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Posts Tagged ‘Constipation’

Don’t suffer with IBS! Solve it!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Don’t live with IBS – solve it

Are you getting enough fibre?

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The recommended amount of daily fibre is 26-35g, a number which not nearly enough of us are reaching. There are two main types of fibre: Soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre is more water retentive and therefore more viscous which makes it gentler on the digestive system. A good example is oats. Insoluble fibre on the […]

Tummy loving

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

I am almost always amazed when clients tell me how constipated they are, and I mean seriously constipated! Some have a bowel movement every five days, others ten days and these scenarios have been continuing for years.  They feel sluggish, uncomfortable and not very sexy. Every remedy has been tried from laxatives to soaked prunes […]

Nutrition and pregnancy

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

So you’ve recently had a positive pregnancy test – congratulations!  After the initial elation you are quickly bombarded with a whole litany of dos and don’ts about what you should and shouldn’t be eating.  You, through the foods you eat, will be the only source of all the building blocks that your baby needs to […]

Nutrition help for IBS

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

One of the most common complaints clients come to see a nutritionist with is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).  It seems to be one of those terms that get used when no other explanation can be easily found for continued problems with constipation, diarrhoea, cramping and other unpleasant digestive symptoms.  If you’ve walked out of your […]

What chronic symptoms are you putting up with?

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

I recently saw a man in his forties who had had digestive problems for the past 10 years, including alternating diarrhoea and constipation coupled with bloating and cramping.  His doctor had finally classified his symptoms as IBS and told him to ‘eat more carefully’. As much as he tried though he didn’t seem to be […]

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