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Are you expecting a new arrival in the family? Or have you recently given birth and want to give your baby the best start in life? One of the best things you can do is to look after the 4.4 trillion of bacteria that live in their gut!
Let’s find out how probiotics can
support your baby’s immune system, digestion and development from birth and
It’s that time of the year again when allergic conditions start to flare-up, just as the weather starts to improve, which is frustrating for many individuals.
In this blog, we focus on eczema. We delve into the journey that can lead to the emergence and progression of eczema, and then summarise our top nutrition and lifestyle recommendations which hold great promise for supporting the natural management of this otherwise life-affecting condition.
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to not feel stressed? Or do you wonder if others deal with stress better? How do they remain positive during stressful times? Stress is an essential part of everyday life, which can have a greater impact on some more than others. But why? How? Whether we’re stressed from trauma, work and finances, or more personal stressors such as our health and relationships, this can be all-consuming to the point where stress becomes the norm and before we know it, we’ve forgotten what it feels like to not be stressed!
Let us be the first to tell you, this should not be your normal. We should have a balance of stress and relaxation, allowing our bodies to recover in readiness for whatever stressful event may come next. Let’s unpick this stress phenomenon, the concept of stress, and let us help you create your own toolkit for stress recovery and resilience, using our key top tips.
As we all know, we face many challenges as parents and guardians of children growing up in modern society. However, at a biological level, our children face the continuous and constant challenge of nurturing an immature immune system; a complex system which is constantly developing and adapting to the outside world in order to equip them with a fully functioning immune army in adulthood.
A healthy diet is paramount to provide all the nutrients they need to ensure a strong and robust immune system. If you’re not sure which nutrients are important, or what to do when your children get poorly, we’ve gathered our top nutritional and lifestyle tips all in one place.
Weight loss is not an easy thing to get right, and whilst diet and physical exercise play a big role, health professionals and researchers agree that it’s much more complex than that, with inflammation, hormone imbalance, genetics, and other factors contributing to individuals’ struggles with weight. But have you ever considered that your gut could be playing a part on your weight loss journey? Research shows that reduced bacterial diversity is strongly associated with weight gain and obesity,[i] and that supporting a healthy gut, and using probiotics could promote weight loss through a variety of mechanisms.
Bugs; bacteria and viruses, are all around us and all of us fall prey to them from time to time, coming down with coughs, colds, flu, tonsillitis, or worse… We all know how disruptive and uncomfortable it can be to daily life, so how can we make sure that we are able to defend ourselves against these nasty bugs and viruses?
Thankfully, there is a lot that we can do to help ourselves, such as stress reduction and ensuring we get enough vitamin C, D, zinc, and sleep. But did you know that one of the most effective supplements you can take to support your immunity is actually a probiotic? It makes perfect sense when we consider that our immune system is largely based in the gut, and that the good bugs in it are absolutely critical to protecting us against the bad guys.
Read our blog to learn more.
Many of us have experienced the feeling of our ‘stomachs turning’ when we are nervous, scared or anxious, and there is good reason as to why this happens. The gut, often referred to as our second brain, plays an important role, not just in digestion, but also in regulating the activity of our nervous system.
Read more on the benefits of probiotics on mental health.
How are our gut bacteria relevant to heart health? People with reduced microbial diversity in the gut are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).[ii] A recent study showed that heart failure patients who eat more fibre have healthier balance of gut bacteria, which has been linked to reduced risk of death and need for a heart transplant.[iii]
So it’s clear that one of the most natural ways to support heart health includes optimising our gut bacteria through diet and using the right probiotics that have been researched for their heart health-promoting properties.
Find out more in our latest blog about how probiotics can have a profound effect on heart health.