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Could live cultures help with allergies?

Hay fever season is officially here. With the spring sunshine, comes a certain amount of misery to sufferers across the Western Hemisphere every year. However with mounting evidence linking gut health with allergies, we might have the answer to all of your allergy woes! The...

Posted 3rd Apr 2019

Can good bacteria turn bad? A research study

Probiotics: under fire? We’re learning new things about the wonders of gut health every day, and with these new discoveries comes an inevitable mixture of mostly positive, but sometimes negative conversations. This means the cornerstone for gut health – probiotics – can often get caught ...

Posted 1st Apr 2019

Your Vaginal Flora - What All Women Should Know

If you have a vagina, you need to read this!Women are becoming more comfortable talking about their vaginal issues. However, we still have a long way to go when it comes to understanding our vaginas. You are about to find out more about your vagina, the bacteria in your vagina, and how to keep...

Posted 11th Mar 2019

Pancake Day with Probiotics

Pancake Day is here! Perhaps you're partial to the classic American style or love a light crepe, but what about something new this year? Experiment with something different in 2019 and try a vegan recipe with our added secret ingredient - probiotics! Pancake Day is a fantastic...

Posted 4th Mar 2019

Probiotics and Sport - The Athlete's Microbiome

We know how important a healthy gut is for our overall health, but could the tiny bacteria in our gut influence our athletic performance and recovery? If so, might it be possible to modify our populations of friendly microbes in order to improve an athlete’s performance? D...

Posted 26th Feb 2019

Watch: The Gut Stuff get real on probiotic myths

Gut health: whether you’re a novice or know a lot on the subject, things can still get confusing. After all, there’s lots of conflicting information out there – enter The Gut Stuff’s new video series, ‘Probiotics: The Myth Bust’! 1 in 3 of us suffer from digestive issue...

Posted 8th Feb 2019

8 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 11th Jan 2019

Probiotics VS stomach flu: New study

When you hear the word ‘probiotics’, the first thing you’re likely to think of is your gut. That’s what probiotics are all about, right? So, could probiotics help with stomach bugs? A recent study1 conducted in America reports that the answer is 'no', and so we looked into why that was... ...

Posted 7th Dec 2018

Are cleaning products impacting your child's gut health?

The gut microbiome is a fascinating topic at the heart of much modern research, and to add to this growing area is a Canadian study1, published in the journal CMAJ, looking at how the use of common household cleaning products could be associated with childhood obesity. The link between the two...

Posted 20th Sep 2018

‘Probiotics are useless’: True or false?

Two recent studies1, 2 conducted in Israel have people questioning the performance of probiotic drinks and supplements. Deemed ‘quite useless’ in the papers, you could say the results didn’t exactly swing in favour of probiotics. We decided to look into these findings to give you the full stor...

Posted 10th Sep 2018