Support your gut We all know that poor digestion can affect our mood – if our gut is ‘off’, we can feel uncomfortable, bloated and lethargic and it can also affect our bowel movements. Whilst there is clear evidence to show that exercise supports mood, researchers have also shown that regular exercise can affect the
Is there a gut-brain connection? Have you ever had an anxious feeling in your gut? Wondered if there is a gut-brain connection? Or felt angry, sad, happy, nervous or any other strong emotion and had a reaction in your tummy? We often use phrases like ‘gut feeling’ and ‘butterflies in my tummy’ when referring to
How salt kills bacteria in your gut Gut bacteria are sensitive to salt and has been linked to autoimmune disease and hypertension. Common salt reduces the number of certain lactic acid bacteria in the gut of humans. This has an impact on immune cells which are partly responsible for autoimmune diseases and hypertension. Therefore, salt kills bacteria that is
How the gut immune system nourishes and protects The immune system is the main link between our gut bacteria and their influence on our health and disease. And we now know that this education begins even before we are born. Did you know that around 70% of your immune system lives in your gut? And one of
How to recognise an unhealthy gut? Many health issues have been linked to problems in the gut – ranging from digestive issues such as bloating, gas and diarrhoea, to food allergies or sensitivities, depression, anxiety and other mood issues, skin issues such as eczema and more serious health issues such as diabetes and autoimmune disease.
How you should support your gut? If your digestive system is working well, you are probably not aware of it…but if it is underperforming, you are likely to have symptoms…from IBS symptoms to allergies, IBD to exhaustion, acne to eczema. Supporting your gut can vastly improve your health. Gut symptoms can result from a range
Gut health affects mental health The gut-brain axis, a two-way link between the central nervous system and the enteric system, could play a vital role in your mental health. Therefore, your gut health affects mental health and vice versa. Did you know that you have two brains? The one in your head, which along with the spinal
ProVen recommended The Sunday Mirror recommends ProVen Probiotics Adult Acidophilus and Bifidus at the top of its list of probiotics. The Sunday Mirror focused on probiotics in its ‘Take 3’ column and placed ProVen Probiotics Adult product at the top of the list. The Sunday Mirror states that a healthy gut needs plenty of friendly