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Iridology and Gut Health

Posted by Deirdre Parkinson on 13 May 2020
Iridology and Gut Health

The iridology photo attached to this blog post indicates that the client might have poor digestion and is beginning to develop leaky gut syndrome. The yellow and orange overlay shows that there may be fermentation of undigested sugars and proteins, creating gas and bloating. The dark lines like spokes in a wheel might be a sign of toxins being able to leak from the gut into the blood stream.

A healthy gut microbiome is so essential to the health of every organ in the body. Problems with the gut microbiome can be at the root of many symptoms, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Loose bowels
  • Joint pain
  • Weight issues
  • Mood swings; and 
  • Hormonal imbalances

So much of our food these days has been irradiated or over-processed so that the natural healthy bacteria that we would normally get from our diet is reduced drastically.

What is the difference between a probiotic and prebiotic?

We need a daily dose of healthy bacteria for a healthy gut i.e. probiotics, and we also need a daily dose of the specific nutrients that keep these bacteria alive i.e. prebiotics.

Some examples of foods containing prebiotics:

  • Garlic
  • Grated ginger
  • Grated turmeric root
  • Asparagus
  • Leek
  • Dandelion root
  • Apples
  • Jerusalem artichoke; and 
  • Onions

Some examples of foods containing probiotics:

  • Yoghurt
  • Sauerkraut
  • Miso
  • Tempeh
  • Kombucha; and
  • Kefir

Speed up healing and encourage the growth of a healthy gut microbiome with a personalised naturopath program targeted on addressing your specific needs and symptoms. Contact Cassia Wellness Clinic today for more information or phone 07 5522 0505 to book an appointment.

Author: Deirdre Parkinson
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