A recent study investigated whether there was a link between supplement usage and a reduced risk of contracting COVID-19. Good news! Being proactive about your health and nutrition reduces your risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2. [Read more…]
For many years, scientists and healthcare professionals believed the urine to be almost sterile. Now we know much more about the bacteria that live in our body and know that we have a microbiome not only in our gut, but in the mouth, vagina, the placenta and in the urinary tract. [Read more…]
SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is a common underlying cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). SIBO has been shown to be present in up to 78% of IBS cases. Given IBS affects 11% of the worldwide population, this is a truly remarkable number of people. IBS is likely multifactorial but many symptoms can be attributed to a bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.
You know we just love our polyphenols. Among other health benefits they act as a fertiliser for our microbes and support immune health. Cacao is one such polyphenol. Pure cacao has very high amounts of flavonoids and its scientific name theobroma cacao literally means “food of the gods”. We certainly think so.
Are you full of good intentions to avoid chocolate, crisps, jellies or whatever your particular downfall is but still find yourself unable to fight off cravings? In many cases this is not simply mind over matter. Our bodies send us messages to eat these foods in a number of circumstances. Being aware of why we get cravings can be a big help in preventing them.