Take a 4-Week Digestive Challenge

 

Simple lifestyle and dietary changes can make a world of difference to your digestive health.

A truly healthy body (and mind) starts with a healthy gut.

As a pharmacist with over 13 years of experience in community pharmacy, I can say that, without hesitation, tummy upset and digestive problems are one of the most common ailments that walk though my door. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a very real illness and its symptoms are varied in their range and severity: cramping, bloating, intermittent diarrhoea and constipation, flatulence... the list goes on. Many people suffer in silence and just avoid situations that might exacerbate or bring on an attack. They will shy away from social events. They need to know where the nearest bathroom is wherever they go…

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I feel so sorry for these clients because usually they have been suffering for many months, even years, before they seek help. They self-medicate with over-the-counter medicines that may ease some of the symptoms but don’t actually address the root of the problem. The good news is, however, that some simple lifestyle and dietary changes can make a world of difference to your digestive health. Some people can feel the benefits of these changes immediately, but for others it can take a number of weeks. I always suggest that you give yourself a good four weeks of healthy eating to improve your digestive wellbeing.

Regarding ‘good bacteria’ or microbiotics, Udo’s Choice Super 8 is an easy-to-swallow, one-a-day capsule. I have had so many clients come back to thank me for recommending it. It comes in an Infant’s Blend version too which is really wonderful for colicky babies. So if you are having digestive problems, or simply want to boost your digestive health, why not try the four-week digestive challenge this month? Pop into your local pharmacy or health food shop and follow my advice above. I’d love to hear how you get on.

Super 8 Challenge

I always advise my clients to:

> Eat a whole-food diet with lots of fresh vegetables (3-4 portions/ day) and fruit (2 portions/day).

> Eat lean meat (chicken, turkey) and oily fish (mackerel, salmon, herring).

> Avoid processed foods and reduce your sugar intake.

> Eat foods rich in good bacteria such as kefi r, sauerkraut and natural unsweetened yoghurt and/or take a microbiotic supplement such as Udo’s Choice Super 8 or Super 8 Gold.

> Exercise regularly. It can be as simple as walking or cycling, going for a gentle swim or practicing some yoga.

> Relax. Spend five minutes a day focusing on your breath – long deep inhales through your nose and out through your mouth can do wonders for your wellbeing.

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