Digestion & bowel health

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What is Bali Belly?

What is Bali Belly? causes prevention treatment What causes Bali Belly? Bali Belly is also known as “Traveller’s Diarrhoea” It comes from eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water You get watery diarrhoea, and sometimes vomiting, fever, bloating or tummy cramps. It usually lasts between 1 [...]

Traveller’s Diarrhoea- causes, symptoms & treatment

Traveller's Diarrhoea- causes, symptoms & treatment What is Traveller’s Diarrhoea? Diarrhoea is 3 or more loose bowel motions per 24 hours. Traveller’s Diarrhoea is Gastroenteritis (“gastro”) that develops shortly after or during travel abroad. It can range from a tummy upset for a day or two, with mild diarrhoea, [...]

Low Vitamin B12- symptoms,causes & treatment

Vitamin B12 deficiency- causes, symptoms & treatment of low B12 introduction causes symptoms tests & treatment What are B vitamins? Are you getting enough Vitamin B12? Vitamins are substances that occur naturally in food, and are needed for many essential body functions. There are 13 vitamins required by [...]

GORD (acid reflux) – 10 things that can be triggers

GORD (acid reflux)- 10 things that may be causing your symptoms Gastro-oesophageal Reflux, often referred to as GORD or simply “acid reflux”, is caused when acid passes from the stomach back up into your gullet (oesophagus). The stomach naturally makes acid as part of the normal digestion process. Usually the sphincter at the bottom [...]

What are the symptoms of Coeliac Disease?

What are the symptoms of Coeliac Disease? Symptoms Tests Treatment How do you know if you’re Coeliac? In Coeliac (also spelled Celiac) Disease, a person’s immune system reacts abnormally to gluten- a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. This leads to inflammation of the gut and difficulty [...]

6 tummy pains women should know about

Causes of tummy pain in women We all get abdominal aches and pains now and then- most of the time it’s nothing much to worry about and gets better by itself.  However, certain causes of tummy pain can indicate a serious underlying problem and shouldn’t be ignored: [...]