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Let’s talk gut MOTILITY!

It may be embarrassing to talk about poo, but Nutritional Therapists can’t shy away from discussing the bowel and its workings I’m afraid, because it’s fundamental to gut health and…

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Nutritional Therapy in Primary Care?

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…

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It’s a Bug’s Life!

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…

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The Future of Medicine

Research is showing our nutrition and certain nutrients in foods can be powerful factors in determining gene expression.  That means if our foods can effect the switching off – and…

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GENES, to know – or not...

Would you rather know your genetic inheritance, or not – that is the question.  And one that many people ponder when they consider purchasing a DNA genomic profile. ‘Do I…

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Micro-plastic particles and bottled water

For many people, it was David Attenborough’s seminal documentary series ‘Blue Planet II ‘, that brought our plastic pollution to the forefront of our consciousness.  Indeed he himself has said…

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“Ultra-processed food may be linked to...

I love an attention-grabbing headline and this one was provocative enough to make various journalists and broadcasters give it prominent column inches and quite a bit of airtime.  Some even…

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Diet quality and mental health –...

The Prime Minister has called for the nation to focus on mental health after a review revealed inadequate, underfunded care, leading to “thousands of tragic and unnecessary deaths”. It was…

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Fertility & Nutrition

There are many reasons for conception and pregnancy to elude seemingly fertile couples, but ‘Unexplained Infertility’ is an increasingly common label given to a couple when investigations provide no answers….

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Gut Microbiota and Probiotics: a review

Research on the microbial communities in our gut (known as the microbiota) has accelerated dramatically in recent years, thanks to developments in the technologies that allow us to fully enumerate…

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