Did you know that a healthy bowel transit time is between 12 and 18 hours? Yet the average transit time in Western countries is twice that – over 38 hours! This is mostly due to a lack of exercise as well as an unhealthy diet with large amounts of processed foods that are high in […]
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is an umbrella term for two conditions — Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both cause destructive irritation and uncomfortable swelling in the intestinal tract. Both diseases exhibit many of the same symptoms, sometimes making it difficult for physicians to provide an appropriate diagnosis. And, diagnosing they are doing a lot of; […]
There is more and more news coming out on the link between people who have taken Accutane and the rise in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This oral pill, also known as Roaccutane or Isotretinion, is a pharmaceutical drug derived from chemical extracts of Vitamin A, or retinol.
An unusual connection has recently been discovered between Inflammatory bowel disease and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It appears that many sufferers develop a specific form of PTSD as a direct result of living with their condition. What’s more, researchers believe that the two issues exacerbate one another, creating a classic circle that can be […]
British researchers at the University of Nottingham investigating the connection between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and potentially life-threatening blood clots have released findings which suggest that the two may be more closely tied than previously thought .