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A.Vogel Talks Food intolerances

Find out all you need to know about food intolerances 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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  • Rachael Davis's photo avatar
    Rachael Davis — 20.08.2017 07:49
    Hi since reading about digestion, i do think dairy has a lot to do with my stomach, I think I suffer from ibs and or bloating. Would cutting out dairy make my bones suffer i.e. Lack of calcium?

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      Ali — 21.08.2017 07:19
      Hi Rachael, excellent question. The short answer is no, so long as you take care with your diet. Bear in mind that osteoporosis (thin bones) is rampant in countries that eat heaps of dairy, so it's not just having lots of calcium that keeps your bones strong - you need food sources that also contain magnesium, to help you absorb the calcium. Go for nuts, dried fruits, green veg, and fish such as sardines (if you eat fish). Also, take 200-400 iu of vitamin D daily during the winter months. Do 10-20 minutes of exercise daily, to help strengthen your bones too. Having better digestion really helps your bones, as good levels of stomach acid improve calcium absorption, so if cutting out dairy makes your digestion better then your bones will definitely benefit. Best Wishes, Ali

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