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March 2021

23/03/2021
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An Introduction to the Microbiome

What is the Gut Microbiome? Hippocrates said: “All disease begins in the gut”. Modern-day research appears to be showing just how right he was. However, it is not the health of the gut itself that has such an impact – but rather the 100 trillion bacteria that make their home there, forming what is often referred to as ‘the microbiome.’ Bacteria get a lot of bad press. We’re encouraged to use anti-bacterial solutions and to regard all bacteria as ‘germs’, and therefore the enemy. But whilst there are bad bacteria,... Read More

iron for kids 23/03/2021

Iron For Kids: All You Need to Know

Why Is Iron Important For Children?  Iron is an essential nutrient; most people are aware that it is required to form healthy red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. Iron also plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy immune system and reducing tiredness and fatigue. One of the most important roles it plays in children is supporting healthy cognitive (mental) development. If your little one does not get enough iron in their diet, their mental development could be adversely affected, especially if they develop anaemia – a... Read More

probiotics for kids, childrens probiotics 08/03/2021
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Probiotics for Kids

When do children need probiotics? In this blog, we’ll look at the benefits of probiotics for kids and why a supplement can support their diet. What Is A Probiotic?  Firstly, let’s look at what a probiotic is. ‘Probiotic’ means beneficial living organism. In this instance, we are talking about beneficial bacteria helping to support health and wellbeing. Every human gut contains a world of bacteria, known as the microbiome. This microbiome, when we are adults, is home to over 100 trillion bacteria.  To repay us for giving them somewhere safe... Read More