Monthly Archives: August 2019

  • How can I improve my child’s gut health?

    The summer holidays can often feel like a constant round of providing food for the kids – breakfast, second breakfast, snack, lunch, second lunch, snack, tea, dinner…you get the message! As a result, it can also be a time when eating healthily becomes a challenge, resulting in weight gain and...
  • Does gut bacteria cause IBS?

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common digestive disorders, defined by recurring episodes of abdominal pain and changes to bowel habits, along with reductions in health-related quality of life. A balanced gut bacteria (microbiome) supports optimal gut function and health in general, but this bacterial balance is...
  • The gut microbiome and eczema

    The number of people with allergies has increased dramatically in the UK over the past 50 years and 40% of children now develop allergic conditions such as eczema, asthma and rhinitis (hay fever). Whilst the conditions often persist through life, most allergies develop in the first two years of life...
  • The gut microbiome and baby colic

    Having a baby suffering from colic is perhaps one of the most difficult experiences for new parents as it is associated with hours of crying and can continue for much of the first 4-5 months of your new baby’s life. The frustration is exacerbated by the fact that there is...
  • The importance of supporting baby gut health from birth

    The gut microbiome (bacteria) is established at birth when bacteria are transferred from mother to baby and then develops during the first year of life as the baby is exposed to different external factors. The diversity and number of bacteria in the microbiota increases over this period to support the...

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