What is Lecithin? Lecithin was first isolated from egg yolk in 1945, by a french chemist named Theodore Gobley. The name ‘Lecithin’ comes from the Greek word ‘Lekythos’, which means ‘egg yolk’. Lecithins are a group of yellow-pigmented fats containing … Continue reading What Are The Health Benefits of Lecithin?
What is Psyllium Husk? Psyllium husk is a natural fibre which helps keep us fuller for longer. It’s widely used for its bulk-forming effects in the bowel, making the stool softer and easier to pass. Psyllium husk is a low carbohydrate … Continue reading Low Carb Psyllium Husk Pancake Recipe
What is Astaxanthin? Astaxanthin is a red pigment and belongs to the carotenoid family alongside beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and more. Astaxanthin occurs naturally in algae and is what provides fish such as salmon and trout with their pink colour. Astaxanthin … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Astaxanthin
What is Omega-3? Omega-3 is a family of anti-inflammatory fatty acids that have crucial benefits for the brain and body. There are different types of omega fats such as omega-9 and also omega-6 (arachidonic acid, linoleic acid) which are generally … Continue reading What is Omega-3?
The human body is made up of trillions of microorganisms and the gut alone containing more than 500 different species. The guts colony of bacteria are effected by the food we eat and are as individual to each of us, as … Continue reading What are the Different Types of Probiotic Bacteria?
April is IBS awareness month in the US and in these uncertain times, it’s easy to overlook other conditions people are still suffering from. 80% of immunity lies in the gut and so is a good place to start when … Continue reading IBS awareness: Cooked vs Raw food
Saccharomyces boulardii is a unique, non-pathogenic, transient yeast which has been classed as a probiotic for various conditions. It has a sticky outer surface which can attach to bacteria such as E.coli and salmonella and removes it from the body. … Continue reading What is Saccharomyces Boulardii?
2020 has arrived and people are going meat-free for a month! With veganism on the rise, availability of alternative products has gone up and there is more and more information helping people to educate themselves on what it is to go … Continue reading Support during Veganuary
Guest Post Written by Kirsty Gillmore of @live.love.balance Photo by Jamie Street of Unsplash What is CoQ10? Coenzyme Q10 (abbreviated as CoQ10) is heavily involved in the conversion of glucose into energy in every cell of the human body. The heart … Continue reading What is the Difference Between CoQ10 Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol?
Infertility is sadly becoming more and more common, in both men and women. There are many lifestyle, nutritional and environmental factors that could be contributing to the problem too. Below is a chart that shows the percentage of cases where … Continue reading Fertility for Men and Women