Why do I have bad digestion?

Digestive system disorders Nutritionists and other natural health practitioners place a lot of emphasis on the health of the digestive tract in terms of maintaining overall health and well-being. This is logical, given that our digestive system is central to the absorption of the nutrients that we need to keep us functioning efficiently. In addition, … Read more

Stop diarrhoea naturally

What is diarrhoea? Diarrhoea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or a decrease in the form of the stool (i.e. greater looseness and water content). It is usually a symptom of an underlying illness, infection or other condition or external factor (such as poor diet or stress). Although changes in frequency of … Read more

Vegetarian and vegan nutrition

Being a vegetarian Vegetarianism is quite widespread today and is growing in popularity all the time, for a wide range of reasons – ethical, environmental and nutritional, to name just a few. As a result, chances are that (if you are not a vegetarian yourself), you have at least a basic understanding of what vegetarianism … Read more

Healthy weight management

What does weight management mean? For many people, weight loss, slimming, dieting, shaping up (whatever you choose to call it) is a life-long struggle and involves a lot of disappointment, negative body image and, often, worry, feelings of hopelessness and damage to self-confidence. Yet, being in control of your weight and managing it in a … Read more

Healthy high protein foods

High protein foods Protein is an essential element (macro-nutrient) in everyone’s diet. It is a component of each and every cell, tissue and organ in the body and it is constantly being broken down and replaced. With that in mind, it is clear that identifying healthy high-protein foods is an essential aspect of maintaining good … Read more

Plant based protein benefits

Plant-based protein Who would opt for plant-based protein? The most obvious groups who might opt for plant, as opposed to animal, protein sources are vegetarians, vegans, raw foodists and those following the Living Foods Programme. However, you might be surprised to hear that, more and more, people from all walks of life and with varying … Read more

Enzymes for digestion

The process of digestion Digestion is a vital process in the body, during which food that is eaten is broken down into a simple form that can be absorbed by the body. The mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus are the organs that make up our digestive system. The process of … Read more

Brain food

Do you have brain fog? Listen to the hype about certain “superfoods” and you’ll hear claims that they can support everything from cognitive function and psychological function, to enhanced memory and focus. But what are these foods and do they really do what is promised? There’s no denying that as the body ages, our brain … Read more

Probiotics benefits

What are probiotics? Probiotics are live micro-organisms (often bacteria) that are thought to have a positive effect on the health of the host organism (i.e. our bodies) and, in particular, digestive tract health. They are more commonly referred to as “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Most probiotics are bacteria similar to those naturally found in … Read more

Do I have IBS?

Do I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal problem, which leads to unusual sensitivity and muscle activity. It is very common, afflicts mainly women and tends to develop ebfore the age of 35. It is also often referred to as spastic colon, spastic colitis, mucous colitis or nervous … Read more