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Probiotic bacteria, do probiotics boost your mood?

Can Probiotics Boost Your Mood?

We are all aware of the benefits of improving the health of our gut. When the intestinal flora becomes unbalanced through illness, lifestyle, diet, or antibiotic use, it can have serious knock-on effects on our wider health and wellbeing. One of the best ways of improving gut health is...

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Creativity growth, improve memory concept

5 Tips to Improve Memory

Memory problems can be very worrying – frightening even – but they are very common. There are many things you can do to improve memory, but first, it is essential that you speak with your doctor about any concerns you have so that they can treat any medical problems...

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Dietary fiber word cloud

Top Five Sources of Dietary Fiber

Adults are recommended to consume dietary fiber (sometimes referred to as roughage) every single day, and yet many of us still do not consume enough. The benefits of ensuring that we eat enough fiber regularly are surprisingly wide-ranging, and many people report an improved sense of wellbeing and energy...

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Leaky gut syndrome infographic showing the difference between healthy cells and inflamed intestinal cells

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leaky gut syndrome (LGS) is not always recognized as a health condition by the medical community, but many people feel that it is a diagnosis that would explain their experiences. As a result, there is significant ongoing research into the role of the gut and how ‘leaky gut,’ or...

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Abstract white plastic human body mannequin figure with scattering particles over black background thermic effect of food.

The Thermic Effect of Food

The amount of energy that a particular food delivers to the body is measured in calories, a fact you might be all too familiar with if you have ever counted calories or tried to limit calories for weight loss. We burn calories simply by being alive! Every bodily function requires...

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Metabolic health vector illustration

What is Metabolic Health?

Metabolic health refers to a number of different health parameters associated with the metabolic system. The metabolic system, or metabolism, is the process that our bodies use to convert everything we drink and eat into the energy we need to fuel the many bodily processes that enable us to...

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a woman with her hands making a heart around her gut - Why is gut health important?

Why Gut Health is Important?

Did you know that within your body, there are more bacteria cells than ‘you’ cells? Incredibly, our bodies contain trillions of cells belonging to bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Known as the microbiome, this complex ecosystem has evolved throughout human history. The gut microbiome is an incredibly active and diverse...

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