PROBIOTICS The intestinal tract all the way from the mouth to the anus is inhabited by a mosaic of bacteria. There are 400 – 500 types of bacteria in the digestive tract, each of which has many strains, with a total of one hundred trillion bacteria and a weight of about 2 kg (about the […]

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We conducted an interview with Dr Binu Kuruvilla from Arjuna Natural Extracts in India, the manufacturers of BCM-95 (bio-available curcumin), to find out what makes this compound tick and which health benefits it offers. Q What exactly is curcumin? A Curcumin, along with two other related compounds (collectively called curcuminoids), is present in the curry […]

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We are all familiar with the term ‘probiotics’ – those ‘good’ bacteria that keep the bad bacteria in our gut at bay. Now there is a new buzzword doing the health rounds – ‘prebiotics’. Prebiotics are fast gaining interest and respect as a broadening field of research reveals how they have always played a crucial […]

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