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A Guide to the Gut-Skin Axis

The Gut-Skin Axis can sound complicated, but when you break it down it's quite simple to understand. Essentially, it’s the link between the health of our gut and the appearance of our skin.  Great skin starts from within is a motto worth remembering. Many skincare products, creams and ointments aim...

What is IBS?

What Is The Definition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a collection of digestive-system issues. It's a frequent but unpleasant gastrointestinal condition. Although there is no specific treatment for IBS, addressing dietary and lifestyle modifications can help you to prevent and ease symptoms. Symptoms The...

Mushrooms: A Feast For The Mind, Body and Gut

You may have seen in recent times that mushrooms have had a lot of press in the health and wellbeing community. There has been more research funded on certain types of mushrooms referred to as being magical, however, we won’t be covering those just yet.  The mushrooms we are referring...

Psoriasis and Gut Health: Is there a Link?

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic illness caused by a dysfunction in the immune system. It is referred to as an immune-mediated disease, which in simple terms means a disease with an unclear cause that involves inflammation caused by the immune system malfunctioning.1  In a normal body, skin cells...

Gluten and Gut Health

Gluten is a well-discussed topic within the health and nutrition discourse, and it seems like there hasn’t been a firm conclusion as to where and if gluten fits into a healthy diet. Gluten has had a tough time over the years, as gluten is usually associated with bread and pasta...

Being Mindful of What You Consume

Here at The Gut Co, we are all about health. Unfortunately, in this modern world, it seems that more than ever a majority of the focus on “health” is only equated to weight loss and being skinny. "Health” doesn’t have to mean weight loss and “diet” doesn’t have to always...

What is Bowel Cancer?

What is Cancer? Cancer is a disease that occurs when some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body.1 The process where cells in your body normally divide and grow is controlled in a functioning body.2 The overproduction of abnormal and damaged cells causes...

What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); a lifelong condition where parts of the digestive system have inflammation.1 It was coined Crohn’s disease due to Dr Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with 2 of his colleagues.2  How Do You Get Crohn’s...

Introduction to Gut Health and Sleep

Our gut health and the quality of our sleep are far more connected than you may think. This is due to the gut-brain axis; the complex relationship between the two. There is two-way communication that occurs between our central nervous system and our digestive tract, and this links to the...

Introduction to the Gut-Brain Connection

Common Mental Health Issues Mental health issues are increasingly common worldwide. Mental health issues can range from mild to moderate or severe and can be debilitating for some. A diagnosis isn’t necessarily lifelong, and diagnosis’ can change throughout your lifetime, too.1  There are many mental health issues that impact the...