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How a visceral osteopath can help your digestion

Before I launch into this interesting article, I’m pleased to announce that I’m now running clinics in both London and Leeds, in addition to our phone and Skype consulting service. You learn more about the benefits of a consult here. Let’s talk about the elusive visceral osteopath. So, how on earth can an osteopath – who treats bones and joints (right?) – help with your digestion? Well, it’s all about a really cool technique known as ‘visceral osteopathy.’ As you know, I advocate a holistic approach to improving wellness, and this is especially the case for digestive health. I...

How to overcome anaemia

In order to overcome anaemia, you have to know two things: First, what kind of anaemia do you have? Second, why do you have it in the first place? Once you know the answers to these questions, overcoming anaemia isn’t that difficult in most cases. I want to be very clear that anaemia is very common, much more common than your doctor will tell you. In fact, I’d say that fully 50% of my clients have some form of anaemia or mild nutrient deficiency. The consequences of not dealing with this can be profound because the nutrient deficiencies that...

Anaemia could be making you feel tired, so what can you do about it?...

If you’re feeling tired, lethargic, depressed, listless and unmotivated, or if your skin is pale, or even if you’ve noticed more headaches, your memory and concentration declining or tingling and numbness in your arms and legs, it could be anaemia. Anaemia is a major issue, but the trouble is that it’s not being properly tested by docs. I’ll explain why shortly, and I’ll also let you know about a brand new blood testing service we’ve developed to make sure you get the most out of your blood work. Please read to the end as this information is critically important...

Do your fingernails chip, peel or break easily?

Fingernails that chip, peel or break easily are a sign of low stomach acid, a damaged intestine and a number of nutritional deficiencies including trace minerals, protein and essential fatty acids. The nutrient deficiencies are caused by poor eating habits and an inability to digest food due to low stomach acid and poor pancreatic function. Low stomach acid is a really common problem and leads to lots of digestive complaints, including: H. pylori infections (H. pylori prefers it when your stomach acid is low) Toxic bowel (which can also lead to bad breath and body odour) IBS SIBO and...

Do you get belching and gas after eating?

You shouldn’t really have belching or gas after a meal and if you do, it’s a strong indicator of digestive problems. But don’t worry, you can take simple steps to improve things, as I describe below. Belching and gas typically indicate that you have low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) or pancreatic insufficiency (low pancreatic enzyme levels), or that you have bacterial overgrowth in your gut (SIBO). The sooner you belch or feel bloated after eating, the more likely it is to be low stomach acid causing the problem, and the longer the symptoms take to kick in, the more likely...

Do you feel like skipping breakfast?

Skipping breakfast can be a sign of low stomach acid… If you feel like skipping breakfast, it can be a sign that your digestive system is out of balance. Specifically, we see a lot of people who struggle with breakfasts who have low stomach acid and pancreatic enzymes. This isn’t an ideal situation to be in as it can cause knock on effects with energy, mood, skin and other areas of health. Why does the pattern develop? We quite often see this pattern in people who eat a large dinner without chewing it properly, and often too close to...

Gut transit time and how to assess it

Gut transit time can be tested at home very easily and it gives you a nice estimate of how well your digestive system is functioning. Disorders like IBS, chronic constipation and diarrhoea are very common so it’s wise to regularly gauge your digestive health. You don’t always need expensive lab tests or trips to the doctor to do this. If your gut transit time is too fast, you wont digest and absorb nutrients properly. On the other hand, if it is too slow, you will get backed up, constipated and actually reabsorb toxins that your body is trying to...

Is sulphur intolerance making you ill?

Egg-smelling gas? Frequent headaches? Hives/itchy skin? Nausea? Diarrhoea? Problems with energy and blood pressure? Many health experts – myself included for some clients – recommend a high sulphur diet (NB: spelled sulphur by our friends in America) Sulphur molecules help produce a chemical glutathione which is the bodies major anti-oxidant and is essential for optimal detoxification. But some people really struggle with foods that are high in sulphur and develop inflammation when they eat too much of it. These people need to be on a low-sulfur diet for a period of time in order to reduce inflammation and heal....
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