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Histamine Intolerance Part 2

By Cindy | 06 Aug 2019
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Last month we looked at what histamine intolerance is. Put simply, it’s when your body is flooded with histamine. This is something that has been happening over time – it didn’t happen overnight. Then, you just happen to eat something that is really high in histamine, or you’re just under the weather. This becomes the…

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Histamine intolerance

Histamine Intolerance

By Cindy | 15 Jul 2019
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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at histamine. What it is, how it affects you, and what you can do to manage it naturally. Let’s begin by looking at the difference between an intolerance and an allergic reaction. An allergic reaction is when the body naturally responds to an external…

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Functional Medicine

By Lisa Snowdon | 12 Jul 2017
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Functional Medicine Puts The Focus On Your Whole Body, Not Just Part Of It Functional medicine is the amalgamation of conventional western medicine and natural medicine, in order to provide the best healing outcome theoretically possible. The Foundation Of Functional Medicine Now, there are six primary values functional medicine is founded on, and they are:…

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Think Fructose Malabsorption might be cause of your Digestive discomfort?

By Lisa Snowdon | 04 Jun 2015
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Fructose Malabsorption If you suffer from constant bouts of cramping, diarrhoea or flatulence then you may be suffering from Fructose Malabsorption. Over the last few years, more and more people are being diagnosed with this condition due to the increasing amount of fructose that the average modern diet consists of. Fructose malabsorption is not to be…

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What Is A Low FODMAP Diet

By Lisa Snowdon | 13 May 2015
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A Low FODMAP diet The low FODMAP diet was developed by Sue Shepherd & Peter Gibson in 1999. It has been proved that the low FODMAP diet works as an effective symptom management for many suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Nowadays, doctors recommend this diet as the dietary therapy for IBS. FODMAPs FODMAP stands for fermentable…

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Recipe: Low FODMAP Quinoa Salad

By Lisa Snowdon | 30 Mar 2015
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If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you may want to consider a low FODMAP diet. This diet is used to relieve symptoms of IBS by restricting FODMAP intake. For those who do not know, FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates that are difficult to digest. These carbs are not absorbed well in the small intestine…

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and What are the Common IBS Symptoms and Causes

By Lisa Snowdon | 28 Dec 2014
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IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) For those suffering from IBS symptoms, also known as irritable bowel syndrome, life can be a continually painful experience that can leave them feeling tired, weak, and even depressed. Worst of all, most IBS sufferers simply can’t predict or determine if they will ever find any relief from discomforts associated with…

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Reduce Your IBS Symptoms By Chewing Properly

By Lisa Snowdon | 18 Aug 2014
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With so many people rushing through their day it is difficult to take time out for mindful eating. However, when you think of all the benefits you receive from properly chewing your food you may just decide that it’s time to slow down when eating. Here are just a few of the many benefits of…

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Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

By Lisa Snowdon | 20 Jul 2014
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It may seem strange to many people, but that hard shelled exceptionally large seed from the coconut palm is actually one of nature’s most healthy foods. That’s right coconut not only tastes good, but is also exceptionally good for you. Best of all, it doesn’t matter whether you eat the meat of the coconut, drink…

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Is Gluten Bad For Us?

By Lisa Snowdon | 10 Apr 2014
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With around 1% of the population suffering from Coeliac disease, and a higher number from non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (gluten intolerance), gluten free diets have become a hot topic and popular even among those who do not suffer from gluten sensitivity, causing many others to ask “Is going gluten free healthy?” While going gluten free is…

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