In recent years, more and more research has emerged regarding the complexities of the gut microbiome. Containing trillions of bacteria (good and bad), the gut isn’t just responsible for our digestion. Surprisingly, it also plays a major role in our mood, immunity, and more. But unless it poses problems, most of us rarely think about our gut health. However, paying it the attention it deserves can elevate your digestion and overall health to entirely new levels. So, how can you do that? Well, … [Read more...] about How Functional Nutrition Can Help Improve Your Gut Health
Valentine's Day has come and gone - and although February is the month of romance, hearts and flowers, it is also the month when in the US in particular, (as it is American Heart Month), we are reminded of the need to take care of the physical health of our hearts as well as the emotional aspects! To help you, we’ve compiled some heart-healthy tips that will help you take care of your heart all year round. Obviously please check with your GP to see if these are appropriate for you. However, … [Read more...] about Healthy Heart Tips
The festive season is a time when we all want to look and feel at our best so that we can enjoy time with friends and family. We all tend to 'over-indulge' a little, - not surprising with all the festive goodies and Christmas drinks offers at every turn in supermarkets, plus all those extra family and social get-together, office parties, etc., to attend! Winchester Chiropractor, Max Atkinson wholeheartedly agrees with the saying "there is no wealth but health" but also points out that just … [Read more...] about A Toast To Health this Christmas
The gluten-free market is growing globally. In the UK, for example, Waitrose reports an increase in sales of g-free kitchen cupboard staples, up 25% in the past year alone and an amazing increase of 105% on frozen foods. What is Gluten? The grains wheat, barley, rye, spelt and triticale all contain the gluten protein and it may also be found in oats (by cross-contamination only). It is contained in bread, cakes, pastries and pasta. It may be a hidden ingredient in sweets, chocolates, processed … [Read more...] about The Gluten-free Diet – Is It For You?
We are all much more conscious about what we eat and how our diet affects our health as well as our waistlines! Trying to make sense of all the scientific and pseudo-scientific advice in print, online and in the media is enough to give anyone a headache - so here is a brief explanation of how anti-inflammatory foods can be of benefit to you, whether you are trying to maintain a healthy weight, , increase your energy levels or just feel healthier. … [Read more...] about Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Why You Should Consider Including These in Your Diet