In naturopathic medicine, it is believed that all good health starts in the gut. Thus indicating that our body requires a healthy digestive system to maintain it’s natural state of balance, if the gut is not right then the body is more prone to disease and other ailments to occur.

This is why it is so important to get on top of correct digestive functioning to ensure overall health and prevent disease from occurring.

Some digestive disorders that you may be experiencing can range from the discomfort of bloating, belching, excessive gas, diarrhoea, constipation or indigestion to a more serious condition such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, Chron’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Melanie Wingate uses a combination of dietary advise, natural medicines and pathology testing to assist with alleviating the symptoms and maintain the condition. Click here to book an online consultation with her now.

Mind/Body Connection

Metaphysically the digestive system represents how you “digest your life”. Does your life flow with ease and grace, or is it blocked and hard work, undernourished or unsolidified.

Constipation of the bowels can resemble the inability to surrender, difficulty in letting go and the need to hold onto all your issues. When you are unable to let go of these issues, the waste will circulate through the body thus creating a toxic environment for your body tissues – You are literally “full of crap”! What is the fear around letting go? What are you holding onto that you cannot release and allow to be free? Just breathe and surrender to what is!

Diarrhoea is more related to being undernourished, as in the inability to nurture and nourish yourself on an emotional level. If you find you suffer regularly from diarrhoea, it can resemble being ungrounded and struggling to have a stable foundation in your life. Where do you lack stability? Where do you invite fear, insecurities and a general feeling of being lost into your life? It may be time to gain a deeper understanding of what you’re lacking in order to create a solid and stable path to follow.

Celiac disease is something that is becoming more common as more and more people become aware of the digestive issues associated with eating gluten. On an emotional level, it can refer to feelings of being overly sensitive to criticism and easily hurt. Looking at the cup being half empty instead of half full, as in always seeing the negative side to situations rather than focussing on the positive.

More severe conditions associated with digestion can relate to a long term inability to see the deeper messages being relayed. These can be quite individualised and may require some further assistance to clear.

Experienced Mind/Body coach and Naturopath Melanie Wingate is able to cater a session for your individual needs and assist you back into balance, thus your natural state of being. Click here to book an online consultation with her now.