How is your gut connected to your brain?

Did you know that your brain and your gut are connected? It may seem strange, but it’s true! Your brain and your gut communicate directly with each other, through something called the gut-brain axis. The gut-brain axis, or GBA, works through a lot of complex cross-talk between your hormonal, immune and nervous systems. Your brain […]

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Why IBS doesn’t need to be the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the world

If you have IBS, you’re not alone! Simply put, IBS is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the industrialised world. 12 million people in the UK alone struggle with this debilitating disorder. Until now, doctors haven’t really understood what caused IBS. In fact, up until 2010, if you went to the doctor complaining of the […]

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Chef Nina Parker’s Blueberry Apple Muffins (Gluten-Free!)

I loved the idea of creating a sweet treat with a seriously low sugar content. These are made with a little stevia and medjool dates and I think it’s nice to use a little from each otherwise both can be a little overpowering in flavour. It took me six trials to get these muffins just […]

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The supplement you need for good gut health – that you’re probably not taking!

A whopping 86% of all British adults have suffered some form of gastrointestinal (GI) problem or ailment in the last year. If you’re one of them, you should know about something called L-glutamine. First made popular by bodybuilders who were looking for ways to enhance the building of muscle tissue, scientists have now found that L-glutamine has powerful […]

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How Healing Your Gut Can Heal Your Brain

If you suffer from IBS, you may also be dealing with depression and/or anxiety. This isn’t too surprising; after all, IBS is a debilitating condition, that might well cause you to feel depressed or anxious. But the connection between IBS, depression and anxiety runs deeper than that. Here’s the real kicker, revealed by recent science […]

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What Are the Health Benefits of Goats Milk Kefir?

These days, there’s a lot of talk about the health benefits of probiotics. If you’re trying to improve your gut health, you may be dutifully adding supermarket probiotics into your cart every time you shop. But did you know that unless you purchase the right type of probiotics, you’re not only wasting your money, but […]

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