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5 Superfoods for Your Gut

We’ve all heard the term “superfood” floating around within health communities, but what does it actually mean? There’s no regulated definition; it can mean different things to different people.  The definition we’ve chosen to work with is “a food that offers high levels of desirable nutrients, is linked to the...

What are Food Allergies & Intolerances?

What is a Food Allergy? A food allergy occurs when the immune system reacts abnormally to certain foods that are eaten. Even though allergy reactions are frequently modest, they can be extremely dangerous.1 There are various types of food allergies, which are discussed below.  Non-IgE Mediated Allergic Reaction A non-IgE-mediated food...

An Introduction to Digestive Enzymes

What are Digestive Enzymes? Digestive enzymes are substances that help to digest your food. The salivary glands release them, the cells lining the stomach, the pancreas and the small intestines.1 They can also be obtained by eating foods that contain them or taking a supplement. These clever little things do...

What does the Pancreas Do?

It's common knowledge that the human body has a pancreas, but do we know what it’s there for? How important is it? Can you live without it? How do you keep it healthy?  Here we will discuss everything you need to know about the pancreas and what you can do...

Best Foods for Gut Health: Top 5

Our gut health is extremely important to our overall health. The gut is intricately connected to many of our bodies' inner workings: our skin, our brains, our immunity, our hormones, our digestive health…the list goes on. The gut plays a vital role in the digestion of what we eat; the...

What is Heartburn & Reflux?

Heartburn, despite its name, actually has nothing to do with the heart. However, it is a burning sensation in the chest brought on by stomach acid rising to the oesophagus (acid reflux). The tube that joins your throat and stomach is known as the oesophagus.1  Can Heartburn be Linked to...

Caffeine; Friend or Foe?

There has been a lot of coverage over the last 10 years calling to question whether caffeine is beneficial or a detriment to a healthy diet. We hope through reading this article, you will better understand the nature of caffeine and whether or not you should include it in your...

The Raw Food Diet; Is It Good For You?

The raw food diet consists of unprocessed and completely raw foods as a general rule. “Raw” includes foods that have never been heated over 40-48°C and that are not refined, pasteurised, or treated with pesticides. (1) The foods can be juiced, blended, dehydrated, soaked or sprouted as these methods don’t...

The Gut and Menopause Connection

Menopause is unavoidable for those with a uterus, so getting clued up on how the gut is connected to menopause symptoms may make it more bearable for you. The average age to be in menopause is 51 years old. Menopause means your periods will have stopped consecutively for 12 months,...

Gut Health: 10 Common Questions

Google receives thousands of searches around the gut every day. Here, we've answered some of the most common questions with an aim to educate on what's going on in your gut and why.  What is the Gut Microbiome? The gut microbiome exists in every person and consists of trillions of...