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LA Los Angeles Healthy Eats Gut Friendly IBS

Los Angeles Healthy Eats – IBS Gut-Friendly Edition

While I was writing my healthy eating guide to Los Angeles for meandmytravelbugs.com (coming soon), 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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Gut Brain Axis Anxiety Depression IBS

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 IBS

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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Methane SIBO Constipation

How to Treat Constipation-Causing Methane SIBO

Methane SIBO is it’s own special kind of overgrowth. One day it might even get it’s own name. But for now, understanding how it differs from the more common hydrogen form of SIBO is critical to developing a treatment protocol that addresses its well established defences. From chronic constipation and obesity, to false negative test results and antibiotic resistance, methane SIBO is an extremely complex GI condition and one that is particularly difficult to treat.

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Treat Intestinal Parasites Naturally

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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SIBO Healing Mistakes

9 SIBO Healing Mistakes Everyone Makes

Eradicating SIBO and healing your damaged gut is a journey full of trial and error, and lots of hard, HARD work. With our scientific and clinical understanding of the condition continuing to grow, protocols and recommendations are constantly evolving and as with any gut condition, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for the next. This means a lot of SIBO sufferers are struggling to keep up with the most up-to-date and effective treatment approaches.

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Losing Belly Fat

Losing Belly Fat: 3 Factors Everyone Overlooks

There’s something particularly frustrating (and dangerous) about belly fat. It’s the type of fat we notice and the one we stereotypically associate with “being fat”. It’s also commonly the result of visceral fat, the kind that surrounds your internal organs and increases your risk of a whole range of unwanted health problems. And as any belly fat sufferer will find, it can be extremely difficult to shift if you’re still following old dietary advice commonly found in mainstream media.

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Functional Constipation IBS-C

The Real Reason You Have Functional Constipation or IBS-C

I see a lot of clients in my clinical practice that have finally decided to beat constipation. Many have been labelled years ago as having IBS-C or Functional Constipation and encouraged not to look any further. For those that don’t take that advice, we almost always find an underlying (and treatable!) root cause that can explain their constipation.

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Sleep Tips

16 Simple Sleep Tips: Natural Ways to Get Better Sleep

Everyone’s tired these days. And while we know that a lack of good quality sleep isn’t the only culprit, it’s certainly one that needs improvement for most of us. The restorative and healing benefits of sleep are so great that it’s one of the five foundational pillars of any of my clients’ treatment protocols. But what can we do to improve the amount and quality of sleep we get each night?

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