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 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
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of those conditions that most people have heard of, if not experienced themselves. It is very common, with up to 1 in 5 people in the UK developing IBS at some stage in their life. It can affect anyone at any age, but most commonly first develops in teenagers and … Continue reading DO I have IBS?
If your tummy often feels sore, you regularly suffer with diarrhoea, have experienced weight loss and/or feel extreme tiredness, you could have an angry gut. Whether it is just your intestines that are inflamed or your whole digestive tract is affected, the first step (once the inflammation has been confirmed) is to reduce your intake … Continue reading Inflammatory Bowel Disease- have you got an angry gut?
What is dietary fibre? Dietary fibre used to be referred to as 'bulk' or ‘roughage’, but we now know that it is so much more than that. Broadly speaking, fibre refers to a group of substances in plant foods (such as fruit, vegetables and grains) that can't be broken down completely by the digestive enzymes … Continue reading Why do we need fibre?