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6 Food and Drinks That Help with Bloating

We all can feel a little bloated, but some of us more than others. Bloating can cause issues such as constipation, excess gas, and discomfort. If you are one of the unlucky people that does experience bloating, try to exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, reduce your intake of fizzy drinks, alcohol, and caffeine, and try to keep away from foods you’re intolerant to.

This may sound like a lot, and if you don’t want to skip your daily caffeine kick, there are other ways to reduce bloating. Within this blog, 6 foods and drinks will be mentioned that could potentially help with your bloating symptoms. Read on to find out what they are.

Avocados are rich in vitamins, potassium, and fibre, which will help your digestion, supporting regularity and preventing constipation.

Berries, in particular strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and are also high in fibre. Similarly to avocados, berries support the function and regularity of your digestive system. 

Green tea can be an acquired taste, yet it holds so many positive values. Green tea is known to be a natural laxative, stimulating movement within your digestive tract and regularity. Therefore, reducing bloating.

If you’re not keen on green tea, why not try a similar drink like Kombucha?

Kombucha may not be as common as green tea, but it still has some great benefits. Kombucha is a fermented drink, usually made from black or green tea. This tea can help you squeeze in some much-needed antioxidants into your diet to help beat bloating. 

This drink is rich in probiotics and can promote gut health and digestive regularity. 

Papaya, something that might not be on your daily meal plan, contains an important enzyme called papain. This enzyme helps break down amino acids, encouraging healthy digestion and helping keep bloating at bay.

Turmeric, something that is used in curries and soups, has a compound called curcumin. Through studies, this compound has been found to have anti-inflammatory values, improve gut health and reduce symptoms of IBS.

These are only 6 products that can only help with bloating. But some other key things are to remember to eat slowly with your mouth closed, reducing the ingestion of air; drink plenty of water; reduce your intake of fizzy drinks; alcohol, and caffeine.

If you’ve enjoyed this blog and would like some more information on helping reduce bloating and support a healthier digestive system, why not read our recent blog: ‘The Importance of Gut Health Explained.’ Or to just browse our other blogs, click here.

Do you understand your gut health?

It can be difficult to understand your gut health, where things are going wrong and what can be done about it. Unsurprisingly, it can be easy to notice an unhealthy gut, but do you know what to do about it? This blog will help you understand your gut health and how you can improve it.

The Gut Microbiome

Your gut microbiome is basically all of the organisms in your intestines, they are known as microorganisms and we have over 200 different types! Although you may think they are bad for you, most of them are extremely important to your body’s health and its functions. In fact, a wide range of gut bacteria can reduce the chances of conditions like diabetes.

How it impacts your health

Your gut is an impressive yet complicated system, which links to a range of other systems inside your body, from your mental health to your immune system and much more. Therefore, the more beneficial microorganisms you have, the more improvements you can see in your general health and wellbeing.

The signs of bad gut health

From taking certain medications like antibiotics to feeling stressed and having little sleep, so much of everyday life can have a large impact on your gut health. This might change your weight and hormone levels, things that are directly linked to your gut health.

The most common signs are intolerances to foods, autoimmune issues, skin conditions, issues with sleep, weight loss or gain, having a diet full of sugar, and stomach problems, to name a few.

What can I do to improve this?

  • Eat less sugary foods
  • Get yourself tested for intolerances to foods
  • Start taking probiotics
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Try to eat slower
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Reduce your stress

What you eat directly impacts your gut health. To improve your gut health try and eat foods that are packed full of fibre, such as whole grains and nuts, as well as fermented foods like kimchi. Similarly, garlic is also known for helping gut function and foods full of collagen are also known to be beneficial.

We hope this blog has helped you understand your gut health, and hope you can now use these tips to notice when your gut health is declining and what you can do to get it back on track.

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Preventing Constipation With Probiotics

Are you constipated? I know – it’s a direct question, and one you may only answer to yourself! Yet, you’re certainly not alone – it happens to nearly all of us at some point. According to an in-depth report from health company Coloplast, in 2014/15 the total cost to hospitals for treating unplanned admissions due to constipation was £145 million!

So why is constipation always been and still is such a common issue? There are numerous reasons people get constipated: diet, stress, dehydration, food allergies, medications, pregnancy and a lack of movement, just to name a few! The good news is that there are certain things you can do to help clear your system that doesn’t include laxatives or other prescriptions – which can do more damage than actually help.

However, it’s becoming increasingly clear the important role a healthy gut plays in our overall health, including digestion. Depending on the health of your gut’s bacteria, it may be best for you to completely heal your gut. Although, regardless of where you find yourself on the healthy gut spectrum, probiotics could be a great place to start!

The Power of Probiotics

Probiotics are the good bugs that assist in breaking down foods after we’ve eaten them, in addition to a wealth of other tasks. Some examples of such tasks that help digestion in some way are:

  • Breaking down tough plant fibers which act as prebiotics

If you want healthy gut flora, it is vital to eat a range of fruits and vegetables to feed the bacteria. Eat loads of leafy greens, squash, sweet potatoes, pears, apples and berries.

  • Change the way we store fat.

Research has shown that obese people tend to have far fewer species and variety of bacteria than lean people. A wider range of good bacteria can improve the use and storage of fat.

  • Help break down toxins and waste products

As probiotics help ease bowel movement, more waste and toxins can be emptied out of the body.

More Scientific Evidence

Researchers at King’s College London conducted 14 studies about probiotics and discovered that probiotics:

  • Increased “gut transit time” by 12.4 hours. This basically means a lot more time for us to digest food!
  • Raised the number of weekly bowel movements by 1.3.
  • Helped soften stools, allowing them to pass smoother.
  • Seemed to be the most effective when containing Bifidobacterium.
  • Not only helped reduce constipation but also helped prevent diarrhoea.

With all these advantages of probiotics in mind, it’s still really important – perhaps even MORE important – to FEED the good bacteria. Fermented foods are an example of rich sources of bacteria. It’s highly recommended to eat fermented foods every single day.

When you start taking probiotics, you might feel a bit bloated or gassy. This is expected when you introduce new bacteria to your gut, as it learns to adjust over time. After a while, you’ll have a happier gut and be far less likely to have an inner blockage crisis!
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Beauty might not just be skin deep…

Studies from Texas Christian University have found good-looking people might have a better chance of fighting infections, so it’s okay to start bragging about being gorgeous!

The aspirational appearance has started to become a thing of the past, people found themselves becoming more themselves and digging deep to find their true beauty. Yet, for the lucky soles that have instant gorgeousness and don’t have to dig too deep to find their true beauty, they might still have the one up on us. 

A person’s level of beauty can correlate with their body’s ability to repel infection.


A woman judges a man through a level of handsomeness. The men found to have a high level of attractiveness are found to construct more functional, successful “natural killer” cells. These “natural killer” cells’ main job is to fight viruses and infections for the body. 

This is also demonstrated through more attractive people having higher levels of phagocytosis.

For the previously mentioned study, Texas Christian University photographed 152 young adults, without makeup. These participants were then rated by the opposite sex by members of the public. The participants that were rated highly attractive were found to have higher levels of phagocytosis within their system. 

Therefore, there is still hope for the less fortunate members of society, as the advancements of modern medicine have decreased the levels of the danger of infection.
If you want more information on how to keep healthy and how you can do this through your diet, click here. For more information on general gut health, contact us today, or visit our website for more.

5 Steps to Help Heal Your Gut

A healthy digestive system is a core component of having good health. It has been estimated that 80% of our immune system lies within our gut lining, showing the importance of keeping your gut healthy.

The digestive tract is an important part of how we stay healthy, it acts as a barrier between us and the world. Our digestive tract’s main job is to keep undigested food particles, toxins and other unwanted substances out of our bodies, where they don’t belong. This, however, can be damaged due to your poor food choices, alcohol and cigarettes intake, medications, and even stress. 

You are likely to exacerbate this by causing several digestive problems, for example Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). As well as setting off an autoimmune reaction, leading to further health complications, such as pain, fatigue, skin conditions like eczema and mental health conditions like depression.

So here are 5 steps to help you get your gut feeling better:

  1. Get rid of the negative!

Remove anything negative in your diet, this includes foods you might be sensitive to and gastric irritants such as caffeinated drinks and alcohol. 

If you are unsure of what food could be irritating you, take some (or all) out of your diet for a number of weeks (at least 4), and then add them back over time, and make note of how your body reacts.These foods include: diary, wheat, gluten, eggs, corn, peanuts, soy and citrus. This process might feel a little daunting at first, but once you find the one or multiple foods irritating you, you’ll feel so much better.

The second part to this section is the get rid of infections (overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria and fungus) or parasites that might have embedded themselves within you, therefore leading to poor gut health. The main food groups to try and cut out are sugar, and antimicrobial agents such as oils, berberine, caprylic acid, leaf extract and garlic. By decreasing these foods within your diet will help eradicate the unwanted organisms. 

  1. Replace

By taking the food groups listed above out, means you need to replace them with something. Otherwise your body will be lacking in the right properties for a full digestion. The body needs enzymes, bile and hydrochloric acid (HCL) to digest food properly, these components could have decreased due to lack of a good balanced diet, medications, disease and aging.

Digestive supplementals can benefit some people’s digestive systems. Herbal remedies, such as bitter herbs can also benefit your digestive system by stimulating the digestive tract.

  1. Reinnoculate

Reintroduce your body to healthy bacteria called probiotics, this will help to restore balance in your body. Introducing probiotics will enable your digestive system to repopulate the gut and steer away unwanted, unhealthy microorganisms. 

Foods that can help this process are: fermented food like kimchi, yoghurt, cheese and kombucha.

  1. Repair and Protect

It is now time to repair and protect your gut lining by incorporating nutrients, amino acids and herbs (such as zinc-carnosine, l-glutamine, marshmallow root) and anti-inflammatories (such as omega-3 fish oils and curcumin). Having a regular intake of these nutrients listed above will benefit your gut massively. 

Please make sure you read the intake instructions on the back of the products, as well as asking the pharmacist or your doctor whether you can take multiple items together.

  1. Rebalance

An important step, which is usually missed is rebalancing your body into one. Being mindful, doing yoga, deep breathing, meditating, and having regular sleep can rejuvenate and relax your body. Overall benefitting your gut, mental health and whole body.

For more information on gut health, visit our website and contact us today. Or why not have a read of a recent blog on healthy food swaps.

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Everyday Habits That Will Help You Poop Regularly

According to GastroJournal, an estimated 16% of adults and 33% of adults older than 60 suffer from constipation. At Eternal Being, we like to think of our founder, Michelle, as the ‘Poo Fairy’, which means she can help you to get your gut working as it should and get your poop schedule back on track. So, say goodbye to constipation and hello to a regular poop schedule as we reveal everyday habits that will help you to poop regularly. 

Eating More Fibre

Foods containing fibre should be thought of as “rough” because they can help to move food through your digestive system. It’s recommended that you introduce 20-35 grams of fibre into your diet every day if you are constipated. 

Some examples of food containing fibre are:

  • Whole wheat bread
  • Brown rice
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Legumes


We all know that we’re supposed to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, but did you know that drinking even more water could help you with your bowel movements. This doesn’t mean that you have to strictly stick to just water, however, as you can stay hydrated by upping your herbal tea and healthy juice intake as well.


Get up and get moving your body to get things moving in your colon. Did you know that certain yoga moves can actually help with constipation? In fact, any exercise that relaxes your pelvic floor muscles can actually also help you to poop better. This is because exercises that put your hips and pelvic floor in a relaxed position can help you to relax during bowel movements. Some of these exercises include:

  • Child’s pose
  • Happy baby pose
  • Deep squat

For more advice from our very own ‘poo fairy’, contact us today. Alternatively, to read more of our blogs click here

How can you benefit from an enema?

Does the word ‘enema’ scare the sh!t out of you? Well, that’s kind of the point! An enema is a liquid treatment most commonly used to relieve severe constipation. In this blog, we’ll talk you through what you can expect from all variations of an Eternal Being enema treatment and how it can benefit you. 

What is an enema?

At Eternal Being, we offer 5 different types of enemas:

Coffee Enema

When a coffee enema is used, the caffeine from the coffee is preferentially absorbed into this system and goes directly to the liver where it becomes a very strong detoxicant. It causes the liver to produce more bile* (which contains processed toxins) and moves bile out toward the small intestine for elimination. This seems to free up the liver to process more incoming toxic materials that have accumulated in the organs, tissues and bloodstream. The coffee does not go into the systemic circulation.

The coffee contains some alkaloids that also stimulate the production of glutathione-S-transferase, an enzyme used by the liver to make the detox pathways run. It is pivotal in the formation of more glutathione, one of the main conjugation chemicals, enabling toxins to be eliminated via bile into the small intestine*. So in other words, a coffee enema speeds up the detoxification process and minimizes the backlog of yet to be detoxified substances.

On completion, there is often an enhanced feeling of calmness and connectedness*.

Flax Oil Enema

A flaxseed enema is very useful for individuals who are unable to break down oils and utilise omega 3 fatty acids from flaxseed due to digestive difficulties. The oil helps to support the Lymph system.

According to Dr Johanna Budwig, the electrons of highly unsaturated fats from seed oils, which lie on the same wavelength as sunlight, are capable of drawing solar energy and storing it.

This may in turn have positive effects when treating SAD sufferers. Flaxseeds contain a high level of electron-rich unsaturated fats making it useful to start treatments with a flaxseed enema as it helps to promote photon and electron activity within the body. 

Aloe Vera enema

An Aloe Vera enema is ideally suited to any inflammatory condition within the digestive system. Aloe Vera is a moisturiser and soother so its presence in the enema can have an anti-inflammatory effect on the mucosa of the colon.

On completion, there is often a feeling of calmness and a positive effect on the skin.

Magnesium Enema

Magnesium is a muscle relaxant and is useful in the following situations:

  • The muscles have gone into spasm erg) back pain or heavy cramping following exercise
  • At the onset of a migraine if the early symptoms are neck and shoulder tension
  • To help relieve cramping on the onset of menstruation
  • Magnesium helps the muscles to relax

On completion, there is often a feeling of calmness within the body and pains/spasms often lessen or disappear

Chamomile Enema

A chamomile enema helps to calm the body and has a soothing effect on the liver. Chamomile is a sedative and when taken as an enema it will be absorbed via the haemorrhoidal vein and is transported to the liver via the portal blood system. Chamomile has a calming effect on the liver and the body. 

On completion of this technique, there is often a feeling of calmness, especially within the digestive system.


An enema treatment can support weight loss, help remove toxins from your body, and improve your skin, immunity, blood pressure, and energy levels.

To learn more about Enemas, visit our treatment page. Alternatively, book a consultation today on our website

Lymph Drainage Massage Explained

While the name may sound intimidating, the procedure is often very pleasant. A Lymphatic drainage massage, which may also be known as manual lymphatic drainage, can actually relieve the swelling that happens when medical treatment or illnesses block your lymphatic system. In this blog, we will explain everything you need to know about this gentle, rhythmical treatment. 

Who can it help?

Due to the nature of the treatment, people who suffer from lymphedema and fibromyalgia could hugely benefit from this treatment. These health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up and cause swelling in an individual’s system, which may be alleviated by a Lymph Drainage Massage. 

What is it? 

The strokes applied in manual lymph drainage are designed to stimulate the movement of the lymphatic fluids in order to assist the body in cleansing, reducing oedema (stagnant fluid, water retention), and promoting detoxification of tissues.

This is a gentle, rhythmical technique that removes inflammatory materials and toxins from the connective tissue, which enhances the activity of the immune system, reduces pain, and lowers the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.

In a treatment session with Eternal Being, each massage is completely tailored to you and your unique needs. This means we will use CBD and essential oils if needed. The aim of the treatment is for you to leave feeling relaxed and relieved. However, it is essential that before attending the clinic you have ensured that you are hydrated and have disclosed any medications and supplements you are taking as well as any existing health conditions. 

Additional Benefits

Lymph Drainage Massages have gained popularity due to their many potential health benefits. While we’ve already discussed how this treatment can help to reduce swelling, we haven’t yet addressed the many other benefits of Lymph Drainage Massages, some of which include:

  1. Maintaining blood circulation, body fluid balance, and immune functions.
  2. Increasing the Flow of Toxins Through the Body
  3. Reducing hardening or thickening of the skin
  4. Relaxing the body
  5. Improving the appearance of skin

To learn more about this incredible treatment, visit our treatment page or contact us to book a consultation today. Alternatively, browse our other blogs here.

Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy

Are you feeling lethargic and backed up? Then Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy may be just what the doctor ordered. If you have never heard of Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy, then you’re in the right place. We will take you through everything you need to know about Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy in this blog. 

What is Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy? 

Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy, sometimes referred to as colonic irrigation, is a way to gently cleanse the body of any unwanted toxins and faecal matter. It will swiftly return the system to a healthy, natural rhythm.

Why Choose Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy?

Colonic therapy can improve your physical and mental wellbeing and is an effective way to remove toxins that have built up in the body over time, which can cause several negative side effects such as:

  • Skin blemishes* 
  • Lethargy

By opting for a session with one of Eternal Being’s extensively qualified hydrotherapists, you will see a noticeable change not only in your physical condition but also in your mental self. Relieving the stress and weight of a blocked colon can also help to develop a much healthier outlook, which will lead to an increase in productivity and energy.

What to expect from your treatment

Your clinician will explain the procedure to you to ensure that you feel relaxed and informed. This will last for approximately 60 minutes (or 90 minutes, if you opt for one of our Deep Cleanse packages).

Once you’re happy, your clinician will begin the procedure, which involves introducing warm water to the colon through the rectum, with the occasional use of enemas, or herbal or pro-biotic implants, to aid the process where necessary. Your abdomen will then be gently massaged using specialised massage techniques to encourage the release of stored matter.

After the procedure has been completed, your clinician will then discuss recommended dietary changes with you, empowering you to make the most of your colonic treatment therapy and embrace the new lease of life it will bring.

If you would like to learn more about the Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment at Eternal being, you can find more information here. Alternatively, to learn more about health and wellness, browse our other blogs here

* individual results may vary

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment Explained

Have you been feeling tired lately, or do you wake up after a good night’s sleep feeling unrefreshed and sluggish? If the answer is yes, your lymphatic system may be on the tired side, in which case, a manual lymphatic drainage treatment may be just what you need. 

What is a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment?

A Lymphatic Drainage Treatment may sound a little daunting but it is actually a gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. As a result of this, a Lymphatic Drainage Treatment can relieve swelling that occurs as a result of an illness blocking your lymphatic system.

This kind of treatment is usually a full body massage that drains lymphatic fluids into fine tubes called lymph vessels. These drainage points are usually found just below the skin, which is why it’s important that your therapist warms up and moves your skin without causing an impact on any deep tissue. As a result, the treatment should be soothing and relaxing. 


Manual lymphatic drainage can have significant benefits for multiple health concerns. It’s because of this reason, many health practitioners recommend it as part of their treatments. Some of the benefits of this treatment include: 

  • Moves lymphatic fluids around the body
  • Helps to relieve pain and stiffness in problem areas
  • Improves blood circulation 
  • Relieves stress
  • Helps to increase the flow of toxins
  • Helps to boost the immune system

What should you expect after a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment?

If you decide to go ahead with the treatment, you may be surprised to discover some unusual side effects, one of which being that your urine may become darker and begin to smell different. Don’t panic, this is completely normal, and just a result of the stimulation of your kidney function. 

The next change you may discover, just hours after your treatment, is the frequency in which you urinate. As a result of the treatment moving toxins through your urine, you may find that you start to urinate more frequently.

Finally, after your treatment, you should find that the swelling and inflammation will decrease and your body will begin to feel much more relaxed. However, there is a chance that you will also begin to feel tired after your treatment as a result of your body getting rid of toxins. 

If you would like to learn more about this treatment, visit our website or contact us today.

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