MicroBiome Matters – Stress, Anxiety and the Gut Microbiota by Dr Rabia Topan
The Perfect Stool – Sugar, Inflammation and the Gut
There are many schools of thought regarding how poor digestion happens, but primary triggers are stress, diet, blood sugar management and infection. The trigger is often established in your initial consult where we go over your entire medical history.
For a gut reset, our primary objective is to reduce inflammation, and will likely follow either a detoxification, or, elimination protocol. You can find more information on this functional medicine approach through the following suggested reading regarding an elimination protocol here:
The Inflammation Spectrum – by Dr Will Cole
Clean – by Dr Alejandro Junger
Now don’t go into this thinking “great, she’ll have me eating air and fungus”! Quite the opposite actually, I take a Functional and Culinary medicine approach to foods.Where you might be exiling dairy for the time being, I will teach you how to fall in love with all the glorious alternatives to scratch that itch. You will learn about SEASONAL, FRESH, LOCAL, and the impact that has on microbiome. You’ll learn about the negative impact on plastics and hormones in our food chains, and which foods you should always buy organic.
A great Podcast about how these nasty food invaders impact health I suggest this podcast Genes, GMO’s and Glyphosate by Professor Micheal Antoniou
Finding Genius – How Microplastics move through our environment – Win Cowger, Ph.D.
For more advanced gastrointestinal conditions such as SIBO, GERD, IBD, Crohn’s and Celiac disease. I take a very elegant and personalized approach, and believe there is no ONE protocol that fits all. Herbal medicine also addresses the emotional and psychological nature of how these diseases came to be. Inflammation is at the root of these conditions and making disciplined dietary modifications along with using a botanical and nutrient protocol is the key to manage and, recover from chronic digestive conditions.
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