Talking about bowel health is still a general taboo, although in my job as you can imagine it is pretty common place as it is an essential part of determining what is happening in a person’s gut.
The ‘gut’ has often been referred to as the second brain and digestion is in my opinion the cornerstone to good health.
As well as doing the essential job of absorbing our nutrients via our small intestine, we also hold 70% of our immune system in our gut , so it is imperative to look after it to help prevent us from becoming run down and to keep our general health in tip top condition.
Research suggests that the number of people suffering with IBS is higher than first thought and approximately 44% of people who have experienced IBS or other digestive health issues feel that more information and knowledge is required (1). GPs’ often put it down to stress or offer prescription medicine to suppress symptoms often without helping people to get the...