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Digestive & Gut Health

Health articles about digestive and gut health. This does not include articles about probiotics, which can be found here.


Sunday, 14 April 2019  |  Editor
The difference between Probiotics and Prebiotics

Probiotics and prebiotics play different roles for your gut health. Probiotics are often known as beneficial bacteria, while prebiotics are the food for these bacteria. Probiotics are live bacteria found in certain foods or supplements. They provide numerous health benefits.

Prebiotics come from types of carbohydrates (mostly fibre) that humans can't digest. The beneficial bacteria (probiotics) in your gut eat this fibre.

The gut bacteria, collectively referred to as the gut flora or gut microbiota, perform many important functions in the body so eating balanced amounts of both probiotics and prebiotics helps to make sure that you have the right balance of these bacteria and this should improve your health.

You might ask why Gut Bacteria are important?

 

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019  |  Editor
Gut Health contributes to overall health more than you might think

The extent to which a healthy gut helps overall health is not often fully understood. In fact, proper l=cleransing and dietary choice have an enormous impact on general health and chronic ailments .

It's not just occasional digestive discomfort that is involved here; You gut is involved in building immunity, improving longevity, reduce constipation, decrease gas and reduce heartburn.

That is why we are pleased to add the RENEW LIFE range of products to our web site.

Today, Renew Life is one of the most well respected natural health companies in North America and products are now available throughout the world. Unusually specializing in digestive care and cleansing, Renew Life products have had a profound impact of millions of people’s health.

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Thursday, 10 January 2019  |  Editor
Make this year the healthiest one yet

An article from the BioCare Clinical Nutrition Team.

Getting healthy for the new year. Taking care of your gut health, take a good multi-nutrient and get the right amino acids. Ensure you're getting the nutrients to provide the energy you need, 5 leading health supplements from BioCare to help you be the best you've ever been.

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Friday, 5 October 2018  |  Editor
IBS Symptoms, Causes & Relief

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex health problem that baffles patients and healthcare providers alike. The most common of all gastrointestinal problems, IBS is far more prevalent among women, and generally occurs between the ages of 25 - 45. ‘IBS’ is more of an umbrella term that describes a set of symptoms rather than an explanation of what’s causing the problem, and this makes it difficult to treat. There is no single known cause and conventional treatments tend to focus on symptom relief.

The good news is that you don’t need to ‘just live with’ unwanted symptoms of IBS.  Read on if you’re ready to take action to improve your gut health for good. Here we identify common symptoms of IBS, a range of possible underlying causes, a simple 5R plan and some natural IBS symptom relief.  Use this simple guide to IBS as an ideal starting point to help restore normal gut function. 

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Thursday, 30 August 2018  |  Editor
Blood Sugar - What You Need to Know

Of the different food types we eat, sugar is the simplest for the body to create energy from. So it’s logical to think that a sugary snack is the quick fix solution when you’re feeling tired.

But the reality is that high blood sugar leads to you feeling less energised, as well as increasing your chance of weight gain, aging your body’s cells and causing medical conditions like diabetes. Let’s look at why.

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Sunday, 3 June 2018  |  Editor
Bolster your holiday gut health.

Thinking about your holiday? Tummy bugs can ruin a holiday. You'll probably protect your skin against sun damage so why leave your tummy unprotected? Different food, different water, dehydration: these are all dreaded by your stomach.

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Friday, 2 February 2018  |  Editor
Natural Solutions for Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea can be a bit of a taboo subject. It can affect not only our health but our self-confidence, interfering with everyday life and on occasions our social life. Diarrhoea is often a symptom of pre-existing health issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which can be addressed in different ways.

This article deals with the underlying causes, what you can do about it, how to rebalance the gut and soothe it.

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Friday, 29 December 2017  |  Editor
Acid Reflux - is the acid to blame?
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Monday, 4 December 2017  |  Editor
Optibac! Get your gut ready for Christmas

Changes in your food can give rise to indigestion and many other gut disorders. Many of us have inadequate gut protection but it is easily remedied. Don't rely on the odd yogurt, it won't do the job. Fortify your gut health with a good probiotic before Christmas indulgence.

And here's a brand that produces nothing but orobiotics. Optibac Probiotics are dedicated to developing an expert range of the highest quality probiotic Supplements. Since 2004, Optibac have proudly supplied a thriving British consumer base with Probiotics that are entirely unique to the UK.

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Monday, 21 August 2017  |  Editor
Athletesí gut bacteria significantly enhances their performance: and it could do the same for you.

What is the secret of Usain Bolt’s success? Some would point to his genes, and he would no doubt say that hard work paid off — but according to scientists, the bacteria in his stomach may also have enhanced his performance. Taking a good quality probiotic is well know to help your body maintain health gut balance with the friendly probiotic bacteria keeping the bad bacteria in check. But there are many more benefits than you might think.

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