Digestive health

Digestive health

What is constipation?

Constipation, defined as having a bowel movement fewer than 3 times a week, affects nearly one third of the South African population.

IBS - spastic colon

Read about the causes of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), treatment and diet for those living with the symptoms of spastic colon such as pain, bloating, and diarrhoea.

Rooibos can protect and support the liver

Rooibos can protect the liver and has the potential to be used as a supporting treatment for liver disorders, a new study by the Oxidative Stress Research Centre in Cape Town has found.

Diverticulitis: can diet help?

Diverticulitis is a painful digestive disease that occurs when small pouches in the lining of the intestine become inflamed. Can your diet make a difference? DietDoc comments.

Talk about embarrasing digestive problems

Digestive problems don’t exactly make for great conversation, right? In fact, most people with troubling digestive symptoms don’t even want to talk about them with their doctor

Are you really constipated?

Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc.

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