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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Constipation Methane SIBO Treatment: 2019 Guide

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, constipation methane SIBO is an extremely complex GI condition and one that can be more challenging to treat.

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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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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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Side effects of probiotics: What to do if they make IBS symptoms worse

For those with IBS or other digestive symptoms, taking a probiotic supplement or eating fermented, probiotic-rich foods sounds like a great idea. After all, we know how important having a healthy and diverse microbiome is to our gut, and overall health. But probiotics don’t initially work for a number of my clients and can often make symptoms worse in the short-term for those with significant gut dysfunction or bacterial dysbiosis. So, what are the side effects of probiotics and what should you do if probiotics are making your IBS symptoms worse?!

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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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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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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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