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Diet Debate: Wheat, Gluten and Health

Is Gluten-Free a Fad? An article published last week in Scientific American made its position on the above very clear: Most People Shouldn’t Eat Gluten-Free. In the article it is argued that dieters attempting to avoid gluten may become nutrient deficient unless they plan their meals very carefully, and that most reported health benefits come …

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Why you should be Pro-Biotic: Part VI – You are what eats what you eat…Or someone else’s poo?

Over the last five posts, we’ve covered the importance of the microbiome to health through its role in digestion and immunity, and how a dysbiosis (imbalance of good to bad bacteria), can result in a number of serious health problems, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, allergies and autoimmune conditions! In this final instalment, we …

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Why you should be Pro-Biotic: Part V – Beware Friendly Fire – The Truth about Infectious Disease and Antibiotics

Germs are everywhere – On your kitchen surfaces, your computer keyboard, even your children’s toys! They’re poised and ready, waiting to jump down your throat and up your nose where they can multiply and cause you to become ill, unless your immune system manages to fight them off. The best course of action is to …

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Why you should be Pro-Biotic: Part IV – Dysbiosis, Inflammation and Chronic Disease

The term dysbiosis refers to an imbalance between the levels of “good” bacteria and “bad” bacteria residing in your gut. As having a healthy population of beneficial gut microbes is essential for proper digestion and metabolism of food, and a fully functioning immune system, it should come as no surprise that a state of dysbiosis …

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