The Great Mimicker – Ileocecal Valve Syndrome

The ileocecal valve (ICV) is a sphincter muscle in the digestive tract. It opens and closes to allow digested food to pass from the small intestine to the large intestine. If you draw an imaginary diagonal line from your right hip to your belly button, you will find it about two-thirds of the way. Pressing … Continued

10 Ways to Beat the Bloat this Christmas

The season of indulgence is upon us …….   We are all looking forward to a tremendous feast on December the 25th (unless you are cooking of course, and by the time you sit down you would rather have a nap). As soon as dinner is over there are cries from all corners about eating … Continued

Five Reasons Why You are Always Bloated

If you suffer from bloating you know it can be a horrible feeling. The belly is distended and feels tight and full. It feels like you can’t breathe, move properly or comfortably go about the day. Suffering from bloating can also affect mental health and lead to depression and brain fog. This is because the … Continued