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A.Vogel Talks about Digestive System

Find out all you need to know about the digestive stystem and how to combat those dreaded symptoms!

Join experts Eileen Durward and Ali Cullen in the beautiful A.Vogel garden as they talk all about digestion including their tips on how to improve your digestion and how bitter herbs can make a huge difference to helping your digestive problems.


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  • Marina 's photo avatar
    Marina — 12.10.2017 05:21
    I suffer with ditiva and gall bladder problem and bloating with a lot of pain what can l do


    • Ali's photo avatar
      Ali — 12.10.2017 08:58
      Hi Marina, With diverticular disease it is very important to keep the bowel moving, as a sluggish bowel will trigger bouts of painful diarrhoea or just more pain generally. Drink plenty of (preferably warm) water daily (preferably at least 30 minutes away from food) and include cooked vegetables with as many meals as possible. Chew your food well and relax when eating. Try to avoid white flour, white pasta and refined sugar, as these make it harder for your bowel to move efficiently. Best Wishes, Ali


  • Penny's photo avatar
    Penny — 22.08.2017 15:36
    This sounds very much like the problem I have,low acid. Not excess acid. I'm very very interested in learning more


    • alison's photo avatar
      alison — 23.08.2017 14:02
      Hi Penny We have lots of information on diet and digestion on these pages so hopefully you will see more articles to help you.


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    Sandra — 15.08.2017 09:14
    Hi could ibs give u no appetite make u full quickly and nausea and have a sore that


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      alison — 15.08.2017 10:09
      Hi Sandra, The digestive symptoms that you describe could have a variety of causes, ranging from anxiety to infection. It's quite important to have them diagnosed by a doctor so that you know the cause and therefore know what to tackle. IBS is Irritable Bowel Syndrome, so not really encompassing your symptoms. Best Wishes, Ali


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