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Kids and energy drinks don’t mix

14th June 2018 / Stephanie Fade

Ages and Stages, Kids, Teens and Tweens, caffeine, energy drinks, sugar, teens, tweens
Energy drinks are popular with tweens and teens drawn by the promise of strength, stamina and super-human powers. However there are some serious health concerns associated with these drinks. So what exactly are the dangers and what can you do to help your child? Remember that energy drinks are quite different to sports drinks. Sports

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Coffee, caffeine and the complexities of digestion.

15th December 2017 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Uncategorized, WordPress, caffeine, coffee, drink, food, health, insomnia, science, sleep
Struggling with sleep? Constantly wired? Have to dash to the toilet immediately after drinking your morning brew? It’s possible that coffee is causing these symptoms. The caffeine contained in coffee is a gastrointestinal stimulant, this means caffeine increases the contractions that move the contents through the bowel, risking diarrhoea and urgency. For those with slower

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