Month: April 2021

Microbiome, Fibre and Fermentation

April 23rd, 2021 | Posted in Info

Each person’s microbiome is highly individual and if you’ve read the blog post Microbiome, Diet and Health you’ll know that what we eat is one of the most important forces shaping the gut microbiota. In as little as 24-hours of dietary changes there may be transient alterations in gut microbial composition. However,  it is our long term, ...

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Microbiome, Phytochemicals and Health

April 16th, 2021 | Posted in Info

If you’ve read the blog posts on Microbiome, Diet and Health and Microbiome, Fibre and Fermentation you’ll have some idea of the relationship between what we eat, our microbiome and our health. Here we’ll look at the interactions between phytochemicals and the gut microbiota. Phytochemicals are chemical compounds naturally occurring in ...

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Microbiome, Diet and Health

April 9th, 2021 | Posted in Info

The gut microbiota, which encompasses the trillions of organisms in the gastrointestinal tract, is emerging as a major factor in the health of the body and susceptibility to disease. These organisms assist with digestion, protect against invading organisms and help regulate metabolism, weight, hormones, mood, behaviour and immunity (1). While ...

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