ProBiotics vs PreBiotics: Same-same, but different…?

Probiotics vs prebiotics - Eat to treat

Probiotics Are the live microorganisms or “good” bacteria naturally found in our guts, which constitute what we often hear referred to as our gut “flora” or our very own “micro-biome”. Whilst there may be in excess of 500 different species, many are species of lactobacilli and bifido bacteria – names you are probably familiar with. Together, our gut bacteria are …

The Lowdown on Low Fodmap

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is, as sufferers – myself included – know only too well, a painful and sometimes quite debilitating, chronic functional gut disorder. What may surprise you, is the numbers of those affected: Some 15-20% of the population by some official estimates (including the NHS).  After many years or a lifetime without answers, let alone solutions, an increasing …

7 Ways to Your 7 (or 10!)-a-day

Fruit and vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy, balanced diet. You simply can’t eat well, and ensure your body gets all the micronutrients it needs, without them. Those leafy greens, dark red berries bursting with juice, fruits masquerading as vegetables (we’re looking at you, tomatoes and avocados!) – and everything in between – are veritable powerhouses of nutrients: Vitamins, …