Introduction: Probiotics have become a subject of increasing interest due to their potential to improve overall health and well-being. These beneficial microorganisms, which naturally reside in our gut, offer a range of benefits that extend beyond digestion. In this comprehensive article, we will delve into the world of probiotics, exploring their mechanisms of action, health […]
How do I balance my gut flora?
Do I have dysbiosis? Dysbiosis refers to a microbial imbalance on or within the body; in other words, an imbalance of good versus bad bacteria. It most often occurs in the digestive tract (leading to unpleasant symptoms, such as bloating, excessive wind, IBS symptoms etc). However, it can also present on any exposed surface or […]
Could I have Candida?
What is Candida albicans? Candida (also sometimes referred to as a thrush, yeast or fungal infection) is a single cell, plant-like fungi. It starts life as a yeast, which everybody has in their digestive systems and other mucous membranes from birth. It also lives on the skin. In terms of how it acts in the […]
Why do I have bad breath?
What is bad breath? Bad breath can come in many forms, levels of severity and can even be triggered by many a wide range of factors. Simply speaking, it is an unpleasant odour eminating from the breath of a person. Chronic bad breath is referred to as halitosis. Less commonly, it is also called fetor […]
What are probiotics? Probiotics are live micro-organisms (often bacteria) that are thought to have a positive effect on the health of the host organism (i.e. our bodies) and, in particular, digestive tract health. They are more commonly referred to as “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Most probiotics are bacteria similar to those naturally found in […]