A greater number of health conscious consumers are spending time, money and consideration selecting food for optimum health and well-being. After all, seven of the top 10 causes of death are linked to diet. With recent technological advances many more researchers and health experts are pointing to the human microbiome as playing a vital role […]

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Today’s trend towards natural methods for promoting health has made probiotics a hot topic. These ‘good’ bacteria promote health, balance and efficient functioning of the digestive system. They have a number of benefits and uses, and offer a proactive approach to health and well-being. With the development of modern society, our way of life is […]

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Q With reference to the latest breastfeeding issue that made headline news, I am hoping you can clarify some questions and concerns that I am sure other readers will also find useful. I am referring to the sentencing of the parents of baby Lucas who weighed 4.3 kilograms when he died at the age of […]

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One of the most common gut infections of all is an overgrowth of a kind of yeast called Candida albicans – a tiny microbe which has the potential to cause myriad health problems. The infection is technically called candidiasis. This is what is meant by a yeast infection. The minute microbe Candida albicans multiplies, migrates […]

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Because irritable bowel syndrome has such a wide range of symptoms, the diagnosis has become something of a ‘catch-all’. Before you start any medication regimen it’s therefore essential to rule out other conditions that may be causing your digestive problems. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one the most commonly diagnosed digestive disorders. If you haven’t […]

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‘While the connections between the microbiome and the immune and metabolic systems are well appreciated, research into the role gut microbes play in shaping the nervous system is an exciting frontier in the biological sciences’. ~ N Soux (professor of microbiology) Live, good bacteria, or probiotics, play a vital role in how well your immune […]

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