HSW 61: Constipation and SIBO with Lynda Griparic

This week we’re talking all things digestive health – in particular constipation and small intestinal bowel overgrowth, otherwise known as SIBO.  Given shift workers are often plagued with gastrointestinal complaints due to the biological stress associated with ongoing disruption to our sleep/wake cycle, together with diets that are often made up of processed foods which contain little fibre, this is an episode that you don’t want to miss!

Lynda Griparic is a Naturopath, Nutritionist, Writer and Yoga teacher with over 16 years of experience in the health industry who specialises in digestive health, in particular SIBO and constipation. She has extensive experience in running healthy, effective and sustainable bowel care programs and has expertise in investigating and treating the underlying causes of gut disturbance. Lynda has an intense interest in poo and she’s also the creator of the delicious BetterMe Tea a tea designed to promote improved gut health and digestion – assisting those who struggle with constipation and sluggish bowel movements to go to the bathroom with ease.

In this informative and entertaining episode chatting with Lynda, you’re going to learn:

  • Why it’s important to have regular bowel movements
  • Some of the causes and triggers of constipation
  • Exactly what is SIBO, and how it can impact on your health
  • Foods to avoid and support your gut health whilst working 24/7

Links mentioned on the podcast:

Lynda’s Website and Constipation Program

Lynda’s Love & Gut’s Podcast

Dr Jensen’s Guide to Better Bowel Care

HSW 26: Gut Health and Our Microbiome with Kale Brock.

Healthy Shift Worker Episode 26:

Shift workers are notorious for experiencing gut discomfort thanks to our disruptive lifestyle, which can certainly impact on our overall health and well-being. One of which includes increasing our susceptibility to developing Leaky Gut Syndrome, otherwise known as intestinal permeability which can lead to an overgrowth of pathogens, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, autoimmune disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – to name a few.

To understand more about gut health specific to shift workers, Audra has tracked down avid surfer and “gut guru” Kale Brock who is the author of two published books – The Gut Healing Protocol and the Art of Probiotic Nutrition. Kale’s best mate also happens to be a shift worker too so can really appreciate some of our struggles!

Tune in to hear Kale explain exactly what is a “leaky gut”, and why nourishing and supporting the function of our gut lining is so incredibly important for anyone who happens to work irregular hours.

To learn more about Kale, his books, and his gut healing protocol visit – http://kalebrock.com.au