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I’ve done a lot of research on gut health over the years, particularly the gut-brain connection and it makes for powerful reading.
 
If our gut microbiome (the good bowel flora) is out of balance through medications like antibiotics, the Pill and even HRT, then it is more likely that bacteria and yeast can establish themselves in the bowel.
 
These produce chemicals that irritate the gut wall. When this happens more undigested, or toxic waste, passes through into the blood stream which creates a heightened and sustained immune response. A permeable bowel, or “leaky gut “, may increase the potential development of food allergies or intolerances, the most common being yeast, wheat and dairy foods. It is thought that about 75% of people suffering from chronic fatigue will have some sort of underlying bowel problem. Typical symptoms include bad breath, bloating, low energy, IBS symptoms of diarrhoea and/or constipation
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