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FAQs

Your Health Questions Answered

You might think that Google can answer your health questions and fill that gap of knowledge, but you never know whether you’re reading the right information. The result? A misdiagnosis.

So let’s take the confusion out of everything. We’ve collated all your health questions into one handy FAQ page, all written by the knowledgable Wild Oats team. It’s important to note, we always recommend that you come in for a face-to-face (socially-distanced of course) session with us so you get advice tailored to you.

Take a look at the Wild Oats Health Hub for even more health-related articles and guides too.

CBD

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. According to the NHS Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system, causing symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These tend to come and go over time, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time.

IBS can be very frustrating and uncomfortable to live with and can have a big impact on your everyday life, but is not dangerous.

Category: IBS

A damaged gut, depletion of beneficial bacteria, overgrowth of certain damaging bacteria and yeasts, and sensitivity to foods (increased if the gut is damaged), can all aggravate the gut. Stress and anxiety can trigger over/under activity of the bowel, as the gut and the brain are linked.

Category: IBS

It’s important to see your doctor and get a proper diagnosis and get investigated before you do anything else. Sudden changes in your digestion, or blood in the stools should be investigated by a doctor immediately.

But after a diagnosis of IBS, there are many things that could alleviate your symptoms.

Category: IBS

At Wild Oats we have many to choose from, depending on your symptoms.

Diarrhoea-Type IBS

A gut-mending formula can be very helpful, as can beneficial bacteria.

Constipation-Type IBS

Can be helped by gentle fibre formulas, and beneficial bacteria. Drink enough water to keep the bowel hydrated and working properly. Bloating can be helped by improving your general digestion, eating slowly and mindfully rather than bolting down food while you are doing something else. Think about your food as you eat it, chew it carefully, take your time. Taking digestive bitters before eating or taking some digestive enzyme capsules can be very helpful. A tea containing fennel can help expel trapped wind.

Stress & Anxiety

May be relieved with natural remedies like L-Theanine, B Vitamins, herbs such as Rhodiola, Ashwaganda, or Passiflora, Magnesium (perhaps as a skin spray for people with Diarrhoea type IBS, as oral magnesium can act as a laxative in some people).

Category: IBS

There is strong evidence that sugar feeds bacteria that are destructive to the gut wall, feeds harmful yeasts, and lowers levels of beneficial bacteria, encouraging inflammation, so cutting sugar out of your diet is highly recommended.

Further triggers could include wheat and gluten, beans, coffee, dairy, fried foods, artificial sweeteners and it might take some experimentation to work out what your personal problem foods are. It may be worth trying the low FODMAP diet, which limits certain fermentable carbohydrates. Fibre can aggravate the diarrhoea and bloating symptoms, so it is often recommended to go onto a low fibre diet while the gut is mending.

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Supplements

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. According to the NHS Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system, causing symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These tend to come and go over time, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time.

IBS can be very frustrating and uncomfortable to live with and can have a big impact on your everyday life, but is not dangerous.

Category: IBS

A damaged gut, depletion of beneficial bacteria, overgrowth of certain damaging bacteria and yeasts, and sensitivity to foods (increased if the gut is damaged), can all aggravate the gut. Stress and anxiety can trigger over/under activity of the bowel, as the gut and the brain are linked.

Category: IBS

It’s important to see your doctor and get a proper diagnosis and get investigated before you do anything else. Sudden changes in your digestion, or blood in the stools should be investigated by a doctor immediately.

But after a diagnosis of IBS, there are many things that could alleviate your symptoms.

Category: IBS

At Wild Oats we have many to choose from, depending on your symptoms.

Diarrhoea-Type IBS

A gut-mending formula can be very helpful, as can beneficial bacteria.

Constipation-Type IBS

Can be helped by gentle fibre formulas, and beneficial bacteria. Drink enough water to keep the bowel hydrated and working properly. Bloating can be helped by improving your general digestion, eating slowly and mindfully rather than bolting down food while you are doing something else. Think about your food as you eat it, chew it carefully, take your time. Taking digestive bitters before eating or taking some digestive enzyme capsules can be very helpful. A tea containing fennel can help expel trapped wind.

Stress & Anxiety

May be relieved with natural remedies like L-Theanine, B Vitamins, herbs such as Rhodiola, Ashwaganda, or Passiflora, Magnesium (perhaps as a skin spray for people with Diarrhoea type IBS, as oral magnesium can act as a laxative in some people).

Category: IBS

There is strong evidence that sugar feeds bacteria that are destructive to the gut wall, feeds harmful yeasts, and lowers levels of beneficial bacteria, encouraging inflammation, so cutting sugar out of your diet is highly recommended.

Further triggers could include wheat and gluten, beans, coffee, dairy, fried foods, artificial sweeteners and it might take some experimentation to work out what your personal problem foods are. It may be worth trying the low FODMAP diet, which limits certain fermentable carbohydrates. Fibre can aggravate the diarrhoea and bloating symptoms, so it is often recommended to go onto a low fibre diet while the gut is mending.

Category: IBS

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IBS

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. According to the NHS Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system, causing symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These tend to come and go over time, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time.

IBS can be very frustrating and uncomfortable to live with and can have a big impact on your everyday life, but is not dangerous.

Category: IBS

A damaged gut, depletion of beneficial bacteria, overgrowth of certain damaging bacteria and yeasts, and sensitivity to foods (increased if the gut is damaged), can all aggravate the gut. Stress and anxiety can trigger over/under activity of the bowel, as the gut and the brain are linked.

Category: IBS

It’s important to see your doctor and get a proper diagnosis and get investigated before you do anything else. Sudden changes in your digestion, or blood in the stools should be investigated by a doctor immediately.

But after a diagnosis of IBS, there are many things that could alleviate your symptoms.

Category: IBS

At Wild Oats we have many to choose from, depending on your symptoms.

Diarrhoea-Type IBS

A gut-mending formula can be very helpful, as can beneficial bacteria.

Constipation-Type IBS

Can be helped by gentle fibre formulas, and beneficial bacteria. Drink enough water to keep the bowel hydrated and working properly. Bloating can be helped by improving your general digestion, eating slowly and mindfully rather than bolting down food while you are doing something else. Think about your food as you eat it, chew it carefully, take your time. Taking digestive bitters before eating or taking some digestive enzyme capsules can be very helpful. A tea containing fennel can help expel trapped wind.

Stress & Anxiety

May be relieved with natural remedies like L-Theanine, B Vitamins, herbs such as Rhodiola, Ashwaganda, or Passiflora, Magnesium (perhaps as a skin spray for people with Diarrhoea type IBS, as oral magnesium can act as a laxative in some people).

Category: IBS

There is strong evidence that sugar feeds bacteria that are destructive to the gut wall, feeds harmful yeasts, and lowers levels of beneficial bacteria, encouraging inflammation, so cutting sugar out of your diet is highly recommended.

Further triggers could include wheat and gluten, beans, coffee, dairy, fried foods, artificial sweeteners and it might take some experimentation to work out what your personal problem foods are. It may be worth trying the low FODMAP diet, which limits certain fermentable carbohydrates. Fibre can aggravate the diarrhoea and bloating symptoms, so it is often recommended to go onto a low fibre diet while the gut is mending.

Category: IBS

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Hay Fever

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. According to the NHS Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system, causing symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These tend to come and go over time, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time.

IBS can be very frustrating and uncomfortable to live with and can have a big impact on your everyday life, but is not dangerous.

Category: IBS

A damaged gut, depletion of beneficial bacteria, overgrowth of certain damaging bacteria and yeasts, and sensitivity to foods (increased if the gut is damaged), can all aggravate the gut. Stress and anxiety can trigger over/under activity of the bowel, as the gut and the brain are linked.

Category: IBS

It’s important to see your doctor and get a proper diagnosis and get investigated before you do anything else. Sudden changes in your digestion, or blood in the stools should be investigated by a doctor immediately.

But after a diagnosis of IBS, there are many things that could alleviate your symptoms.

Category: IBS

At Wild Oats we have many to choose from, depending on your symptoms.

Diarrhoea-Type IBS

A gut-mending formula can be very helpful, as can beneficial bacteria.

Constipation-Type IBS

Can be helped by gentle fibre formulas, and beneficial bacteria. Drink enough water to keep the bowel hydrated and working properly. Bloating can be helped by improving your general digestion, eating slowly and mindfully rather than bolting down food while you are doing something else. Think about your food as you eat it, chew it carefully, take your time. Taking digestive bitters before eating or taking some digestive enzyme capsules can be very helpful. A tea containing fennel can help expel trapped wind.

Stress & Anxiety

May be relieved with natural remedies like L-Theanine, B Vitamins, herbs such as Rhodiola, Ashwaganda, or Passiflora, Magnesium (perhaps as a skin spray for people with Diarrhoea type IBS, as oral magnesium can act as a laxative in some people).

Category: IBS

There is strong evidence that sugar feeds bacteria that are destructive to the gut wall, feeds harmful yeasts, and lowers levels of beneficial bacteria, encouraging inflammation, so cutting sugar out of your diet is highly recommended.

Further triggers could include wheat and gluten, beans, coffee, dairy, fried foods, artificial sweeteners and it might take some experimentation to work out what your personal problem foods are. It may be worth trying the low FODMAP diet, which limits certain fermentable carbohydrates. Fibre can aggravate the diarrhoea and bloating symptoms, so it is often recommended to go onto a low fibre diet while the gut is mending.

Category: IBS

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Menopause

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. According to the NHS Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system, causing symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These tend to come and go over time, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time.

IBS can be very frustrating and uncomfortable to live with and can have a big impact on your everyday life, but is not dangerous.

Category: IBS

A damaged gut, depletion of beneficial bacteria, overgrowth of certain damaging bacteria and yeasts, and sensitivity to foods (increased if the gut is damaged), can all aggravate the gut. Stress and anxiety can trigger over/under activity of the bowel, as the gut and the brain are linked.

Category: IBS

It’s important to see your doctor and get a proper diagnosis and get investigated before you do anything else. Sudden changes in your digestion, or blood in the stools should be investigated by a doctor immediately.

But after a diagnosis of IBS, there are many things that could alleviate your symptoms.

Category: IBS

At Wild Oats we have many to choose from, depending on your symptoms.

Diarrhoea-Type IBS

A gut-mending formula can be very helpful, as can beneficial bacteria.

Constipation-Type IBS

Can be helped by gentle fibre formulas, and beneficial bacteria. Drink enough water to keep the bowel hydrated and working properly. Bloating can be helped by improving your general digestion, eating slowly and mindfully rather than bolting down food while you are doing something else. Think about your food as you eat it, chew it carefully, take your time. Taking digestive bitters before eating or taking some digestive enzyme capsules can be very helpful. A tea containing fennel can help expel trapped wind.

Stress & Anxiety

May be relieved with natural remedies like L-Theanine, B Vitamins, herbs such as Rhodiola, Ashwaganda, or Passiflora, Magnesium (perhaps as a skin spray for people with Diarrhoea type IBS, as oral magnesium can act as a laxative in some people).

Category: IBS

There is strong evidence that sugar feeds bacteria that are destructive to the gut wall, feeds harmful yeasts, and lowers levels of beneficial bacteria, encouraging inflammation, so cutting sugar out of your diet is highly recommended.

Further triggers could include wheat and gluten, beans, coffee, dairy, fried foods, artificial sweeteners and it might take some experimentation to work out what your personal problem foods are. It may be worth trying the low FODMAP diet, which limits certain fermentable carbohydrates. Fibre can aggravate the diarrhoea and bloating symptoms, so it is often recommended to go onto a low fibre diet while the gut is mending.

Category: IBS

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Candida

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. According to the NHS Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system, causing symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These tend to come and go over time, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time.

IBS can be very frustrating and uncomfortable to live with and can have a big impact on your everyday life, but is not dangerous.

Category: IBS

A damaged gut, depletion of beneficial bacteria, overgrowth of certain damaging bacteria and yeasts, and sensitivity to foods (increased if the gut is damaged), can all aggravate the gut. Stress and anxiety can trigger over/under activity of the bowel, as the gut and the brain are linked.

Category: IBS

It’s important to see your doctor and get a proper diagnosis and get investigated before you do anything else. Sudden changes in your digestion, or blood in the stools should be investigated by a doctor immediately.

But after a diagnosis of IBS, there are many things that could alleviate your symptoms.

Category: IBS

At Wild Oats we have many to choose from, depending on your symptoms.

Diarrhoea-Type IBS

A gut-mending formula can be very helpful, as can beneficial bacteria.

Constipation-Type IBS

Can be helped by gentle fibre formulas, and beneficial bacteria. Drink enough water to keep the bowel hydrated and working properly. Bloating can be helped by improving your general digestion, eating slowly and mindfully rather than bolting down food while you are doing something else. Think about your food as you eat it, chew it carefully, take your time. Taking digestive bitters before eating or taking some digestive enzyme capsules can be very helpful. A tea containing fennel can help expel trapped wind.

Stress & Anxiety

May be relieved with natural remedies like L-Theanine, B Vitamins, herbs such as Rhodiola, Ashwaganda, or Passiflora, Magnesium (perhaps as a skin spray for people with Diarrhoea type IBS, as oral magnesium can act as a laxative in some people).

Category: IBS

There is strong evidence that sugar feeds bacteria that are destructive to the gut wall, feeds harmful yeasts, and lowers levels of beneficial bacteria, encouraging inflammation, so cutting sugar out of your diet is highly recommended.

Further triggers could include wheat and gluten, beans, coffee, dairy, fried foods, artificial sweeteners and it might take some experimentation to work out what your personal problem foods are. It may be worth trying the low FODMAP diet, which limits certain fermentable carbohydrates. Fibre can aggravate the diarrhoea and bloating symptoms, so it is often recommended to go onto a low fibre diet while the gut is mending.

Category: IBS

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