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Flatulence

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We all do it daily and it’s a natural and very normal part of being human, yet flatulence can be embarrassing and very uncomfortable for so many of us.  Flatulence, commonly referred to as 'farting', is caused by gas in the bowel. This gas consists of several gases including methane, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. The varying smell depends on the ratio of gases, which is influenced by the foods we eat.

Farting is generated by swallowed air, digestion, high-fibre foods and the by-products of intestinal bacteria. Some digestive system disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, can also produce excess gas. Passing wind is normal, but the amount varies between individuals and depends on several factors including diet. Some people pass wind only a handful of times per day, others up to 40 times, but the average seems to be about 15 times a day.
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What is Health

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What is health? What does it mean to be healthy, and how do we attain it? The definition of health in the dictionary is:

“The state of being free from illness or injury”

Sounds simple enough doesn’t it, however, health will mean different things to different people depending on their values and beliefs and what they want out of life. I invite you to join me in this blog to explore what factors can influence our health from a holistic perspective. Just identifying area’s that you perhaps didn’t realise were affecting your health could change your whole perspective and find new levels of health you didn’t think were possible.

There are many factors that influence our health some of which are the same for everyone, regardless of whether they deem it important to them or not. Two of which probably come to mind quite quickly as seen below.

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