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Debbie Dickson Get Your Gut Into Gear Interview

New Year-New You

There's no denying that throughout the festivities of Christmas we are guilty of indulging in one-too-many spuds, several extra helpings of pudding and lots (and lots!) of sugary tipples.

And while we have a whole lot of fun at the time, our poor stomach doesn't exactly start the new year with its best foot forward. But Regul8 has the perfect answer to ensure that your gut is primed and ready to go into the new year at is absolute prime.

Chinese herbalist, integrative wellness practitioner, and founder of Regul8, Debbie Dickson, says, "It's not just the festive season that can upset the chemical and biological balance of our gut. The factors that contribute to impaired functions can be due to stress, lack of sleep, antibiotics, the contraceptive pill, general illness and overall poor diet choices. All of these can often lead to an imbalance of bacteria in your digestive tract.

"The skin really is a mirror of what is happening within. Acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and dark circles under the eyes can all be linked to poor digestive health, which will often be the cause of bacterial overload, fungal excess and parasites like tapeworms.

"These bad bacteria feed off your nutrition, depleting you of valuable nutrients - leaving you hungry all the time – which can be a real issue if you're trying to shed those pounds post the festive feast!"

Debbie has the following tips on how to bring your digestive health back into tip-top condition:

It's not easy but try and cut down on sugar as soon as you can after the festivities are over, as it feeds the bad bacteria and fungal overload in your gut.
Cutting out any genetically modified foods such as gluten, soy, alcohol, and dairy is going to be a huge help in positively retuning your stomach.
Stocking up on fresh and fermented veggies, protein, sauerkraut, kombucha and apple cider vinegar will massively help you way to new year digestive fabulousness as they help to produce more stomach acid, which is essential for good gut health.
Supplement all of the above with Regul8™ Digestive Tune-Up. It's a a three-step program Debbie developed herself that works in three ways: it cleanses, soothes and helps repair the gastrointestinal system after all the overindulgence. It also works to eliminate unwanted organisms, repairs any existing irritations and, finally, maintains the rebalance of good bacterial cultures.

Designed to support the cleansing, restoration and maintenance of digestive health and originating from herbal medicine practices, the Regul8™ range includes all-natural, plant based, gluten free formulations to promote inner health and an outer glow.

All natural plant based
Gluten free
No refrigeration required
Microencapsulation technology ensures delivery of 100% live cultures to the target area
Made in Australia from high quality imported ingredients

Interview with Debbie Dickson

Question: How does the indulging we did at Christmas affect our gut-health in the new year?

Debbie Dickson: The over indulgence over Christmas can upset the chemical and biological balance of the gut, causing you to feel uncomfortable, bloated and generally tired and yuck.


Question: What are the main factors that upset the chemical and biological balance of our gut?

Debbie Dickson: Stress, lack of sleep, antibiotics, the contraceptive pill, most medications have a negative impact on our digestive system, general illness and overall poor diet choices


Question: How does the contraceptive pill affect our stomach health?

Debbie Dickson: The oral contraceptive pill devastates beneficial bacterial flora in the gut, leaving it vulnerable to a whole host of bacterial strains taking dominance. Beneficial flora in the gut also synthesis nutrients including vitamin K, folic acid, pantothenic acid (B5), thiamin, b12, amino acids and more.


Question: What skin conditions can be as a result of bad gut health?

Debbie Dickson: The skin is a mirror of what is happening within. Some skin conditions that can be an indicator of bad gut health are acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and dark circles under the eyes can all be linked to poor digestive health.


Question: How do sugar, alcohol and dairy affect our stomach health?

Debbie Dickson: The big problem with sugar and the sugar in alcohols and gut health is that they are, for the most part, indigestible. When the indigestible source is manufactured, highly refined and processed food like erythritol, sorbitol, mannitol or xylitol that the body would not naturally encounter in that state or quantity simply consuming whole foods, however, it opens the door to creating or contributing to gut imbalance.

A diet very rich in dairy products can have significant effects on your gut because the sugar and casein can cause inflammation in the gut.


Question: How can we bring our digestive health back to tip-top condition for the new year?

Debbie Dickson: It's not easy but try and cut down on sugar as soon as you can after the festivities are over, as it feeds the bad bacteria and fungal overload in your gut.

Cutting out any genetically modified foods such as gluten, soy, alcohol, and dairy is going to be a huge help in positively retuning your stomach.

Supplement all of the above with Regul8™ Digestive Tune-Up. It's a three-step program Debbie developed herself that works in three ways: it cleanses, soothes and helps repair the gastrointestinal system and rebalances the microbiota (beneficial bacteria) after all the overindulgence. It also works to eliminate unwanted organisms, repairs any existing irritations and, finally, maintains the rebalance of good bacterial cultures.


Question: What foods can help to produce more stomach acid?

Debbie Dickson: Fresh and fermented veggies e.g. sauerkraut, kombucha and apple cider vinegar.


Question: Can too much sauerkraut and kombucha be bad for our gut health?

Debbie Dickson: Yes, it can have a positive effect but unfortunately when things are promoted as good for you people think having more will be even better, everything in life is about balance so they are good for the gut but more isn't better it could have the opposite effect.


Question: Can you tell us about Regul8?

Debbie Dickson: We all get told to just take a probiotic, but the problem is that probiotics don't work very well in a dysfunctional environment, if you have an overload of bad bacteria, fungal over load or parasites, inflammation probiotics are very fussy about the environment they live in, this is why I made the Regul8 Digestive Tune up as a system. Regul8 is designed to support the cleansing, restoration and maintenance of digestive health and originating from herbal medicine practices, the Regul8™ range includes, a unique micro encapsulation technology that ensures the probiotics stay alive and survive the passage through the digestive tract, they products are also all-natural, plant based, gluten free formulations to promote inner health and an outer glow.

The products are:
All natural plant based
Gluten free
No refrigeration required
Microencapsulation technology ensures delivery of 100% live cultures to the target area
Made in Australia from high quality ingredients


Interview by Brooke Hunter



 

 
 



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