Blog — microbiome
Written by Alison Bell We’ve all experienced, ‘that’ gut feeling… The feeling deep in the pit of your stomach that tells you something’s wrong, right, amazing or just plain silly. Well, it turns out – it’s actually more than just a feeling. The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotions such as anger, anxiety, sadness and happiness. ‘How?’ you ask… When any emotion is felt, it triggers symptoms in the gut that are often described as butterflies, nerves or nauseousness. This happens as a result of our brain and gut being intricately linked. The simplest way to explain it, is that...
If you are suffering with Irritable Bowl System, Chron’s disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhoea.. or both! If you have digestive issues, heartburn, reflux, cramping, bloating, gas… then you are not alone. I hear from people just like you on a daily basis.
Written by Deena Shanker Everybody's talking about gut bacteria. Pick a disease or disorder, and somebody, somewhere, has said that a probiotic supplement—an over-the-counter, unregulated pill usually filled with a single strain of friendly gut bacteria—might cure it, whether it’s cancer, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or a yeast infection. But there’s very little evidence that probiotic supplements do any good. “There’s a lot of promise here but not a lot of proof yet,” said Cliff McDonald, associate director for science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. That promise has built a $34 billion market as of...