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The Gut Detective On How Dis-Ease Can Lead to Disease

Reading through the musings of ancient Greek philosophers about the human condition, it’s no wonder their legacy has endured the ages.

For instance when Hippocrates declared ‘Let food be thy medicine’, or Thales who made the connection of ‘a sound mind in a sound body’.

While these claims were made thousands of years ago, they provide the basis of Alida Deligeorges’ practice today.

A qualified pharmacist and herbalist, she is behind THE GUT DETECTIVE.

As the name suggests, Alida treats many people with gut-related issues. With people increasingly consuming diets high in gluten and sugar, and as farming and manufacturing practices have changed through the ages, she says modern-day diets are often very high in inflammatory foods such as gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, and in some cases, eggs and nuts as well.

“I really promote a grain-free diet,” she says. “The recipes that I hand out are very much getting people off gluten. Dr. Alessio Fasano, the guy who discovered leaky gut, said if you have gluten today basically the gut stays open for the next three hours. If you come in with gluten in the next meal, likewise and likewise. But it will get to the point where it just can’t close anymore, and that’s where the build-up of inflammation starts to go in the body.”

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From Pharmacist To Herbalist … And Lots Of ‘Doctor Google’ In Between.

We live in an information technology age where ‘Doctor Google’ gets more visits than an average health professional. Consumers are desperate for help and advice in healing themselves from modern day ailments. I know I was when I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

However, getting the correct information from trusted professionals is paramount in order to avoid doing harm rather than good. Strangely, finding the right help is like finding a needle in a haystack these days. There just doesn’t seem to be enough health professionals who really know how to treat chronic illnesses.

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