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The low-FODMAP diet: What you need to know

Published on: 7 Nov, 2019
FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. These are short-chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in some people; as a result, these people may experience gas, abdominal pain and bloating. A low FODMAP diet may help relieve some of these symptoms. 
 
Find out more about the FODMAP diet and how to implement it.

H. pylori: What is it?

Published on: 1 Oct, 2019
When you come in for a gastroscopy, your doctor may tell you that biopsies will be taken in your stomach to rule out h. pylori. What is h. pylori, what are the signs and symptoms, and how is it treated?
 
Find the answers here.

Gut health and 10 ways to improve it

Published on: 3 Sep, 2019
A healthy digestive tract houses many microorganisms such as viruses, yeast, and bacteria.  Some microorganisms are beneficial, even essential, while others can be harmful, especially when they multiply. Maintaining the correct balance of the these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more. 
 

Gut microbiome and diet quality

Published on: 7 Aug, 2019
New studies have shown that a high quality diet may help increase beneficial bacteria in the gut, while a low quality diet can increase the number of harmful bacteria.
 
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Hemorrhoids: What to know

Published on: 7 Jul, 2019
Hemorrhoids are swollen and irritated veins around the rectum and the anus that can cause pain and make everyday activities uncomfortable or challenging. Hemorrhoids sometimes last only a few days, but in some people they can reoccur on a regular basis. Some people may need medications or medical procedures to help shrink their hemorrhoids and to manage discomfort. 

Heartburn: 10 simple remedies

Published on: 11 Jun, 2019
Heartburn is a medical condition in which the contents of the stomach move backward and upward into the esophagus. This can cause a burning pain in the chest, often felt just behind the breastbone. Most people are able to manage the symptoms of heartburn with over-the-counter medication and by making some simple lifestyle modifications.

Limiting red meat consumption may reduce your risk of colon cancer

Published on: 29 Apr, 2019
A new study indicates that moderate consumption of processed and red meats is associated with an increased risk of developing colo-rectal cancer. 
 

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