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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, 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
Athletes’ 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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Wednesday, 28 June 2017  |  Editor
Prebiotics and probiotics - what is the difference

You might have heard of the terms ‘prebiotics’ and ‘probiotics’ being mentioned in association with digestive health on BBC television show “Trust Me I’m A Doctor”. But what’s the difference between them and which one is more important?

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017  |  Editor
Acid Reflux - when the acidic contents of the stomach leaks

What is acid reflux, what causes it, symptoms, how herbal medicine can help and when should you consult your doctor.

This article, courtesy of A Vogel shares important information about the problem and how you should go about taming it

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017  |  Editor
An introduction to diet and acid reflux

Certain foods are known to trigger or worsen acid reflux. Although perhaps the most satisfying, the list includes spicy or fatty foods, chocolate and alcohol. It may be a specific combination of food and drink you consume which worsens your symptoms. Additionally, your eating habits, including when you eat and how much you eat at a time, can also affect acid reflux.

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Thursday, 2 February 2017  |  Editor
Probiotics or prebiotics. which is most important

You might have heard of the terms ‘prebiotics’ and ‘probiotics’ being mentioned in association with digestive health. But what’s the difference between them and which one is more important? 

Our digestive tract contains high amounts of probiotics, ‘beneficial bacteria’, which play a vital role in supporting the optimum function of our digestive system. They do this via many various mechanisms including supporting digestion and enhancing our gut immunity.

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Friday, 28 October 2016  |  Editor
Stay Gut Healthy To Improve Sleep and Relieve Stress

Our gut plays an important role in keeping us healthy…but did you know it also has an impact on our stress levels and can even help to promote a good night’s sleep? Studies have shown that probiotics (live bacteria) can help to reduce cortisol levels, and this plays an important role in stress. Along with decreasing anxiety and also depressive behaviours. Although there are very few studies in humans, large studies show that people who follow a balanced diet will have lower rates of mental illness. In this way, diet is a clear indication of gut microbiota and mental health.

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