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Heal your GUT, Heal your BODY

In the ”heal your gut, heal your body” online workshop you learn everything you need to know about healing your gut and gut microbiome. Your gut health is crucial to your overall physical and mental well-being. Gut health issues can lead to autoimmunity, mental health problems, skin issues and digestive problems including lack of appetite, diarrhea and or constipation. It may be that you even have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Hippocrates stated, “All disease begins in the gut” and natural health practitioners work closely to heal your gut issues as the start of disease. Even scientists are catching on to this as more research show this too be true!

In a series of videos, audios and handouts the ”heal your body, heal your body” workshop, helps you to dive easily into the world of healing your gastrointestinal system. Listen in the comfort of your home or perhaps the audio of your car. This workshop is for both the general public and practitioners. Handouts are provided to help you along the way!

gut healing

What’s covered:

  • How and what to do to heal your gut – Leaky gut (Intestinal Hyper-permeability), SIBO & parasites
  • What to do when parasites are present & understand if you really need to eradicate them
  • Holistic healing of your gut through the Microbiome Diet
  • The Microbiome Make-over Protocol
  • The benefits of the Mediterranean Diet
  • Easy tips & information on hpw to heal your gut
  • How antibiotics affect your gut
  • Testing options – CDSA, Lactulose/Mannitol, Zonulin, Parasites. 
Heal your gut

Have you had a gastrointestinal issue for a long time and don’t know what to do? The ”heal your gut, heal your body” workshop helps you on the road to better health. Whether you are a practitioner or have general interest in healing your gastrointestinal tract there is something for everyone in this workshop. Need a guiding light into your health or business?

About Karen’s Courses

Karen designs practical & insightful workshops for those who are starting out in clinic & for the general public who want to embrace all things ‘’natural’’. It can be difficult to wade through the vast amount of health information available today. Trust a fully trained health professional who will take the confusion out of it for you. Embrace learning how to make your own beauty products, setting up your clinic, histamine, rotational eating & much more…

Why not sign up today and at your leisure learn about your most important aspect of your health, your gut microbiome and YOU! New Launch Discount includes 20% OFF until end of December 2019. Click here to sign up.

Probiotics for gut health

For more on your gut health read https://access2speechpathology.com.au/gut-microbes-affect-stress-and-your-health/ & https://access2speechpathology.com.au/lets-talk-constipation/

Karen’s online courses are available here: https://gaininghealthnaturally.teachable.com/

Call Karen today 0400836254 or email karensnutrition@gmail.com

Your Poop, Your Pee

Your Poop, Your Pee

The telling signs of good health around your poop, your pee!

A regular bowel movement (at least once daily), prevents toxin build up in the bowel and from toxins being resorbed. Removing end products of metabolism, hormones, bacterial by-products, pesticides and chemicals are all passed through your stools. We want to ensure they are removed regularly.

Bristol Stool Chart

  • The Bristol Stool Chart is a medical aid used by clinicians to track the digestive and gastrointestinal health in patients.
  • Generally Types 3 and 4 (especially 4) are considered ideal. Types 1 and 2 represent constipation. Types 5 and 6 are making their way to become diarrhea. Type 7 means you’re having diarrhea (not so good). This is used as a guide to assess the condition of your movements.

bristol stool chart

Ideal Poop

  • Be medium brown, the colour of plain cardboard
  • Leave the body easily with no straining or discomfort and is the consistency of toothpaste
  • Like a smiley banana!! A sausage-like shape. See the Bristol Stool Chart opposite
  • Be approximately about 10 cm to 20 cm
  • Enter the water smoothly without sticking to the toilet bowl
  • Fully evacuate each time (no feeling like there is something left behind in the bowel)
  • Have little smell or odour

A balanced Diet

A poor diet along with impaired digestive function contributes to constipation. Low fibre diets and diets high in processed foods including take-aways, eating out frequently can contribute to lowered fibre and less resistant starch in the diet that help to promote favourable balance.

Increasing fibre

Fibre aids the digestive process, stimulates muscular contraction and helps food more through the digestive tract. It is all about balance. You don’t want excessive fibre as this can also cause constipation however a reasonable 30-40grams is recommended along with plenty of water to hydrate and flush.

Increasing fibre is easy. Include soaked chia seeds, flaxseeds, or pysllium husk daily to promote and bulk the stool. It’s like a broom sweeping out your intestines.your poop your pee

Other signs and symptoms associated with constipation

  • Indigestion – uncomfortable feelings after food in the intestinal area
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Reflux
  • Bad breath
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • High cholesterol
  • Weight gain
  • Hemorrhoids

What causes constipation?

  • Low fibre
  • Dehydration
  • Lowered digestive enzymes
  • Eating on the run (not taking time to allow digestion to occur slowly and naturally)
  • Constipation can occur in women premenstrually
  • Oestrogen dominance or imbalance can also contribute
  • Low thyroid function as metabolism is slower
  • Over use of laxatives
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Travelling and not consuming your ‘normal’ daily foods and intake of water
  • Magnesium deficiency – the great relaxing mineral
  • Bacterial gut imbalance – Dysbiosis (as naturopaths call it)
  • Lack of exercise
  • Medication (check with your doctor whether your medication is contributing)

Are laxatives a good option?

Clinicians prefer to always find the underlying reason for your constipation, diarrhea or irregular pee concerns. We like to treat the underlying cause, rather than apply potentially harmful addictive laxatives. The long term problem with laxatives is that often the person relies on them, they become dependent which means your bowel stop functioning normally on its own.

Ideal Pee – The Shades of Yellow

  • Pale pee means you are drinking lots of water, and maybe head to the toilet a lot throughout the day. Dark pee is often a sign of lack of fluid intake, and you need to drink more water. Food can sometimes be the reason for a red coloured pee. If you have not been eating beetroot or a food that is likely to impart that colour and you see red this is a RED FLAG. It needs to be investigated to ensure it is not blood. Murky cloudy urine could indicate a urinary tract infection and again needs to be investigated.
  • What is the normal amount of water to drink daily? You need to have approximately 2 litres of filtered water daily. Over and above 3 litres is getting too high and can interfere with osmolarity of the body.
  • pH Balance – A pH of 7 or slightly above is considered ideal. Anything that deviates to far into acidity (lower than 7 to 0), or into alkalinity (above 7 to 14) on a regular basis could indicate disease and needs to be investigated.

If you have any concerns about Your Poop or Your Pee, consult with Karen Green for natural solutions! See more about Karen here.

References:

The Scoop on your Poop, https://www.pennmedicine.org/updates/blogs/health-and-wellness/2019/march/poop

The Truth about Urine, https://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/truth-about-urine#1

What your urine colour says about your health, https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-what-the-colour-of-pee-green-pink-yellow-says-about-health

Gaining Health Naturally Naturopathy Brisbane, Sunshine Coast Qld

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