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Gut Blog

Glyphosate - the latest data on its harmful effects


I’ve just attended a Functional Medicine Detoxification Workshop, covering the latest science on all-things toxins, toxic chemicals, and the importance of detoxification. And no surprise, the subject of glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used pesticide, was extensively covered.

So, I thought I’d share the joys of the latest glyphosate research with you, if for no other reason but to reiterate the importance of choosing organic feeds for our horses over non-organic. Forewarned is forearmed and knowledge is power, etc etc …

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Allergy response v. the microbiome


Allergic diseases are becoming more widespread and increasing in prevalence, with many studies now showing that the typical progression of allergy responses begins early in life, although there’s no doubt that there are other factors at play.

There’s also no doubt that the gut microbiota play a leading role in shaping early immune responses.

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SIBO – The misery of Small Intestinal Bacteria Overload

- another case of ‘everything’s connected’ 😉


I’ve just completed a workshop on the much discussed and now very prevalent SIBO. We know that If one part of the body is compromised, the entire body is thrown out of balance, and SIBO is a great example of this – it rarely occurs on its own and is often paired with a number of other issues.

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Hindgut Ulcers???


First up, let’s put minds at rest by quoting Dr Kellon; “There’s no such thing as hindgut ulcers.” Read more ...

All Together Now

A bit about AutoImmunity, Gut, Microbiome, Stress, Nervous System, Probiotics & Beyond … (or one of my favourite phrases – Alleviate, Detox & Fortify)


Trust me when I say that the quickest, and most guaranteed, way to develop an autoimmune disorder is to shut down the stomach. Horse or human, feed/eat a C.R.A.P. diet (Carbs, Refined, Artificial, Processed), then decrease the amount of acid the stomach's producing because of the resulting gut pain/reflux, and Boom - one autoimmune disorder in a heartbeat. Read more ...

A Bit More on GMO's

(and the link to leaky gut, depression and anxiety - sorry, I know that sounds depressing)


From where I sit, one question that comes up is repeatedly is, "What’s causing so many gut issues?" Read more ...

The Bitter Reflex


Historically, bitter herbs have been used as cleansing agents, vitality builders and digestive support, yet from a human perspective, bitter flavours are really tricky to get down. Our horses don’t necessarily agree with us, which is just as well because bitter herbs and spices offer real benefits to improve overall health. Read more ...

The Microbiome Miracle


Okay, so I’ve just completed a 9-module course on Ancient (Herbal) Medicine for Modern Illness, which covered not only western herbalism but also Native American, indigenous Peruvian, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Also see our main Herbal Nutrition page:

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