The MetaHIT project is undertaking the biggest census of the bugs living inside our guts. The European study has taken samples from 124 subjects; a mixture of healthy, overweight and people suffering with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and identified the genes of the intestinal microbials (mainly bacteria) by DNA stretches.
The results are pretty impressive. They’ve [...]
Our understanding of the role of the microorganisms in the gut (also known as microbiota) is growing by the day.
A study published earlier this year looked at the microbial mass of diabetic and healthy populations and found that the level of Bifidobacterium species were significantly lower in the diabetic group 
What we eat affects the [...]
Summer Boot Camp for Fabulous Nutrition
The Grove luxury spa in Hertfordshire is holding another bikini boot camp this summer and has called in some expert advice. We will be running a Nutrition class for all the guests as well as consulting on a healthy menu for the five day programme.
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I’m going to start a new feature showcasing recent success stories. I know how powerful Fabulous Nutrition is, so do my clients, so we want to share that with more people!
This weeks story is Fiona who at 58 wanted to lose weight and feel more energised. She didn’t feel that she had any major health [...]
A number of health sites and publications are reporting that the FDA are monitoring the over-the-counter weight loss drug Alli for potential liver damage. The drug apparently works by inhibiting fat absorption and is supposed to be used along side a healthy diet. Weight loss is a challenge for many people, and often there can [...]
Nutritional therapy works on creating the right balance of nutrients in the body, which includes good and bad fats. The case for the essential fatty acids is pretty well established, those are the ones you find in things like oily fish, seeds and nuts. Saturated fat and cholesterol are usually painted as the bad guys [...]