Probiotics and Gut Health: Most people reach for probiotics as a way of promoting gut and whole-body health, but today we explore the reasons why you may want to do just the opposite. We discuss the latest science of the microbiome and how it relates to dysfunction and disease. Why Gut Health Matters Modern science… read more ›
Depression, Anxiety and other mental disorders have reached epidemic proportions. In the U.S., the national rate of anxiety in 2019 tripled from 8.1% to 25.5%, and depression almost quadrupled from 6.5% to 24.3%. What is going on? The present paradigm of treating these type of mental disorders lies in balancing the neurotransmitters through pharmaceutical agents… read more ›
People are ridiculously stressed these days and they usually attribute this to work, family obligations, or other outside factors. When sometimes it could actually be that their gut imbalances are ramping up their stomach issues and inflammation and anxieties.
I see so many patients struggling with brain fog, bloating, joint pain, and anxiety. They’re also noticing other symptoms like adult acne and feeling fatigued and wondering why they just don’t feel like themselves. Most people blame it on stress, but there could be something they’re missing, and it could be leaky gut.
Picture this: You’re leaning over in your chair, clutching your gut, eyes closed, teeth clenched, as your gut aches and swirls with discomfort. Sounds pretty miserable, right? Well for those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), this is their reality. IBS is a common digestive disorder affecting two out of ten people living in… read more ›
You’re always on the go, always jumping up to do the next thing. Work, email, picking up the kids, grocery shopping, cooking, organising a birthday gift, taking the kids to extracurricular activities, remembering appointments, more work. You feel frazzled. And although you’ve not had time to go to the doctor, you suspect you have irritable… read more ›
I remember the first time I heard the term leaky gut. It was the summer of 2011 while I was reading Tim Ferris’s book, “The 4 Hour Body.” When he mentioned the term, I remember thinking how odd it was. I wondered if the gut could truly be leaky and how on earth that could… read more ›
I hope you enjoyed reading part one and had a few ah-ha moments throughout. My goal is that you’ve walked away now realising how important having a healthy gut is to your overall health. In this second part of the series, we’ll learn about how stress affects gut health and how to start getting your… read more ›