What is a naturopath?

I often get a puzzled look when someone asks me what ‘I do’. So I thought there must be a lot of people that don’t know what a naturopath is. And it’s kinda tricky to say too, isn’t it? What a naturopath studies…… A naturopath student requires four years of studying to get their degree. And over this time…

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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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How to improve your digestion naturally…

Digestion is such an integral component of optimum health, and you would be surprised at how many people I see in my clinic that have low digestive function. Decreased digestion can occur for a few reasons: Medication (especially proton pump inhibitors) Inflammation – due to an infection or auto immune condition Auto immune disorder- Coeliac, Crohn’s, Fibromyalgia, SLE, Inflammatory…

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