Monthly Archives: January 2019

  • The Microbiome, the Immune System and Early Life - Three Major Drivers of Health and Disease 16th February 2019, Cavendish Conference Centre, London 9.30am-4.30pm Sponsored by Pro-Ven Probiotics ProVen Probiotics are running a conference in association with IHCAN on 16th February 2019, where Dr Nigel Plummer will provide invaluable information...
  • Why should I take probiotics alongside antibiotics?

    There are many different types of antibiotics. Some are broad-spectrum, meaning that they act on a wide range of disease-causing bacteria. Others are designed to kill certain species of bacteria. Both types can have a number of side effects, including tiredness and antibiotic associated diarrhoea (AAD) caused by an overgrowth...
  • Tips for supporting mental health

    Mental health issues can affect us at any age and the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate that 15% of the adult population will experience depression at some point in their lives. The symptoms are varied and include fatigue, persistent sadness, low mood, suicidal thoughts, irritability, difficulty concentrating, sleep changes, low...
  • National Obesity Awareness Week – is it all about BMI?

    It’s National Obesity Awareness Week in the UK and on Monday we re-posted a blog by Nutritional Therapist Rosie Letts discussing some reasons it might be difficult to lose weight. Today, we wanted to provide some information about how obesity statistics are calculated and show that it might not be...
  • Signs of an unhealthy gut and how to heal it

    Many health issues have been linked to problems in the gut - ranging from digestive issues such as bloating, gas and diarrhoea, to food allergies or sensitivities, depression, anxiety and other mood issues, skin issues such as eczema and more serious health issues such as diabetes and autoimmune disease. The...
  • What to look for in a healthy poo?

    Your bowel habits and the health of your stools reflects your gut health and can help to identify issues with digestion, stool transit time, if you are eating enough fibre and drinking enough water and potentially more serious health issues. Normal stools are soft and formed, not hard or lumpy...
  • Support your gut, Support your health

    If your digestive system is working well, you are probably not aware of it…but if it is underperforming, you are likely to have symptoms…from IBS symptoms to allergies, IBD to exhaustion, acne to eczema. Gut symptoms can result from a range of contributing factors – including antibiotics and other medications...
  • 12 Tips for a better sleep

    1. Get into a routine – go to bed and get up at the same time each day. 2. Take time to relax – take a warm bath or shower, read a book or listen to soothing music or a meditation recording, have a cup of camomile tea 3. Avoid...

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