Probiotics

This section of our blog looks at the ways in which probiotics can help support our gut bacteria to digest food, absorb nutrients, keep pathogenic bacteria at bay and support the immune system.

How probiotics support the respiratory system: protecting against viruses and helping recovery

How probiotics support the respiratory system: protecting against viruses and helping recovery

At present, during this current pandemic of COVID-19, no effective preventive and curative medicine is currently available. Subsequently, a healthy ...
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Supporting the gut during and after antibiotics 

Supporting the gut during and after antibiotics 

Whilst antibiotics absolutely save lives, there has been a long-standing culture of over-prescription. This has led to problems that we ...
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Nutritional support for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Nutritional support for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that can cause persistent discomfort. It is a group of symptoms—including abdominal ...
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Leaky Gut Syndrome – causes, symptoms and routes to repair

Leaky Gut Syndrome – causes, symptoms and routes to repair

The gut is often referred to as a foundation pillar of health for the body and the intestinal epithelium (barrier) ...
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Stop the clock: nutrition and skin ageing

Stop the clock: nutrition and skin ageing

As a natural part of the human process, ageing cannot be avoided. But let’s be honest, if we could slow ...
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The impact of antibiotics on the microbiome

The impact of antibiotics on the microbiome

In the UK, one of the highest rates of antibiotic prescriptions in the outpatient population comes from dentists and oral ...
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Probiotics - what are they and how do they work?

Probiotics – what are they and how do they work?

Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that help to keep the digestive system healthy by reducing the growth ...
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Wholegrains have been shown to be protective; but does that mean we need gluten?

Wholegrains have been shown to be protective; but does that mean we need gluten?

There have been a couple of studies that have hit the headlines lately which have shown that wholegrains are protective ...
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