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November is National Diabetes Month - ProVen Probiotics

National Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month November is National Diabetes Month which helps promote and raise the awareness of Type 1 and 2 diabetes. Seeing as gut health is our specialty, we thought we would summarise the latest thinking regarding our microbiome and diabetes. #nationaldiabetesmonth Our gut bacteria is unique to each of us and develops based upon

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Why does uti cause bloating? ProVen Probiotics

Why does UTI cause stomach bloating?

How a UTI may cause bloating Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are infections in any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters (tubes between the kidneys and the bladder), the bladder itself, and the urethra (the tube from the bladder through which we urinate). The majority of UTI bloating involve the lower urinary tract

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Healthy advice to go sober in October - ProVen Probiotics

Go sober for October

Healthy advice to go sober The #GoSober month starts again today and some of the main benefits of going sober quoted on the campaign’s website are:-A clearer head-More energy-Sleeping better-Weight loss-Help people with cancer (money raised goes to Macmillan Cancer Support)-Sense of achievement We would add ‘better digestion and elimination’ to this list of health

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What does healthy poop look like? - ProVen Probiotics

What healthy poop looks like?

Understanding your poop As well as different toilet routines and habits, we all have different looking poop, with different textures, sizes, shapes, and smells. So what constitutes a healthy poop? Whilst we all have our own ‘normal’ in relation to our poop, healthy stools are soft and formed, not hard and lumpy, and are passed

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What is eczema? Symptoms and causes explained - ProVen Probiotics

What is eczema?

Symptoms and causes explained On day one of #NationalEczemaWeek, we thought it would be useful to provide an insight into this condition – what is eczema, who it affects, and how to recognise it. Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated and there are a number of different types,

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Exercise and kid gut health - ProVen Probiotics

Beating the back to school blues

Exercise and kid gut health If you’re anything like me, you will have been experiencing some protestations from your children this week regarding going to bed at night and getting out of bed in the morning. Encouraging children to see and derive the benefit between exercise and kid gut health is becoming more paramount during

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Health poop should comprise of both waste food and bacteria - ProVen Probiotics

What makes a healthy poop?

Understanding the need for healthy poop Each of us produces more than 1,000 pounds of faeces (poop) every year and more than half of this is bacteria – there are almost 100 billion bacteria in every gram of stool. Almost 50% of these bacteria are alive and the types of bacteria can influence how hard

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Improve your health and enjoy the great outdoors too

Reasons to get outside this bank holiday weekend

Your health and the great outdoors The weather forecast for the bank holiday weekend is great and what better opportunity to get outside and have some fun in the sunshine. Not only is it good for your health but it helps with your physical and mental state. We are always being told that going outside

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Gut Microbiome and Eczema | Pro-Ven Probiotics

The gut microbiome and eczema

Gut microbiome and Eczema Understanding the direct correlation between the gut microbiome and eczema is being researched more and more nowadays. The number of people with allergies has increased dramatically in the UK over the past 50 years and 40% of children now develop allergic conditions such as eczema, asthma, and rhinitis (hay fever). Whilst

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Tips for exercising in the extreme heat to stay healthy - ProVen Probiotics

Exercising in the heat

Exercising in the heat For many of us, the summer months help to boost our exercise regime as we are able to work out outside in the sunshine…but the heat can also take its toll on the tempo and length of our fitness sessions. Here are some tips to keep exercising in the heat: The

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