Welcome to episode two of Health Unwrapped, where our host Natalie Silverman chats to Deborah James about living with Bowel Cancer. Deborah who is currently cancer-free talks about how it had a major impact on her health, despite on paper being the type of person, least at risk. Deborah had a bowel resection, so half her bowel was removed. Day to day, she has to actively think about the type of foods she puts in her body as it either comes through too quickly or doesn’t come through or makes her sick. Therefore Deborah has to eat a high fibre diet eats a variety of fruit and vegetables and she talks through where she gets her fibre from.
We will be discussing:How Bowel Cancer can be caused by a variety of different things and 50% of it is are lifestyle factors. How we all need more fibre as we know that 30% of bowel cancer is linked to a lack of fibre in the diet. Most of us don’t eat enough a day.How looking after our gut is key.The connection between a happy gut and a healthy mind.Easy ways to get more fibre into your diet.How you can supplement fibre into your diet.Why we need to understand our microbiome which is the climate in which our gut exists and we have to keep it as healthy as possible. The responsibility of parents to teach our children about food and help them understand healthy food choices. Deborah talks through &apospooh check&apos fun with her children, helping them understand more about their stools, by making plasticine poohs.Not every case of bowel cancer is linked to diet but it’s important to be aware of it.
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