Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – Digestive Health and Gut Health
Do you live your life wondering where the nearest toilet is?
IBS – Imagine being able to eat out with family and friends without experiencing pain or other explosive results.
Living in the 21st centaury can be stressful. Being time poor can mean consuming more processed or packaged foods. Do you eat on the run, with no real time to relax and enjoy your meal? Long-term stress can also affect the digestive system, leading to pain, bloating, nausea and in some cases this may lead to food sensitivities or intolerances, reflux and indigestion, constipation and diarrhoea or a condition of dysbiosis called ‘leaky gut’ that refers to intentional permeability.
Most people I see have chronic issues with their gut and bowel. It’s important to make changes sooner, rather than later.
The digestive system is the most important system in the body, if it is not functioning well, you may experience symptoms in other areas of your body. Another important fact is that 70% of your immune system is located in the gut.
We can organise a range of functional pathology tests to help pinpoint possible food intolerances, maldigestion, leaky gut, parasites and bacterial balance. Check out our Food Compatibility Hair Test. Using a hair sample (coloured hair is fine), Bio-Compatibility testing identifies the influence (either positive or negative) of a wide range of foods and products, showing which items may need to be avoided.
Food allergy is not the same as food intolerance:
- Allergy to a specific food (such as peanut or shellfish allergy) is usually characterised by an immediate and often severe reaction of the immune system to a specific food.
- Intolerance to a food is usually characterised by delayed symptoms sometimes taking several days to appear. Symptoms may include migraine, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, wind, bloating, reflux, fatigue, brain fog or a general unwell feeling.