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  • Constipation - A Common Taboo

    Constipation - A Common Taboo

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    30th Sep 2019

    Constipation is a topic that can be difficult to discuss, but it is very common. It’s important that we do talk about it, as a healthy functioning bowel is fundamental to good health. Normal bowel function means that a soft, well-formed stool is passed at least once per day. Constipation … read more
  • Lactose Intolerance - We all know someone

    Lactose Intolerance - We all know someone

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    28th Sep 2019

    Lactose intolerance is a common cause of diarrhoea, abdominal cramping, discomfort and bloating. It is caused by an insufficiency of lactase, the enzyme which breaks down the milk sugar lactose. When lactose is broken down into simpler sugars it can be absorbed into the bloodstream from the sm … read more
  • SB 250 Saccharomyces boulardii by Spectrumceuticals – Avoiding Digestive Discomfort

    SB 250 Saccharomyces boulardii by Spectrumceuticals – Avoiding Digestive Discomfort

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    25th Feb 2017

    Digestive Issues Associated with Travel: Preventative Measures you can take Far too often we encounter the perils of poor digestion or are struck with ill digestive health during, or post travel. Commonly referred to as traveller’s diarrhoea, changes in bowel motions and their frequency can … read more
  • Think you’re only human…think again

    Think you’re only human…think again

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    31st Aug 2016

    Single-celled bacteria living in and on our bodies outnumber human cells by anything upwards of 5-1. Latest estimates put our bodies at 37 trillion human cells and our microbiomes — as our ‘bugs’ are collectively called — at 100 trillion. That’s right, our skin, guts, mouths and noses, along with ev … read more
  • Unscrambling the egg and cholesterol connection

    Unscrambling the egg and cholesterol connection

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    4th May 2016

    Eggs are, in some ways, the perfect food – they are a power house of nutrition. In addition to their antioxidants, eggs supply a tremendous amount of protein and nutrients including vitamin D, essential fats, B vitamins, choline, lutein, zeaxanthin – all great for eyes, brain and bones. And, all in … read more
  • Is sitting for too long bad for your health?

    Is sitting for too long bad for your health?

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    19th Apr 2016

    We’ve heard it so many times before right….get up, move, exercise, sitting is bad for you…Well a new global study has shown that sitting for too long really IS bad for your health.The new study involved data gathered on more than 1.1 billion adults across more than 54 countries including American, E … read more