Emily started her career as an archaeologist specialising in prehistoric human nutrition before training as a Nutritional Therapist to translate her enthusiasm for human nutrition into personalised, cutting-edge nutritional and lifestyle medicine. Emily has five years of clinical experience within the industry from running her own private practice, working within the supplement industry, and lecturing in Nutritional Therapy around the country.
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In this episode we cover
- What are the common risk factors of urinary tract infections? Who is most affected?
- The urinary tract was long thought to be sterile except in the case of active infections; what’s the latest research currently telling us?
- What is meant by the term ‘gut-vagina-bladder’ axis and how is it relevant to how we think, and support, UTIs?
- How to approach the natural management of UTI, including the use of probiotic/prebiotic therapies?
- And so much more
- Emily Blake website
- Instagram @emilyblakent
- The Gut- Vagina- Bladder Axis article written by the fabulous Emily Blake
- Urinary Microbiome: Yin and Yang of the Urinary Tract
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