Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC’s) and your thyroid

The human endocrine systems such as the thyroid are susceptible to disruption by naturally occurring and human-made compounds, possibly by affecting the hormone balance. These Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) are a wide class of compounds such as organochlorine pesticides (most banned now in the developed world but still hanging around in the environment and food), […]

Thyroid gut axis blog

A healthy gut microbiota not only has beneficial effects on the activity of the nervous and immune system, but also both directly and indirectly on thyroid function. A growing number of studies support the link between gut microbiota composition and thyroid health. Many thyroid and intestinal diseases coexist like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) and Graves’ disease […]

Is what you are eating poisoning your gut?

Ultra-processed foods and drinks, which come in packets and no longer look or taste like traditional foods, are one major hallmark of the Western diet. In high-income countries, ultra-processed foods are now dominating the food supply, and they are rapidly gaining ground in growing economies. Ultra-processed foods have devastating effects on the microbiota. Everything we […]

Processed foods increase your cancer risk.

In a recent study of 104 980 participants, for every 10% increase in processed food, there was a 12% increase in the risk of overall cancer and an 11% increase for the risk of breast cancer. This includes people who eat processed foods 3 or more times a day, including highly processed breakfast cereals, take-aways, or […]

Parkinson’s Disease, gut health and the fiber factor

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a scary, relentlessly progressive neurodegenerative disease which is now showing up in more people and younger populations than ever before. It is believed to be a consequence of both genetic susceptibility and a number of environmental factors including gut health, resulting in increasing neuronal oxidative stress. A large amount of evidence […]

Colic is an inflammatory condition linked to the gut microbiome.

Inflammation is literally the body “on fire” and is a primary immune mechanism response of the body to a range of noxious stimuli. Chronic inflammation is being shown to be involved in the onset and the development of most if not all chronic illness that are now at epidemic proportions in our society. These include […]

The gut microbiome

The different compartments of the gastrointestinal tract are inhabited by diverse populations of microorganisms often governed by the pH of that environment. By far the most important predominant populations are in the colon, primarily the large intestine. It was originally believed that the composition of the intestinal microbiota was relatively stable from early childhood; however, […]

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