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Digestive & Gut Health

Health articles about digestive and gut health. This does not include articles about probiotics, which can be found here.


Thursday, 2 February 2017  |  Editor
Probiotics or prebiotics. which is most important

You might have heard of the terms ‘prebiotics’ and ‘probiotics’ being mentioned in association with digestive health. But what’s the difference between them and which one is more important? 

Our digestive tract contains high amounts of probiotics, ‘beneficial bacteria’, which play a vital role in supporting the optimum function of our digestive system. They do this via many various mechanisms including supporting digestion and enhancing our gut immunity.

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Friday, 28 October 2016  |  Editor
Stay Gut Healthy To Improve Sleep and Relieve Stress

Our gut plays an important role in keeping us healthy…but did you know it also has an impact on our stress levels and can even help to promote a good night’s sleep? Studies have shown that probiotics (live bacteria) can help to reduce cortisol levels, and this plays an important role in stress. Along with decreasing anxiety and also depressive behaviours. Although there are very few studies in humans, large studies show that people who follow a balanced diet will have lower rates of mental illness. In this way, diet is a clear indication of gut microbiota and mental health.

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Friday, 2 September 2016  |  Editor
Acid Reflux

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition where acid from the stomach leaks out of the stomach and up into the oesophagus (gullet).

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016  |  Editor
Natural Botanics ease wind and bloating

Switching to a wholegrain based diet can, for some people, cause a temporary increase in wind and bloating. These effects will pass once digestion has adapted to the new diet, but in the meantime the effects can be uncomfortable. . . but

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