Monthly Archives: September 2019

  • Is Eczema a gut issue?

    More than two thirds of our immune system is housed in our gut, meaning that the digestive tract is key to communicating with the immune system and a poorly functioning digestive system may be at the root of many conditions relating to immunity. A healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract acts as...
  • What foods are good for curing eczema?

    Eczema is associated with excessive inflammation in the body and basing your diet around anti-inflammatory foods can help to replace any inflammatory foods you are currently eating, whilst adding in essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. These foods include the following: · Omega 3 fatty acids – found in oily...
  • What healthy poop looks like?

    As well as different toilet routines and habits, we all have different looking poop, with different textures, sizes, shapes and smells. Whilst we all have our own ‘normal’ in relation to our poop, healthy stools are soft and formed, not hard and lumpy and are passed easily, with no urgency...
  • What is eczema?

    On day one of #NationalEczemaWeek, we thought it would be useful to provide an insight into this condition – what it is, who it affects and how to recognise it. What is eczema? Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated and there are a...
  • Can gut bacteria cause gas?

    Gas may be caused by an overgrowth of the unfriendly types of gut bacteria, often referred to as pathogenic or bad bacteria. Examples of this type of bacteria include Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) Most of us will have these strains of bacteria in our gastrointestinal...
  • What are the probiotic foods?

    Probiotics or good bacteria have been part of our diet for thousands of years. They are defined as live microorganisms that have health benefits when consumed and they help to support balance in our gut. Whilst we now have many good or friendly bacteria supplements available to us, traditionally these...
  • Gut friendly holiday tips

    When travelling you need to ensure that your gut is ready for not just the change of scenery, but more importantly the change in diet. Here are some of our most common questions answered in regards to gut-friendly holiday tips from our in-house nutritionist. Don’t stray too far from your...
  • Beating the back to school blues

    If you’re anything like me, you will have been experiencing some protestations from your children this week regarding going to bed at night and getting out of bed in the morning. The first week back to school can be a challenge for parents, as it often means changing sleeping patterns...

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