As we move out of the quieter, colder, winter months and into spring, you’re probably keen to get out and about. But if you have digestive issues you might not feel like going on dinner dates or hanging at the beach in your bikini or boardies. Symptoms like bloating, tummy aches, constipation and diarrhea can be a real pain.

When your digestive tract or ‘gut’ is out of balance, certain kinds of bad bacteria take over, causing those nasty symptoms.  Fermented foods can help because they contain probiotics – good bacteria – that are vital for healthy digestion and to wipe out the excess baddies.

Try adding some kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut or fermented veggies to your diet, starting with small quantities. You can buy ready-made products from health food shops and some supermarkets or why not try making your own using starter cultures? You can get some from the Billabong shop or from Natural Therapy Shop.

If you’d like more advice on digestive issues I can help. I’m a Nutritional Kinesiologist and GAPS practitioner and at Billabong on Thursdays.

About the Author

Elaine Oliver has been studying and practicing Natural Therapies since the late ’90s

Using an holistic mix of treatments, Elaine is passionate about guiding people to manage and eliminate emotional, physical and chemical stressors to get back to optimal health and stay there! She can tell you which foods are good for you and which are not and eliminate adverse reactions to foods using nutritional Energy Balancing procedures.  Her treatments can eliminate patterns of behaviors and change thought patterns to free yourself of old emotional baggage that is holding you back.

Elaine’s treatments are suitable for any age including children.

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