Is Your Belly Misbehaving??

Around one in five Australians experience unpleasant bowel symptoms including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at some time.

These include abdominal pain, mucus in the stools, and alternating diarrhea and constipation.

It seems that people with IBS have sensitive bowels that are easily ‘upset’.
More women than men are prone to IBS, and symptoms tend to first occur in early adulthood.

Today in a majority of cases our western style diet and lifestyle does not include enough fiber, water or exercise which can contribute to a slow transit time and sluggish colon.

Eventually we end up with a build-up of unwanted waste matter clogging our system.

If waste matter is held too long in the colon it can result in discomfort, pain, headaches, bloating and can eventually lead to other health issues, such as bad breath (halitosis), constipation, chronic fatigue.

A suggestion for those who have bowel problems is to take a Probiotic, studies have shown that Probiotics have a positive effect.

Why Probiotics May Help The Bowel

Taking a Probiotic should increase a number of friendly bacteria within the large intestine.
This should reduce symptoms including:

  • Reducing the number of unfriendly bacteria
  • Strengthening the lining of the intestines
  • Reducing a leaky gut
  • Reducing pain through helpful effects on nerve receptors found in the intestinal lining

Tips to creative a healthy Bowel- 

  • A modest increase in dietary fibre, together with plenty of clear fluids (filtered water)
  • Reducing or eliminating dairy foods, if lactose intolerance is a trigger
  • Probiotics can assist bowel function including sensation, and immune function


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