Sunday, April 22, 2012

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Farting and Probiotic yoghurts - do they work?

Bulgar wheat, spinach, feta... all are pretty much superfoods for your gut. Yes it's a word that makes us wince sometimes so I'll say it again - gut, intestine, bowel...  that 26 foot tube that processes our food is more important than we think. Despite choosing foods with our eyes and on the basis of what looks attractive, our poor guts is where that food ends up, with mixed results. 
I looked at this topic earlier in the week for my series in The Irish Times on foods to improve particular aspects of your health. Again, magnesium came up as something we often don't eat enough of. Not only does it play a central role in the bowel - (it is the key ingredient in most over the counter laxatives as it draws water into the intestines to move contents along). Keeping things moving along prevents bloating and helps the absorption of what we eat into use for essential functions. 
Next time you're in the supermarket throw some packets of almonds and cashew nuts into your trolley as they are high in magnesium. If you fancy something with high levels of  magnesium, potassium and essential B vitamins, reach for an avocado. Yes avocados have lots of calories but they're great calories, as opposed to empty ones. 
Check out the full piece at the link below. I have plenty of tips on foods that are the real deal for your insides and if you've issues with wind, gas... farting - (let's call a spade a spade) - or a loved one has (our Labrador), have a look. I also have an explanation of the FODMAP diet which is proving successful at tacking IBS and some info on probiotic yoghurts - they may be an expensive, and useless addition in your shopping trolley.   


  1. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in the digestive tract. These microorganisms are very important for our health. For a start, they kill pathogens and reduce the colonies of harmful bacteria. In addition, the probiotics play a role in digestion and the absorption of nutrients.

  2. Nothing compares to the healing power of nature. Almost every health problem can be addressed in one natural way or another. Digestive issues rank among the ones that can be dealt with through the selection of herbal remedies.

  3. In adults, HGH plays the important role of protecting tissues and organs from damage and from the effects of aging. HGH can be used to boost energy levels, to increase bone density, to boost lean muscle mass and to keep skin healthy and youthful.

    Human growth hormone supplements can also improve the results of workout sessions, strengthen the immune response and decrease body fat. desiring hypergh14x review

  4. Men often come up with a wrong definition for ED. The inability to get an erection every now and then due to stress or fatigue is not defined medically as ED.

    This inability becomes a medical condition when it continues occurring in the long run, affecting a man’s sexual life in a negative way.
    compelling vigrxplus website

  5. You have to include probiotics in your diet also get enough sleep. This could make a big difference on your health.
    best vigrx plus website