How Trained Eating Disorder Practitioners work

“To actually accept that you have an eating disorder or a mental health issue is actually a sign of great, great strength. It is not a sign of weakness at all.”-Nigel Owens Eating Your Emotions How many of us use food to regulate our emotions either by overeating (refined carbohydrates and refined sugars) or by restricting our eating? How many of us use food for semi /starvation or starvation in order to numb our emotions in a desperate attempt to silence the nagging voices resulting from our own internal pain? Finally, how many of us have an unhealthy and obsessive relationship with food often to the detriment of our own personal relationships? As a Registered Nutritional Therapist specialising in Eating Disorders and Obesity I am often moved whilst observing the constant battle my clients have endured in order to have … Continue reading

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What are probiotics?

Our gut is populated by trillions of bacteria that have specific roles in the maintenance of different functions in the gut. Probiotics are made of good live bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally live within the body and have a number of different roles: • they help maintain pH• they can reduce flatulence• they help detoxification• they aid reduction of inflammation• they are important for some vitamin formation• they help to increase absorption of vital nutrients• they help fight the population of bad bacteria and inhibit bad guys taken up the residence• they improve the consistency and frequency of bowel motions, and much more. Dysbiosis is when there is an imbalance in the gut flora and the bad guy (bacteria) takes over. Dysbiosis manifests with the following symptoms:• bloating, burning, flatulence• indigestion, diarrhea, constipation• nausea or diarrhea after taking supplements• post-adolescent … Continue reading

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