At this time of year there is a lot of media focus on detoxing and much of it is negative. The word has become associated with fad diets, strict juice cleanses and deprivation. However it can be argued that your overall health can largely be determined by the ability of your body to detoxify itself.
As I am sure you are aware, it is of vital importance to drink plenty of fluid throughout the day to keep you hydrated. Water is important for many processes, including the transport of nutrients around the body, excretion of waste products, and helping your mind to...
Last week’s episode of BBC Two’s ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’ dealt with the increasingly popular discussion that probiotics and fermented foods might be good for our health. It highlighted that these foods can improve our gut bacteria, which has the power to fight a number of health issues. Probiotics work in a completely different way to antibiotics; they positively change our gut bacteria, rather than killing them. By increasing our intake of probiotics, we encourage the growth of good gut bacteria, which ultimately leads to better health.
Due you suffer from impaired digestion? Fortunately there are simple dietary and lifestyle changes we can all make to give our digestive organs a helping hand, reduce stress and restore balance.