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Hay fever, allergy & the microbiome

Do you see the start of Spring and Summer as the time to invest in tissues?  NHS figures suggest around a fifth of the population suffers with hay fever

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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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Blood pressure & Blueberries

All sorts of functional ‘Superfoods’ have recently been jumping on the bandwagon of nutritional health claims. Blueberries actually got the ball rolling in this department over a decade ago, but  …

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Weight Loss!

Dietary advice – feeling confused? – with all those conflicting theories on weight management? – and Cholesterol? Well you’re not alone. For decades we’ve been told fat is bad for…

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Vitamin D & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gut health is a common denominator with most of my clients and this being summer, I found a recent study that looks at the sunshine Vitamin (vit D) and gut…

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Prescriptions for Gluten-free junk?

If you’ve been diagnosed Coeliac, your GP may offer you ‘prescriptions’ for gluten-free foods. This may seem at first a bit of a perk, a small compensation for the huge…

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Get walking, get foraging!

Blackberry and apple crumble is a favourite pudding of mine and the late summer hedgerows contain an abundance of these berries, ripe and ready for picking. Berries of all descriptions…

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Gluten confusion

It’s no wonder the general public occasionally lose faith with healthcare and science!  A small column on page 19 of THE WEEK with an eye-catching headline in red: ‘The fad…

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