Category Archives: Digestion

Learn about the digestive system and the various issues that can effect a healthy elimination

    Digestion Category

    Digestive issues are as individual as personalities. At Vitalis health promoting healthy digestion is our business.

    Get up to date information about the prevention and causes of issues like constipation, haemorrhoids, bloating and issues like absorption, excretion and dysfunction…and so much more.

  • Food intolerances: An overview

    Posted on October 15, 2021 by in Digestion

    Flatulence, diarrhea or abdominal pain can all be part of intolerances to certain foods. For example, some people tolerate fructose poorly, others lactose or gluten. They eat raisins and get a bloated belly. They drink a glass of milk and need to go to the toilet quickly. They eat bread and get depressed. What’s behind […]

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  • Atkins Diet: Lose Weight Without Carbohydrates?

    Posted on October 1, 2021 by in Digestion

    The Atkins diet has been around for a long time and many other KETO diets have overtaken Atkins in the endless onslaught of diets that promise rapid weight loss. The basic premise is that you lose weight by avoiding carbohydrates, but you can eat fat and protein as much as you like. Can you lose […]

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  • How probiotics help against irritable bowel syndrome

    Posted on September 24, 2021 by in Digestion

    People with irritable bowel syndrome torment themselves with digestive problems. Experts see therapy with probiotics as an opportunity to restore balance in the intestine. For medicine IBS is like a puzzle that still lacks important pieces.  Irritable bowel syndrome continues to puzzle health professionals and an estimated four to ten percent of the population struggle […]

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  • How good is the trend diet intermittent fasting?

    Posted on September 10, 2021 by in Digestion

    Alternating between eating and fasting – many consider this the best way to lose weight. Studies show: it is an alternative, but not a magic cure. So-called intermittent fasting is currently enjoying the greatest attention of all weight-loss diets. This is how it works: You do not eat any food for a longer time than […]

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  • Colon polyps: causes, risks, treatment

    Posted on August 27, 2021 by in Digestion

    Polyps in the intestine are not automatically dangerous. However, they can lead to colon cancer.  Colon polyps – briefly explained Colon polyps are protrusions of the mucous membrane that occur mainly in the large intestine. Most are harmless, but sometimes colon cancer can develop from them. Polyps in the intestine rarely cause symptoms. They can […]

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  • Vitamin lexicon

    Posted on August 13, 2021 by in Digestion

    To take Vitamins or not? What are vitamins anyway, which ones are there and in which foods do they occur?  Definition: what are vitamins actually? Vitamins are essential substances that the body, with a few exceptions, cannot produce itself. Therefore it is dependent on the intake of food. An exception is vitamin D – the […]

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  • Colonoscopy

    Posted on August 6, 2021 by in Digestion

    Colonoscopy is a very common procedure, done mostly because of ongoing digestive issues, or because the national bowel screening test detected some blood in your stool. But don’t panic, there are alternatives. Let’s first look at a colonoscopy in more detail: What is a colonoscopy? Put simply, a colonoscopy is an examination of the bowel. […]

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  • Nutrition: a source of strength for illnesses

    Posted on July 23, 2021 by in Digestion

    The body often needs nutritional support in recovery. With the right food, you can help get back on your feet after an illness. Illness comes – appetite goes. This is a big problem, especially in old age. But not eating anything is not the solution. Whereas in the past diets were prescribed for diseases of […]

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  • Can flatulence be avoided?

    Posted on July 16, 2021 by in Digestion

    The short answer is no! In society we seldom talk about flatulence, with the exception of two teen age boys who seem utterly amused by farting and fart jokes. Most people tend to hide their flatulence from other members of society especially in public settings. Some people create diversions like coughing or dropping a book […]

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  • What is Celiac Disease?

    Posted on July 9, 2021 by in Digestion

    With celiac disease, there is a lifelong intolerance to the adhesive protein gluten. There can be various symptoms depending on the degree of damage to the intestines. Celiac Disease – In Brief Patients with celiac disease react to gluten, a protein found in various types of grain. For example, foods containing gluten can cause symptoms such […]

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