Monthly Archives: December 2022

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End of year reflections

The dark nights are in, the temperature has dropped and the clocks have changed – all signs that this year will soon be drawing to a close.

Whilst we don’t need to wait for the new year to bring about change, if change is needed, there is something about the turn of the year that brings with it a chance to clear the slate and the promise of a fresh start.

Has 2022 been a good year for you?

Or one that you would rather forget?

When I asked myself the same questions recently, it would have been easy to let my thoughts fall to the latter.

It has been a tough year, on many levels, both for me personally and for those nearest and dearest to me.   A year to dig deep to find the blue sky amongst the clouds that have darkened so many days this year.

Yet reflection showed me the year in full focus, and brought with it opportunities to understand myself, my choices, and my desires better – to learn and to grow.

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Last updated on 3rd January 2024 by cytoffice

Gut microbiome and the gut brain axis blog image of a young healthy woman wearing gym leggings and sports top holding a yoga mat.

Supporting the gut-brain axis

This article is written by nutritional therapist, health coach and author, Stephanie Moore. With a degree in nutritional medicine and a Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy, plus a long history as a multi-disciplinary physical therapist, Stephanie combines all three skill sets to help people with many kinds of health issues, both physical and psychological. 

The incredible world of the gut microbiome, the trillions of beneficial bacteria and other microorganisms that live in our gut, has been a hot topic for several years now. Incredibly, between 2013 – 2017 there were over 12,900 scientific publications on the gut microbiome, representing over 80% of the total publications on human health since 1977.1

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Last updated on 8th December 2022 by cytoffice