Digestion Clinic


The Digestion Clinic runs all year round. Digestive problems seem to affect most people at one time or another especially due to the use of antibiotics and a food chain that has lost its way. Signs of a disturbed digestive system include bloating, discomfort, wind, irregular and erratic bowel movements, and sometimes pain among others. Many of these symptoms are uncomfortable and embarrassing but also can make life difficult as our toilet habits start to rule our lives. Digestive problems are also rarely talked about, and this means we often go around thinking that our digestive habits are normal. Once you start exploring them you soon realise that burping, farting and alternating diarrhea and constipation isn’t something we have to put up with, we simply got used to it. The good news is that you don’t have to live with it. Fortunately, we can help digestion greatly with the use of herbal remedies and simple diet changes. Supporting key gut bacteria can make all the difference to your gut symptoms so help is at hand.

Our Digestion Clinic specialises in helping identify your triggers and warning signs as we help you become more competent at learning how to influence your digestive system with foods, herbs and self-care. In your appointment we go over the foods you are consuming and determine what you should be eating for your lifestyle, age and gender plus how to address gut health with diet and supplements. We start you off on a herbal programme designed to treat your particular signs & symptoms which may include stress, energy or food cravings. As we see you in follow ups, we see what works for you and we are able to paint you a picture of how to look after your gut and microbiome.

If  we don’t look after our digestive system, then we often end up feeling flat, fatigued and fat. Our energy starts to slowly dip and we turn to junk foods to compensate. What we need to remember is that the gut influences our health so much so that inflammation within the body is now thought to originate from an inflamed gut. In other words if your gut is inflamed – so are you. In the long term if the gut is left untreated, what we call a ‘leaky gut’ ensues meaning that the lining becomes damaged and is not performing its barrier function effectively affecting inflammation levels inside the body. This also means that our ability to absorb nutrients is also compromised. See where we are going here? Fatigue and food cravings are often a sign of nutrient deficiencies that arise from bad gut function.

On top of this, research has shown that the gut microbes also play a part in feeding our bodies and may be responsible for food cravings also. Stress and underlying gut infections are often at play with recent research into Crohns disease suggests that altered microbes are at play. Stress hormones often make the situation worse and can cause spasms that can cause significant pain and discomfort. There’s alot going on in there! So what started off as a bad diet choice {nurture} coupled with a genetic tendency for inflammation {nature} ends up destroying the friendly interplay of microbes and the immune system.

If you want to discover how to feed your digestive system book into see one of our practitioners today.

  • 1 hour and 15 minute initial appointment ~ We go over your symptoms and talk about what your warning signs, triggers, plus we alert you to what herbs and nutrients you need to start the process of healing the digestive system.
  • 45 minute follow up ~ You then go away and practice these new habits, taking herbs and supplements and finding the nutrients from your diet, coming back for a 45 minute follow up appointment to discuss the changes and results.
  • 30 minute follow up ~ Further changes to your diet take longer to implement and if things are going well a maintenance plan can be made. For others, time and patience may require that you work on it for longer to get the desired results.

Follow up appointments can be made in order to further track your progress. All appointments involve a referral to a medical practitioner if necessary.

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