Living with SIBO

onions are considered a high FODMAP food

It was back in 2014 when I took my first Hydrogen breath test to see if I had SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) or not. And sure enough I was positive for both Hydrogen & Methane gases. I immediately started to treat and eradicate my SIBO by following Dr. Jacobi’s Bi-Phasic diet. During my herbal treatment, I noticed instant…

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Why Short Chain Fatty Acids are the Key to Optimal Health

Short chain fatty acids (S.C.F.A’s), sounds like something that you should be avoiding all together. But you couldn’t be more further from the truth. How to feed your gut microbiome, without having to be a fermentation expert! Posted by The Naturopath Shop on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 So what are SCFA’s? SCFA’s are made in your colon. They are…

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How food impacts your mood

We have all seen the classic scenario of when kids are given birthday cake; and within 5 minutes they are running around going crazy! Then 1-2 hours later, it’s all about the post party come down. Tears, inconsolable, melt downs and unreasonable are the nicer terms of when your child has hit their sugar low. Fast forward 30 years…

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Are you inflamed?

Inflammation is your bodies natural response to repair itself and to protect yourself from nasties! It’s also your body to say ‘Hey! Stop! Slow down and take some rest!’ An inflammatory response involves a raise in body temperature (fever), fluid to the area (swelling), vasodilation (so you don’t bleed to death) and unfortunately, sometimes pain. These processes are pretty…

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