If you suffer from indigestion, heartburn, abdominal pain or flatulence, you may have gastritis. There are a number of options for relieving this condition ... as well as certain foods to avoid.
It’s normal to pass wind around 14 times a day. But the intestinal gas produced in the course of digestion can become a real problem when it’s excessive, foul-smelling or causes bloating. Here’s how to get rid of it.
Usually triggered by a virus or bacteria, gastroenteritis is inflammation of the digestive mucosa which causes diarrhoea and vomiting. Discover what to eat to feel better when you’re suffering from this complaint.
Used for thousands of years to preserve foods, lactic acid bacteria offer multiple health benefits. How can you make optimal use of them?
Praised for half a century and then disparaged for several years, is milk actually good for health? What are its benefits and downsides? Does it cause digestive problems? Read on for all the answers.
Affecting more than half of all over-50s, heartburn is one of the most common stomach complaints. Discover our tips on how to quell the fire of acid indigestion.
Digestive enzymes play a key role in ensuring our digestion operates smoothly. Discover all their biological functions and how important they are for nutrient absorption.
Though usually harmless, a swollen stomach is still a source of major discomfort. Discover the best habits to adopt and probiotics to take to permanently restore a flat tummy.
Perhaps you’ve heard of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) but don’t know much about them? Read on to discover the virtues of this little-known but highly beneficial source of fibre.
Used for thousands of years, activated charcoal is reputed to be the most effective natural remedy for reducing gas. Discover precisely how this substance works to combat bloating and flatulence.
Wondering how to whiten and maintain your teeth naturally? Follow our 10 tips for achieving a dazzling, Hollywood-style smile.
Want to pack your meals full of probiotics and prebiotics? We give you the lowdown on the best foods to choose.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is extremely common. A diet low in fermentable sugars, known as FODMAP, can help relieve symptoms. Discover which foods to prioritise and which to avoid.
Can you take probiotics continuously, or is it better to have regular breaks? Read on for the answers.
Do you have gluten intolerance or sensitivity? Discover the facts about both by reading our comprehensive summary.
What’s the best way of combining foods for optimal digestion and nutritional benefit? Follow these naturopathic recommendations, with our explanations and sample menus.
Far from being just another diet fad, the call to eat more fibre is actually based on recent scientific evidence of the role it plays in maintaining our health. Discover why you should increase your intake of dietary fibre, and how to do so.
Digestion problems are extremely common. If you’re among the many sufferers, try these 10 natural tips for facilitating the digestive process and restoring your day-to-day well-being.
A key ingredient in Asian cooking, ginger has also been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. What are its benefits? How should you use it? Read on to find the answers to these and other questions.
GERD is a relatively common problem, made worse by eating certain foods or by gaining weight. Here are some tips on how to relieve it and even get rid of it.
Derived from pineapple, bromelain is an invaluable enzyme complex. Discover how to gain maximum benefit from its properties.
Psyllium seed is recognised as having a beneficial effect on the gut, easing both constipation and diarrhoea. Follow our advice to get the maximum benefit from the properties of blond or brown psyllium.
A poorly-maintained digestive tract, populated with opportunistic pathogenic bacteria and fungi (particularly Candida albicans), and polluted with badly-digested food, is at risk of becoming blocked by disgusting and toxic faecal matter. This phenomenon is a factor in health imbalances and problems of varying degrees of seriousness.
IBS, SIBO, Crohn’s disease … There are many people who suffer regularly from intestinal problems. What are the symptoms and causes of these chronic conditions of the digestive system? And what can you do about them?
Phytotherapy can help optimise your digestion: here we look at five of the most effective plants – their benefits and how to use them.
More and more of you are asking us this question. Do probiotics need to be kept in the fridge in order to survive? And if so, does sending these same probiotics through the post mean they might die en route?
Taking probiotics is a natural way of reducing infection, fighting inflammation and improving digestion. But how long should you take them for?
Today’s subject is acid reflux, which causes that unpleasant burning sensation as stomach acid travels back up towards the throat. Read on to find out all you need to know about this problem!
These days, probiotic supplements are well-known for providing microorganisms that help maintain balance in our gut microbiota and for offering multiple benefits for our health. Among these benefits are some which may be of particular interest this summer. Read on to discover three reasons why you should consider starting a cure of probiotics today!
Have you heard of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori? Perhaps not, as awareness of this pathogen is far from widespread, despite it being responsible for many cases of stomach ache. Indeed, around 50% of us may be harbouring this germ which is believed to be the principal cause of gastro-duodenal ulcers.
You’ve surely heard someone mention aloe vera, the plant that possesses almost endless properties. But do you know all the ways that aloe vera can help you? Here are ten ways you can use aloe vera that you’ve (definitely) never imagined!
For some years now, they’ve been causing a real buzz. Probiotics - the new wonder remedy for digestive upsets – also seem to offer endless other benefits for human health.
Say goodbye to swollen tummies, bloating and gas! Here are 10 ways to beat bloating and get back that flat stomach.