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Bowel of irritation

Adulting today may be getting you down in more ways than you are aware of. Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome one of them? Don't simply brush off symptoms like bloating, constipation or loose stool.

Have you eaten?

Good gut health is a crucial part of overall health and well-being. If digestive problems persist, and recur frequently, or occur for no discernible reason, then they should be treated as an indicator of a more serious problem.

Listen to your gut for good health

IT GOES without saying that unhealthy modern lifestyles are wreaking havoc on our general health and well-being. But are we aware how this affects our digestive health?

‘Colon cancer can be prevented’

COLON cancer can be avoided when detected early as a polyp (tissue growth), participants at a StarLIVE talk on colon cancer by Ramsay Sime Darby learnt.

Problems with pooping and pain are signs of a gut disorder

In conjunction with World Digestive Health Day on May 29, we take a look at one of the less serious, but still debilitating gut disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Guard your gut against cancer, advise experts

MALAYSIAN experts are urging the public to undergo early screening for colon cancer in conjunction with World Digestive Health Day 2019, which is commemorated worldwide today.

Get your child to eat more whole grains

According to Nutrition Society of Malaysia’s MyBreakfast Study – a nationwide dietary survey on 5,165 primary school children and 2,947 secondary school adolescents – nine out of 10 children were not consuming enough whole grains in their diet.

Gut or brain – who’s the boss?

Why does our tummy growl when we think of food or have ‘butterflies’ when we are nervous, whereas an upset tummy causes anxiousness or a bloated tummy brings your mood down? There is a link between the gut and the brain, known as the gut-brain axis.

The advantage of probiotics to health

Probiotics can help our body to digest food, increase our body’s metabolism, extract more energy and nutrients from food, eliminate toxins, and maintain gut integrity.

Probiotics help your immunity

Probiotics are the ‘good’ bacteria that form part of the collection of microorganisms known as the gut microbiota. It is important to balance between good and bad bacteria for good gut health and good immunity.