Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates, the father of medicine said, “all disease begins in the gut.” Today, modern science supports this connection. When we take a root cause approach, we can’t overlook digestive health and the microbiome. It’s one of the most important places to look.
If you want to uncover how to increase metabolism, this is a must-read! In addition to understanding hormone contributors to weight gain, let’s look at inflammation and gut health. Read on to learn more about these surprising connections!
Are you in your late 30s or 40s and noticing a change in your metabolism? Has it become harder to maintain your weight, despite eating healthy foods? Or you’ve noticed the strategies you used in the past to lose weight no longer work? This scenario is common as we enter the perimenopause years. Our hormones begin to change, and that affects metabolism and weight. I promise you that it isn’t a problem with willpower; you just need new strategies for weight loss. Those strategies include exploring what is going on with your hormones.
SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, is a GI condition related to a cascade of symptoms and many root causes. In the previous blog we discussed the five types of SIBO, SIBO causes, and SIBO’s relationship with IBS, histamine intolerance, and autoimmunity. In today’s article, I’ll discuss my approach to using functional medicine to treat SIBO in my practice. We will cover SIBO testing, issues with the low FODMAP diet, and how to heal SIBO naturally, once and for all!
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