Microbiome

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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Are probiotics useless? Find out how to get a healthy gut.

24th September 2018 / Stephanie Fade

Bite sized science, Microbiome, healthy gut, plant-based diet, probiotics
A recent headline claimed that scientists have proved that probiotics are “next to useless.” So are probiotics useless? I but some myths and show you how to improve the health of your gut. What’s all the fuss about? Probiotics are preparations containing live bacteria, which could improve our gut microbiome and so benefit our health.

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