Month: December 2017

Have a Healthy Hearty Christmas

December 15th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Christmas is meant to be a joyful time of togetherness and celebration. However, the “holiday effect” shows that death rates from heart related problems rise over the Christmas and New Year period (1). The effect is even seen in New Zealand where Christmas is during the summer time (2). This shows that the increase in deaths is a result of the ...

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Herbs and Supplements to Reduce Bloating

December 13th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

There are many herbs and supplements that can reduce bloating and may even help to address the underlying causes. Here are a few: Probiotics – these are beneficial bacteria that can help to normalise bowel function. However, if there is a build up of bacteria in the small intestine that shouldn't be there (as in SIBO) then it may be ...

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Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce Bloating

December 11th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

There are a number of dietary and lifestyle strategies that can reduce bloating. Some of these will also help to address the underlying causes of bloating. Here are a few tips to get you started: Avoid foods to which you are intolerant – this may include the usual suspects such as gluten, dairy, eggs and soy, but there may be others. ...

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Bloating Blues

December 7th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Uncategorized

Bloating can strike at any time of year but during times of festivities when more food is eaten and where there is less control over what you eat bloating can be a regular hazaard. Bloating is often caused by a build up of gas or liquid in the intestines. The underlying causes can be innocuous and circumstantial but chronic and persistent bloating ...

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