Digestive Health

Digestive Health

Your digestive system takes nutrients from food into your bloodstream and eliminates potentially harmful substances.

  • A poor diet, such as fried food can cause digestive problems.
  • Digestive complaints may be caused by intolerance to certain ingredients, such as dairy products or wheat.
  • Your doctor can help you identify which ingredients are causing the complaint.
  • Psychological factors greatly influence your intestinal function and the secretion of digestive juices.
  • Gastrointestinal ailments can be triggered by your emotional state and stress level.
  • Poor elimination of waste products can lead to constipation or hemorrhoids.

Symptoms of Poor Digestion

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea

How to manage Digestive Problems

  • Chewing food properly is vital, as it stimulates digestive juices.
  • Avoid types of food or stressful situations that bring on gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • A high fibre diet will help your body eliminate waste effectively.

Try eating smaller amounts more frequently. Certain herbs, nutrients and fibre supplements can help your body detox by removing toxins and supporting healthy liver and digestive functions.

Fibre

As well as helping maintain healthy digestive function and regularity, fibre also supports friendly gut bacteria. Healthy sources of fibre can come from high fibre cereals, fresh fruit, salads and vegetables, or using a fibre supplement such as oat bran or psyllium.