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! Continue reading “The Gut Brain Connection”
HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR GUT?
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Wednesday 27th April – 6:30pm
How to treat a sick Gut – A Case Study
with Naturopath Sally Broadhurst
Discover how Natural Medicine can help improve your digestion and wellbeing.
Gut dysbiosis (a fancy word for imbalance) is becoming more and more commonplace in our fast paced world. Symptoms and the intensity of digestive imbalance can present differently in everyone depending on the level of damage and how long it’s been happening for.
Continue reading “How to Treat a Sick Gut — A Case Study”
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? Continue reading “Are you sick of being in pain?”
Any type of pain is …a pain!
But we need to remember that pain is our body’s way of telling something isn’t right. By listening to our body and addressing the cause, we can create a plan to manage or combat or manage pain efficiently and effectively.
A Naturopathic approach to managing pain may include applying a combination of herbs, nutritional and lifestyle strategies to reduce inflammation and improve the strength, structure and function of the underlying tissues and systems of the body that are being affected. Not only do we need to take into account the physical factors involved, but also how the condition can affect emotionally and mentally; as well as how it affects our ability to move, work and play. One study on back pain followed 100 people over a course of four years. The study reported that participants who scored low on the psychological tests were three times more likely to experience back pain by the end of the four years.
There are 3 top herbal remedies I use for reducing pain in my patients….
Continue reading “Three Top Herbs to Combat Pain”