Bloating has become so common, we see it in most of the clients who come to our clinic. Generally bloating is caused by poor food choices, food allergies, candida, parasites, constipation, IBS and overeating. Occasionally it can indicate a more serious underlying problem. Symptoms are generally, distension of the abdomen, gas, feeling of being full, pain and cramping. Each person will have their own set of circumstances that are contributing to their bloating and we endeavour to get to the root of the problem by cleansing the digestive system, making dietary changes and using key supplements.
Candida is a type of fungi belonging to the yeast family. In small amounts it causes no harm, being kept in check by the immune system, intestinal pH and the ‘army’ of good bacteria. However, if the body’s defences become compromised due to sugary foods, alcohol, antibiotics, stress and a host of other reasons, candida can overgrow causing many unpleasant symptoms. These include, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea, fatigue, thrush, urinary tract infections, foggy thinking and depression. Strengthening your immune system and adjusting your diet is essential for healing candida. Colon cleansing is especially useful where constipation, diarrhea or IBS is also occurring.
Everyone has gas, it’s normal. But when it is excessive and uncomfortable, it’s a sign of digestive imbalance. Gas can be a product of fermentation in the gut. Often this occurs with wrong food combinations, allergies and overeating. The stomach only has so much hydrochloric acid and pancreatic enzymes to digest a reasonable amount of food. Excessive and repetitive overeating will eventually overburden the stomach and small intestine, leading to gas. Bacterial overgrowth and parasites can also cause gas, and may be making you feel lethargic. Some types of bacteria will produce an excessive amount of gas, especially straight after eating. Getting rid of gas begins with cleansing the colon to remove waste, bacteria and parasites. Dietary and lifestyle adjustments and the right type of probiotics to restoring balance to gut bacteria. Digestive enzymes can also helpful.
We have many personal trainers who send their clients to us before they start training. This is because they know that gut health is so critical to weight loss. I see clients doing a huge amount of exercise without results, all because they are fighting against their toxic gut. Of course weight loss relies on a number of different factors coming together – nutrition, hydration, exercise, hormone balance, stress reduction – but cleansing is often overlooked. When your body is clean on the inside, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it is to get the body you want on the outside. Also, infrared sauna is known to boost the metabolism and human growth hormone as well as detoxing the lymphatic system, all of which will help to kickstart your weight loss.
Tiredness can strike for a number of reasons – long term physical or emotional stress, adrenal burnout, not enough exercise, being overweight, food intolerances, allergies or an unhealthy liver. In conjunction with stress factors, we have found many clients who are chronically tired are eating too many processed foods and not enough raw, fresh, whole fruits and vegetables. The liver is overworked and toxic, and that is having a direct impact on the immune system. We actually are what we eat. Literally the food we consume turns into the building blocks of our cells, so if we are eating and drinking foods that have no vitality, no life-force, it’s easy to see how we might be tired. As with all our therapy, we begin by cleansing the digestive and lymphatic system, establishing the correct nutrition and addressing lifestyle.
If you suffer from any of these conditions please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can help you.