Research has found that eating more than thirty different plant foods every week results in a more diverse gut microbiota. Greater diversity in the gut means a greater diversity of ‘abilities’ amongst our gut microbes, including gut bacteria. This in turn can have a positive impact on mood, weight and…

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Whilst the countdown to Christmas is normally centred around festive indulgences such mince pies and mulled wine, things may be looking a little different this year. It goes without saying that the nation is desperate for a little Christmas cheer but whereas usually at this time of year we would…

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Stress, changes in hormone levels (during menstruation or the menopause), medication and our diet all can alter our bowel habits, as can conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diverticular disease. Many tummy troubles, such as constipation, can be sorted by tweaking our diet, and the symptoms of more serious conditions alleviated by taking care about what we eat.

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