Magnesium

With magnesium often claimed to be one of the most common nutrient deficiencies, and with so many clients asking about the nutrient I thought I would start creating a ‘master document’ on this amazing nutrient. So over the coming days/week I will add to this article with the aim of covering all necessary questions: What

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Food Intolerance

Food intolerance is estimated to affect 10-20% of the population, though diagnosis is difficult and so the number could be lower or even higher than this. Intolerances are a non-immunological reaction or hypersensitivity to food, often associated with gastro-intestinal symptoms. There are three potential causes of a food intolerance: 1. Pharmacology There are a number

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Food Allergy & Oral Tolerance

The UK has some of the highest prevalence rates of allergic conditions in the world, with ‘prevalence’ meaning the number of cases that are present at a given time. AllergyUK estimates that a staggering 44% of British adults now suffer from at least one allergy, and the number of sufferers is on the rise. Almost

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Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

Some research suggests that 81% of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, 84% of people with fibromyalgia, 54% of people with hypothyroidism and up to 78% of people with IBS have small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) Hydrogen breath tests are widely used to explore what’s going on in functional gastrointestinal disorders. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

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Recipe – Sauerkraut

This recipe comes from a Toronto based Nutritionist Meghan Telpner.  How to Make Sauerkraut Ingredients (2 cups) 1 medium cabbage 1 Tbsp. caraway seeds 1 Tbsp. sea salt 2-3 Tbsp. chopped or grated ginger (optional) 2/3 cup grated carrot (optional) Directions Remove large outer leaves from cabbage and set aside. Core and shred cabbage. In a

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Recipe – Chicken Broth

This recipe was designed by Nutritional Therapist and chef Christine Bailey from Advance Nutrition. Ingredients: 1 organic chicken 1 onion, coarsely chopped 3 carrots, chopped 2 celery sticks chopped 2-3 courgettes  sliced into 2 inch rounds 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, optional 2 tbsp coconut oil, optional 2 tsp dulse flakes 2 garlic cloves Salt

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Cyrex Labs Gluten & Immune Testing

I am pleased to announce that, here in the UK, we finally have access to Cyrex Labs range of tests. This includes: Array 1 Mucosal Gluten Reactivity Panel Array 2 Intestinal Antigenic Permeability Panel Array 3 Wheat / Gluten Proteome Reactivity and Autoimmunity Array 4 Cross Reactivity and Food Sensitivity Panel Array 5 Multiple Autoimmunity

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FODMAPs & IBS

What are FODMAPs? The acronym FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. These short-chain carbohydrates are incompletely absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and can be easily fermented by gut bacteria1.These sugars also exert an osmotic effect, increasing fluid movement into the large bowel2 The fermentation and osmosis caused by these undigested sugars are

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