One of several responses to my Spring Newsletter (on the gut microbiome) was do I have a good gluten-free chocolate cake recipe!
The Daffodils are bringing welcome colour to the garden and Magnolia blossoms are on the cusp of bursting forth as I type this. It’s definitely my favourite time of year! This newsletter will focus on a subject that I feel genuine passion about – gut health and the gut microbiome!
This is fast becoming another term used by food industry marketers, emblazoned on food packaging to persuade us to choose their brand. But what is ‘gut health’ – is it merely an absence of gut disease?
This Christmas I have some tips for managing digestion with over-full tummies, and some gluten-free mince pies to impress your guests (they’ll never guess!). And my sign off has some news on ‘Nutritional Therapy and Public’. Health’.
Mince pies are synonymous with Christmas, and great to have in store for visitors dropping in at Christmas. If you’re gluten-free you don’t have to miss out! This recipe more than passed the test in my household, and knocks the spots off shop bought ones!
Alzheimer’s disease is currently the 3rd leading cause of death and it’s anticipated numbers will increase, as western populations get older. And that is the current perception – that it goes hand in hand with old age, so it’s simply viewed as a numbers game and the luck of the draw. But is this actually the case? Such a perception deters many people from seeking a diagnosis, believing little can be done.
More than once I have heard a patient say ‘we need one of your kind in every GP practice’, and I smile and I think – so true, but in my lifetime?
I know Spring is a little confused this year – some of you have had daffodils in bloom since Christmas, but one thing’s for sure, longer days, lighter evenings and most importantly warmer sunny weather will mean the onset of the dreaded Hay Fever season.
Most people are aware that the human body is filled and covered with trillions of bacteria, they outnumber our own cells 10 to 1 and we symbiotically co-exist – with an absolute interdependence.