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.

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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Nutritional support for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Nutritional support for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you are certainly not alone – with a worldwide prevalence of between 9% ...
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Nutrient Depletions that arise from Prescribed Drugs

Nutrient Depletions that arise from Prescribed Drugs

There are times when medication is essential and we are in no doubt about their efficacy in certain conditions. But ...
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The ‘P’ Word Ban – The Controversy Continues!

The ‘P’ Word Ban – The Controversy Continues!

“With health claims unproven and scientists divided on the benefits: Are Probiotics Just a Waste of Money?" ran the Daily Mail ...
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Antibiotic Resistance – ‘The Ticking Time Bomb’

Antibiotic Resistance – ‘The Ticking Time Bomb’

“The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to ...
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