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Glyphosate: A Dangerous Threat to Humanity

Glyphosate: A Dangerous Threat to Humanity
Glyphosate is especially nefarious because of how it damages gut health. Exposure to glyphosate has been shown to loosen the tight junctions that make up the walls of the intestinal tract. That means everything that those cells need to do (very simply: keep good in, kick bad out) are compromised, putting not only your gut function and gut health at risk, but your immune and brain health at risk as a result. 

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The Gut Barrier Function & How to Support It

The Gut Barrier Function & How to Support It
When it comes down to it, our gut barrier is essentially what separates our internal world from the external one. In the conversation around gut health there is often a lot of chatter about nourishing the trillions of microbes that live in our gut (collectively the gut microbiome), but often less emphasis placed on gut barrier functioning even though it has such a huge amount of responsibility. Think of it like the gatekeeper of your gut!

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Fast and furious: what does 'processed food' mean for our gut?

Fast and furious: what does 'processed food' mean for our gut?
Most of us are aware that eating lots of junk food can be detrimental to our health but what does this actually mean for our gut health? Firstly it is important to differentiate between the terms ‘processed’ and ‘ultra-processed’. The term ‘processed’ in relation to food generally speaking can have some negative connotations when actually many foods are processed to some degree or other. Think about olive oil and butter as two examples. In fact, the term processed basically means modifying a raw food source before eating it. This includes basic processes like cooking, fermenting, grinding, pasteurising, smoking or curing....

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10 Warning Signs to Look Out for If You Are Worried About an Unhealthy Gut

10 Warning Signs to Look Out for If You Are Worried About an Unhealthy Gut
Have you ever wondered if your gut is operating as it should? If you suffer from digestive issues, you are most certainly not alone. In fact, 86% of people in the UK will be affected by a digestive or gut health issue at some point in their lives. And no wonder. We are constantly bombarded by substances that affect our digestion and eventually our microbiome. Luckily, your body is always giving you signals to point you in the right direction. Here we take look at some of the common symptoms of poor gut health. If you have one or more...

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