Fybromyalgia

The Gut Brain Connection

by Angela Prest - Naturopath & Nutritionist on April 7, 2016 · 0 comments

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Digestive health is so important for health!

Do you feel butterflies in the pit of their stomach when you are stressed or anxious?

This reaction shows there is a complex interaction between your gut and brain, with the gut being referred to as our “second brain”. The gut is full of nerves and neurotransmitter receptors from the enteric nervous system (part of the autonomic nervous system which performs unconscious function, like your heart beating) that is wired directly to the brain. The gut cells produce most of our serotonin, the “happy” neurotransmitter, so not only do we need to look at ingesting enough of the nutrients required for serotonin production, we need to ensure our gut health is in balance to be able to utilise it! [read more....…]

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Are you sick of being in pain?

by Angela Prest - Naturopath & Nutritionist on March 10, 2016 · 0 comments

Pain drags us down in many ways and prevents us from getting the most out of life.  There are many strategies available to find the source of your pain and address it but understanding it and knowing how it works is a great first step to relief.

There are many different types of pain, including:

  • Peripheral pain – inflammation or mechanical damage eg Torn muscle
  • Neuropathic – damage or entrapment of peripheral nerves eg Shingles
  • Central – central disturbance in pain processing eg Fibromyalgia

 

Are you taking the correct nutrient or herbs for your pain? [read more....…]

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