Did you know that antibiotics can damage your gut bacteria for up to four years?1 A lot of people now know that antibiotics can do more harm than good. Of course, there are still times when we need and must take them, but doctors are already warning people that they may develop a tolerance for
Yes, it may sound gross, but it’s true!1 Not only are our bodies full of microorganisms, but our skin too, is covered in them, however often we bath or shower! In fact, we have ten times more genes from the microorganisms in our body, than we have human genes. The majority of the microorganisms on
Did you know that 80% of your immune system is in your gut? 1 A healthy gut is vital for a healthy immune system. Medical knowledge is beginning to recognise the issues that a leaky gut can cause and how even our brain function can be affected by a lack of a diverse gut microbiome.
Jess says: We started using kefir in our practice nine years ago, after we experienced its astonishing results ourselves. After Dr. Xandra’s digestion struggled to recover from a stomach bug, her Russian friend and colleague gave her kefir and she was amazed at her rapid recovery. She brought it home from London for me, when
‘Leaky’ gut, or increased intestinal permeability (the medical name for leaky gut), is a condition that occurs when the lining of the gut becomes inflamed or damaged and fails to act as an effective barrier. It allows substances from inside the gut to move through the gut wall into places that it shouldn’t be. Our
The microbiome is the trillions of microorganisms (also called microbes or microbiota) of thousands of different species that live over and inside the surfaces of our body, like a ‘living’ paint, which at a microscopic scale, is teeming with life. These living microorganisms include not only bacteria, but also fungi, parasites, and viruses. The largest