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Nutrition and the gut brain axis

1st October 2021 / Stephanie Fade

Mediterranean diet, Microbiome, Uncategorized, anxiety, brain health, brain-function, dementia, depression, gut health, microbiota, prebiotics, probiotics
The gut brain axis is the name given to the two-way communication between our brain and gut. Unsurprisingly it’s likely to be really important in relation to our mental health. Consequently the gut or more specifically our gut microbiota (the trillions of bugs living in our gut), is often referred to as the ‘second brain.’

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Eat, sleep, work, repeat: How diet impacts sleep

15th July 2016 / Stephanie Fade

Diet and sleep, Workplace wellness, brain-function, productivity, sleep
We often talk about working life as a relentless treadmill of eat, sleep, work, repeat. A recent study of 81 organisations and 189,000 employees by the management consultancy McKinsey and Company found that sleep affects: Attention Concentration Creativity Insight Pattern recognition Learning Memory Decision-making Emotional reactions Socio-emotional relationships and The development of trusted relationships. These

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