Does Gut Health matter?

What Does Gut Health Mean? Did you know that your gut is home to hundreds of different species of bacteria and other microorganisms? Collectively these microorganisms are known as the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome plays a very important role in our health and wellbeing. Why Does Gut Health Matter? A balanced gut microbiome contributes […]

It is coming: Nutritional Psychiatry. How modern mental health approaches miss on the essential: our diet

“Healthy Mind in Healthy Body” was a literary quote going around late first and second century AD.Therefore, the concept isn’t new at all. Perhaps in the run after evidence-based medicine, where the benefit of any traditional remedy or approach got challenged, overturned or minimised due to lack of ‘evidence’, doctors focused exclusively on medication as […]

The ‘New Diet’ – the arrival of Personalised Nutrition Plan

Most of us are either actively trying, aspiring or planning to be fitter, lighter and eat better. We read about various diets, and wandering which one will give us the best long-lasting result with the minimum effort required; whether that is easy cooking, eating mostly what you like and still having a treat if possible.  […]

Are your Firmicutes making you fat?

How your gut microbiome may be affecting your weight. The bacteria that live in our gut (more recently termed the “gut microbiome”) are becoming linked increasingly with a number of health conditions ranging from cardiovascular disease and autoimmune disorders to mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression. Another condition emerging with possible links to […]

Gut microbiome and your mood. How your microbiome may be making you a misery guts.

  It is now apparent that the bacteria living within our gut (the gut microbiome) are essential for our physical wellbeing.  Numerous studies implicate the gut microbiome’s role in maintaining our health through important processes such as developing and modulating our immune system.  Allergies, autoimmune diseases, chronic conditions and even obesity are all thought to […]

Mud, Mud Glorious Mud! How Increasing The Gut Microbiome Diversity Can Help Reduce Your Child’s Future Risk Of Allergies.

  It is now becoming apparent how important our gut bacteria (or our microbiome) is in shaping our current and future health – no more so than that of our children. Studies show that the marker of a healthy gut bacterial population is diversity – the more types of healthy bacteria that live in our […]

Listen to Your Gut. It May Tell You a Few Things

What is a gut microbiome The bacteria that live within the human colon (or large intestine) are known as the gut microbiota – more recently termed the gut microbiome. It is thought that tens of trillions of microorganisms are present in this microbiome – including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria. This complex ecosystem […]

Nutrition and Pregnancy

  A pregnant woman’s nutrition influences the growth and development of her foetus and forms the foundations for the child’s health. A healthy diet is important for both mother and baby throughout pregnancy because this will help them to get the nutrients they need to stay healthy and for the baby to grow and develop. […]

Pain in the gut? It could be fat.

I scan men and women everyday for abdominal ultrasounds. Their doctors refer them because they either have abnormal liver function tests (shown in blood test results) or they are experiencing abdominal pain that may radiate to their back, may keep them up at night or may give them heartburn. What can ultrasound imaging show? Patients […]

A Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss. More Harm than Good?

What is a ketogenic diet A ketogenic diet (KD) is very low in carbohydrates, provides adequate protein, and supplies most of its calories in the form of fats. As fat is the main source of energy being consumed, the body must then use this (i.e. break it down) as the main source of ‘fuel’. When […]