Gut & digestion
January 3, 2020

IBS – foods to avoid

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects the digestive system, and which causes abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhoea and bloating. Although doctors don’t know exactly what causes IBS, one of the contributing factors is diet, and there are certain foods which can make your symptoms worse.
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
July 16, 2018

Nauseous after eating? Here’s why

You’ve just finished a delicious meal and while it’s hit the spot, you’re starting to feel sick. Urgh. Why are you feeling nauseous? Your digestive system is a collection of organs that work together to break down what you eat or drink. When you eat, the food is digested and the nutrients are turned into energy. The process begins in your mouth when you chew and the food is broken down to be swallowed. Food travels down your food pipe and then to the stomach and intestines. Any problems during these processes may cause nausea after eating. Food poisoning If…
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Gut & digestion
January 14, 2014

How does your diet affect irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a fairly common condition which can cause episodes of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. While the exact cause of IBS is unknown, it’s thought that much of the problem is due to a highly sensitive gastro-intestinal system. Stress, certain foods (such as caffeine, spicy foods and red meat), insufficient water intake and inactivity all seem to contribute to episodes. (more…)
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