ST Podcast: What to know about gut health and your poo

ST correspondent Joyce Teo (right) and podcasting head Ernest Luis (left) host Dr Lai Jiunn Herng (centre) from Lai Endoscopy and Colorectal Surgery at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre.
ST correspondent Joyce Teo (right) and podcasting head Ernest Luis (left) host Dr Lai Jiunn Herng (centre) from Lai Endoscopy and Colorectal Surgery at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre.

Health Check Ep 18: What to know about gut health and your poo

11.16 mins

Synopsis: In this fortnightly podcast series on Wednesdays, The Straits Times guides you to healthier living and debunks the myths with expert guests. 

In this episode, ST correspondent Joyce Teo and podcasting head Ernest Luis host Dr Lai Jiunn Herng from Lai Endoscopy and Colorectal Surgery at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. 

He tells you what you need to know about gut health, and answers the following questions: 

1. Why do we have to look into the toilet bowl before we flush?

2. Should we take cultured milk drinks or probiotic supplements to boost our gut health?

3. Which type of fibre-rich foods is best, if we want to reduce our risk of colorectal cancer?

4. Why should we bother about our poo?

5. Will spending time on the toilet bowl harm our health?

Produced by: Joyce Teo and Ernest Luis

Edited by: Adam Azlee

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