Wellbeing latest

Gut bacteria and your health

Clinical neuroscientist, nutritionist and gut microbiome expert Miguel Toribio-Mateas discusses the vital role that your gut flora plays in keeping you healthy. Your gut flora as the gatekeeper of your health Trillions of bacteria live in your gut, which you can think of as an ecosystem akin to a garden. And just like your garden…

Read More

Berry delicious overnight oats

by Sue Bedford, nutritional therapist Why not try this wonderful gut supporting recipe. Ingredients 100g of rolled oats (ensure gluten free stated if you require gluten free oats) 375 ml of milk of your choice 200g live natural yoghurt a squeeze of lemon juice 2 tablespoons of chia seeds or freshly ground flax seeds 1/2…

Read More

The rainbow gut healthy salad

by Sue Bedford, nutritional therapist Why not try this wonderful pink, purple and green gut healthy salad! Ingredients 1 avocado 1 block of feta cheese (Feta cheese contains probiotic bacteria-Lactobacillus plantarum, which accounts for about 48% of its bacteria) 1 pack of watercress or lettuce of your choice 1 large slice of watermelon cubed 3…

Read More

Are your hormones increasing your waistline? 5 Signs to look out for!

You eat well, you get a lot of exercise, and you even lift weights – so why are you still carrying extra weight around your mid-section? This weight can be especially stubborn – doing loads of extra Pilates isn’t necessarily going to budge it. That’s because even slight changes in your hormone levels can make…

Read More

Are you getting enough quality sleep?

by Sue Bedford Sleep is necessary for survival! It is a complex psychological and physiological restorative process and involves transition through different states of brain and muscle activity. When it comes to sleep one size doesn’t fit all as some people such as Margaret Thatcher for example functioned only on four to five hours sleep…

Read More

How can eating a high fibre diet improve your health?

We wanted to know if eating a high fibre diet improves your health and so turned to Sue Bedford, a leading nutritionist, to tell us more! Dietary fibre is a term that…