatment protocols that rely on single interventions just don’t seem to cut it.

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Why Am I So Bloated and Gassy? Common Causes of Bloating I See Everyday

If you’ve recently been asking ‘why am I so bloated and gassy?’, then this blog post is for you. While lots of us (yes, I’ve been there too) suffering from excessive bloating are quick to blame food or eating triggers, the real causes of bloating and gas are often hidden and can go undiagnosed for a long time. So if your goal is to identify and treat the underlying root causes of bloating, please read on!

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Biofilm Treatment Protocol: Natural Biofilm Disruptors That Work

Biofilms are often overlooked when working on gut healing. But now we know they are a critical component of successful treatment for many of the root causes of IBS. So in this post, I’m going to provide an overview of my natural biofilm treatment protocol as well as explain why biofilm disruptors are such an important part of eradicating parasites, bacteria, SIBO, yeast and other pathogenic infections.

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IBS Exercises: The best options for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Is exercise good for irritable bowel syndrome (or its root causes)? What IBS exercises work best? Can too much exercise trigger IBS symptoms? These are just a few of the questions I regularly get from clients who are completing a gut healing protocol. It’s something I struggled with on my own journey and is something I’m passionate about educating my clients and readers on.

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How to Treat Intestinal Parasites Naturally

Finding out you’re harbouring a parasite in your GI tract can be a little scary. And whether it got there after food poisoning, overseas travel or drinking contaminated water, you want to get rid of it ASAP before it does anymore damage. If you’re not keen on antibiotics or have tried them unsuccessfully already, then let me show you how to treat intestinal parasites naturally.

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5 signs you’ve been on an IBS elimination diet for too long

As a functional nutritionist working with women suffering from IBS, I frequently use elimination diets as a clinical tool to help identify potential underlying causes of digestive stress and also as part of my holistic treatment protocols. Lots of my clients come to me having already placed themselves on some form of dietary restriction or elimination for a long time that helps to manage their symptoms, not aware of the long-term damage they could be doing.

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Foods for Constipation Relief: Dietary Laxatives to Keep Things Moving

Constipation is a condition that affects 10-20% of the population, most of whom suffer in silence. And while chronic constipation is a symptom of more serious underlying gut dysfunction, keeping the bowels moving and pooping while identifying and treating the underlying root cause is a critical part of the healing journey. Fortunately, there are natural foods for constipation relief.

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Los Angeles Healthy Eats - IBS Gut-Friendly Edition

While I was writing my healthy eating guide to Los Angeles for meandmytravelbugs.com, I thought that an IBS gut-friendly edition would be helpful for those who have IBS and love to travel as much as I do. I've created it mainly because eating 'healthy' doesn’t always mean gut-friendly for those with IBS symptoms. Anyone with SIBO who’s ever eaten a raw salad and kombucha will know what I mean.

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Anxiety, Depression and Gut Health: It’s Not All in Your Head

Studies have shown that as many as half of those with IBS, also suffer from psychological disorders including anxiety and depression. And while many sufferers have been told their gut symptoms are ‘all in their head’ (including me at one point), science has recently discovered the relationship might actually be the other way around. What’s happening in your gut, directly affects what’s happening in the brain, your mood and how you respond to stress.

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Safe Foods to Eat When Everything Upsets Your Gut

For those with IBS type symptoms, meal times can be a bit of a nightmare. If you’ve ever thought or said, “If I eat that, I’ll look 6 months pregnant within 30 minutes” or “If I eat that, I’ll be on the toilet within an hour” I completely get it. And it sucks! All of a sudden food becomes the enemy and choosing ‘safe’ options means a very limited diet. At one point, I was down to chicken or fish with steamed vegetables and olive oil for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dee-licious. But seriously, not cool for me or my microbiome.

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