Foods to improve digestion

Which foods are good for digestion? We all know how important it is to eat well if we want to have a healthy digestive system (particularly as we get older and enzyme levels decrease), but it’s not always clear what you should eat to actively promote optimum digestive health. Poor digestion Our digestive tract is […]

How do I balance my gut flora?

Do I have dysbiosis? Dysbiosis refers to a microbial imbalance on or within the body; in other words, an imbalance of good versus bad bacteria. It most often occurs in the digestive tract (leading to unpleasant symptoms, such as bloating, excessive wind, IBS symptoms etc). However, it can also present on any exposed surface or […]

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 […]

Probiotics benefits

What are probiotics? Probiotics are live micro-organisms (often bacteria) that are thought to have a positive effect on the health of the host organism (i.e. our bodies) and, in particular, digestive tract health. They are more commonly referred to as “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Most probiotics are bacteria similar to those naturally found in […]