You may have heard that fibre is good for us and that we generally need more of it, but do you really know what it is? Fibre is a carbohydrate but with an interesting twist. Unlike other carbohydrates such as sugars or starches, fibre does not get digested and absorbed in the traditional sense. Fibres […]
If you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and are experiencing digestive symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramping or gas you are not alone. You may have heard about some of the new research being done on what is known as the FODMAP diet as a potential treatment for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). …READ MORE
While it is a topic not many people like to talk about, constipation certainly effects many people (and it makes people grumpy). Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in North America. How does constipation occur? When bowel movements are hard and difficult to pass constipation occurs causing abdominal pain, bloating and a […]
At the end of the day, 42-year-old Jill would often look down at her stomach in awe that it was distended more than when she was pregnant. The gas, cramping, and irregular bowel movements that would swing between constipation and then diarrhea were negatively influencing her mood and quality of life.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease can affect the entire digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. Ulcerative colitis affects the large intestine and the rectum. You absorb most of the nutrients from your food in the small intestine. Some nutrients are absorbed in the large intestine. […]