Eating foods that trigger inflammation in your body could increase your risk of colon cancer, two new research studies have concluded.
To mark International Women’s Day we’re keen to talk about a gut disorder which, according to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders, is “a major women’s health issue” globally.
Having colonoscopy screening for bowel cancer every 10 years reduces the risks of dying from the disease by 88%, recent research has found.
Did you know that millions of microorganisms live in and on your body… so many, in fact, that certain scientists call them our “second genome”? Their genes outnumber ours by 150 to one and some scientists even consider them to be another one of our organs.
“All in the mind” is sometimes used in a disparaging way to dismiss someone’s symptoms or, worse still, cast doubt over whether the symptoms exist at all. Yet there are clear links between stress and physical symptoms and none more so than in the case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Research has shown a link between ulcerative colitis and an increased risk of colon cancer. If you suffer from this inflammatory bowel disease regular screening is recommended to monitor for polyps in the colon which can become cancerous over time.
Colonoscopy is the most effective way of screening for bowel cancer in the early stages when the disease is most treatable. The problem is that the procedure is invasive and uncomfortable and some people can be unwilling to have it.
As part of your New Year promise to yourself to get fit and healthy, maybe you have made a pledge to avoid eating gluten in the belief that this will make you healthier. If so, it might be time to think again.
Your liver plays a vital role in the digestion process yet not many people know much about the largest solid organ inside the body or how to look after it.
Happy new year… it’s a phrase we trot out without really thinking about it. But if your body had a say, what sort of things might it be asking for to make it “happy” this new year?