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6 Foods That Heal Your Gut

September 27 2019

Looking after the gut is key to your overall health, energy levels and vitality. Our bodies have trillions of living microorganisms and majority of them live in our gut. It has important connections to the brain, nervous and immune systems, and it can affect the interplay of hormones, energy levels and even the quality of...


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Digestive Disorders: What Your Poop Type and Color Mean

September 2 2019

What’s Normal? It can be hard to describe your poop, so doctors use a scale to show the different kinds. It’s called the Bristol stool chart, and it gives you an idea of how long a stool spent in your bowel before heading out. Type 1 They’ve spent a long time in your bowel and...


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8 Easy Tips to Avoid a Grumpy Gut While Traveling

July 15 2019

Travel can be stressful for your mind and body. But following these simple tips can help you keep your gut happy and healthy while you’re on the go.   An upset stomach or digestive issues that require spending extra time in the bathroom are surefire ways to bring a fun trip to a screeching halt....


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Do You Have Food Poisoning or the Stomach Flu? Here’s How to Tell

April 4 2019

Knowing the symptoms is key to feeling better ASAP. It’s no secret that winter brings on a slew of sicknesses, from the common cold to bouts of the flu to stomach bugs. But alongside the rise in germy surfaces, another common culprit can wreak havoc on your body: your indulgent holiday spread. If you find...


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8 Easy Ways to Beat Bloating

March 11 2019

Bloating is one of the most common (and uncomfortable!) gastrointestinal symptoms. “It generally gives people a sensation of pressure or fullness, and some experience distention, where the belly physically stretches out,” says gastroenterologist Dr Richard Saad. Persistent bloating can be a sig­­n of something serious, such as fluid collection or a growth, and should be checked by...


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Barrett’s Oesophagus: A GORD Complication

November 26 2018

The problem with this complication of GORD is that it’s known to come with its very own complication. According to gastroenterologists, doctors who are specialising in diagnosing and treating various diseases of the digestive system, Barrett’s oesophagus can considerably increase a person’s risk of developing oesophageal cancer. If you or some of your loved ones...


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9 Surprising Reasons You’re So Gassy

October 15 2018

If much to your own chagrin, you’ve ever accidentally let one (OK, several) rip in public, you’re not alone. Battling a discretionary war on burps and farts can be trying-and that’s true for all of us. Despite our avid denials, each of us passes upwards of about one litre of gas, 14 times a day...


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How To Tell If You May Have An Ulcer

October 4 2018

Basically, an ulcer is a sore that develops in the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is a part of the small intestine that is right next to the stomach. Medical experts say that an ulcer is usually caused by excessive digestive acids. However, it can also be due to bacteria, intake of certain...


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9 Things Your Burps Can Tell You About Your Health

April 3 2018

Everybody burps, but if yours are frequent or super smelly, does it mean you have a problem? “Burping is a very benign symptom,” assures Rebecca Tsang, MD, MPH, a gastroenterologist at NorthShore University Health System in Illinois, USA. Yes, it can be bothersome–and potentially embarrassing–at times. But Dr Tsang says burping is usually not a...


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