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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Five ways to fight colds with food

19th September 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, Preventing and treating colds, Uncategorized, echinacea, ginseng, probiotics, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin c, vitamin c for colds, zinc, zinc for colds
It’s that time of year again when wherever you go people seem to be coughing and sneezing all over the place. The best way to prevent the common cold is to sneeze/cough into tissues and throw them away immediately, wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with warm soapy water and clean surfaces on things like

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Which Probiotics Are Good For IBS?

25th July 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, dietitian, guthealth, probiotics
Taking probiotics can work to reduce pain and symptom severity in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but which ones actually work?(1). The following article outlines 3 probiotics which have good quality scientific evidence behind them to prove that they help with IBS symptoms. Please note that these outcomes are not  guaranteed and the level of change you

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What Is A Probiotic?

28th May 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, IBS, dietitian, probiotics
Probiotics are becoming increasingly popular with various different health claims around them. But, what is a probiotic? Introduction Probiotics are described by the World Health Organisation as “Live microorganisms that when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit to the host” (1). Probiotics can be either live bacteria or yeast which are usually added to

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Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

19th May 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Crohns Disease, FODMAP, IBD, Irritable Bowel Disease, LOFFLEX, Ulcerative Colitis, probiotics
Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The two most important things I’ve learnt. For world IBD day here are the 2 most important things I have learnt from science and from over 20 years’ experience as a dietitian about diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD. Diet is important for everyone with IBD My clients often

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