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One of the most common issues I see in clinical practice is recurring Candida overgrowth or gut dysbiosis/IBS.
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Most clinicians will run a stool test if a patient is presenting with digestive health symptoms. Sometimes they will just run a stool test because they don’t know where else to start. Whilst this can be a useful insight into someone’s gut microbes, it’s not necessarily going to be helpful in guiding treatment and ultimately help the...

Before I begin his article, I want to admit that I was slightly hesitant to write about this topic as I know it divides people’s opinions. I don’t seek to be controversial or knock other people down but in the name of health, I feel it’s only right to set the record straight on certain nutrition facts. It’s slightly cringeworthy when I see social media posts about how certain diets can cause or cure x, y or z disease.  

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Here are my top 10 sleep tips!

1. Sleep in total darkness. The slightest glimmer of light from street lamps to alarm clocks can halt the production of melatonin (your sleep hormone). If you can see your hand in front of you in the dark then your room isn’t dark enough!

2. Turn down the heating. This was a big one for me personally! Our bodies sleep optimally when the room temperature is between 18-20c. If you’re sleeping with a thick duvet on...

Vitamin B12 is made by micro-organisms, and isn't produced by plants!Fortified foods and supplements are the only proven reliable sources for vegans

https://www.vegansociety.com/resources/nutrition-and-health/nutrients/vitamin-b12

I keep seeing posts about plant foods containing Vitamin B12. If you’re vegan or thinking about going vegan then please please please don’t fall for this BS. HUMANS CAN’T GET B12 FROM ANY PLANT FOODS (unless they’ve...

1. You have unexplained constipation, diarrhoea, gas, or other symptoms of IBS

2. You travelled internationally and remember getting diarrhoea while abroad

3. You have a history of food poisoning and your digestion has not been the same since

4. You have trouble falling asleep, or you wake up multiple times during the night or sweat a lot in your sleep

5. You get skin irritations or unexplained rashes, hives, rosacea or eczema

6. You grind...

Do you avoid dairy? Drink green juices/smoothies? Then this article may be of interest.

 

Trying to obtain enough calcium from green vegetables such as spinach can be difficult and runs the risk of developing health problems such as kidney stones. Leafy greens, chard, kale, rhubarb, cocoa, nuts and seeds contain an anti nutrient called oxalic acid which is bound to minerals such as calcium.

One of the main health concerns about oxalate is that...

One of the most common mistakes I see in my practice is people taking probiotic supplements and consuming foods like kombucha and kefir for candida overgrowth or bacterial overgrowth (dysbiosis).
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Although this is not usually doing too much harm, it’s typically a waste of money.
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Candida and bacterial overgrowth is never likely to get permanently better by using probiotics alone. In order for the beneficial bacteria to survive there has to be...

Read my article on the Paleo diet and what it entails along with the health benefits it provides. 

https://www.pulsin.co.uk/blog/nutrition/the-paleo-diet/

I am going to share my video and easy recipe to make homemade sauerkraut. 

Sauerkraut is high in nutrients due to the fermentation process. Fermentation is the process of microorganisms on the cabbage digesting the natural sugars present and converting them into carbon dioxide and organic acids. This process takes around 4 weeks but the actual preparation only takes 20 mins and costs less than a pound!

Sauerkraut fermentation creates conditions t...

Take a look at my article I wrote for Pulsin' on how to select a good protein powder. 

https://www.pulsin.co.uk/blog/nutrition/5-top-tips-for-choosing-a-protein-powder/

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