The process of digestion Digestion is a vital process in the body, during which food that is eaten is broken down into a simple form that can be absorbed by the body. The mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus are the organs that make up our digestive system. The process of […]
How to eat a balanced diet
What is a balanced diet? Everyone always talks about “eating a balanced diet”, but have you ever wondered what that actually means? Firstly, it is important to note that a balanced diet is essential for general health and well-being, as well as for maintaining a healthy weight. How it is achieved in practice can be […]
Do I have Crohn’s?
What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease (also known as granulomatous colitis and regional enteritis), is a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, as detailed below. Named after a physician, Dr Crohn, who first described it in 1932, it most commonly presents during adolescence […]
What are colon cleansers?
About the colon To understand the role of the colon, it is important to first understand how the digestive tract (of which the colon is a part) is formed and functions in the body. The digestive tract is the group of organs through which food and liquids pass when they are swallowed, digested and finally […]