In 2017 the health world were turning their heads towards the gut and its tiny inhabitants ‘microbes’ most commonly known as bacteria. There are 100 trillion microbes in our gut alone and mostly like to live in our intestines. But before you have a meltdown and scream “OH MY GAWD! I have bacteria floating around […]
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Befriending My Gut
If you are one of my regular readers you will know my opinion regarding the term ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome’ aka. ‘IBS’. This term is usually given to those of us suffering from symptoms such a as bloating, constipation or diarrhea, cramps, lower abdominal pain and a general all round affinity to food intolerances…lucky us! The truth […]
Beat The Festive Bloat & Gut Troubles
I love the festive season, it’s a time to eat and be merry with the ones you love. However when auntie brings out the Christmas pudding and whipped cream, how can you say no… It doesn’t matter how strict you are all year round! However, if the festive traditions of guzzling wine and scoffing chocolates get too much, here […]
Educating Yourself Is the First Step to Recovery
When I started my journey to recovery from my various digestive difficulties in 2014 (chronic constipation being the most predominant) my first step was to educate myself on how my body works. I’m not going to say it was easy, as I’m no medical student. It took me six months just to get through the […]
Is our modern life making us sick?
We usually assume that technology and science will improve our quality of life and lengthen it, but truth be told that’s not always the case. Yesterday I read an article that my friend sent to me regarding an indigenous tribe discovered by a military helicopter, flying over an uncharted area within the Amazon, in southern venezuela. This […]
Probiotics, Are They Really Worth it?
Probiotics are live organisms (good bacteria) found naturally in yogurt, and other fermented foods like kimchi or sauerkraut. These little organisms control our immune system, which means the quality of our health is somewhat controlled by our gut. Without them we will become pretty sick and under nourished! So, are probiotics really worth it? This has been […]