December 17, 2018
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FODMAP 101: Food friends, food foes and the role of prebiotics

About one in seven Australians experiences the unpleasant symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).[1] If this is you, or have ever visited your doctor about digestive concerns such as bloating, gas, diarrhoea and constipation, you may have heard of FODMAPs or the Low FODMAP Diet. Research shows that following a low FODMAP diet may be a way to help support a healthy gut.[1] What are FODMAPs? FODMAP is an acronym for […]
December 17, 2018
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Gut Feeling: Understanding the role of prebiotics Vs probiotics

Humans have been consuming sources of probiotics for thousands of years in fermented foods and foods high in probiotic activity such as miso, kimchi and kombucha. But what exactly are probiotics? What is the difference between probiotics and prebiotics? And how can we promote their growth and development in our guts? Probiotics Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria that, when taken in adequate amounts, may help support the balance of the gut […]
December 17, 2018
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Tummy Troubles: Understand how stress, toxins and food intolerances may be affecting your gut health

Many aspects of modern life such as high stress levels, eating processed and high-sugar foods, and taking antibiotics can all impact our gut microbiota and cause gastrointestinal issues. This in turn may affect other aspects of our health, such as our immune system, skin, weight, hormone levels, and our ability to absorb nutrients properly. Given the gut microbiota is a complex and dynamic ecosystem that can easily be disrupted, how […]
December 17, 2018
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Understanding FODMAPs, how they can impact our intestinal health, and what you can do about it

What you eat can have a major effect on your body, and digestive issues as a result of diet are incredibly common. For people with digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), research has shown that a diet low in FODMAPs may be a way to manage symptoms.[1] What are FODMAPs? FODMAPs are certain carbohydrates commonly found in foods that are not absorbed properly in the gut and can […]
October 5, 2018
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How to improve your child’s Gut Health

We spend a lot of time considering what our children should eat to ensure they’re getting the right nutrients, and while this is vital to their health and wellbeing it can be easy to overlook the fitness of the digestive system into which this food is going. With studies beginning to link gut health to more and more facets of our wider health such as our immune health and mental […]
October 5, 2018
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What are Digestive Enzymes and how they affect your gut health

An enzyme is a type of protein with a very specific purpose – to transform one type of molecule in your body into a different one. When it comes to digestion, this involves breaking down the macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) in your food into smaller molecules that your body can immediately use. Almost all of your digestive organs produce some kinds of digestive enzymes, each of which breaks down […]
September 7, 2018
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The Dos and Don’ts of Gut Health: How to Maintain a Healthy Gut

You gut microbiome contains trillions of gut bacteria, and a lot of our health and well being is in the hands of this thriving community of microbes. Naturally then, it follows that having a healthy, clean gut will lead to a happier and healthier life. The Digestive System is Incredibly Complex While it’s easy to think of our digestive system as simply a stomach and long, winding tubes of intestines, […]
September 7, 2018
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PREBIOTICS VS PROBIOTICS: WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY DO WE NEED THEM?

With 100 trillion bacteria living in our guts, we have more bacteria cells in our bodies than human cells, so it’s no wonder that this vibrant community of microflora have a huge impact on our lives. Relation between the gut microbiota and human health is being increasingly recognised. It is now well established that a healthy gut flora is largely responsible for overall health of the host. Your gut health […]