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Eric Bakker Naturopath » Articles » Gut and Digestive Health

The microorganisms in your digestive tract call your gut home. They assist you in breaking down food and converting nutrients into substances that your body can utilise. When they run out of food, they stop growing, so you'll only have what you need. The bacteria in your gut not only aid in digestion, but they also work throughout your body and can benefit your physical and emotional health.

Food Allergy

Do you have a food allergy or think you may have one? I have heard countless patients over the years tell me that they are suffering from some food allergy or intolerance. In reality, they most likely have other underlying...

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Are Antibiotics Really Necessary?

We all get older, and as we do our risk of developing a chronic degenerative neurological disease increases. What can we do to reduce our risk factors? What can we do if we are diagnosed? You will find that there...

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Do You Think When You Drink?

Some people see alcohol as a harmless drink that may be consumed on a regular basis or on occasion and enjoyed in the company of others during social gatherings. However, even moderate drinking can put you at risk for some...

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Conventional Medicine Does Not Recognise Detox As Valid

Don’t expect much support from you medical doctor when you mention the word “detox”, unless your GP has been trained in detoxification and/or nutritional medicine such as the AIMA course (Australasian Integrated Medical Association). Most medically trained physicians view detoxification as “not...

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What is Detox?

Detox, short for detoxification, is the body’s natural, ongoing process of neutralising or eliminating toxins from the body. Toxins (anything that can potentially harm body tissue) are transformed chemically to less harmful compounds and excreted via stools or urine.

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Detox Side Effects

One of the most common side effects of a detox is a mild dull headache within the first few days of starting the detox diet, often due to caffeine withdrawal. For this reason, practitioners often suggest gradually decreasing the amount of...

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