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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - or IBS - is a very common condition of the digestive system, thought to affect as many as one in five of us. The symptoms of IBS usually occur for the first time between the ages of 20 and 40, but can affect people of any age. The most common symptoms of IBS are painful bouts of constipation and/or diarrhoea. This pain subsides after going to the toilet, which is one of the defining characteristics of IBS. Here we look at some of the possible causes, and what might help alleviate the symptoms.Read More
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Guide to Digestive Health

18 Dec 2013 18:32:15

Digestive problems are a common ailment at any time of the year. Indeed, some experts suggest that 40% of people have at least one digestive symptom at any one time. But with the festive season well and truly upon us, we’re probably a bit prone to overindulging than usual – and therefore more likely to be experiencing some of the digestive consequences of that second helping of turkey (or third mince pie of the day...)

What are the most common digestive symptoms?

The most common digestive problems are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Excess wind

And these are such common issues that we more or less take them for granted – treating them with over-the-counter remedies to provide quick fixes and getting on with our lives.

Could a digestive symptom indicate a serious problem?

We’re so used to experiencing digestive problems that we often fail to pay much attention to them. But there are some warning signs that you shouldn’t ignore. Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • A sudden, persistent change in how your bowels work
  • Bleeding from the back passage
  • An increase in heartburn, indigestion or other stomach pain
  • Sudden, unexpected weight loss
  • Difficulty swallowing.

You should also speak to your doctor is you’ve been taking an over-the-counter remedy for a digestive symptom for two weeks with no improvement.

 What causes digestive symptoms?

Digestive problems are usually caused by lifestyle choices – so, the amount of exercise we do and the types of food we eat. Simply, if we don’t get up and move about enough, and don’t manage to eat a healthy balanced diet, we are more likely to experience digestive symptoms.

Other common culprits include medicine that we’re taking for other conditions. For instance, certain tranquillisers, painkillers, iron tablets and cough medicines can cause constipation. Some people get diarrhoea while taking blood pressure pills. And you’ve probably heard horror stories of the havoc that antibiotics can wreak on the digestive system!

What can be done to ease digestive symptoms?

Luckily, it’s usually possible to see real improvement to digestive problems after taking a few relatively simple changes.

  • Eat or drink three hours before going to bed to give your body a chance to digest food properly before lying horizontally for the night
  • Eat three to four small meals during the day rather than having a large dinner or lunch
  • Take regular exercise and eat a balanced diet – this will help in itself, and will also help you to maintain a healthy weight, which is another important factor
  • Quit smoking

Take Aloe Vera capsules – often called ‘the miracle plant’, Aloe Vera has properties that make it a potent anti-inflammatory agent. This helps to protect the intestinal wall, which in turn normalises the digestive system. Aloe Vera has already helped thousands of people worldwide experience tremendous improvements to their digestive problems!

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Wonderful Aloe!!

31 Oct 2013 12:14:56

For over four thousand years, a cactus-like plant with thick, fleshy leaves, serrated edges and yellow, pendulous flowers has been hailed the “healing plant” due to its fabulous remedial qualities. Aloe Vera is, in fact, a member of the lily family, and its amazing adaptability means this incredible plant, native to northern Africa, can be grown from deserts to humid jungles, and is commercially grown in Texas, California, Florida and even in specialist greenhouses in Oklahoma.

Aloe aloe aloe, what have we here then?

Teeming with over 200 active components, Aloe Vera gel is antibiotic, antimicrobial, germicidal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral. The amazing, pure gel is found within the fleshy lower leaves of the plant and is extracted by slicing them open. Both the leaves and the seeds of an Aloe Vera plant are edible, although it is the Aloe latex, a thin, bitter membrane just under the skin of the leaves, is what is used to make aloe juice.

History repeating

Aloe Vera has been used to treat all manner of ailments since the days of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans; there’s even mention of these fabled plants in the Bible. Since antiquity Aloe has been used as a topical treatment for minor wounds, bruises and skin irritations. Ancient Egyptian Queens used Aloe in early cosmetics and Roman physicians would combine Aloe gel with hot water to create a vapour for treating respiratory problems. Although Aloe Vera does not have much in the way of an official standing within the medical community, it is still one of the most widely used treatments for burns and bruises, and d is also sometimes used to treat ailments such as ulcers, diabetes, IBS, headaches, and arthritis. In the US the FDA has even approved development of medical research that is aimed at eventually using Aloe Vera in the treatment of cancer and even AIDS.

Making Aloe work for you

According to Aloe enthusiasts, this magical plant can aid digestion, assist with detoxification, boost your immune system, and even help alkalize your body - perfect for people with an acidic diet. Aloe Vera is considered to be an adaptogen - boosting your body’s ability to adapt to external changes and even resist illness. Aloe is an effective moisturiser, an anti-inflammatory and contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals.

When you’re considering using Aloe, particularly internally, it’s important to respect the potency of the product. Users should follow the Aloe Vera product manufacturers guide to consumption. High levels of Aloe Vera consumption should generally be limited to a few weeks, however lower doses can be used for maintenance and general well being. A convenient way to take Aloe Vera is in capsule form such as those sold by Sanctum Health at www.sanctumhealth.com/perfect-aloe-matrix.html .

If you are pregnant, menstruating, have hemorrhoids, or are suffering from any degeneration of the liver or gall bladder then you shouldn’t ingest Aloe Vera without first contacting your doctor.

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With all the benefits of a high quality Aloe Vera Juice packed into a small capsule, Perfect Aloe Matrix (PMA) is truly revolutionary. Developed by Dr Ivan Danhof the world’s leading expert on Aloe Vera, this herbal dietary supplement is now believed to be the finest and most effective Aloe Vera Product currently available, with just one capsule being equivalent to 120 mls of high grade aloe juice. If you think it’s time to end your digestive misery and take back control of your life? It's time to try the Perfect Aloe Matrix

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The Perfect Aloe Vera Juice

22 Oct 2010 14:45:09

Sanctum Health are now in a position to offer one of the best filleted Aloe Vera drinks available on the marketplace. Aloe has been well recognised for many for its therapeutic benefits in being able to assist many conditions, including skin problems.Read More
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