IBS – irritable bowel syndrome, self help

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, encompassing a range of "functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders." Conventional tests will show the bowel looking basically fine. It's not life threatening but it does have a major impact on general health. Symptoms vary and...Read More


Heartburn and Indigestion

Heartburn and indigestion are very common problems these days, as the huge sales of antacids will confirm. They are one of the biggest selling over-the-counter medications. There are certain foods and drinks that can increase the likelihood of acid reflux...Read More


7 common digestive problems

Diverticulitis small pouches appear in the lining of the large intestine. These pouches become filled with waste products, becoming infected, causing pain. Symptoms are diarrhoea and constipation, tenderness, bloating and feeling the need to go to the toilet the whole...Read More


Our bowel flora – the good and the bad

The average person carries around about 3lbs of living bacteria in their intestines. There are an enormous variety and diversity of species, having a direct or indirect negative or positive effect on our whole body, affecting every aspect of our...Read More


Ten simple things to improve absorption of calcium and other minerals

1) Generally, we should be eating natural foods, as close as nature intended. We should be eating foods that provide us with the maximum of nutrients, foods that are easy to digest and work in harmony with our bodies. You...Read More


Constipation – food and supplements

This is something more women suffer than men, infrequent bowel movements. Bowel movements are more often than not hard and small which can be difficult to pass. Ideally, you should have a bowel movement every day that is reasonably soft...Read More


Okra helps constipation, bloating and gas

 Okra This vegetable is well-known in Indian cooking and down south in North America. This vegetable is related to the cotton family. Approximately the size of one’s little finger, green elongated, tapered ridged pods containing seeds with a slimy texture...Read More

Candida Albicans, Natural Treatment

Candida Albicans is a microorganism, yeast fungus which is found in various parts of the body – the intestinal tract, the vaginal canal, the rectum and various other places that are warm and moist including the mouth. Causes – over...Read More