Fermented foods, such as yoghurt and kefir, are great sources of this immune-boosting microbe.
Fibre isn’t just associated with colon health; it’s associated with overall health and brain health through the gut-brain axis. But not all fibres are created equal.
Kian, age 6, has some interesting questions about farts that we’re probably all wondering about.
The process of digestion actually starts before you eat anything! Tummy rumbles can too.
Many processed foods strip carbs of their natural fibers. Eating foods with an ideal total carbohydrate-to-fiber ratio can help with weight management and improve overall health.
The ‘internal shower’ drink is being hailed as everything from a digestion booster, to a treatment for constipation and bloating, to a detox drink and hangover cure.
Poop comes in many shapes, sizes and textures. The kind that’s too runny might be the result of wayward germs, Crohn’s disease or lactose intolerance.
The answer is more complicated than you might think. It has to do with how your body gets rid of old red blood cells.
A fly does some of its digesting outside its body before it even eats any food.
If it weren’t for historical and biological happenstance, few would be eating avocados today.
Poo can come in a range of colours, including green. Most of the time there’s nothing to worry about, but there are a few signs it’s time to see your GP.
Oh! Excuse me! Please pardon my sphincter, esophagus and throat.
Your stomach works very hard with some other body parts to break down food into small pieces. Your body takes in what it needs and the rest is turned into poo.
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.
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.
For most of us, the form of stool we excrete can vary widely depending, in part, on what we’ve been doing.
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.
Revealed: the secrets of one of nature’s great digestive mysteries.