digestion

IntestinalBacteria

Gut Instinct

by Leisa on November 1, 2011

I really enjoyed this article – it confirmed something I already knew, and that was that dysbiosis, or imbalances in gut bacteria, can cause problems with mood, such as depression. Knowing that many of our brain chemicals are produced in out digestive tract, it makes sense that  a disruption of the good bacteria can influence
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colon

Ok everybody – this is it! On the topic of detoxification, one of the questions I get asked about the most is anything and everything to do with colonics. For those who have never experienced a colonic, the thought of it is both daunting and a mystery. It’s an experience that people are not always comfortable talking about.
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Goji Berries

Where Has That Goji Been?

by Leisa on November 12, 2010

Ok, this post could very well be classed as just a little bit too much information, but I couldn’t help sharing While at the Byron Bay Retreat, I decided to have a series of colonics – I happen to LOVE colonics (is that weird?) but I think the whole cleansing process is so good on
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stomach

Stress is a very common complaint today, with many of us feeling over-worked, under pressure and without enough hours in the day to get everything done.  Besides the problems we often associate with stress, such as tension and anxiety, insomnia and headaches – the digestive system is one that is badly affected by stress. Many people
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Agave – Healthy or Harmful?

by Leisa on April 14, 2010

This message came through from Loving Earth yesterday – and I’m so pleased they explained about the difference between good quality organic, cold extracted Agave Nectar, and the poor quality processed product: “Recently there has been controversy regarding the use and promotion of agave syrup as a health food. Agave Nectar – The high fructose
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Digestion Health Service Launched!

by Leisa on June 16, 2008

I am very happy to announce that I have a new testing service available! With my drive to put health knowledge back in the hands of each and every person, I have launched a new site that can help anyone that is suffering from a digestive problem find the answers they need to get well. In the past
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What is Underneath Those Food Cravings?

by Leisa on March 3, 2008

Many a time I see a patient in clinic that suffers from quite severe food cravings that they have been unable to control.  Often it is a craving for carbohydrates in any form, whether it be a bread, sugar or alcohol addiction; or it may be for chocolate or other types of dairy products. There
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Further to my post a few days ago regarding low iron levels, one of the factors that I often find in my low iron patients is a digestive disorder where the levels of stomach acid are too low for good mineral absorption. Many minerals need a certain level of pH in the stomach for them
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100% Raw or Not?

by Leisa on December 4, 2007

One subject that is often discussed at Hippocrates – a completely raw, vegan, living foods retreat, is whether 100% raw is the ultimate diet. Now I have trouble sticking to rules of any kind – not that I go deliberately out of my way to break rules, but I do believe that any intelligent, conscious
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