The trouble with dairy It seems to be more and more common to hear that someone has a dairy allergy, lactose intolerance or has simply chosen to cut dairy out of their diet. Why is this? While milk has traditionally been a mainstay of the British diet (with the UK consuming as much as 40% of the EU’s dairy products),Read more
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What is dietary fibre? Dietary fibre used to be referred to as ‘bulk’ or ‘roughage’, but we now know that it is so much more than that. Broadly speaking, fibre refers to a group of substances in plant foods (such as fruit, vegetables and grains) that can’t be broken down completely by the digestive enzymes in our bodies. These substancesRead more
What happens when your bad bacteria outnumber your good bacteria? Dysbiosis is the technical name for a microbial imbalance on or inside the body; in other words, an imbalance of good versus bad bacteria. This condition most commonly affects the digestive tract (and, more particularly, the stomach and intestines), but can also occur on any exposed surface or mucous membrane,Read more
A ‘balanced diet’ is a popular topic, in the media and amongst the health conscious. Why? Because, it is an essential part of maintaining immunity, a healthy weight and all other aspects of health and well-being through daily access to the broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients required to properly fuel the body. However, it’s not alwaysRead more
What does the colon do? In order to understand what the colon does, how it works and how its state can affect our health, it’s helpful first to learn a little about the greater digestive system of which it forms a part. The digestive system The digestive tract is made up of a group of organs, including the mouth, throat,Read more