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How green veggies upset Deb’s digestion

How Deb ditched her greens for a happier gut Back in 2013 I worked with a young lady in Chicago, IL. At the time, Deb was an active, sporty person with a great career. The trouble was that she was experiencing quite a few symptoms that she felt were holding her back. One of these symptoms was diarrhea, and it’s this symptom I want to focus on in this short case study because the solution was quite counterintuitive. Are you sure all health foods are healthy? Plastered all over the Internet are assertions that certain foods are “good” and...

Are you confused about food allergy and sensitivity?...

Are you confused about what to eat and what to avoid? Experts disagree on what the healthiest diet is, and that’s because there isn’t a single diet that works perfectly for everyone. You and I most likely need to eat a different set of foods to feel and perform at our best. Put another way, what works quite well for me could make you feel awful. Why is this? One reason for this is that we are all different genetically, so it makes sense that the same diet will affect us all in different ways. Another reason for this...

How food sensitivity testing transformed an entire family’s health...

How home food sensitivity testing can transform health Can simple foods like eggs really cause night sweats? Can they trigger digestive symptoms, drain energy and alter mood? And can they lead to unexplained weight gain and immunity? Yes, they can. I am currently working with a family of four in France. They are Brits and Irish by trade – a fine mixture of northern European and Celtic stock. However, none of them do very well when they eat certain foods, and this blog post explains how they came to understand how specific foods were making them feel unwell. Their...

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...

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...

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...
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