Monthly Archives: August 2019

  • Is exercise good for your gut?

    Looking after our gut involves both diet and lifestyle – including eating healthily, staying hydrated and managing stress and sleep. One other piece of the puzzle is exercise and, whilst too much exercise can cause additional stress on the body and lead to gut issues, it is important to ensure...
  • What makes a healthy poop?

    Each of us produces more than 1,000 pounds of faeces (poop) every year and more than half of this is bacteria – there are almost 100 billion bacteria in every gram of stool. Almost 50% of these bacteria are alive and the types of bacteria can influence how hard or...
  • Reasons to get outside this bank holiday weekend

    The weather forecast for the bank holiday weekend is good and it is a great opportunity to get outside and have some fun in the sunshine.   We are always being told that going outside is good for us and here are our top five reasons why:   ·      Exposing our...
  • Ultimate gut friendly green summer salad

    Make the ultimate gut-friendly green summer salad to feast on and live that healthier lifestyle, whilst feeling better. Apple cider vinegar contains beneficial bacteria, bitter green leaves are great for liver support, olive oil and avocados contain beneficial fats, parmesan and pine nuts/walnuts provide protein. Serves 2 3 tbsp extra...
  • How can I improve my child’s gut health?

    Gut health for kids can be a daunting task. 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...
  • 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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