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Welcome! I'm Layla, a Nutritional Therapist and musician. I've recovered from bladder issues - and so can you! My mission is to provide helpful, informative and science-backed material to empower you to overcome bladder issues naturally through diet and lifestyle changes.
Health Articles

Tried and Tested: Fecal Microbiota Transplant, Part 2

This is the second part of my experience with receiving a Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT, a.k.a stool transplant). After having received 5 implants at the Taymount Clinic in England, I took home 5 more (frozen) implants to administer at home by myself.

If you haven’t read part 1 yet you can read it here.

If you’re not sure what I’m talking about you can read all about FMT here.

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Health Articles

Poop as Medicine – What is FMT?

FMT stands for Fecal Microbiota Transplant, which is ‘the process of restoring the bacteria commonly found in a healthy human gut’ (according to the Taymount clinic).

Or, to put it in plain English: implanting a healthy person’s stool (+ microbiome) into a sick person’s gut.

The reason I wanted to share this information is that I’ve had FMT myself and will be sharing my experience in the future.

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Happy New Year 2018! Plans, News and Thoughts for the Year Ahead

Dear Readers,

Happy New Year 2018 – I’m wishing you health and wellness for this year and hope that you all find your own path towards healing!

Thanks for reading this blog, it really means a lot to me and I hope you’ve found some useful information.

For me it’s been a busy past year with new projects in other areas of my life but I’ve still tried to write new articles for the blog whenever I could.

I have a few things planned for the new year ahead and I hope they will be of interest to you…

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The Human Microbiome and Our Health

If you haven’t heard about the connection between the human microbiome and our health yet, you’ve probably been living under a rock – there’s been tons of news articles, blog posts, research studies etc. about this topic in recent years.

Type in ‘human microbiome’ into PubMed (the database for scientific research) and you’ll be rewarded with over 30.000 results!

Although the topic has probably been covered enough, I’d like to offer my own little summary here to use as future reference on my blog and for completeness sake.

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Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis

Is Interstitial Cystitis An Autoimmune Condition?

I’ve recently come across an info-graphic on Twitter, claiming that interstitial cystitis (IC) is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks the bladder lining, causing the painful symptoms of IC. This reminded me that it’s about time that I explore this question further: Is interstitial cystitis an autoimmune condition or not?

The short answer is: maybe sometimes.

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Recipes

All About Kombucha

Today I’d like to tell you all about kombucha. Kombucha is a fermented beverage made out of tea and sugar. Sounds like some pretty unhealthy ingredients but the end result may actually be really healthy.

The tea and sugar are fermented with the help of a so called SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). SCOBYs look like some kind of giant mushroom and are therefore also referred to as kombucha mushroom. The bacteria and yeasts in the SCOBY eat the sugar and tea which creates a sour tasting and carbonated drink that reminds me of cider.

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Bone Broth Powder – Portable Bone Broth for Travelling

Bone broth has many health benefits and was one of the tools I used to recover from interstitial cystitis.

However, it is not very practical as a staple for people who are on the go a lot. It is now possible to buy bone broth powder online but it comes with a hefty price tag.

Therefore, I have tried to make my own for when I’m travelling and still want to consume bone broth. It is a bit work intensive but relatively cheap.

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