Microbiome

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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Candida Overgrowth & The Candida Diet

3rd February 2018 / Kirsten Jackson

Fad Diets, Microbiome, SIFO, candida, candida diet, sugar
What Is Candida Overgrowth? Candida is a type of yeast or fungus which likes to grow in warm, moist conditions. Candida grows all over our body and is a normal part of the digestive system (1). However, it becomes a problem when it starts to grow in an unusually large volume. What Are The Symptoms of

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What Are Prebiotics & Should You Be Taking Them?

5th October 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, IBS, Microbiome, dietitian, guthealth, prebiotics
What Are Prebiotics? Prebiotics are non-digestible, food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon and thus improve host health (1). WHAT? I hear you say!….. In other words, prebiotics are a form of fibre found in some foods,

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