What is SIBO?

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, SIBO, is an overgrowth of bacteria within the small intestine often due to a change in the microbiome, which is the environment of the bacteria that reside in the intestines. Read More…

Shabir And Trinny On The Lymphatic System

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With the weather finally feeling like winter and the festive season just about to start, more of us are looking to boost our immune system and fend off infections. The lymphatic system is often associated with dry body brushing and cellulite, but it is very important when it comes to fighting off infections and viruses. Shabir explains why it’s essential that we all look after and support our lymphatic system… Read More…

Quenching Heartburn

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Heartburn is a common problem which will affect most people at some point during their lives. Home remedies are frequently advertised that promise to quench heartburn quickly however many of these drugs and home remedies are not without side effects.

What is heartburn?

Heartburn is described as a burning sensation in the chest area, especially when lying down or bending forward. It is caused by the backwash of stomach acid into the oesophagus, the tube connecting the mouth and stomach. Most people report a sour or bitter aftertaste in the mouth after a heartburn episode. Heartburn is usually caused by the weakening of the lower oesophageal sphincter, LES, a bundles of muscles that are supposed to keep the contents of the stomach out of the oesophagus. When the LES is functioning properly, the valve opens up momentarily to allow food to pass into the stomach. When LES function is impaired, the acidic contents of the stomach go backwards into the oesophagus, a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD’s. Read More…