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Can probiotics fix my IBS?

Can probiotics fix my IBS?

Can probiotics fix my IBS? This is probably the most common question I get asked by clients in relation to their irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. It's an important and relevant question and one I am hoping to answer in this blog post. Probiotics have been getting a...

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Can IBS be caused by stress?

Can IBS be caused by stress?

Can irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) be caused by stress?   Although stress does not cause IBS, it is now widely accepted as a disorder of the gut-brain axis (GBA). Understanding what the GBA is and how it operates is key to understanding the link between IBS and...

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How Do Toxins Get Into The Body?

How Do Toxins Get Into The Body?

What are and how do toxins get into the body? A toxin is any substance (natural or synthetic) which causes damage to an organism. In humans toxins can be food based or environmental (exogenous) or produced in the body during normal metabolic processes (endogenous)....

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The Best Foods For Skin Health

The Best Foods For Skin Health

In this blog post I discuss why it is essential to look after your skin and the best foods for skin health. Skin conditions can range from rashes, redness, dryness to more serious conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea. A day doesn't go by in the...

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The Gut Microbiome

The Gut Microbiome

The microbiome is the genetic material contained within the diverse range of microbes (bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses) that live on or inside the human body. The number of genes in all the microbes of one person's microbiome is 200 times greater than the number...

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Store Cupboard Essentials

Store Cupboard Essentials

If you fit out your kitchen cupboards with these essentials you will have the base ingredients to create delicious healthy and flavoursome meals. To make it easier for shopping I have tried to group them according to supermarket aisle. Read on for my store cupboard...

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What Foods Help Boost Mood?

What Foods Help Boost Mood?

When you think of mood do you consider food and overall diet to be important or not relevant at all? Would you like to learn what foods help boost mood? Whatever side of the fence you sit on there is a lot of evidence to support the role a healthy diet plays in...

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Are Hidden Sugars Bad for Health?

Are Hidden Sugars Bad for Health?

Are hidden sugars bad for health? Sugar comes in many forms, it’s found NATURALLY in fruit as fructose, in dairy products as lactose and carbohydrates are broken down into glucose to be used as energy by the body. REFINED sugar comes from sugar cane or sugar beets and...

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How To Increase Energy Levels

How To Increase Energy Levels

Energy is a bit like time, we are always wishing we had more and not having enough of it means we often stop doing things we enjoy or that are good for our health like exercise, cooking a healthy meal, going to bed early etc. ⠀ So lets take a look at how to increase...

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Caffeine – Kicking The Coffee Habit!

Caffeine – Kicking The Coffee Habit!

Why should you consider kicking the coffee habit or at least cutting back? Caffeine is a stimulant which increases mental alertness by blocking receptors for adenosine, a brain neurotransmitter which has a central role in sleep. Blood sugar balance is regulated by...

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