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  Do you suffer from IBS, Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Candida?

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
This is the most common digestive complaint seen by doctors. It is also known as 'spastic colon' and 'mucous colitis'. The condition is more prevalent amongst women & usually affects people in the 25 to 45 age group.
In IBS muscular contractions of the digestive tract become irregular & uncoordinated. This results in an accumulation of mucus & toxins in the intestine. The digestive tract becomes partially obstructed with the build up of mucus & toxins which traps gas and stools. This leads to bloating, distention & constipation.

Signs & Symptoms of IBS
Signs & symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and or diarrhoea, nausea, headache, food intolerances and mucus in the stools.

Possible Contributing Factors
Food intolerance, stress, parasites, candida, low stomach acid.

Constipation is difficulty passing stools or irregular, infrequent passing of hard, dry stools, resulting from food moving slowly through the colon, (large intestine). The health and function of the colon plays a significant role in proper elimination. In addition to absorbing water and electrolytes, (salts), it's chief function is to provide temporary storage for waste products and stool formation. The more time faeces remain in the colon, the more water is absorbed from them and the harder they become. This leads to an increased risk of faecal toxins entering the blood stream and having a negative impact on the body's metabolism.

As a result this puts a burden on other detoxification organs (liver, kidneys, lungs, skin and lymphatics), which have to work harder. This eventually promotes other health problems, i.e. chronic gas, bloating, migraines, fatigue, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease.
Regular bowel movements are a crucial mechanism for eliminating toxins from the body.

Possible Contributing Factors
Insufficient fibre in the diet, highly refined foods, inadequate exercise, pregnancy, insufficient fluid intake, metabolic abnormalities, bowel diseases, low thyroid function, IBS, diabetes, drugs, medication, lack of B vitamins, food allergies, excess animal protein, laxative abuse, anxiety, worry, depression, tension

Diarrhoea is frequent evacuation of loose, watery stools. The colon fails to absorb water from the faeces and transit time is sped up. 3 or more loose bowel movement s is considered to be diarrhoea. Diarrhoea results in a loss of fluids and electrolytes, (minerals) which can lead to serious problems. Diarrhoea can occur on it's own or as a symptom of other problems.

Accompanying Signs and Symptoms
Vomiting, fever, cramping, thirst, abdominal pain

Possible Contributing Factors
IBS, food intolerance, infection inside the gut, gastroenteritis, food poisoning, drinking contaminated water, infection outside the gut, tonsilitis, ear infection, urinary infection, fat malabsorption, laxative abuse, viral infections, antibiotics, inadequate bile secretion, worms and parasites,antibiotics, hyperthyroidism, B vitamin deficiency, anxiety/fear, excess vitamin C, inflammatory bowel disease

Candida Albicans is a single-celled fungus. Under normal circumstances candida albicans lives in the body's digestive tract and also in the vaginal tract in women. If it overgrows it can cause an infection and is called candidiasis. When this yeast overgrows, in the presence of a depleted immune system, or if the intestinal lining is damaged, the body may absorb yeast cells, particles of yeast cells & numerous toxins. This leads to a yeast syndrome which considerably disrupts many body processes.

Yeasts, including candida live & feed on sugar. Candida overgrowth is thought to create a wide range of symptoms in practically every body system. The gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, nervous and immune systems are the most susceptible.

Signs and Symptoms
Thrush, oral thrush, constipation, IBS, bloating, gas, diarrhoea, PMS, headaches, hypothyroid, colitis, bladder infections, food intolerance, chemical sensitivities, depression, chronic fatigue, loss of energy, craving carbohydrates/yeast, mood swings, athletes foot, fungal toenail, rectal itching, joint pain, adrenal problems, nappy rash, eczema, psoriasis,

Possible Contributing Factors
Antibiotics - kill off all bacteria, good & bad, thereby allowing bad bacteria to flourish after the course of antibiotics have finished, altered bowel flora, decreased digestive secretions, depleted immune systems, stress - promoting a more acidic environment in which yeast thrive, high sugar diet, weakened immune system, nutrient deficiencies, birth control pills, impaired liver function

What is Food Intolerance?
The beginnings of a food intolerance is believed to be due to failure of normal absorption taking place. Foods which trigger slight, but unpleasant reactions slowly increase in number and severity.

Intolerant foods irritate the immune system's mast cells in the guts mucous membrane which leads to the gut leaking. Partially digested food then enter the blood stream which sets up a chain reaction. This causes symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea, gas, fatigue, anxiety, skin rashes, itching, migraine, headache, weight gain, aching joints, arthritis.

There are usually multiple symptoms and may take hours or even days to appear. The most prevalent food intolerances are wheat & dairy.

What is Food Allergy?
A food allergy is an undesirable, often immediate reaction to a food which detrimentally stimulates the immune system. An extreme case can produce an anaphylactic shock, which would need urgent medical attention.

Common symptoms include urticaria (rash), swollen lips, mouth & tongue and vomiting. Shellfish, peanuts & certain berries are the most frequent culprits that initiate allergic reactions.

Allergy Intolerance
Obvious symptom Slight, subtle symptoms
Immediate reaction - usually within one hour Delayed reaction, 3 to 72 hours later
Quick initiation of symptoms. The reaction tends to increase with each exposure Slow onset. Often slow increase in symptoms
Frequently triggered by tiny amount of the food Not significantly affected by quantity of food
Affects Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Affects Immunoglobulin G (IgG) & or other mechanisms (prostaglandins, leukotrienes, etc)
Allergies are uncommon Food intolerances are very common
Normally non-reversible Reversible
Well recogised by medicine Just starting to be recognised by medicine

Test: Prick or RAST (Radio-immunodiffusion Test)


Test: Electro-Dermal Screening (EDS) or Blood Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

Food Intolerance Testing
You can get your food intolerance test on-site when you book your nutrition consultation. The test is quick, accurate and non-invasive, using electro-dermal screening (EDS) powered by advanced, computerised bio-energetic technology. The system has been developed over the last 50 years and represents one of the world's most sophisticated health assessment instruments. Printed results are available immediately after the screening for you to take home. The results enable our practitioners to give accurate recommendations for holistic treatment programs.

What Is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy seeks to identify & treat the root cause of your health condition. The whole person is treated from a physical, emotional & mental perspective, rather than just seen as having a physical ailment.

The digestive system is the foundation to good health. It is not just a question of eating healthy. Good absorption & assimilation of nutrients is vital. Avoiding foods that irritate the lining of the gut & triggering uncomfortable reactions is part of disease prevention. Food intolerance testing is able to identify foods that are aggravating your digestive tract, so that a tailor-made nutritional program can be put together for you to heal your gut.

What does a Nutritional Consultation Include?

* A full nutritional assessment to identify any underlying vitamin /mineral deficiencies, infections, toxicity with a qualified, top nutritionist
* Food intolerance test, - to identify the specific foods contributing to your IBS, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhoea, candida
* Vitamin and mineral test
* Dietary/supplemental recommendations
* Clinical examination e.g nails, tongue, blood pressure, weight
* Lifestyle recommendations
* Referral for laboratory tests if considered necessary for further investigation, e.g blood, stool, saliva, hormones, urine, sweat

What other conditions can Nutritional Therapy Treat?

Heartburn Fertility Problems Eczema PCOS Lupus
High cholesterol Hypothyroid Pregnancy care Fibroids Multiple Sclerosis
Blood sugar problems Weight loss Osteoarthritis Endometriosis Asthma
Ulcerative Colitis Chrohns ME/Chronic Fatigue Menopause Enlarged Prostate
High Blood Pressure Psoriasis Heart disease Sinusitis Depression



According to recent government statistics, diseases and conditions of the digestive tract account for 1 in 8 UK deaths. 1 in 4 main operations in UK hospitals are related to the digestive tract.

Over a third of the population regularly suffers from digestive illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, stomach-aches, nausea and sickness.
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