World Digestive Health Day

World Digestive Health Day is observed next on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 (175 days from today).

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Every year May 29th marks the internationally recognized World Digestive Health Day, which aims to provide a general and clinical view of the role of obesity to the general public and healthcare professionals.

History of World Digestive Health Day

Every year, World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) is created on May 29th by the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) in collaboration with the WGO Foundation (WGOF). Each year, this day focuses on a specific digestive disease and/or disorder in order to raise general public awareness about the prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management, and treatment of the disease and/or disorder.

Interesting facts of World Digestive Health Day

  • There are trillions of bacteria living in and on the human body, but most of them live in the colon and belong to more than 100 different species.
  • The gut microbiota brings us a lot of important benefits;
  • They break down indigestible food that we cannot digest on our own
  • They can synthesize certain vitamins and help absorb nutrients
  • They are an important line of defense - they can stop the growth of harmful bacteria and help with the development and homeostasis of the immune system
  • There is no single "healthy" microbiome - everyone has their own unique microbial community. Diversity, resilience and stability are characteristics that have been identified to indicate a healthier microbiome. These suggest that there are more types and amounts of microorganisms than are beneficial, and may help prevent significant changes from occurring when challenged, such as during illness or when taking medications.
  • People with certain health conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, have a different gut microbiome than 'healthy' people - although in many cases it is not known what this is cause or effect of this condition.
  • The gut microbiome can be influenced by many factors, but one of the most important that can be changed is our diet. What we eat can profoundly affect which bacteria are most abundant in our gut. Eating a diet rich in fiber, from a variety of plant sources, can help increase variety. In addition, foods containing live microorganisms, in the form of fermented foods or probiotics, can help introduce more microorganisms into our intestinal tract.

6 home remedies to improve digestion

Everyone realizes the importance of a healthy digestive system, especial the maintain ways. The digestive system helps break down nutrients into small parts that can be absorbed by the body for energy, cell growth, and repair. We cannot ignore the important role this system plays in maintaining our immunity and general health. To raise awareness about the importance of a healthy digestive system, World Digestive Health Day is marked.

The day also focuses on what can be done to improve the body's ability to digest. On World Digestive Health Day, May 29th, let's take a look at some homemade remedies to improve digestion:

1. Avoid overeating

We often binge eat at some point. Eating too much, especially fast food, burdens our digestive system as it often contains preservatives that harm the gut microbiota, causing various diseases including Bowel Syndrome irritation (IBS) and long-term malignancies.

2. Drink Mint Tea

Peppermint tea is an effective home remedy for nausea and indigestion treatment. Researchers believe it helps relieve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and also relieves abdominal pain.

3. Drink lemonade

Drink some lemon juice or add some baking soda to warm water to improve your digestion.

4. Chew food thoroughly

Chew your food thoroughly because digestion begins right in the mouth. Enzymes help digest the food in your saliva. When we eat slowly and chew thoroughly, these enzymes will have enough time to break down food pieces and send signals to the intestines to prepare for food to arrive.

5. Add curd and buttermilk into your meals

Include foods like curd and skim milk in your diet, as they contain good bacteria that improve digestion.

6. Consume carrom

Boil some carrom seeds in water and drink the mixture to increase the body's digestibility.


World Digestive Health Day has been observed annually on May 29th.


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