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The Microbiome

Psychobiotics 25/08/2021
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Psychobiotics: Probiotics and the Brain

As children head back to school and students head off to university, one question I am often asked is whether there are any natural supplements that people can use to support brain function and mental performance. This is especially true this year, after months of disrupted education, and many hours of lost classroom time.  Traditional supplements to support cognitive function – such as B vitamins – are always a welcome recommendation. However, people are often surprised to learn that their microbiome – the world of bacteria which lives inside their... Read More

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

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