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The Gut Brain Connection

The Gut Brain Connection

The Truth Behind ‘Gut Feelings’  Sometimes, I get a feeling in the pit of my stomach when something huge is about to take place. It’s happened ever since I was a kid. It can sometimes be caused by dread, by excitement, by nerves, happiness or sadness. For years I thought it was unique to me; this gut feeling. As it turns out, it’s a feeling; a sensation and almost a knowing that all of us have. It all comes down to the existence of a network of neurons (about 100 million) that line our guts and have resulted in the...

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Understanding Leaky Gut Syndrome and How to Heal Your Gut Naturally

Understanding Leaky Gut Syndrome and How to Heal Your Gut Naturally

Written by MINND Foundation Leaky Gut Syndrome is one of many diseases that results from chronic inflammation. Poor gut health and inflammatory bowel diseases can be significant causes. Gut Health is Connected to All Aspects of Your Health Gastrointestinal issues may be as simple as gas and bloating, or as severe as food sensitivity and constipation, yet these conditions are not a natural part of daily health or the process of ageing. Gut health serves as a direct indicator of overall health; thus, digestive issues can be symptoms of more serious conditions. The Gut Responds to Diet and Lifestyle The...

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Resistant Starch – Why Leaky Gut Sufferers Should Avoid Grains.

Resistant Starch – Why Leaky Gut Sufferers Should Avoid Grains.

If you to suffer from leaky gut syndrome, you are likely to have also been through countless dietary adjustments to find a solution that suits your case and lifestyle. Healing a leaky gut is no simple or quick fix. There are obviously full diet plan options such as the GAPS diet, but if, like many people who suffer from this common but potentially debilitating ailment, you don’t want to completely miss out on foods you love, some minor dietary adjustments/additions might be your preferred avenue. Removing problematic foods and including foods that are gut healing can, depending in the severity...

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Alison Bell
What the FODMAP!

What the FODMAP!

What is the FODMAP diet all about? The name FODMAP refers to specific nutrients that are to be avoided under the guidelines of this diet. More specifically, it is an acronym for those nutrients. It stands for; Fermentable…              Meaning they are broken down by bacteria in the large bowel. Oligosaccharides…       Meaning few sugars. Disaccharides…           This is a double sugar molecule. Monosaccharides…      This is a single-sugar molecule. And Polyols…                      These are sugar alcohols. Catchy, isn’t it?! This diet is commonly referred to as the Low FODMAPs diet as the...

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