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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

Gut Brain Axis

The Gut-Brain Axis is currently a hot topic, and it's only getting bigger. This idea of a gut-brain connection is nothing new: ‘Go with your gut feeling’ is a very old saying. But over the past ten years hundreds of scientific studies have explored the potential of this fascinating subject. ...

Posted 15th May 2019

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