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The Gut Series Part 1: Is it Really IBS?

IBS (aka. Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder. Frustratingly, IBS shares many common symptoms with more serious diseases. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, irregular bowel habits, excess wind and nausea (just to name a few!). Despite what Dr. Google advises, there are currently no definitive tests available to adequately diagnose IBS, other […]

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Rally Your Bacteria! 4 Simple Tips to Spark Your Own “Gut Revolution”!

A couple of weeks ago I tuned in to ABC’s Catalyst 2-part special on the “Gut Revolution”. In the series they placed two individuals on experimental diets aiming to change the profile of their gut bacteria and improve their symptoms. For those who missed it, here’s a breakdown of the two participants and what they […]

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Fermented Foods and Gut Health

We have billions of bacteria and organisms living in our bodies. Gut microbiota are believed to be protective to health, contributing to overall immune function, gastrointestinal function as well as assisting in the digestion and absorption of nutrients from food. An imbalance of gut microbiota has been linked to: obesity, IBD, some neurological disorders and […]

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5 Top Tips for a Healthy Gut

Gut health is definitely the new black! We are increasingly becoming more and more surprised with the realisation that what is going on within the gut, is important to more aspects of our health than we initially thought. We now know the billions of friendly bacteria in the gut (also referred to as: gut microbiome, […]

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Navigating Common Digestive Problems

Common Occurrence Reflux, indigestion, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence … Any sound familiar? Digestive problems are extremely common. According to Australia’s Health Survey 2012, approximately 1 in every 10 Australian adults experience digestive problems on a daily basis! Almost all of us have suffered from a digestive upset at some point in our lives.  In most […]

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