health benefits of onions

What are the health benefits of onions (and other alliums)

These pungent veg, all members of the allium family, add lots of flavour to our diet. They’re also packed with…

ease IBS symptoms with targeted therapy

Targeted therapy: 8 steps commonly used to ease IBS symptoms

What is IBS? This syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects 10–20% of the population. There are three main features: Abdominal pain…

Quick guide to lactose intolerance

Lactose is the sugar in milk and milk products (it’s one of the FODMAPs). ‘However, lactose intolerance can occur independently…

Quick guide to constipation

‘This is a common cause of bloating (although you can be constipated without feeling bloated),’ says HFG expert Dr Dawn…

Quick guide to FODMAP sensitivity

FODMAP stands for:   F: Fermentable   O: Oligosaccharides such as fructans (components of wheat, rye, barley, onion, garlic and…

Beat the bloat – causes and cures

The discomfort of a bloated belly is there for all to see, but its triggers and treatments may be harder…

how to treat irritable Bowel Syndrome

Quick guide on how to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS is probably the most common cause of bloating and there are three different classifications: IBS with constipation (IBS-C) IBS…

Can a low-FODMAP diet help IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10–20% of the UK population, but a diet low in a group of carbohydrates known…

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