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Probiotics: The 2019 way to stop winter bugs?

The immune system: what actually is it? Put simply: your immune system is made up of several different areas in your body, working together to support you against threats including: physical injuries, toxins, pathogens and even stress! But… did you know 70% of your entire immune sy...

Posted 18th Oct 2019

Do probiotics survive to reach the gut alive?

If you are reading this, then the chances are that you have some concerns about whether or not the probiotics you are taking, or thinking of taking, survive to reach the gut alive. You may be confused as to whether spending money on probiotics is indeed an investment in your own good health,...

Posted 25th Sep 2019

A study recently published in Food Microbiology1 isolated bacteria from red wine to test them for probiotic qualities. Specifically, these were 11 strains of LAB belonging to Pediococcus pentosaceus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum and O.oeni. It is quite commonly known no...

Posted 30th Aug 2019

Your Child's Immunity: Our Top 5 Back-To-School Tips

Children are notorious for catching every bug going once they are all back together under one classroom roof! Implementing just a few simple changes made to their diet and lifestyle can make a real difference in the new school term. Boost your child's immunity for the new school term with our ...

Posted 6th Aug 2019

It's never too late to start learning about your child's gut health. Make sure they get the best start in life, from birth to secondary school, by understanding how nurturing their gut microbiome can help optimise their overall health. Meet the gut microbiome ...

Posted 1st Aug 2019

Healthy Tips For Your Vagina: 5 Easy Care Steps For Summer

Beaches, barbeques and all the vitamin D you could ask for… Seriously, who doesn’t love summer?! Well, it turns out your vagina may not actually be the biggest fan – particularly the delicate balance of your vaginal microflora. In fact, the hot season has a lot of pitfalls when it comes ...

Posted 5th Jul 2019

The Microbiome - All You Need To Know

The microbiome: What does it mean? The definition of ‘microbiome’ is a community of microorganisms. This includes bacteria, fungi, yeasts and archaea, that inhabit a particular environment. The gut microbiome has received lots of attention in recent years as scientists discover mor...

Posted 26th Jun 2019

Best easy-listening podcasts for your health

When it comes to our health and well-being, we all need a little support now and again. Most of the time we are rushed off our feet and want something to give us a helpful boost, and podcasts are the perfect solution. It’s a useful and informative platform that can be shared at any time of day...

Posted 25th Jun 2019

8 Ways To Get Your Kids To Take Their Probiotic Supplements

Most parents know that getting their children to take anything they don't want to is a battle at the best of times. I can remember, when I was young, refusing to consume almost anything I didn't like - medicine, Marmite, or my least favourite...sprouts! Even now, I avoid them at all costs, Chr...

Posted 1st Jun 2019

Stress and Bloating - Can one cause the other?

The common connection between stress and bloating We've all had that feeling of being stressed - or a feeling of unease in our gut. Anyone who is familiar with IBS, food intolerance or cravings, will no doubt know how strongly our gut can influence our mood. What a lo...

Posted 22nd May 2019