The human microbiome, which is comprised of all the microorganisms (the microbiota) that live on and in humans, plays an essential role in determining good health. Microbes cover every surface of our bodies, inside and out. They’re on our skin, inside our noses, mouths, whole respiratory tract, plentiful in our digestive tract, reproductive system, and […]

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is really a catch-all term for any bowel discomfort that doesn’t fit into other recognised bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis or diverticulitis. There is no clinical test that can confirm IBS – rather the term encompasses a wide range of symptoms, the most common of which are abdominal cramping and […]

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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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