August 8, 2019

These good bacteria live on your skin

By now, you’ve probably heard of the gut microbiome: the array of microorganisms that live in your digestive system. It turns out that your skin has its own community too.
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Gut & digestion
May 11, 2018

Heal your body by healing your gut

Millions of neurons line the gut and release important chemical messengers that allow the gut to keep in close contact with the brain, and influence our moods and emotions. This is one reason whey the digestive system is also known as the second brain. Digestion is critical as it breaks food into nutrients that the body uses for energy, growth, and cell repair. Mind and body connection There’s more to your digestive system than occasional aches and pains that come with heartburn, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. Your gut is central to your overall health. It’s connected to everything that happens…
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Food & nutrition
January 29, 2017

Feast on fermented foods

Fermented foods are a firm favourite among the health conscious, and with good reason. They’re full of health-boosting nutrients, digestive enzymes, and beneficial bacteria called probiotics. Similar to the healthy bacteria found in your gut, probiotics are live microorganisms that when ingested are helpful for your health, especially your digestive system. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, probiotics can help improve whole gut transit time (how long it takes for food to travel through the digestive tract), stool frequency, and stool consistency. Probiotics can restore and improve the intestinal microbial equilibrium – the balance…
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Gut & digestion
June 20, 2016

Gut health: fads and facts

It may be a hard fact to digest that we’re riddled with bugs, but in most cases, they’re not only important for a healthy gut, but your health in general! Let’s take a look at some gut health fads and facts…. (more…)
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