Coeliac Disease - What to do with a diagnosis

Coeliac Disease - What to do with a diagnosis

Coeliac Disease is an autoimmune condition whereby exposure to gluten, a protein found in wheat, triggers an inflammatory response in the lining of the digestive tract. This inflammatory response can cause damage to the cells, resulting in local irritation and inflammation, a reduced absorption of nutrients, and potentially heighten the risk of gastrointestinal cancers.

How is Coeliac Disease detected? Do you really have to be that careful with gluten and how do you protect your gut moving forward?

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I Have Fibromyalgia – What Can I Do?

I Have Fibromyalgia – What Can I Do?

Fibromyalgia is an often debilitating and isolating condition involving soft tissue pain and stiffness, particularly in localised tender points; unrelenting fatigue; cognitive impairment; and other symptoms that vary between patients. Once dismissed by mainstream medicine, fibromyalgia is now known as a disorder of central sensitivity.  To know that it’s not all in your head brings relief, but after being diagnosed, you may be left wondering, what’s next? What therapies are the most effective? Will things ever be back to normal?

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Quick Tips for Improving Brain Health

Quick Tips for Improving Brain Health

With dementia on the rise in Australia and no known cure, it seems an opportune time to raise awareness of how to keep our precious brains healthy. With the right lifestyle choices and a few achievable changes to our routine we can not only offset the risk of cognitive decline as we age, but even improve our intellect and grow a bigger brain.

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Healthy Eating Plan for Weight Loss: The Pesca Paleo Diet

Healthy Eating Plan for Weight Loss: The Pesca Paleo Diet

A condition known as leptin resistance can occur when the brain stops receiving the signals leptin is sending, and we continue to feel hungry unnecessarily. This leads to weight gain and ultimately obesity. To reset leptin signalling we need to make some dietary changes and increase our exercise. At The Health Lodge we recommend a Pesca-Paleo diet, which is essentially a paleo diet that contains a high intake of fish and seafood.

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