What is a Healthy Diet?
Given the importance that we each attach to our food choices, wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a single dietary approach that would allow us to enjoy a wide variety of delicious meals and digest them comfortably, while also reducing our risk of developing serious gastrointestinal disorders and maximising our chances of living a full and healthy life?
When we encounter digestive problems, it is always very useful to reflect on our current dietary habits and consider how they can be improved. Click on the button to learn more.
Should I go "dairy-free?"
Dairy intolerance is very common and becomes more common as we get older. Reducing the amount of dairy in our diet can be extremely helpful in reducing unpleasant digestive symptoms and can also have significant benefits in improving our over all health. I often recommend a dairy-free diet to my patients with significant digestive symptoms, either as a long-term treatment or as a temporary change whilst they are awaiting the results of various important tests.Click on the button to learn more.
How can I reduce my risk of colon polyps and colon cancer?
Many of the patients who come to see me are worried about colon cancer (also called bowel cancer or colorectal cancer). This may be due to recent bowel symptoms or due to their personal family history. In the vast majority of cases, such a serious diagnosis can be ruled out once the appropriate tests have been completed. However, it is always worth considering what you can do to reduce your personal risk of developing colon cancer in the future. This is especially important if you have ever had colon polyps removed. Click on the button to learn more.
The Simple Green Smoothie
Good gut health requires a regular supply of soluble fibre and plant-based nutrients. Starting your day with this simple green smoothie is a great way to introduce some healthier options or to top up on your fibre intake.
This recipe contains simple but powerful ingredients, adding three servings of your “five-a-day”. Click below to get the full recipe.