Mitochondria is a hot topic these days. As naturopathic physicians, we are thought to look at not just the big picture but the processes that cause ageing- good ageing and poor ageing. The health of our organs and other systems in the body keep us functioning optimally. But, what keeps these organs and other systems […]
Category Archives: Gut Health
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease (NAFLD) Incidence of fatty liver has been increasing globally. Overall pooled global prevalence has been reported to be around 24%. However, in westernized Asian populations, including in Singapore, its prevalence appears to be higher; prevalence rates as high as 40% been reported which is alarming. Although we know that […]
IBS is a label given to a group of people who have one or more of very common digestive symptoms. There are many other symptoms that are covered under the IBS umbrella, but four major symptoms usually stand out. Diarrhea Constipation Abdominal Distension Bloating […]
Most people wake up each morning and go to the washroom without much thought about it. However, when you start getting severe pain in your stomach, and looser and looser stool, especially when there is blood in the toilet bowl, waking up and going to the washroom can be an intensely stressful experience. People who […]
ADHD is currently the most common neurological disorder affecting children all over the world. Children with Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) suffer from chronic periods of impulsiveness and in attention. They struggle to remain focused on the task at hand in school or at home. However, the attention span can increase dramatically […]
Gut Health, Uncategorized
Could your health be affected by leaky gut? Part- 2 How can you test and fix it?
Identifying the presence of a leaky gut can be life changing to many people as it could be the root cause of most health symptoms. To help you identify if this is an issue, I have sorted out a few clues that point to having a leaky gut. 5 Clues that you have a […]
Leaky gut is commonly mentioned today in articles and blogs. You probably have wondered if you really have leaks or holes in your gut! Yes. This can happen. Let’s get into the depth of it and see what the heck really leaky gut is. It is otherwise called intestinal permeability which is one of the […]
Autoimmunity, Blog, Gut Health, Hormonal Health, Immune
Does your Thyroid need help? The interplay of hormones… From a Naturopathic doctor’s perspective.
”What is your approach to thyroid disorders as a Naturopathic doctor?”- A question that I get from patients and conventional medical doctors. Thyroid is influenced by multitude of factors ranging from simple lifestyle attributes, dietary choices, genetic mutations, mental emotional dispositions and life circumstances, chronic illness, gut disturbances etc. These factors can be assessed based […]
We often hear several ads on Antacids to help with heart burn or GERD. You probably have someone in the family with heartburn who is probably on some form of acid lowering medications. How are these meds supposed to decrease the heartburn? They tend to lower the levels of stomach acid either by neutralizing the […]