Welcome to The Gut Hub

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Is Sugar Bad For You?

 Diet culture in the UK tells us sugar is terrible for us…avoid, avoid, avoid. Sugar makes you fat; sugar is unhealthy. Diet culture doesn’t share that sugar is actually in most foods. Cutting out cakes and biscuits doesn’t mean you are cutting out sugar; you don't need to cut anything...

Eczema Vs Psoriasis - What's The Difference?

Eczema and psoriasis often present similarly…the symptoms can make it hard to tell which one you are suffering from to the untrained eye. Neither are contagious or deadly but can be highly irritating to have.1 There are some key differences that you can find out about here. What is Eczema? Eczema...

How Much Fibre Do We Need To Eat Per Day?

We’ve All Heard of Fibre and Know That We Need It…But Do We Know Why?  Dietary fibre is a carbohydrate that our body can’t digest. Now, hearing “indigestible” sounds like a bad thing, right? Not in this case. Fibre is an essential part of our diets that essentially helps you pass...

Do Probiotics Help Weight Loss?

Well, unfortunately, the answer to this one isn’t clear-cut. Probiotics can aid in a healthy gut which in turn can help weight loss. Weight loss and diet culture are a huge part of our lives. We all associate healthy eating and exercise with weight loss, but rarely is our gut...

Can Probiotics Help with IBS?

You may have heard the word probiotics mentioned when discussing a healthy lifestyle. Firstly, let’s get into what probiotics are.  What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are live microorganisms that help to balance our gut microbiome. They add good bacteria to our gastrointestinal tract, ensuring our gut functions well. In a functioning...

How to Reset Your Gut: Top 6 Strategies

So, we know that gut health is essential for many reasons - from your skin, digestive wellbeing, and energy to the function of the immune system. The only problem is, how do we know if it’s healthy? Having a healthy gut means rarely suffering from gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal...

Gut Health Hacks: 7 Ways to Boost Your Overall Health

What Is The Gut? The gut is a collection of organs that process what we eat and drink - not just the stomach. It runs all the way from the mouth to the anus and is made up of what are referred to as “hollow organs” and “solid organs”. The...

Does Alcohol Affect Gut Bacteria?

Understanding the gut is a complex phenomenon and even with all our advancements in science, we are still learning about the best way to care for it.  Alcohol is known to be detrimental to our health and wellbeing.6 It is a toxin that, in large amounts, may overwhelm the liver...

Non-Weight Focussed Diet Tips

Before we get started, it's best to mention that this is simply advice, and it is best to get in touch with your doctor or a medical professional regarding diet change. There are a plethora of resources on losing weight through diet hacks online nowadays; we thought it might be...

Thyroid and Gut Health Connection

What is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a gland in the neck, just in front of the windpipe. It is shaped like a small butterfly and produces the hormones that affect things like our heart rate and body temperature.1 The two hormones that the thyroid produces are called thyroxine (T4)...