Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The umbrella name for lots of irritated bowel conditions characterised by abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, wind, gas, diarrhea and constipation this list goes on but the message is clear – the bowel is irritated and the question is what is irritating the bowel? When you have this answer you have the cause, therefore, you have a better idea of what you are treating.
It can be confusing – FODMAPS, SIBO, Candida, colitis, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohns, Celiac what exactly are these conditions? We will help you understand more about the condition you have and how it can best be treated.
IBS is an unnecessarily common condition that has become a condition we see in our clinic regularly. In order to be medically diagnosed with IBS, you need to have had symptoms for at least twelve weeks. We regularly see people who have all the signs and symptoms but don’t fit the medical profile for irritable bowel so are left undiagnosed and untreated. Foods can and do contribute to IBS, certain foods cause inflammation/irritation of the digestive tract. It is essential to establish clearly what these irritants are. This can be done by various forms of testing and will be decided what the most effective diagnostic will be for you when we know more about you. Because there are many different ways in which IBS affects an individual your Naturopath will then compile a treatment plan to best suit you.
Herbal medicine is excellent for IBS and associated conditions, we can mix a custom blend to suit your condition, lots of people with IBS suffer from anxiety as a result of their condition treatment for this too can be combined with the calming and anti-inflammatory benefits of the herbal medicine. Herbal medicine can be life-changing for most people.
Come and see us to discuss your condition further, download the health profile from the booking page and email us with times and dates that suit you to come in and see us.
Gut health – leaky gut is it a thing? Yes, it is, it sounds a bit blunt but that is exactly what it is. Your gut or digestive system is supposed to absorb nutrients from your food through the gut lining into the blood to be delivered to the appropriate places, it’s all very simple really but if the gut is damaged, inflamed, irritated or “leaky” then other things that shouldn’t be in the blood get through the leaks, this contributes to so many health issues, tiredness, autoimmune diseases, skin conditions and more. Heal the gut! Hippocrates ‘the father of medicine’ said over 2000 years ago.. ‘All disease begins in the gut’
It’s taken centuries for scientists to admit he was right! But they still don’t know and understand what Naturopaths and Herbalists have known forever.
We produce an aptly named product call gut repair it includes a broad range of essential bacteria to help heal the gut and 5 herbs that soothe, calm and heal leaky gut. Don’t forget the aim of the game is to first understand what has caused the problem, treat the cause first – then the symptoms resolve. Come and see us to discuss your digestive issues further.