What is ulcerative colitis? Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which, according to NHS Choices, affects around 1 in every 420 people in the UK; this amounts to approximately 150,000 people. It is a chronic condition, which means that it is ongoing and life-long. However, there may be periods of good health (remission), … Continue reading Ulcerative Colitis
What happens when your bad bacteria outnumber your good bacteria? Dysbiosis is the technical name for a microbial imbalance on or inside the body; in other words, an imbalance of good versus bad bacteria. This condition most commonly affects the digestive tract (and, more particularly, the stomach and intestines), but can also occur on any … Continue reading Dysbiosis = too many bad bugs
What does the colon do? In order to understand what the colon does, how it works and how its state can affect our health, it's helpful first to learn a little about the greater digestive system of which it forms a part. The digestive system The digestive tract is made up of a group of … Continue reading Colon Cleansing
Enzymes are clever little molecules of protein that are made from amino acid chains. They act as catalysts (or triggers) to bring about specific biochemical reactions in the body, which produces over 3,000 kinds. Every process in the body is driven by enzymes of one kind or another - whether acting alone, in combination or … Continue reading Digestive enzymes – the stuff of life…
Most people, especially women, recognise that uncomfortable feeling when their stomach suddenly swells up like a balloon, often accompanied by stomach pain and wind. This may be triggered by eating the wrong kinds of food, stress or a number of other factors. Stomach bloating is actually a very common condition, which affects around 1 in … Continue reading Bloated?