21 January 2021 | Editor
If you weren’t aware of how complex the relationship between gut and brain health actually is, you’re in for a surprise. The Coronovirus pandemic has caused may people to be locked down without enough social contact thus often leading to depression and other mental health conditions. There are many ways to help this depression. Some are easier to do than others but simple things sometimes become difficult when you are suffering form depression. Here's one you can do with almost no effort at all.
9 March 2020 | Editor
By now most of us will be aware that Coronavirus thrives, as do other viruses, on the health of those unfortunate enough to contract it. The elderly, the very young and those with underlying health issues will be more susceptible to having difficulty fighting it just as with the common cold or any other type of influenza.
Much has been published about the need to bolster your immune system and there has been such a demand for immune health supplements that many suppliers are running short or even out of stock. Here's how to bolster your general health and guard against future problems
9 March 2020 | Editor
Dietary fibre is a term that is used for plant-based carbohydrates that, unlike other carbohydrates (such as sugars and starch), are not digested in the small intestine and so reaches the large intestine or colon.
Fibre helps to keep our digestive system healthy and helps to prevent constipation. The European Food Safety Authority says that including fibre rich foods in a healthy balanced diet can improve weight maintenance. Dietary fibre can reduce your risk of:
- Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) and
- type 2 diabetes
11 December 2019 | Editor
Many people suffer from digestive problems and diet changes restricting certain foods can often help these issues. Probiotics are a great way to help your gut perform better and benefit you both physically and mentally (See xxxx). However, many people need to gut down on F.O.S, a fibre substance that can sometimes cause these issues. many probiotics contain an element of F.O.S. But there is a new probiotic product that is free from F.O.S thus helping people who need to restrict fibre intake.
These people may include those on FODMAP, SCD or GAPS. Read the full article about this and explanations about FODMAP, SCD or GAPS.
6 November 2019 | Editor
Many people now know the importance of a healthy gut for their physical well-being but now we're beginning to discover that it supports mental health as well.
Have you experienced butterflies in the stomach; are you making more trips to the bathroom during moments of stress? If so you probably already knows the gut and the brain are inextricably linked. What happens in one has been shown to affect the other.
Mental well-being is seen as increasingly important to overall health, allowing better management of stress and anxiety. It’s no surprise that more and more people want to find food or beverages that can support their brain health.
One in four consumers are taking probiotics to support their cognitive health and 60% of them agree that feeling emotionally stable is part of having a healthy lifestyle.
11 July 2019 | Editor
Saccharomyces boulardii is fast becoming known as the must-have travel supplement, and if you’re heading abroad this year, you’d be well advised to pop some in your suitcase. This intelligent probiotic has been well researched for its powerful ability to help prevent travellers' diarrhoea; a significant problem which is estimated to affect more than 60% of those travelling to developing countries.
It’s important to understand though, that the benefits of Saccharomyces boulardii extend way beyond travellers' diarrhoea. Read on for some research highlights on the wider clinical applications of this beneficial microorganism.
15 June 2019 | Editor
There is a huge amount of information about different diets and healthy eating but it's not often as complete as it might be. You may well be aware of the need to monitor the amount of carbohydrates, fats or proteins you consume. It might be:
because you are training for a marathon and need to increase your protein consumption to increase muscle mass, or
your doctor told you to eat fewer saturated fats because of high blood pressure, or
maybe you’ve gone low-carb or ‘keto’ in a quest to lose weight
It is still likely that you’re missing out on a very important nutrient. Statistics show that in the Western populations, the majority of people don’t eat enough of it. Low intake is linked with obesity, cardiovascular disease and IBS. What is it?
14 April 2019 | Editor
Probiotics and prebiotics play different roles for your gut health. Probiotics are often known as beneficial bacteria, while prebiotics are the food for these bacteria. Probiotics are live bacteria found in certain foods or supplements. They provide numerous health benefits.
Prebiotics come from types of carbohydrates (mostly fibre) that humans can't digest. The beneficial bacteria (probiotics) in your gut eat this fibre.
The gut bacteria, collectively referred to as the gut flora or gut microbiota, perform many important functions in the body so eating balanced amounts of both probiotics and prebiotics helps to make sure that you have the right balance of these bacteria and this should improve your health.
You might ask why Gut Bacteria are important?
26 March 2019 | Editor
The extent to which a healthy gut helps overall health is not often fully understood. In fact, proper l=cleransing and dietary choice have an enormous impact on general health and chronic ailments .
It's not just occasional digestive discomfort that is involved here; You gut is involved in building immunity, improving longevity, reduce constipation, decrease gas and reduce heartburn.
That is why we are pleased to add the RENEW LIFE range of products to our web site.
Today, Renew Life is one of the most well respected natural health companies in North America and products are now available throughout the world. Unusually specializing in digestive care and cleansing, Renew Life products have had a profound impact of millions of people’s health.
10 January 2019 | Editor
An article from the BioCare Clinical Nutrition Team.
Getting healthy for the new year. Taking care of your gut health, take a good multi-nutrient and get the right amino acids. Ensure you're getting the nutrients to provide the energy you need, 5 leading health supplements from BioCare to help you be the best you've ever been.