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Going to see your chiropractor is of huge benefit for your body, and mental health.  The increase of blood flow to areas of your body that are stagnant, the realignment of your spine and the support of your internal organs.  Keeping the momentum going after your adjustment to make the most of it is key.  Here’s how …

1. Drink lots of water before and after your visit. 

Hydration is key to so many great things in life, and getting the benefits from seeing a chiropractor are no different.

The human body is made up of 60% water, and every day, a portion of this is lost to breathing, perspiration, and urination. 

When your body is in proper alignment, it releases stored tension it had been holding in that area. This can act like a fast track detox for the system, flushing toxins from the body, and water can speed up the process, while decreasing the chance of mild side effects of getting adjusted.

2. Go for a walk after getting adjusted.

Your chiropractic visit can act like a reset button on the computer. By flicking the reset button, its important not to go straight back into the same postural patterns we have created, by going for a walk. Walking will give important feedback to the brain from the body, reminding it to hold new patterns for longer periods of time. 

3.Change your pillow! 

There’s no exact science to know when to change your pillow. Try this test. If you have a non-foam pillow, fold it in half. If it doesn’t spring back to its normal form, its time for a new one. 

We spend on average 7-9 hours a night sleeping on our pillow. Old pillows, or inexpensive ones, may be massive contributors to symptoms of neck/back pain or headaches that you are experiencing. 

4. Sleep on your side or back. 

Now you’ve changed your pillow, its important to take note of how you sleep. Side is best, back is good, but try to avoid sleeping on your tummy.

5. Check your desk.

More and more we see H&S or OSH assessments of our workplace, some people are even lucky enough to have standing desks. If this isn’t the case, thats ok. Make sure your monitor is aligned with your eye-line, so you are not distorting your posture to fit the screen height. Your elbows should be positioned at 90 degrees, and your feet flat on the floor. 

Even if we have the right height for our desk, its important to take regular breaks and reset our posture. Roll your shoulders back so your shoulder blades slot comfortably against your spine, and do some nice, easy movements with your mobility in your neck. 

6. Rom-Wods, and Yoga.

Its so great to have these at our disposal at Health101, and even more important to utilise them! Even ten minutes a day of mobility work will improve your work outs and your health exponentially. 

 

To book in to see the magnificent Dr Lou click here

February Member of the Month

February 28, 2017

You may have seen our February member of the month smashing workouts at Metcon Madness a few weekends ago, she has just submitted an awesome time for the first workout for the CrossFit Open and we are lucky enough to see her pushing hard every day she comes into the gym! 
Kristy Jordan is one of our fabulous West Auckland members and congratulations on being our member of the month. Heres a little more below to get to know her: 

How long have you been CrossFitting and Why do you CrossFit?
I have been a member for about 2 years although a year of that my attendance has been pretty sporadic – A 3 month trip to Europe and full time study didn’t help!
I do CrossFit to challenge myself and keep fit.

What do you love about CrossFit/Health101?

I love the members and coaches at Health101 everyone is so genuinely kind, caring and overall awesome!

What’s your favourite movement?
My favourite movement: Deadlifts! LOVE them  

What’s your favourite workout? 
 I don’t have a favourite workout as such but anything with kettle bell swings and doubles under and ill be happy 

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?
My mobility and posture has improved a lot, before I was doing CrossFit I didn’t realise I even had a problem.

What is something that we don’t know about you?
I did gymnastics when I was a kid through to intermediate, not that is shows now haha! I am actually super uncoordinated.

January Member of the Month

February 9, 2017

We are already two weeks into February, but, better late than never to recognise our first member of the month for 2017! From Mount Eden, you will now see him smashing kipping pull ups like they’re nothing, David! 
David has been a member with us since September last year, and has already come on in leaps and bounds in these short few months. We cant wait to see what 2017 has in store for you David. 

Get to know David a little better below: 

How long have you been CrossFitting and Why do you CrossFit?

Just over 4 months. I do it to keep fit and feel good. After going to a normal gym and doing the old back/bi/chest/tri routines I got pretty bored and found it hard to motivate myself, so I stopped going. I wanted exercise that was more challenging and more satisfying. CrossFit is definitely the one for that. 

What do you love about CrossFit/Health101?

I love the constant variation in classes and movements. It never feels like you’re doing the same old workout day after day. Health101 coaches have been awesome. They know the individual members so know weights you’re capable of doing and what parts of your body will hurt with certain movements. This means they can recommend alternatives to avoid injury. It is a great environment to train in. 

What’s your favorite movement? 

Definitely the pull up. I couldn’t do one when it started so it gives me joy to do two in a row. 

What’s your favorite WOD? 

I love the longer ones. I Get a good sense of satisfaction when you complete them (or like in my case get to the time cap without passing out). The longest I’ve done is 12 days of christmas so its the winner at them moment. 

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?

I think just generally feeling healthier has been the biggest change. I didn’t think it would happen so fast but after only a few months I definitely feel fitter, healthier and have more energy. And even though my back still gets a bit sore, it is a million times better since doing crossfit. I can see why people get hooked on this. I certainly am. 

What is something that we don’t know about you?  

My toes are webbed…not really. 

December Member of the Month

December 30, 2016

The finals days of 2016 and our final Member of the month for the year! We hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and are looking forward to kick starting 2017 with you! 
Our December member of the month was undeniably a top pick between us coaches, everyone has noticed her dedication and the improvements that have come hand in hand with that. 
Nicole Margolius, congratulations! Lets see what more you can achieve in 2017.
A few questions and answers from Nicole below: 

How long have you been CrossFitting and Why do you CrossFit? 
I’ve been CrossFitting since around June of this year (6 months) and I keep coming back because I love surprising myself with what I’m actually capable of doing. There are also so many different movements that it doesn’t get monotonous and your levels of skill is different for each that there is always something to improve.

What do you love about CrossFit/Health101? 
The CrossFit/Health101 community is UNBELIEVABLE! From the coaches to the members, no matter how hard the workout or how much I’m struggling I have a team of supporters behind me, encouraging me to push to my limits! There are no half efforts, everyone gives their everything with each WOD and we share each other’s pride in our achievements! 

What’s your favorite movement?
 For Barbell work I enjoy the Clean and also quite enjoy Kettle Bell Clean and Jerk.

What’s your favorite WOD?
 No specific WOD that I can think of as my best – Can exclude anything with burpees! I do enjoy partner WOD’s … I love not only working hard for myself but also working hard for someone else. It really motivates me.

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?
Surprisingly, although you’re physically pushing yourself, I have more energy now than I’ve ever had before. My family are seeing me at my best, motivated, engaged and more importantly healthy. Getting to the box in the mornings has gone from being a time-luxury I afforded myself to an absolute necessity to keep me balanced.

 What is something that we don’t know about you?  (Interesting fact, accomplishment you are proud of, obscure/unique talent, funny story, etc.). 
When I was around 14/15, I used to do martial arts and received provincial colours for Kung Fu in South Africa. Needless to say most of those skills are dead and gone =) 

New Years Intro Courses

December 21, 2016

Looking to improve your fitness and health for the New Year?  Then come along and join our CrossFit Intro Courses starting in January 2017.

Our team run’s three CrossFit Gyms.  CrossFit Mt Eden, CrossFit West Auckland and our newly opened CrossFit Kumeu.  All of our gyms are run by our experienced trainers and our communities are welcoming and will feel like family.

We are running a New Years Special for our intros.  Details below:

CrossFit West Auckland 1 Week Intro Classes
Date: Starting Monday 9th Jan 2017
Times: Monday 7pm, Wednesday 7pm and Saturday 9am
Location: 391 Rosebank Road, Avondale
Cost: Only $99 (normally $150) to book email logan@health101.co.nz

CrossFit Mt Eden 1 Week Intro Classes
Date: Starting Tuesday 17th Jan 2017
Times: Tuesday 7pm, Thursday 7pm and Saturday 9am
Location: 101 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden
Cost: Only $99 (normally $150) to book email logan@health101.co.nz

CrossFit Kumeu 1 Week Intro Classes
Date: Starting Tuesday 24th Jan 2017
Times: Tuesday 6 or 7pm, Thursday 6 or 7pm, Saturday 8am
Location: 4 Grivelle Street, Kumeu
Cost:  Opening special of $50 to book email logan@health101.co.nz

All intro courses have limited spaces.  So to book your spot now or for more information email logan@health101.co.nz

November Member of the Month

December 1, 2016

Its the first day of December, AND THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!! But lets not forget the month of November, and recognising our hugely deserving November Member of the Month.
Congratulations Shane Dickson! (who probably won’t see this post until after the weekend, because this morning he informed me he is off fly-fishing for a long weekend 😉 )
I asked Shane a few questions, so you fellow members can get to know him a little better. Turns out Shane has some sneaky dance moves we didn’t know about!

How long have you been CrossFitting and Why do you CrossFit?
Since Aug 2015 so 16 months. I CrossFit be strong through 50+ while I am doing other cool recreational “stuff”.

What do you love about CrossFit/Health101?
I love progressing, no matter how small the improvement.

What’s your favorite movement?
Hang Power Clean/Clean and Jerk

What’s your favorite WOD?
I actually like Murph because you get a pretty good idea of overall progression.

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?
I didn’t expect to be “hooked” as much as I am, and I have definitely changed my online purchasing habits!
What is something that we don’t know about you?
I danced National Rock and Roll Competitions when I was younger (much younger)

November Intro Course

November 2, 2016

Want to feel great about yourself and train with positive and motivating people? Then join our November Intro Course and get ready for a better life.

Our team at Health 101 run two CrossFit gyms and want to be your motivation to train.  At both of our CrossFit Mt Eden and CrossFit West Auckland gyms we have some of the best coaches in the industry as well as the friendliest members.  So come and join our next CrossFit Intro Classes and get the results you want before summer.

Our CrossFit Intro Classes are 3 sessions that cover the basic movements of CrossFit.  It is not scary or intimidating because it is with normal people like you. We cater for any fitness level from inactive and overweight to regular gym goer.

CrossFit Intro Special $99 (normally $120).  Only 10 spots.

CrossFit West Auckland
391 Rosebank Road, Avondale
Monday 21st Nov 7pm, Wednesday 23rd 7pm, & Sat 26th 9am

Spaces are limited so to register for either intro course or for more information email logan@health101.co.nz

Spring is in the air, the birds are singing and the sun is starting to shine. Finally! For some people this may be enough to kick-start the battery pack and get their spring glow on. But for the rest of us, the toll of the cold winter months may still be hanging around. If you are feeling like your body is need a little TLC right now, you are certainly not alone.  At this time of year some of the most common reasons people come to see me for are their skin health, weight, and energy levels – all of which have usually taken a turn for the worse over the winter period.

The ongoing lack of sunshine, overindulgences, and  less than optimal exercise so often associated with the colder months can have such a profound influence on the way that we look and feel, that by the time spring arrives we are ready for change.

In traditional Naturopathic philosophy, the seat of good health lies in attaining a healthy balance within our body systems. This includes our endocrine (or hormone) system, digestive system, and detoxification system, as well as our external environment and perception of this. Any imbalance in one area can have a knock on effect in other areas, which over time can have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing.  And from this perspective, getting to the root cause of the issue is the only way to really overcome it.

Take for example, our skin health. Spots can be a sign of hormonal disturbances, often associated with excess testosterone levels or problems with the body’s ability to breakdown and clear oestrogen. Unwanted hair growth or acne that worsens premenstrually are both indicators that the breakouts  may be caused by a hormonal problem. Spots can also be linked with poor gut health and detoxification issues and these types of blemishes tend to appear on the forehead and cheeks. Naturopathically we would look for clues such as digestive disturbances and poor detoxification. These may include poor diet, excessive flatulence, bloating and heartburn amongst others. Simple functional tests to check for bacterial overgrowth (or undergrowth) can also be useful.

Your weight may be as simple as the result of the food you are eating. But the majority of the time, the issues are more complex than simply equating to calories in equals calories out.  If you have tried every diet under the sun but still can’t lose weight, then there are likely some underlying imbalances that will be contributing.  Investigating other areas such as digestive health, hormonal or blood sugar imbalances, thyroid dysfunction or cortisol disturbances caused by ongoing stress will shed more light on your situation. Clues that one or a combination of these may be a problem for you include having digestive symptoms,  PMS, low energy, cold hands and feet, poor concentration and memory, shakiness that improves with eating, or feeling wired and tired, or just feeling down-right tired all the time.

Low energy is often attributed to late nights and a heavy work load. Provided this is not an ongoing problem, the body can cope with the intermittent stresses and strains of day-to-day life. However, chronic, unrelenting stress can have a long-term impact on your body. When the body undergoes long periods of stress it puts a heavy strain on your adrenal glands, a little like pressing accelerate on your car without ever stopping. The adrenal glands are responsible for producing your stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol, which are important hormones for managing your get up and go. However, if overworked, the production of these can become out of balance and eventually lead to adrenal burn out, also known as adrenal fatigue. Stage 1 of adrenal burn out causes abnormal fluctuations in cortisol levels affecting sleep patterns and causing energy fluctuations throughout the day – a feeling often coined as “wired but tired”. Clues that you may be experiencing the early stages of adrenal burnout include, feeling energetic in the morning with a slump in the afternoon, and then a second wind at night, with difficulties falling asleep and staying asleep, you may crave coffee but it tends to make you feel worse, and you often rely on sweet or carbohydrate foods to get you through the day. Despite your greatest efforts weight begins to gather around your abdomen, and the dreaded muffin top begins to appear. Stage 2 is when the engine is quite simply running out of gas, causing exhaustion that doesn’t improve – even getting yourself out of bed in the morning is an achievement in itself. Coffee and sugar may be the only thing that keeps you going, and weight may start piling on despite not having a huge appetite.  Alongside these clues, salivary cortisol testing is an excellent tool to help identify adrenal fatigue. At the same time it is essential to rule out other potential and often associated causes of low energy such as impaired thyroid function, poor digestive health, low iron, B12 or folate.

The following questionnaires are great tools for you to assess whether digestive or hormonal imbalances may be at the root of your health challenges.  If you can identify with any (or many) or the symptoms above then I encourage you to take 10 minutes to complete the questionnaires and see what information comes to light. You may just be surprised!

metagenics-detoxification-questionnaire

http://health101.co.nz/2016/10/hormone-profile-questionnaire/

To get that Spring back in your step, click here to book in to see Andrea: https://health101.cliniko.com/bookings#schedule

Hormonal Balance Questionnaire

Do you have or have you experienced in the past 6 months?…

PART A

  • A feeling you’re constantly racing from one task to the next?
  • Feeling tired yet wired?
  • A struggle calming down before bedtime or a second wind that keeps you up late?
  • Difficulty falling asleep or disrupted sleep?
  • A feeling of anxiety or nervousness – can’t stop worrying about things beyond your control?
  • A quickness to feel anger or rage – frequent screaming or yelling?
  • Memory lapses or feeling distracted?
  • Sugar cravings (you need a “little something” after each meal, usually of the chocolate variety)?
  • Increased abdominal circumference, greater than 35 inches (the dreaded abdominal fat or “muffin top” – not bloating)?
  • Skin conditions such as eczema or thin skin?
  • Bone loss (osteopenia or osteoporosis)?
  • High blood pressure or rapid heart beat?
  • High blood sugar (prediabetes, diabetes or insulin resistance)? Or shakiness between meals (blood sugar instability)?
  • Indigestion, ulcers or GERD?
  • More difficulty recovering from physical injury than in the past?
  • Unexplained pink to purple stretch marks on your belly or back?
  • Irregular menstrual cycles?
  • Decreased fertility?


PART B

  • Fatigue or burnout (you rely on caffeine to boost your energy or fall asleep while reading or watching a movie)?
  • Loss of stamina, particularly in the afternoon, from 2-5pm?
  • An atypical addiction to a negative point of view?
  • Crying bouts for no reason?
  • Decreased problem-solving ability?
  • Feeling stressed most of the time (everything seems harder than before and you have trouble coping)? Decreased stress tolerance?
  • Insomnia or difficulty staying asleep, especially between one and four in the morning?
  • Low blood pressure?
  • Postural hypotension (you stand up from lying down and feel dizzy)?
  • Difficulty fighting infection (you catch every virus you meet, particulary respiratory)?
  • Difficulty recovering from illness or surgery or healing wounds?
  • Asthma? Bronchitis? Chronic cough? Allergies?
  • Low or unstable blood sugar?
  • Salt cravings?
  • Excess sweating?
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea? Or loose stool alternating with constipation?
  • Muscle weakness, especially around the knee? Muscle or joint pain?
  • Hemorrhoids or varicose veins?
  • Your blood seems to pool easily or your skin bruises easily?
  • A thyroid problem that has been treated, you feel better and suddenly you feel palpitations or have rapid or irregular heartbeats (a sign of low cortisol/low thyroid combo)?


PART C

  • Agitation or PMS?
  • Cyclical headaches (particularly menstrual or hormonal migraines)?
  • Painful and/or swollen breasts?
  • Irregular menstrual cycles or cycles becoming more frequent as you age?
  • Heavy or painful periods (heavy: going through a superpad or tampon every 2 hours or less; painful: you can’t function without ibuprofen)?
  • Bloating, particularly in the ankles and belly and/or fluid retention (in other words, you gain 3-5 lbs before your period)?
  • Ovarian cysts, breast cysts, endometrial cysts (polyps)?
  • Easily disrupted sleep?
  • Itchy or restless legs, especially at night?
  • Increased clumsiness or poor coordination?
  • Infertility or subfertility?
  • Miscarriage in the first trimester?


PART D

  • Bloating, puffiness or water retention?
  • Abnormal Pap smears?
  • Heavy bleeding or postmenopausal bleeding?
  • Rapid weight gain, particularly in the hips and butt?
  • Increased bra-cup size or breast tenderness?
  • Fibroids?
  • Endometriosis or painful periods?
  • Mood swings, PMS, depression or just irritability?
  • Weepiness, sometimes over ridiculous things?
  • Mini breakdowns? Anxiety?
  • Migraines or other headaches?
  • Insomnia?
  • Brain fog?
  • A red flush on your face (or diagnosis of rosacea)?
  • Gallbladder problems (or removal)?

PART E

  • Poor memory (you walk into a room to do something, then wonder what it was or draw a blank midsentence)?
  • Emotional fragility, especially compared to how you felt 10 years ago?
  • Depression, perhaps with anxiety or lethargy (or more commonly, dysthymia: low-grade
    depression that lasts more than 2 weeks)?
  • Wrinkles?
  • Night sweats or hot flashes?
  • Trouble sleeping, waking up in the middle of the night?
  • A leaky or overactive bladder?
  • Bladder infections?
  • Droopy breasts or breasts lessening in volume?
  • Sun damage more obvious on chest, face and shoulders?
  • Achy joints?
  • Recent injuries particularly to wrists, shoulders, lower back or knees?
  • Loss of interest in exercise?
  • Bone loss?
  • Vaginal dryness, irritation or loss of feeling?
  • Dry eyes, skin?
  • Low libido?
  • Painful sex?

PART F

  • Excess hair on your face, chest or arms?
  • Acne?
  • Greasy skin and/or hair?
  • Thinning head hair?
  • Discoloration of your armpits (darker and thicker than your normal skin)?
  • Skin tags, especially on your neck and upper torso?
  • Hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia and/or unstable blood sugar?
  • Reactivity and/or irritability or excessively aggressive or authoritarian episodes?
  • Depression? Anxiety?
  • Menstrual cycles occurring more than every 35 days?
  • Ovarian cysts?
  • Midcycle pain?
  • Infertility or subfertility?
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

PART G

  • Hair loss, including of the outer third of your eyebrows and/or eyelashes?
  • Dry skin?
  • Dry, straw-like hair that tangles easily?
  • Thin, brittle fingernails?
  • Fluid retention or swollen ankles?
  • An additional few lbs or 20 that you just can’t lose?
  • High cholesterol?
  • Bowel movements less often than once a day or you feel you don’t completely evacuate?
  • Recurrent headaches?
  • Decreased sweating?
  • Muscle or joint aches or poor muscle tone?
  • Tingling in your hands and feet?
  • Cold hands and feet? Cold intolerance? Heat intolerance?
  • A sensitivity to cold (you shiver more easily than others and are always wearing layers)?
  • Slow speech, perhaps with a hoarse or halting voice?
  • A slow heart rate or bradycardia (fewer than 60 bpm and not because you’re an elite athlete)?  Lethargy?
  • Fatigue, particularly in the morning?
  • Slow brain, slow thoughts? Difficulty concentrating?
  • Sluggish reflexes, diminished reaction time?
  • Low sex drive and you’re not sure why?
  • Depression or moodiness?
  • A prescription for an antidepressant but you’re still not feeling like yourself?
  • Heavy periods or other menstrual problems?
  • Inferilty or miscarriage? Preterm birth?
  • An enlarged thyroid/goiter? Difficulty swallowing? Enlarged tongue?
  • A family history of thyroid problems?

PART A: High Cortisol

This is by far the most common hormone imbalance affecting modern women. 5+ symptoms: Chances are that you are high in cortisol.
3-4: You may need to address this hormone imbalance.
<3 or unsure: Consider testing your cortisol level.

PART B: Low Cortisol

You can have both high and low cortisol—even on the same day, within a twenty-four-hour period. 5+ symptoms: You are likely low in cortisol.
<5: Consider checking your cortisol level.

PART C: Low Progesterone

Low progesterone is the second most common hormone imbalance experienced by women over 35. 5+ symptoms: You are probably low in progesterone.
3-4: You may need to address this hormone imbalance.
<3 or unsure: Consider testing progesterone level on day 21 of your cycle

PART D: Excess Estrogen

Wherever you fall on the spectrum, you should become more aware of your possible exposure to xenoestrogens.

5+ symptoms: Probably high in estrogen. Estrogen dominance affects 80% of women over 35. 3+ symptoms: High estrogen is a significant possibility.

PART E: Low Estrogen

Most women don’t notice a significant drop in estrogen until their forties or even fifties. 5+ symptoms: You are probably low in estrogen.
3+: There’s a good chance you are low in estrogen.

PART F: Excess Androgens

This is the most common hormonal reason for infertility in women.
5+ symptoms: You are very likely high in androgens.
3-4: You might have excess androgens and this hormone imbalance should be addressed. <3 or unsure: Consider testing free testosterone level.

PART G: Low Thyroid

5+ symptoms: You likely have a thyroid problem. Consider testing your thyroid hormones, particularly with the most sensitive tests that measure Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH), free triiodothyroxine (T3), and reverse T3.

3-5: You might have a thyroid problem.

– Adapted from Dr. Sara Gottfriend, MD

 

Leaky Gut

September 5, 2016

Leaky gut, much like Adrenal Fatigue is a bit of a term that is thrown around a lot, but do you actually know what it means?

Again a lot like Adrenal Fatigue, Leaky Gut is a term that encompasses many different symptoms of ill health.  The main symptoms that occur with Leaky gut are:

  • Fatigue
  • Bloating after meals
  • diarrhoea or irritable bowels
  • low immune system
  • bad skin
  • sensitive to many different foods
  • peeling, brittle nails/brittle hair
  • stubborn weight around the abdomen area
  • foggy brain

symptoms

 

There are believed to be many different causes of Leaky Gut, but mainly it is seen to be an immune response to inflammation.  This can be from continued exposure to foods that irritate your system, and can also be from chronic stress which causes an imbalance in our digestive abilities.

Essentially Leaky Gut is what the term describes.  Our gut junctions should be sealed nice and tight as we digest and process our food and then pass it through our bowel, however what happens with this inflammation and immune response is that these tight junctions tend to separate.  This is obviously microscopic and wouldn’t be visible upon searching, because it is only microscopic particles that are then passed through our intestinal lining back into our blood stream.  Contrary to belief, it is not a whole pea or piece of steak that is passed through!  These tiny proteins that make their way back to our blood stream essentially alert our immune response that there are foreign bodies in our system in which the immune system creates antibodies for this.  Hence, the sensitivities to many different foods as the cycle continues.

So many people have this issue going on and have just become accustomed to the irritability and don’t realise how much better they could feel on a daily basis! The key to getting on top of Leaky gut is first of all cleaning up and establishing a healthy diet ie eliminating the processed food likely to be further aggravating any inflammation.  This however is not enough as its important to actually “heal” up those gut junctions.  Consuming bone broth and gelatin are a fantastic way of helping this process as the gelatin in this helps the collagen formation and healing up of those junctions.  Alongside this fermented vegetables to assist with the gut bacteria.

It is essential though, to really fix it up (which can take 6 months or more) to see a practitioner experienced in this so they can get you onto supplements that are specific for you. You may need to clear up any potential pathogens lurking in your gut which will hinder your health and healing, you may need enzymes to help with the digestive process, you may need some stress support to reduce inflammation and then you will need some specific gut formulations such as glutamine and probiotics and other specific herbs to get you on the right track.

Book in to see us in clinic to do a urine test to assess your leaky gut status as well as a detox profile to see where your body is at.

The longer you leave it, the more likely your immune system is to be over reactive to food 🙁

Contact andrea@health101.co.nz if you are in Auckland for an appointment, or tarryn@health101.co.nz if you require an online appointment.