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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome     Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that occurs in the colon/large intestine.  IBS can cause various problems for sufferers including bloating, cramps, abdominal pain and flatulence.  Some IBS sufferers also suffer with either constipation (IBS-C) or diarrhoea (IBS-D) and in some cases …

The digestive system and keeping it healthy

A healthy digestive system is a happy system   A healthy stomach and digestive system are incredibly important when it comes to our general health and physical condition. The digestive system is involved with a number of functions in the body.  Its three primary tasks include: Food digestion Nutrient absorption …

Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet and its benefits

Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet Low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) diets have become very popular over the last few years. This diet restricts carbohydrate consumption (particularly refined carbohydrates and sugars) and those carbohydrates that are easily digested but that lead to spikes in blood glucose levels including bread, pasta, grains …

The Mediterranean diet and its benefits

About the diet and its benefits   The inhabitants of the Mediterranean region of Europe, specifically the areas of Greece, Italy and Spain have a specific diet that they have followed for centuries. This way of eating focuses on specific food groups that reduces the risk of some diseases including …