Monthly Archives: March 2019

  • World Bi-Polar day

    Today is World Bipolar Day and we wanted to show our support by helping to disseminate information about this condition. Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that affects more than 1 million people in the UK. It is characterised by significant mood swings that include manic highs and depressive...
  • Spring has sprung – time to spring clean our bodies as well as our homes

    Spring cleaning our body begins with our gut – here are some key steps to ensuring your digestive system is raring to go. Increase your fibre Fibre from vegetables, fruits and other plant-based foods can help to support a number of gut functions, including regulating bowel action, speeding up transit...
  • How Nutritional Therapy (and Pro-Ven) helped Sofie beat her IBS 'Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common conditions clients come to see me for - seeking relief from symptoms such as constipation, pain, diarrhoea, wind, bloating and headaches.' Rosie Letts - Nutritional Therapist The ChallengeThe Challenge Sofie...
  • Lunch box ideas - Healthy alternatives

    A healthy lunchbox should include protein, vegetables, fruit and perhaps some other form of carbohydrate and a little something sweet – and a drink (preferably water). Here are some ideas for each of these elements, which can be used to build a filling and healthy lunchbox every day of the...
  • Start the day with a nutritious breakfast

    Starting the day with a healthy nutritious breakfast helps to set our children (and us) up for the day and also helps to prevent hunger before lunchtime. A healthy breakfast should always include protein and should aim to include at least one (if not two or three) portions of fruit...
  • Healthy snack ideas for you and the kids

    For whenever the kids (or you!) are hungry and need to grab something quickly - and particularly useful for the after-school hunger monster. Always try and include some protein as this will fill you and your children up more and help you to feel full for longer. Boiled egg and...
  • International Women’s Day – focus on a little-talked-about area of women’s health

    Today is International Women’s Day and we thought it was an appropriate time to talk about an area of women’s health that is not often discussed ‘out loud’ – the vaginal microbiome. As a company that produces friendly bacteria products, the microbiome (the microorganisms that live both on and in...
  • Gut friendly ideas for topping your pancakes

    As today is pancake day, there are pancake recipes all over social media today, so we thought we’d focus on some healthy toppings built around supporting gut health. Sweet or savoury? Take your pick and enjoy… Savoury Vegetables contain dietary fibre, which supports digestion and helps feed the friendly bacteria...
  • How salt affects our gut bacteria

    Over the years, the amount of salt we should and do eat has been a contentious subject. The current recommendation in the UK is that adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day (or 2.4g of sodium) and that children’s intake should be defined by their age...

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