Nutrition Blog

The Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiota is a complex community of micro-organisms that live in our digestive tracts, while the gut microbiome refers to the genomes of these micro-organisms. It is composed of hundreds of different species, mainly consisting of bacteria, but also other micro-organisms like fungi, protozoa and viruses. The amount ofContinue reading “The Gut Microbiome”

The Low FODMAP Diet for IBS – Part 1

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an uncomfortable condition of the digestive system that causes digestive issues including frequent constipation and diarrhoea. Unfortunately, it is a long-term condition which causes discomfort and pain. As well as physical discomforts IBS can also impact mental health, as it can be difficult to manageContinue reading “The Low FODMAP Diet for IBS – Part 1”

Mysterious Phytoestrogens

What are phytoestrogens? Phytoestrogens are natural, plant-derived compounds present in a healthy and balanced diet. They are most notably found in soy products as well as flaxseeds, sesame seeds, wheat, oats, lentils, carrots, apples and many other fruit and vegetables. They get their name from being oestrogen-like in structure andContinue reading “Mysterious Phytoestrogens”

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