Abdominal bloating – the top 12 causes

Digestive systemAbdominal bloating is one of the most common complaints that I get from my patients. Many people seem to feel that discomfort, sluggish and bloating is a normal part of everyday life. However, this is definitely not the case. Bloating is a sign that something is wrong and that your digestive tract is not coping well. Read more

Naturopathy for abdominal bloating

women_stomach_ache_compressedFeeling bloated? Common food based triggers for abdominal bloating

Bloating is one of the most common complaints I see in my practice. Abdominal bloat can cause not only severe discomfort, pains and stomach cramping, but is often causes a lot of self esteem issues. I find a lot of my patients who suffer from bloating feel self-conscious and even wear clothes that will hide their bloated stomach.

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Do you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Join our study?

What is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome?)women_stomach_ache_compressed

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is the name given to describe a set of symptoms that affect the digestive tract, such as:

–          Bloating and abdominal distension

–          Abdominal discomfort

–          Stomach pains and/or cramping

–          Diarrhoea

–          Constipation

It is not a disease in itself, more a label for a set of unexplained symptoms. Read more

Bloating – the top 10 causes

women_stomach_ache_compressedBloating is one of the most common complaints that I get from my patients. For many people being bloated and uncomfortable is part of everyday life. This is not normal. Bloating is a sign that something is wrong and that your digestive system is not coping well.

There is usually 2 different forms of bloating that can be experienced.

1) Painful bloating that leaves you feeling full, sluggish, tender and swollen in the abdomen.

2) Painless bloating. Often described as an abdomen that is sticking out like being pregnant. Read more

Fatigue and low energy research findings are in!

Fatigue and low energy research results- Why are you so tired?

Thanks to everyone who participated in our study. It was great to have so many people involved and I found the results fascinating. So what was the number one cause of fatigue? The response was overwhelmingly STRESS. And going into this a bit more it was the stress of trying to balance work and family life that came up time and time again. Read more

10 week weight loss program

This is a no B.S. scientifically validated, individualised weight loss program that will work for you long after your sessions with Hayley Stockbridge our naturopath have finished.

We know just how many programs, pills, shakes, bars and celebrity fad diets are  out there. It is hard to know what will work and even harder to maintain your weight once you reach your goal. The truth is, there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to weight maintenance and healthy eating (literally!). Every body is different, everyone has different stories and reasons for why they have reached an unhealthy weight. Read more

Fatigue and low energy getting you down? Better Health is running in-house research and can help!

Hayley Stockbridge Better Health Naturopath

So many of our clients report fatigue and low energy as a primary problem that we want to gather more data about the most common reasons for this. Interested in helping us? Please read on….

While most people report fatigue and low energy as part of their presenting problem, it is not ‘normal’ to feel tired every day. Yes, we really should be bouncing out of bed and breezing through the day. Wouldn’t that be nice! Read more