Healthy fats, what are these?

Lipids Lipid definition: Greek: Lipos = fat Lipids are an important component of living cells Lipids include fats, oils, waxes, steroids and fatty acids Eating too much fat, the wrong type of fat as we know can lead to weight gain However, including lipids in the diet is essential to health What are the functionContinue reading “Healthy fats, what are these?”

What is Butyrate and Microbiome and why are they so important?

Butyrate is produced by your gut bacteria and supports digestive health and disease prevention. The Microbiome is an ecosystem of bacteria, yeasts and other microscopic beings that live in the gut. Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that provides fuel for the cells of our gut lining, supports immune system functions of the colon wall and protects against certainContinue reading “What is Butyrate and Microbiome and why are they so important?”

Single supplements are best

When looking at helping to improve your health with the substitute of supplements, it can be a minefield and please remember these are not a replacement for a healthy diet, which is paramount. However, single supplements are the best way to go and I will explain why. When you fill a capsule with anywhere fromContinue reading “Single supplements are best”

The Importance of Hydrochloric Acid in the Stomach

Gastric acid is a colourless, watery, acidic, digestive fluid produced in the stomach. It is one of the main solutions secreted, together with several enzymes and intrinsic factors.  If your levels of hydrochloric acid are low, then you will probably experience acid reflux. There are three phases in the secretion of gastric acid: 1.      TheContinue reading “The Importance of Hydrochloric Acid in the Stomach”