It’s normal to have an upset tummy when you’re nervous.
When we get nervous, a number of processes occur in the brain that are passed onto the stomach and affect the digestive process. This is a hangover from our hunter-gatherer days.
If you eat a healthy diet, it’s probably not worth it.
Probiotics have been proclaimed by many as the answer to all sorts of health issues and conditions. But what exactly are probiotics? And, more importantly, should you be taking them?
Here is what we know about eating in different positions.
We usually consume about three times the necessary daily calories over the Christmas period.
What does it mean when it’s too hard or too soft?
For most of us, the form of stool we excrete can vary widely depending, in part, on what we've been doing.
The process of passing a bowel motion is more complicated that you might think.
Pauline Hanson’s concern about the ATO installing squat toilets to cater for its increasingly diverse workforce has prompted debate about the best way to go to the toilet: sitting or squatting.
Wombat: something of an enigma.
Revealed: the secrets of one of nature's great digestive mysteries.
We don’t actually know whether probiotics have a measurable impact on digestive health.
The terms probiotics and prebiotics are appearing on more items in supermarket aisles all the time. Both words, their placement and the products they adorn, imply they’re good for you, that more of these…
OK you can trust this food label. But calories? Forget it.
Food labels seem to provide all the information a thoughtful consumer needs, so counting calories should be simple. But things get tricky because food labels tell only half the story. A calorie is a measure…
Bacterial communities in the gut assemble within weeks of birth in distinct, patterned progressions.
The types of bacteria that colonise an infant’s developing gut are influenced more by internal development than childbirth…
About 40% of people produce smelly gas because of a certain bacteria in their bowels.
To understand why we fart, you need to know something about the volume of gases produced in the bowels first. Imagine how much space 25 litres of gas would occupy – about one third of the interior of a…