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Have You Been Tested For STDs?

Unrecognized sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as Chlamydia or Trichomonas Vaginalis may share similar symptoms to cystitis and could also be a co-factor in bladder problems.

Kimberly’s story is one example where a chlamydia infection played a role in worsening her bladder symptoms.

If you haven’t been tested for STDs but are suffering from bladder issues, it may be a good idea to get this checked out.

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Tried and Tested: The ‘Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush’

Welcome back to ‘Tried and Tested’, my series where I share my experience playing guinea pig with various ‘alternative’ health ‘treatments’.

This week I’m sharing my experience with the ‘Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush’. Sounds a bit whacky – well, in my experience it probably is!

The idea behind the flush is to release any stones that may be stuck in the gallbladder, thereby improving digestion and detoxification and leading to greater well-being.

But my own experience had nothing to do with well-being…

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Bladder Help Consultations

It’s been a very busy past 2 years: besides starting this Blog and working full-time I have also been studying to become a Nutritional Therapist with the goal of opening my own practice at some point.

I’m happy to announce that the hard work has paid off and that I can now call myself a Nutritional Therapist and am able to offer 1-on-1 consultations. I have been busy these past few weeks setting up my practice (so apologies for the lack of new posts!).

My own experience with chronic urinary problems, as well as the research I have done for this blog has inspired me to specialize in bladder health.

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Is Sparkling Water Healthy?

We’re all aware of the benefits of drinking water but I realized I didn’t actually know if sparkling water actually had the same benefits. Therefore I started to look at the research to answer the question: is sparkling water healthy? What about sparkling water and urinary tract symptoms?

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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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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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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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