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Gut Health

Gut Problems and Poor Sleep? There May be a Link

By Mel   •   October 3rd, 2018

Gut Problems and Poor Sleep?

Everything feels worse after a bad night sleep. A recent study showed that as little as two consecutive nights of insufficient sleep (4.5hrs) resulted in detrimental changes to the microbiome (our intestinal flora) - the study showed the beneficial bacteria were reduced by 50%. To make things worse, the study participants became about 20% more resistant to insulin—and their microbiomes began to resemble those of obese individuals.And trying to catch up on sleep with short naps doesn’t counteract this. When the circadian rhythm is disrupted it can change the composition of the ...read more

Why diversity is important for a healthy gut

By Mel   •   June 8th, 2018

Why diversity is important for a healthy gut

Our gut contains over a trillion living microorganisms – that’s 10 times the number of cells in the human body – and most of these live in the colon – our large intestine. These microorganisms make up our microbiome – this is like our internal gut ecosystem.  There are over 1000 different species of bacteria that can be found in the gut and each of us has only around 160. And the interesting thing is that the make up of our microbiome is unique to each of us – no two are the same. Dysbiosis is an imbalance in our microbes - when our pathogenic bacteria become more dominant. When ...read more

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