gut health

The Bristol Stool Chart offers clues about your overall gut health, and shapes and colours that are ideal.
How healthy is your gut? Bake some blue muffins and find out – yes, really.
Lactose intolerance is a gastrointestinal condition, recognised throughout the medical community as loss of function in the enzyme lactase that helps us digest lactose, the naturally occurring sugar in cows' milk.
Bone broth is also hydrophilic which means it attracts water and digestive enzymes, thus aiding digestion. There are many cultures around the world which have used stocks and bone broths for medicinal purposes for centuries.
Research shows there's a strong link between our digestion and our mind, so it makes sense that holiday stresses - last-minute passport hunts and rushing to catch the plane - can play havoc with our gut.
Myth-busting and uncovering the truth about food is part of a day's work for a dietitian. From the latest celebrity diet, to the supposed miracle approaches of the latest nutritional 'guru'; some myths are easily explained, others more insidious and seem to return like a nasty bout of flu circulating.
They're surprisingly easy, and delicious.
, I do believe bone broth can be amazing for you- and today I wanted to share some of the many actual benefits of bone broth and explain how to introduce it into your diet.
Detox' is one of the most overused words in our vocabulary at the moment: I see it attached to everything from smoothies to foot stickers to overpriced supplements. Unfortunately, we're so far removed from it that so many of us want a quick fix and engage in all kind of crazy diets and potions in a bid to 'cleanse' that many of us don't know what it actually means- giving it a terrible reputation!
I hope this post has given you a better idea of the other gut health issues that exist outside and alongside IBS. It is great that more people are speaking out and raising awareness of IBS; let's make sure together that IBS isn't just a label doled out doctors but a recognized condition that is diagnosed by properly excluding other causes.