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The Importance of Stomach Acid

The Importance of Stomach Acid

A Personal Experience… the first digestive symptom and first indication of leaky gut I experienced was hypochlorydria (low stomach acid), which is rare for someone 16 years of age.  Little did I know then, that it is linked to so many digestive...

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Considerations for Anaemia

Considerations for Anaemia

Anaemia is defined as deficiency of red blood cells/haemoglobin in the blood.  It is commonly caused by dietary deficiencies of iron, vitamin B12 and folate (vitamin B9).  Anaemia is the most common nutrient deficiency, particularly in women. ...

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Probiotics and Prebiotics

Probiotics and Prebiotics

What are Probiotics? Live bacteria which are beneficial for our health, especially the digestive system.  In Greek “pro” means promoting and “biotic” translates to life, therefore, probiotics promote life. Benefits of Probiotics: Help to relieve...

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Resistant Starch… the new Fibre?

Resistant Starch… the new Fibre?

Most of us have heard of soluble and insoluble fibre… but what about resistant starch? It’s the third type of fibre. The definition is “the sum of starch and products of starch degradation not absorbed in the small intestine of healthy...

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Top Tips for Good Digestion

Top Tips for Good Digestion

Elimination diet These days it is so common for people to be allergic/intolerant to allergenic foods e.g. gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts and nightshades. Try at least one week without each of these suspect foods...

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