Ulcerative Colitis

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

Leaky Gut Syndrome

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

Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease

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