The Issue Of Malabsorption

I see clients every day, I scan their bodies with NES, I look at their eyes with Iridology and I examine the many supplements and medications that they bring in with them to see me, and I can tell you sincerely that hundreds of dollars spent on vitamins, supplements and prescription drugs, can be a terrible waste of money unless you have your absorption under control.  Getting that right, that single yet profound element, can be the difference between feeling Fantastic or suffering needlessly.

An inability to absorb nutrients from food or beverages, also known as malabsorption, can lead to serious nutritional deficiencies. Additionally, nutrient-absorption problems that are caused by a medical condition can lead to a worsening of symptoms and delays in healing. Your body requires nutrients to repair and replace cells and tissues, as well as fight off viruses and bacteria that can cause inflammation and infection. Several different conditions and medications can result in you not absorbing nutrients. Read the rest of this entry

What hasn’t been said about WATER?

Just as the question poses, ‘what hasn’t been said about water?’ I think to myself, not much!  However, water is still the subject of so many health articles.  How will my article be different?  Let’s start by telling you a little story……. Read the rest of this entry

Natural Solutions for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nasty inflammation in the bowel

Crohn's Disease

It is estimated that Crohn’s disease affects approximately 28,000 Aussies annually and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 30 (ACCA, 2007).  The disease commonly affects the end of the small intestine, but can affect any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.  Symptoms may include pain, diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, fatigue, weight loss, constipation, fever, perennial fissures and loss of appetite.  Generally it’s a pretty crappy situation.  Failure to thrive is common in children with Crohn’s disease.

It’s crucial to get an accurate  diagnosis asap, because the symptoms of Crohn’s disease mimic many other disorders.  Despite much research, the causes of Crohn’s disease are largely unknown, but I suspect a lot of the problem has to do with stress, white flour ingredients (so in other words poor diet) and other poor lifestyle habits like smoking, medications, infections, intestinal permeability and appendectomy. Read the rest of this entry

Leptin and Ghrelin

Jay lying in SOQI bed

Relaxing in Bliss

Disrupted sleep can influence your weight.  Hormones are affected by sleep.  Leptin and Ghrelin can influence our appetite.  Studies show that production of both may be influenced by how much or how little sleep we get.

Have you ever experienced a sleepless night followed by a day when no matter what you ate you never felt full or satisfied?  If you have, then you have experienced the workings of leptin and ghrelin. Read the rest of this entry

Habits and Change

The weight that you carry right now is a culmination of habits (good and bad) and lifestyle choices.  Some of you reading this will only need to make minor changes to get back on track to health and wellbeing, while others will need to make life changing major changes.  The good news is, change is inevitable, it’s part of life and the bad news, well, there’s no bad news really, just different news. Read the rest of this entry