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Do Our Diets Affect Tiredness and Sleep

Sleep is the time we take to relax and repair our bodies; it is something we all need and gives us energy for the next day1,2. There is no set amount that everyone must have, but it is generally found that adults require six to nine hours of sleep every night3,4.  Not having enough sleep [&hellip

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What Are Prebiotics & Probiotics

There is now significant evidence to suggest that looking after our gut is an integral part of maintaining good overall health. In particular, we must nourish the trillions of microorganisms that form the intestinal microbiota. There are over 1000 different species of bacteria living in the colon that perform essential functions in our bodies (1). [&hellip

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Exercise & Gastrointestinal Health

Individuals competing in endurance events frequently notice gastrointestinal (GI) distress with common features including nausea, flatulence, bloating and stomach pain.1 Depending on the criteria of symptomology used along with research methodology, the prevalence of GI distress during exercise has been estimated in 30-90% of athletes.2 Such symptoms can be defined as ‘exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome’ which [&hellip

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What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The term IBS has become fairly mainstream but what do we mean by IBS, what causes it, and what treatment options are available? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common type of functional gastrointestinal disease. Many reports suggest a global prevalence of 10-15%, whilst more recent epidemiological studies suggest that the occurrence could be [&hellip

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Sleep Deprivation & Weight Gain – Is There A Link?

Many of us struggle with getting a good night’s sleep and for some COVID-19 has made this worse, ultimately having a huge effect on our daily lives, routines and consequently our sleep-wake cycle. Our sleep-wake cycle is one of the most well-known circadian rhythms and is essentially a daily pattern that determines the time we [&hellip

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome & Our Diet

Polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS) affects millions of women worldwide, with an estimated prevalence of 1 in 10 women in the UK1,2. It is an endocrine syndrome which can cause problems to our menstrual cycle and fertility3,4. While we cannot cure PCOS, dietary and lifestyle changes can help relieve the symptoms1,5. Periods and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). [&hellip

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