Your digestion is one of the most important processes after breathing, that your body needs to complete and this process needs to be efficient. Digestion actually starts in the brain but many of the problems of digestion and assimilation actually occur within the stomach, through to the colon. Inefficient digestion, abdominal bloating and other problems can be created by a multitude of issues such as:
- Hypochlorhydria –inability to produce enough acid in the stomach
- Fungus, bacteria and parasitic infections
- Hyper intestinal permeability or leaky gut
- Adrenal issues such as hypercortisolemia
- IBS/IBD issues
- Dysbiosis-imbalance of gut flora/bacteria
- Environmental toxin/estrogen overload
- Food sensitivities
- Emotional stress
- Poor posture
Inability to digest key nutrients such as fats, carbohydrates and proteins and smaller essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals can cause issues such as mal-absorption, fatigue and spill over into key functions of the body such as sleep, energetic function, libido, emotional wellbeing and many other issues. The key screening process that you will go through will highlight what analysis is necessary to resolve any health complaints that you may be suffering from. Gastro-intestinal assessment may be necessary but in some cases, it may be a waste of time pursuing this form of analysis if it is another factor that may be causing your gut dysfunction.
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After many years of a desk-bound job, my posture has suffered in a predictable fashion – sloping shoulders, unattractive hunched gorilla-esque look and a nagging pain at the top of my back. While visits to the physio and more general exercise have improved the problem in the short term, I needed a more in-depth and long-term approach.
After a full (and ongoing) assessment Keith has devised a series of stretches and exercises which target my problem areas and, over time, have made a significant and obvious difference to my posture and general levels of pain. The exercises are supplemented with neuro-muscular therapy sessions with Keith which focus on the most painful areas and speed up the release of the most knotted muscles. No pain no gain!
Keith has done a great job, succeeding where years of physio have failed. I would recommend him to anyone who is prepared to invest the time and money in a tailored and effective programme which works. He has changed my life!Juliet Clarke