Digestive Gut Issues

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Heartburn – GORD

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) Indigestion

GORD can cause burning in the throat, constant burping, a sensation of fullness, bloating or upper abdominal ache/pain. GORD must be addressed as soon as possible to avoid complications such as:

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  • Oesophagitis (inflammation of the oesophagus)
  • Narrowing of the oesophagus
  • Ulcerations
  • Oesophageal adenocarcinoma

It is important to establish the underlying causes, such as stomach or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), H. Pylori infection, low stomach acids or other contributing factors.

Usually with patients suffering from GORD there is an underlying infection that can be treated naturally with herbs and nutritional medicine.

Herbal medicine & nutritional treatment can be very effective when prescribed correctly.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

(IBS) Bloating & Constipation

The underlying cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome has not been identified.

IBS is a common gastrointestinal disorder that causes bloating, stomach cramps or sensation of a dull ache, constipation, diarrhoea or can alternate between both.

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The symptoms of IBS can be eased with treatment or in many cases with the correct treatment, the sufferer can achieve minimal or be symptom-free.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a functional disorder of the gut, which means that the gastrointestinal tract is not working properly, but nothing is wrong with the structure. It is a condition that affects a large number of people in Australia.

Several factors could initiate and maintain IBS, such as genetic predisposition (Pyroluria disorder), after an acute gastrointestinal infection. Sometimes parasites such as Blastocystis Hominis or Dientamoeba Fragilis, high copper levels in the body can cause irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. Stress and food sensitivities can also promote IBS.

How we can help?

There are various ways to identify and treat digestive issues.

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Detoxification

Heavy metal overload could promote a number of health conditions including autoimmune disease, liver and kidney disease, Crohn’s disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Leaky Gut Syndrome, and neuromuscular disorders.

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Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Digestive problems
  • Joint pain
  • Depression
  • Alcohol intolerance
  • Allergies (environmental and food sensitivities)
  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Brain fog
  • Cannot lose weight
  • Dark circles under the eyes

Long term toxicity with metals can cause or contribute to a long list of diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other brain and neurological disorders.

From research, we found that if you are deficient in essential minerals, your body will use toxic metals instead.

  • When Calcium is being replaced by lead, which deposits primarily in bone and disrupts the formation of red blood cells, promotes osteopenia and osteoporosis.
  • When Zinc is being replaced by cadmium, which tends to accumulate heavily in your kidneys. Cadmium overload is associated with peripheral neuropathy.
  • When Magnesium is being replaced by aluminium, which, among other things, induces neurochemical changes and has been identified as a contributing factor to developing Alzheimer’s.
  • When Manganese is replaced by nickel, it may promote malignancies.

Toxic Metal Exposure

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Lead
  • Lead-containing plumbing.
  • Lead-based paints (in buildings built before 1978 and is the predominant source for children).
  • Foods grown in lead-rich soil.
Cadmium
  • Tobacco smoke.
  • Eating foods containing cadmium (levels are highest in grains, legumes, and leafy vegetables, fish and shellfish).
  • Contact with cadmium from household products (electric batteries and solar panels).
Arsenic

Nickel and other metal poisons that flood the environment and invade your body.

Mercury
  • Eating fish or shellfish contaminated with methyl mercury (includes shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tile fish, bass, walleye, pickerel).
  • Breathing contaminated workplace air or skin contact during use in the workplace.
  • Release of mercury vapour from dental amalgam fillings.
Aluminium

The air that we breathe must be a significant contributor to the body burden of aluminium.

The diet is another significant contributor to the body burden of aluminium. Topically applied cosmetics and related skin, hair and hygiene products are often significant sources of aluminium.

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