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By Katherine Brooke-MacKenzie, Dec 2 2019 02:00AM

Here we are again, perched on the edge of the silly season - Christmas. The perfect time for over indulgence in just about every way, but especially for our poor digestive systems. So I thought, to keep things seasonal but to make a refreshing change, I'd focus on what comes out of our bodies at this time of year, rather than what goes in... I'm sure you don't need another mince pie recipe anyway!

I was recently engaged in a conversation with other colonic therapists about the appropriate frequency for a person to open their bowels. This was sparked by a podcast from a GP who had stated that it was perfectly acceptable for a person to go for a poo once every two or three days. As you can imagine, we see lots of people in the clinic for whom constipation and irregular bowel function is the cause of their visit. Many, if not all of these people have visited their GPs and been similarly reassured that having a poo once or twice a week is an acceptable rhythm if it's natural for them. Well I would beg to differ and here's why.

Releasing waste products is essential for any living thing. Going for a poo daily is part of a natural pattern. Each of our organs has many functions to perform and none of them will do so at an optimal level if they're living in a state of pollution. Have you ever stuck a banana up a car's exhaust pipe? I expect not, but if you did, do you know what would happen? The engine, swamped by its own fumes and unable to access any oxygen, would stall, and so it is with our bodies too. We must keep our exhaust pipes clear!

Whilst constipation can be darned uncomfortable to live with and cause us to feel sluggish in body and mind, the negative effect of not regularly opening our bowels has a much greater impact on our overall wellbeing. Our bodies are masters of adaptation but there are limits to what they can withstand over time. Left unchecked, a chronic constipation pattern can lead to serious health complaints which go far beyond the unwelcome feeling of bloating and fullness.

Often, a cause of constipation is something called dysbiosis. This is the medical term for a bacterial imbalance in our gut. If there is insufficient positive bacteria in the gut, the digestive process is compromised and waste matter literally gets stuck, even when we're eating lots of fibre. When this happens and the poop is stalled, the negative bacteria proliferate. As they give off toxic gases which further pollutes our system, we might find ourselves with bloating and horrible smelling wind. And sadly, when the positive bacteria become overrun by the negative, one of their main functions, which is to maintain the integrity of the gut wall, becomes compromised. Consequently, toxins, pollutants and eventually food particles, will make their way through the gut lining and into the blood stream where they trigger an immune response. This is the beginning of a leaky gut, and leaky gut syndrome is at the root of many health problems and auto immune diseases.

I know we all experience the odd occasion when we don't open our bowels; perhaps a holiday or a change in diet is the trigger, but if constipation is a regular occurrence for you, please don't put up with it for long and speak to us instead. Let us be your pollution solution! If you know people that suffer with this condition, let them know that there is help available at The Healthy Gut Clinic.

Our 21 Day Gut Microbiome Reset Programme

Wow, this is proving to be a huge success amongst our clients and it's so exciting to see the results coming in. We've seen people change their diets for good, eliminate their sugar cravings, enjoy huge weight loss, reduction in body pain and have tonnes more energy. You can view some of the feedback on our Facebook page or check out the series of videos that I shared which clearly evidences the improvements for me. If you'd like to find out more about this programme, please get in touch by sending an email to [email protected] and either myself or Lotus will come back to you.

By Katherine Brooke-MacKenzie, Feb 9 2017 12:13PM

At Healthy Gut Clinic, Chippenham, stool analysis is just one of the services we offer to help you to get to know your body and systems better. Poo is, hopefully, a regular part of your life and it can tell you a lot about your health and what is going on in your body.

The stool you pass can indicate whether the digestive processes in your body are working well. It can also tell you a lot about your gut bacteria and even indicate early warning signs of bowel cancer. Some people incorporate testing into their yearly health screening routine in order to keep an eye on themselves.

Getting stool analysis in Wiltshire is a simple process that is designed to minimise any embarrassment or unpleasantness that might be worrying you. You do the initial test at home by following simple instructions and then send it off. The results are sent back to Katherine at Healthy Gut Clinic and she can go through them with you to help you decide what, if any, action to take.

Colonic Hydrotherapy in Bath and the surrounding areas

Another service we offer is colonic hydrotherapy which is sometimes known as colonic irrigation. This is where water is gently passed through your colon in order to cleanse it and remove stubborn deposits, mucous or toxins. It’s a great way to give you a fresh start if you are considering making changes to your lifestyle or eating habits. Many people report that they feel better, mentally and emotionally, after a treatment. It may be that, after a reset, persistent issues that you have been living with for a long time are no longer a problem for you.

At The Health Gut Clinic, you are in a professional, hygienic environment where you can feel relaxed. Katherine is frank and straightforward about treatment. Feedback from clients is that she is able to put people at their ease in this unusual situation. She is happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you might have.

By Katherine Brooke-MacKenzie, Jan 5 2017 12:01PM

The brain in your head is often seen at the centre of all thought, sensitivity and emotion in your body. This is sometimes known as a cranio-centric model. Whilst it is responsible for a lot of what we think of as conscious thought, it is processing information from other areas of the body where there are high concentrations of neurons. One of these is your gut which is sometimes referred to as a second brain.

The lining of the gut is filled with hundreds of neurons that collect information and transmit messages. It is a complex system although the processes it controls are simple compared to that of the cranial brain.

It stands to reason that, if your gut is lined with unwanted materials and toxic build up, the capabilities of these neurons can be affected causing you, at the very least, to feel sluggish and tired. It can even lead to you having difficulty absorbing the nutrients you need which can affect the amount of energy you are getting from your food. This is one of the reasons why people have colonic hydrotherapy. In Chippenham, at The Health Gut Clinic, Katherine works with people to clear out their colon and make way for good communication between their guts and their brains. She has a strong interest in the connections within the body.

Colonic Hydrotherapy in Chippenham and mBraining

Katherine has undertaken training with organisations such as mBraining who champion the connection between various neural centres in the body such as the brain, heart and gut. They teach that you can affect the whole system by cleansing each of the areas in some way. In fact, they believe it is essential to pay attention to all three if you want to escape old patterns and poor physical and mental health.

When you choose to work with Katherine, you are availing yourself of a holistic approach to colonic hydrotherapy. Bath, Chippenham, Swindon and the surrounding areas are all places that people travel from to take advantage of this unique and innovative approach.

The brain-gut connection
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