Newsletter of 2nd March 2017

Newsletter of 2017 – Bloated, Gassy, Abdominal Cramps, Tummy Upsets… 

It has been said that many regard March as the real beginning of the year and this is why I think it’s high time to send you some health news and a really generous gift voucher of $39 to use toward the cost of a consultation. See the newsletter below.

Since Digestive issues are so rampant I thought we would focus on this and related topics on our Blog and also on our Facebook page during the month of March.

You know how we experience the occasional upset tummy, bloating, gas or diarrhoea when we’ve eaten too much, eaten the wrong thing or while on a traveling expedition? Well, we generally know why and know that these occasional episodes are bound to pass. BUT, what if you experience these and other symptoms not only occasionally but just about all the time!

With this in mind, during March we will be covering topics such as:

– Irritable bowel in which SIBO, Leaky Gut, FODMAPs, Yeast/parasites/bacterial infection, as well as stress, could be implicated
(Since the brain communicates with the digestive tract, we often find that when we are under stress, the digestive system can play up!)

– We will also touch on Diverticulitis, Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
(If there is anything else you would like us to cover, please let us know.)

– I have been making Kombucha – so I thought I’d share the recipe and the technique I was given by our lovely friend Maireid.

-Do watch out for our weekly emails and keep in touch on Facebook if this is a topic that interests you or anybody else you may know.

– And do make use of the attached $39 gift voucher.

The bodily process of digestion and absorption is one of the most important to our health. Hippocrates made this statement over two thousand years ago and it can be regarded as more true today than ever.
He put it succinctly “All Disease Begins in the Gut”

So let’s take some of this ancient wisdom on board, as relevant today as it was two thousand years ago! And aim to keep the gut as healthy as possible.

Wishing you great health,

Glenda Johnson

To hear about some of the causes of IBS, listen…

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Watch IBS Treatment in Melbourne video here.

Simply “like” us on Facebook then print the voucher below and bring it to your appointment:

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Try this Kombucha Tea recipe below.

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  • 1 SCOBY (I got one from our friend Maireid)
  • 8 teabags black tea
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 litres of water
  • 1 4-litres jar
  • 1 Porous tea towel

Method:Kombucha Tea - Your Wellness Centre Naturopathy Melbourne

  1. Boil 8 cups water.
  2. Add 8 tea bags of black tea and allow to steep for 20 minutes.
  3. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir well.
  4. Allow the steeped tea to cool to room temperature and pour into a clean 4 litres container.
  5. Add more boiled and cooled water (room temperature) to the jar to make 4 litres and place the SCOBY into the jar on top of the tea. It will float. Your hands must be perfectly clean.
  6. Cover with a tea towel and secure with a rubber band.

** Allow the homemade kombucha tea to ferment out of direct sunlight for 7-14 days. The fermentation time will vary depending on how sweet or sour you want the homemade kombucha to be.
** Sample by moving the SCOBY aside and taking a little out with a clean spoon. (I used the little tap on the bottom of my jar.)
** After this time, your tea may be slightly carbonated and will be tea-flavoured.

And ready for you to enjoy its health-giving benefits of about 100ml each morning.

For more health tips, visit our Your Wellness Centre Facebook page.

Kombucha Tea is loved by many because of its taste. The internet is full of stories of its benefits. However, research doesn’t yet support its health-promoting properties, but it is generally considered safe to drink when carefully prepared.

It is known to be a good source of probiotics, enzymes, and beneficial acids, and also some B-vitamins. It can be made at home as above or bought from some health food stores and supermarkets.

As is the case with any raw/fermented product, those with any health condition or who are pregnant/nursing should check with a health professional before consuming.

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