So much of what is making us feel unwell can start in our gut.  For a long-time it was believed that there was no connection between the gut and the brain.  That what was happening in the gut could not affect our thinking.

If you have ever suffered from stomach or gut problems you will know this is not the case.  Gut problems can cause fuzzy thinking, lack of energy, not to mention unpleasant symptoms such as bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea.

We now know that not only is there a connection between the gut and the brain, but that the microbes in our system play a very important role in a range of processes including immunity, hormone balance, energy, sleep, bone health and of course, digestion.

This is why if you have a problem the gut is always a good place to start.  It’s also why naturopaths ask a lot of questions about your digestion and your gut.  The gut is where nutrients are absorbed, so if this isn’t working properly you may have problems.  It’s also the place where too much can be absorbed if you have inflammation as a result of poor diet, stress, or an intolerance to certain foods.

There are many herbs which can help with gut related problems – we have herbs which help increase stomach acid and bile production; some herbs help with constipation and others with diarrhea; others help with inflammation, cramping and pain.  As always these herbs have to be selected based on the person and their condition.  They also have to be checked for contraindications with any medication you may be taking or any health related conditions you may have.

It’s also important to find the cause of the problem and to identify and address any contributing factors.  These may be lifestyle or nutrition related and will be identified as part of the process.  This combination of a full review, an action plan and, if required, a herbal formula will considerably help the condition.

If you want to enquire further, just give us a call and we can talk it through further with you.  Or make a consultation for a full review of your constitution including which herbs will work best for you.  On the basis of this information we will provide you with a formula and an actionplan so that you can start your programme immediately.  Email us on info@freshperceptions.com to set up an appointment which can be face-to-face or on-line.