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What is Leaky Gut?

What is Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut sounds as bad as it is because our gut should not be leaking. A wall of cells called tight junctions make up a healthy gut wall, which is the barrier to keep larger proteins out, like undigested food for instance. Second, behind the gut wall are lymphatic...

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Problem with Low FODMAP diet

Problem with Low FODMAP diet

If you’ve had problems with gas or bloating, then you may be familiar with the Low FODMAP diet. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides; Disaccharides; Monosaccharides; and Polyols. These are different sugars known to aggravate the gut causing diarrhea,...

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Perimenopause Support

Perimenopause Support

Perimenopause is a natural transition into menopause and can be supported and delayed with herbal medicine and nutritional therapy. Accepting that there are no mistakes, just lessons to be the best version of yourself, but sometimes our bodies let us down just as our...

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Benefits of Fasting and How to Fast

Benefits of Fasting and How to Fast

While the holiday season is usually one for overindulgence, I managed to fit in a three-day water fast in between festivities, which I completed yesterday. It was my second three-day water fast this year, but prior to this, I haven’t done extended fasts like this for...

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Loving Essential Oils

Loving Essential Oils

I love Essential Oils, but I do not condone use in daily drinks or food! I use them in the diffuser at home, I even use specific essential oils in topical creams and oils. My knowledge of Herbal Medicine means that I am particularly aware of the anti-microbial action...

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