What is leaky gut syndrome? If you suffer with chronically bad digestion (whether as a result of poor diet, a food intolerance or allergy, bowel disorder or other cause), the lining of your intestines can become irritated over time. The lining of a healthy small intestine allows just the nutrients we have digested from food … Continue reading Leaky Gut Syndrome
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
Named after Dr. Burrill Bernard Crohn, the physician who first described the condition in 1932, Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder - a broad title used to describe any condition which involves the intestines becoming swollen, inflamed and ulcerated. Ulcerative colitis is another example of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Crohn's, in particular, is … Continue reading Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease
A food intolerance (otherwise known as non-allergic food hypersensitivity), is a condition of the digestive system. It involves some form of negative reaction, which is caused by the body’s inability to properly digest a particular food, food additive or other compound found in food (or drink). Food intolerances are far more common than true food … Continue reading Could I have a food intolerance?