The gut-brain connection

The Gut-Brain Connection Explained

The connection between the gut and the brain is a topic of increasing interest and research in the scientific community. This intricate relationship, known as the gut-brain axis, is pivotal to understanding how our digestive system can impact mental health and vice versa. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the mechanisms of the gut-brain…

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What are the symptoms of GORD _ GERD

Understanding Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD or GERD): A Comprehensive Guide

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) also referred to as GERD is a prevalent condition that affects a significant portion of the population at some point in their lives. In the United Kingdom, it is estimated that GORD / GERD affects around 20% to 30% of the population at some point in their lives. What is Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux…

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Navigating Digestive Challenges: Why Digestive Symptoms and Food Intolerances Emerge with Age?

As we transition through different stages of life, our bodies undergo numerous changes, including shifts in digestive health. Many individuals find that after a certain point, typically in their mid-30s, they start experiencing digestive symptoms and food intolerances that were never an issue before. This phenomenon, while perplexing and sometimes distressing, can be attributed to a combination…

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Benefits of live cultures

What are Live Cultures?

Live cultures – also often referred to as probiotics – are living microorganisms that offer a host of health benefits. They are found in certain fermented foods and drinks and also in the form of daily supplements.

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how to stop heartburn attack at night

Why is Heartburn Worse at Night?

Heartburn can strike at any time, but it frequently occurs at night when you are ready for bed and can be very disruptive to your sleep.

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prebiotics and probiotics supplements

Pro-biotics and Pre-biotics: What’s the Difference?

There’s talk of pro-biotics and pre-biotics all over the place – but how many of us actually know which is which – and why they are important to us? We asked gut-smart herbalist Pamela Spence to talk us through it, so we never get confused again!  Pamela says: I get asked this question a lot!…

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What causes indigestion

What is Indigestion?

At gut-smart we are all about digestion and we love to learn. We realised that people use the word indigestion to describe so many situations to do with discomfort after eating – but do we really know what it is we’re talking about? gut-smart herbalist Pamela Spence works with people suffering from indigestion in many…

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