Probiotics in the spotlight for heart disease and stroke risk

We’ve been conditioned think of antioxidants as the nutrients that protect us from damage and rightly so. But now it seems that probiotics may provide better protection when it comes to stroke. Researchers have found that having an altered or compromised gut flora could be linked to stroke and symptomatic atherosclerosis. Read More

Supplements explained

As a nutritional therapist, patients tell me that they are taking supplements from the local high street shop. It is great that they have identified need for additional supplementation as they understand there are health benefits to vitamins, minerals and herbs.Read More

Hand soaps could be harmful to our health

New research has found that Triclosan, an antibacterial agent widely used in hand soaps and personal care products could harm health. It is commonly found in mouthwashes, deodorants, clothing and toys.Read More

Gut bacteria may play an important role in obesity

A team of researchers at the Arizona State University have found that when there are variations in the macronutrient content of our diet, the structure of the gut bacteria can change within a few days. These altered gut bacteria have been found to be involved in energy extraction and energy regulation. Read More

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