I have reached this milestone, of being 50, in the same year as many of my friends. I am certainly not alone in this achievement. I share my list of what I love about being 50 because I know that there are many negative stereotypes associated with aging. I believe that we can embrace any age with grace and gratitude.
Welcome to part 3 of our series on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). As mentioned in the earlier articles, the symptoms of SIBO are similar to other gut conditions, so diagnosis can be complex. Your doctor will make a diagnosis of SIBO, after a series of tests. There is one test that differentiates SIBO from other conditions.
Welcome to part 2 in our series on small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). If you have any ongoing gut disturbances—bloating, pain, excess gas, constipation or diarrhoea, then this article will be of interest to you.
The causes of SIBO are varied. They can be related to conditions and diseases that alter the function of the intestinal muscles, or partially block the intestine. SIBO can also be caused by bacterial gastroenteritis. A healthy gut requires good motility and the correct balance of bacteria.
When I first meet with people to discuss improved health and wellbeing, they just want to know, “what can I eat?” A nutritional assessment is required to make the most appropriate recommendations for eating and lifestyle choices.
How can we know what to eat, if we don’t know our requirements? As an accredited practising dietitian and founder of Eating for You, this is the first rule, “know yourself”.
Do you sometimes feel tired, frazzled or disheartened? You are not alone. Rituals help us maintain a sense of balance and direction in our lives. But I believe that the real importance of rituals is their ability to evolve with us.
Alcohol has become a part of most occasions, but does that mean we have to drink? And, “is drinking alcohol a problem?” Like all questions that we ask about our health and wellbeing, the answer depends on:
- How much
- How often
- Our individual constitution
Let’s explore the question, “is alcohol becoming a habit?”