Blog: February 2010
Research from Auburn University in the States suggests that sitting for hours in front of the telly will get you fat. read moreAdded on 28.02.2010
Our gut contains specialist enzymes and bacteria which break down particular foods. A sudden change in diet is one cause of bloat. read moreAdded on 20.02.2010
Hypnosis gets rid of the pain and discomfort of IBS with a 70% success rate. NICE recommends it. read moreAdded on 16.02.2010
Research by Catherine Law of University College London shows that children of working mothers lead unhealthier lifestyles. read moreAdded on 14.02.2010
What causes bloating?
IBS is one of the causes of bloating. But it can also be caused by insufficient bile, so that fats are not properly digested. Or if you are eating new foods, your body has not developed sufficient enzymes to digest these newcomers, so the food hangs around in the gut for overlong and gases develop.
You may have tried probiotics. But according to the Glenn Gibson, professor of microbiology at Reading University, nearly 50 per cent of the probiotic yoghurts, powders and capsules sold in their millions every year simply do not have the minimum of 10 million bacteria per dose necessary to have any impact on our digestive systems.Added on 04.02.2010