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Gut-brain connection: Archive

How to feed our friendly gut microbes & improve our mental health

  Today is Mental Health Awareness Day. In my previous blog, I spoke about the microbiome and its importance to our health: our gut impacts all bodily systems, and particularly our mental health. Mental health problems have risen dramatically in the last few years and are affecting both individuals and healthcare providers. Allopathic medicine offers […]

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What is the microbiome and why is it important for our health?

  What is this microbiome we hear about everywhere these days? It is a huge area of research and as a gut health nutritionist, it is right up my street. I am especially interested into its link with mental health through the gut-brain axis (another blog needed on that subject!), which can assist with all […]

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In conversation with JERMS

  I recently participated in this interview with Jerms. Find out how you can support your gut, improve your mood & feel better! Can you tell us a bit about the personal journey which led you to qualify as a Nutritional Therapist?  It has been a long journey and so well worth it! I suffered […]

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Could your headaches be coming from your gut? (Part 2)

In our previous blog, we learned the crucial role the health of our gut plays on our mental health. By ensuring a diverse microbiome, we ensure a healthy connection between our gut and our brain, thus keeping symptoms such as headaches, migraines, poor sleep, etc. at bay. In this second blog, we are going to […]

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Could your headaches be coming from your gut? (Part 1)

Many people suffer from headaches these days and there are many reasons why this is happening. Causes of headaches Minor headaches can be caused by a cold or flu, dehydration, stress, or eyestrain. More serious headaches and migraines have been linked to other causes, ranging from simple to very serious.  More studies are pointing towards […]

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10 easy ways to reduce bloating

Are you feeling bloated? Does this drain your energies and make your feel irritable? You are not alone. A surprising number of people reports suffering from bloating on a regular basis. Bloating causes your belly to feel full and tight, and is often accompanied with gas. What causes bloating and thus affects your health? There […]

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5 effective ways to increase your energy

Are you feeling sluggish and struggling to do things? Are you tiring easily and wishing you could do more? Do you want to have more energy? There are solutions. Our body produces energy in the form of ATP (Adenosine 5′-triphosphate), the principal molecule that stores and transfers energy into our cells. As such, it is often […]

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The surprising link between gut inflammation, brain health, energy and weight

Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, low mood or brain fog? Do you feel bloated and tired? Are you struggling with your weight? Are you wondering what is going on & not knowing what to do? The answer could all be in your gut! Hippocrates, the father of medicine, stated that “all disease begins in […]

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The link between gut issues and low mood – and why food matters

Have you ever noticed how you often feel grumpy or irritable when you have gut issues? Feeling bloated for example is not conducive to a happy outlook! This is because our gut and our brain are directly connected via the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. What does this mean? Our gut is made of billions of bacteria […]

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