Category Archives: Appetite

What is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)?

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a great example of why it is important to know your gut. We can often make excuses for slight changes in our digestive function—bloating, irregular bowl movements or fluctuations in appetite. But if these continue long term, there can be serious health consequences.

Defining small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

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When and Why Should I Eat?

This is part 2 in the series of “When should I eat”. Answering, “Why should I eat?” helps you to uncover what drives the way you eat. At some stage in your life you may have lost touch with your natural appetite and satiety signals, or you handed the power of eating for you over to a DIET. Perhaps you have never really considered the value of eating well. On top of these conscious or unconscious choices, we share our lives with others, and have commitments that impact on what, when, why and how we eat.

Heart of why should I eat

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What is mindful eating?

Mindful eating is our second article in our three part series on mindfulness . Mindful eating is a compassionate observation of your eating habits. I mention compassionate because it is a non-judgemental way of getting in touch with your way of eating.

Mindful eating is being aware of what, why and how you are eating. It is the opposite of eating on autopilot. I am often asked if it is possible to become a mindful eater, and my answer is always ,“Yes it is something we can all learn.”

 Selecting food from a whole foods buffet

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