What are the side-effects of Kombucha?

Are there side-effects to drinking Kombucha? Many are quick to point to Kombucha’s powerful health benefits but are there any adverse side-effects that need to be taken into consideration? We investigate.   The health benefits of Kombucha   Kombucha is a fermented drink rich in antioxidants, probiotics and organic acids. The effectiveness of these compounds […]

How to pronounce Kombucha – the debate

It may sound hilarious, but there is a genuine debate right now about the correct pronunciation of ‘Kombucha’ that riles up ‘booch lovers around the globe. We investigate and conclude the correct way to say it once and for all!   ——————————————–   A modern debate for modern times   Most people would consider something […]

Testing the gut microbiome – establishing a baseline and improving your overall health for the gut

Testing your gut microbiome may seem like the next trend in conscious health circles, but there’s actually a massive amount of science supporting its importance in disease prevention and nutritional recommendations.   What is the Microbiome Test?   A microbiome test provides data about our existing gut health, analysing the various types of bacteria present […]

SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) – what is is, and how to use/avoid Kombucha

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a form of dysbiosis, caused by an imbalance of the trillions of bacteria in our gut. We examine how this happens and how it affects your health. What it is SIBO? As its name suggests, SIBO is caused by bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. However, where the confusion […]

Gut Bacteria That Prevents Obesity

Preventing Obesity With Gut Bacteria These specific gut bacteria prevent mice from becoming obese – what could that mean for us? A specific class of bacteria from the gut has been identified by researchers at the University of Utah Health – that literally prevents mice from becoming obese in studies. There is a strong potential […]

What Is The Gut Microbiota?

We examine the crucial link between the gut microbiota and your overall health and wellbeing. What is gut microbiota Gut microbiota is composed of literally tens of trillions of microorganisms residing in the gut, containing over 1,000 unique bacterial strains composed of over 3 million genes. Previously, gut microbiota was typically referred to as ‘gut […]

What is the human gut microbiome and why is it important to keep your gut healthy?

An increasing amount of scientific research continues to link the gut microbiome to the body’s immune system and overall health. We examine why this is so important. What is the human gut microbiome? The gut microbiome refers to the totality of microorganisms in the gut, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and all their genetic material […]

Alcohol – Putting Your Microbes To Work!

How Alcohol Affects Gut Bacteria Alcohol linked to potentially harmful changes in oral & gut microbiome leading to disease Typically, when we think of indulging in alcohol, our first thought is about the potential for a hangover. We’ve all been there – maybe it’s a social celebration or a holiday, or maybe you’re stressed out […]