Gut Tag

Blog / 31.08.2016

Heartburn is a form of indigestion felt as a burning sensation in the chest, caused by acid regurgitation into the oesophagus. This can create a burning discomfort in the upper abdomen or below the breast bone. What is the cause of heartburn? The first most obvious one is over indulgence. Eating too much food overfills the stomach, pushing food nearer to the oesophagus and as it ferments, the acid may start to bubble up causing that heartburn. The type of food you eat may cause heartburn as well. Spicy, fried, citrus and tomato based foods as well as coffee and alcohol very...

Blog / 21.06.2016

In this week's newsletter we share with you another extract from Dr David Perlmutter's book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life. We will look at the link between your gut's bacteria and obesity and how your intestinal flora can make you fat and the effects it has on your health. "While it’s hard to imagine obesity as an inflammatory disease, just as it may seem difficult to grasp that dementia and depression are inflammatory diseases, all are exactly that. For starters, obesity is associated with increased production of pro-inflammatory chemicals, or...