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No Guts No Glory

Posted on 22 August 2011

Are you bloated after a meal? Suffer abdominal pain? Constipation or diarrhoea? Flatulence? Heartburn or indigestion? Itchy or inflamed skin?

Your gut could be lacking essential nutrients required for optimal health.

Ever since probiotics were discovered over 100 years ago, researchers have been fascinated by the relationship between the gut and our general wellbeing. They have moved on from a supplement you take after a course of antibiotics, to reducing the symptoms of a range of medical conditions:-

• IBS
• Prevention and treatment of a range of diarrhoea
• Symptomatic relief of candidiasis
• Manage allergies, including eczema
• Prevent respiratory infections
• Reduce dental caries
• Support and strengthen the immune system
• Maintain healthy urogenital flora and manage urinary tract infections

There are several new and different strains of probiotics now available to treat gastrointestinal symptoms. There is a multitude of products, and professional advice is needed to make sure you get the right one for your particular symptoms.

Probiotics are not the only solution to the complex problems that your digestive system can produce. Supplements with strange names such as Glutamine or Quercetain as well as Fish Oil are important in the three stages of healing the gut.

1. Healing the inflamed intestinal mucosa
2. Preventing further damage
3. Re-establishing healthy intestinal flora

For further information log on to www.mappandhession.com.au and click on the “Health” link for a range of gastrointestinal conditions.

Better still, call into the pharmacy in King St Murwillumbah and have to chat to Paul, Greg or Colin about the best way to get you back to feeling your best. Remember, “No guts, no glory!!”

Tags: Murwillumbah Health herbal medicine medicine vitamins naturopath Bioceuticals Metagenics herbs fish oil ultraclean probiotics irritable bowel syndrome gut health Pharmacy
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