YOUR DI­GES­TIVE HEALTH

DRUM - - Health -

Fa­tigue, skin break­outs and low­ered im­mu­nity are linked to an un­der­per­form­ing di­ges­tive sys­tem. How’s yours do­ing?

Do you poo at least once a day?

Yes: 1 point No: 0 points While what’s nor­mal dif­fers from per­son to per­son, hav­ing a bowel move­ment at least once a day is a sign of a healthy di­ges­tive sys­tem.

Do you reg­u­larly suffer from bad breath, burp­ing, bloat­ing or bad wind?

Yes: 0 points No: 1 point These are all signs that some­thing is wrong with your diet. If you’re not sure what you need to change, see your GP.

Do you fin­ish your meals in 10 min­utes or less?

Yes: 0 points No: 1 point Eat­ing quickly in­creases your risk of gas­tric prob­lems such as re­flux by 20%. Also, when you eat fast you tend to swal­low food in large chunks which your body can find hard to han­dle.

Do you check what’s in the bowl be­fore you flush?

Yes: 1 point No: 0 points Any gas­troen­terol­o­gist will tell you there’s merit in mak­ing this a habit. Any change in bowel habits should be checked out.

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