If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you are certainly not alone – with a worldwide prevalence of between 9% and 23%, it is considered to affect around 1 in 5 people in the United Kingdom at some point in their lives.
The gut is often referred to as a foundation pillar of health for the body, and the digestive system as ‘the mother’ of the body, as it feeds all of the other organs and provides the first line of defence against ‘foreign’ substances.
“The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the government’s chief medical officer for England has said. Professor Dame Sally Davies described it as a “ticking time bomb”. She warned that routine operations could become deadly in just 20 years if we lose the ability to fight infection.” Continue reading
For many people the term ‘detox’ immediately conjures visions of minimalist diets comprising perhaps just water and the odd carrot. The reality is of course that a sensible detoxification diet is not a hardship. And indeed many people benefit from a short period of detoxification with a dietary ‘regime’ of their own choosing that simply minimises the ingestion of certain foods and drinks. Continue reading
A regular excess of wind (‘flatulence’) and bloating of the tummy can be uncomfortable, embarrassing and ultimately stressful. The stress of course does not help as it may exacerbate discomfort in the gut and cause constipation. Continue reading
The Aloe Vera plant provides some wonderful and natural health products. These are most commonly split into 3 different ‘products’ based on what part of the plant has been used and each have differing therapeutic values; they are: Continue reading