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Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver

(Photo by Christopher Flowers) Following St Patrick’s day when the whole world seems to have the green light for drinking, I cannot help but think about the poor human liver with its five hundred [...]

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Heartburn – too much or too little acid?

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest caused by the regurgitation of bile and the acidic content of the stomach into the lower oesophagus. Normally the stomach contains enough free [...]

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IBD – war in the gut

IBD – Inflammatory bowel disease is the general term for a group of chronic inflammatory disorders of the bowel. Ulcerative Colitis is restricted to the large bowel and mucus lining the [...]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a fancy word for a list of ailments otherwise not explained. Stress is the most significant trigger for irritable bowel syndrome. Most Common GI Disorder IBS is [...]

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Gallstones

In my practice I come across more and more gallstone cases, it seems to be on the rise again and the reason behind it most of the time is obesity, rapid weight loss and the well known yo-yo [...]

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Dairy: the good, the bad and the ugly

As with many foods, there is nothing wrong with dairy – it is what we do to the milk and to our digestive system that pose a problem. The Good: Raw milk once a nutritious food Milk, the way [...]

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Digestion

Good digestion is the cornerstone to good health. It is the process that breaks down foods, allowing the body to absorb vital nutrients. Contributors to Poor Digestion Factors which can [...]

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Could What You Eat Make You Sick?

On the island of Ireland, it is estimated that around 10% of the population suffer from a food hypersensitivity – that is food allergy or food intolerance (including Coeliac disease). Many people [...]

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Probiotics – the small but mighty warriors

Did you know that there are 20 times more bacteria than cells in your body? 1 pound of your weight is the billions of bugs living in your gut. In fact, at any one time, you have more bacteria in [...]