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Gallbladder & Gallstones – What are they?

Gallbladder & Gallstones – What are they? My latest article published in the November issue of  The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about the gallbladder & gallstones. If you would like to know more about the gallbladder & gallstones I am always open to enquiries, why not give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it. A copy is available to view on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x  

The Functional Medicine Tree

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease.   As mentioned in last months blog I went on an interesting Functional Medicine conference in Edinburgh at the beginning of December 2018. The Functional Medicine Tree We need to firstly look at the foundational lifestyle factors, such as sleep, exercise, nutrition, toxins, stress management, relationships, and genetics. These are the roots and soil, which are in turn influenced by specific predisposing factors and ongoing physiological processes , and may then result in fundamental imbalances at the trunk. Signs and symptoms that affect the various organ systems are the “leaves” of the tree. We address the “leaves” of the tree and spend our time investigating and addressing the “roots” of the tree. How is Functional Medicine different? It shifts the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach. Patient Centred Health Oriented Holistic Preventative approach Looks at underlying causes of disease determines how and why illness occurs and restores health targets specific manifestations of disease in each individual. As a practitioner I will spend time with you, listening to your history and look at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence your long-term health. I support the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual I see. As a Functional Medicine practitioners I will spend time with you addresses the whole of you, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Please feel free to contact me if you require further information. I’m happy to answer any questions. Contact Janet 

SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth)

SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth) Testing now available @ The Colon Hydrotherapy Clinic I went on an interesting Functional Medicine conference in Edinburgh at the beginning of December on SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). The conference covered the following topics: A Tour of the Gut  Digestion (Nutrients / Carbohydrates / Protein / Fats) Small Intestine V Colon Excretion Enteric Gas Production Enteric Nervous System Microbiome (click here to view my previous blog on this topic) Dysbiosis SIBO is a condition affecting the small intestine. It occurs when bacteria, which normally grows in other parts of the gut, starts growing in the small intestine. SIBO Common symptoms Abdominal pain Bloating Diarrhoea Constipation Gas Belching SIBO treatment Diet Lifestyle Colonic Irrigation Herbal Treatment Combined Approach Please feel free to contact me if you require SIBO testing, treatment or further information. I’m happy to answer any questions. Contact Janet   

The Brain Gut Connection – What is it?

The Brain Gut Connection – What is it? My latest article published in the November issue of  The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about the brain gut connection. If you would like to know more about the brain gut connection, I am always open to enquiries, why not give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it. A copy is available to view on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x

Leaky Gut Syndrome – The Colon Hydrotherapy Clinic

Leaky Gut Syndrome – The Colon Hydrotherapy Clinic My latest article published in the October issue of  The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about Leaky Gut Syndrome. If you would like to know more about Leaky Gut Syndrome, I am always open to enquiries, why not give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it.   A copy is available to view on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x

THE HOT TOPIC – OUR GUT MICROBIOME

The Hot Topic – Our Gut Microbiome My latest article published in the August issue of The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about Gut Microbiome. If you would like to know more about Gut Microbiome, I am always open to enquiries, why not give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it. Why is the Gut Microbiome so topical at the moment. Well, particularly in the last few years the Gut Microbiome as it is know has come under the spotlight for the importance in our overall health? So what exactly is it. It’s a common term to describe the microscopic organisms in our gut. It has its very own and unique ecosystem. A balanced ecosystem of friendly bacteria’s keeps us healthy. When our gut is working well it can be likened to a well tended garden, if you water the plants and provide certain conditions for the flora and forna to live in harmony, then everything ticks along nicely. WHAT WE EAT EFFECTS US ALL DIFFERENTLY You might have heard of the Human Genome Project. This project has been rolled out to the area of Gut Microbiome and its diversity. Members of the public have been encouraged to take part and send off samples of their microbes from their skin, mouth and gut. What scientists found was that although genetically we may be similar, our gut microbes are all very different and dependant on how the land lies in our individual gut microbiome this can affect individual in all sorts of different ways. For example, our weight, while some people can eat carbohydrates and not show any adverse effects, others may bloat and find it hard to digest. That’s why some of us may have great results on eating certain foods whilst others do not have the same results. WHAT TELLS US OUR GUT IS NOT IN THE GREATEST OF SHAPE? Most of us have suffered constipation at one time or another and know that a constipated stool remaining in the gut can often cause allot of pain and when it sits for sometime it produces gas which in turn, causes bloating and real discomfort. Some of the reasons for constipation come under a wide umbrella of reasons such as eating too little fibre, the lack of exercise, not drinking enough water, and medications and stress play a big part, having these imbalances just halt digestion. It’s often not known that Food intolerances are more common that we think, it is thought that around 48 % of individuals may be intolerant to something at some time. Gluten is often a culprit, gluten acts as glue to the gut which in turn causes inflammation. Gluten is very readily available to us in many of our foods and if you experience any pain and cramping a little while after eating certain foods, it may be that you are intolerant them. Another uncomfortable set of symptoms that clog up our Doctors surgeries is acid reflux and indigestion these ailments are common and Doctors prescribe medications called Protein Pump Inhibitors, these help to block the enzymes that make stomach acid. But it is often the case that we lack stomach acid and by adding a digestive enzyme or taking a probiotic can help with the problem. Along with acid reflux some people can present with bad breath, the noxious gases travel up the gastric tract and cause the after math of these putrid gases on our breath. If food is not being digested properly by the digestive enzymes and good bacteria, it putries in the intestines. Some of the above conditions could be symptoms of more serious problems such as IBS and IBD’s which I’ve covered in previous articles. WHAT DO I DO NEXT IF I THINK MY GUT IS OUT OF BALANCE? Please get in touch with me. Not only do I provide colonic treatments that are very gentle and benefit the gut moving forward. For individuals who would prefer just to talk about Gut Health and would like just a consultation to see where to move next I can offer an hour consultation for £50. It may be that you would like to get tested for food intolerance or have a stool sample done to test the levels of good and bad bacteria’s living in your Gut. Consider a digestive enzyme or probiotic, as part of the consultation this can be discussed as there are many different types on the market and many strains of good bacteria that do different jobs. A copy will be available soon on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x

Hernias – The facts you need to know

All about Hernias – The facts you need to know My latest article published in the July issue of The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about Hernias. If you would like to know more about hernias, I am always open to enquiries, why not give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it. A copy will be available soon on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x

I also offer testing for food intolerances and sensitivities

Food Intolerance Testing  Over 45% of people have an adverse affect from the foods they eat causing digestive discomfort, bloating constipation low mood, migraines, headaches and so on. With over 9 different tests to choose, such as the IBS support test, I can advise you and administer the test within minutes taking finger prick test of blood. Blood doesn’t lie and you get the results in just over a week. Also ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE UK I can administer the new Homocysteine test. It is now seen as an important marker in studies for health and wellbeing and is a good predictor to potential health issues. High homocysteine levels can predict the increase in heart disease or stroke. Women with high homocysteine levels are less likely to conceive and older people with high  homocysteine levels is linked to Alzheimer’s, low mood and dementia. Food intolerance testing for everyone Food intolerances can be the cause of serious medical symptoms and can also have a major impact on how our bodies perform.  When our bodies are working hard to achieve a physical goal it makes sense to ensure that the food we are eating is working with us – not against us. Many fitness professionals introduce food intolerance testing at the beginning of any fitness or weight loss regime in order to ensure that their client’s diet is working optimally to achieve the best results. Can a food intolerance test help you optimise your diet to achieve your goals? To find out more or book an appointment, please telephone  0115 9234986 or 07932 629003 Stool Sampling and Testing  I can advise on the type of stool sample test for you, we screen for the following: Full screen for Candida and fungi pH stool including fungi screen intestinal parasites bacteria levels complete intestinal colonization pancreatic function leaky gut intestinal inflammation Intestinal immune system celiac disease helicobacter pylori intestinal bleeding colo-rectal tutor markers and much much more … Once the results are in I will discuss the outcomes with you. You’ll also get individual therapy suggestions, diet and hygiene advice.   To find out more or book an appointment, please telephone  0115 9234986 or 07932 629003 Please ask for pricing at consultation as there are a variety of options available Each consultation is tailored to each clients needs

Crohn’s Disease – Everything you need to know

Crohn’s Disease – Everything you need to know about Crohn’s Disease is in this article. My latest article published in the June issue of The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about Crohn’s Disease. If you would like to know more about Crohn’s Disease, I am always open to enquiries, why not give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it. A copy will be available soon on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x

Diverticular Disease – a digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (bowel)

We’re still talking bowels – Diverticula are small bulges or pockets that can develop in the lining of the intestine. My latest article published in The Sherwood monthly community magazine is all about Diverticular Disease. If you would like to know more about Diverticular Disease, I am always open to enquiries, why not give me a call, I’d love to hear from you! Here’s a copy of the article, hope you enjoy it. A copy will be available soon on the News Journal website. The magazine offers news, information, events and is packed with wonderful places to visit and sights to see in the Sherwood area. I do hope you enjoy my article and find it interesting and informative. Please contact me on 07932 629003 to find out more or book an appointment. Janet x