Tag: microbiome

9 posts in this category

Announcing our Winter Wellness Week

June 13, 2018

Mammoth Health’s Winter Wellness Week Monday 25th June – Friday 29th June Enjoy a whole week of Winter Wellness professional advice, ideas, tastings, Health Mapping, Testing & Wellness Support to help you Thrive this Winter Mammoth Health invites you to a week-long Wellness Fest. Every day we will focus on a specific theme where you can pop in-store and take some time to slow down, connect, sample and ask questions about your Winter wellbeing. And you can take advantage of our free....

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Are You Prepared for an Amazing Winter?

May 11, 2018

With this sudden cold blast, our thoughts turn to preparing ourselves for Winter. Media reports are predicting that it will be the coldest on record and already we have noticed a high influx of clients and patients with colds, flu, gastro and viruses! So I chatted to Kate Loftus, one Mammoth’s consulting Naturopaths, and I’d like to share with you her amazing insights, expertise and passion for the healing powers of natural medicine and healthy lifestyle practices. This time of year, Kat....

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Foods that Enhance your Microbiome

March 20, 2018

In as little as twenty four hours, the food you eat can be changing your resident gut microbiota. We have already discussed that diversity is one key parameter of a healthy microbiome in a previous post. Simply having a large variety of bacterial species is beneficial to overall health. And studies done by Professor Rob Knight show that the number of different types of plant food you eat will increase your microbiome diversity. Another key parameter of a healthy microbiome is whether it is....

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A Gut Feeling – How the State of your Gut Affects how you Feel

March 7, 2018

An exciting and rapidly emerging field of neuroscientific research suggests that our gut microbiota  has an influence on our mood. Whilst this research is not new, studies dating back to the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries  show a link between the gut and emotional health,  the ability of the gut microbiota and the brain to communicate in balancing human health, is at the forefront of modern research. This research shows that there is a strong bio-directional relationship betwe....

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Announcing our 2018 “Gut-Instinct” Seminar Series

February 20, 2018

The Gut and microbiome Is certainly a hot topic in both the medical world, the naturopathic world and the media as hundreds of millions of dollars is being forwarded to research  in how the state of our microbiome affects our health or in many cases, ill-health. And for good reason… the future is exciting for both the prevention and treatment of innumerable health conditions as Science finally recognises a connection between chronic disease and gut dysbiosis, which supports the core ph....

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Are You Over Candida?

October 18, 2017

Candidiasis is a general term for yeast and fungal infections, most commonly caused by several species of Candida, the most predominant being Candida albicans. We commonly call genital/vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) as “thrush” or “yeast infection” and it is a common infection that occurs when there is an overgrowth of the yeast, Candida. It is important to remember that Candida is always present in and on the body in small amounts and does not cause symptoms. It is when an imbalance occ....

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Healthy Body – Healthy Mind

September 13, 2017

After a long, cold Winter and with glimpses of Spring appearing, for many, thoughts are turning towards a transition to a healthier body and thus a healthier mind. Our mind is intrinsically linked to the health of our body. If you have become dependent on comfort food during the cooler months which is full of sugar, unhealthy fats and high salt, then every cell of your body has been fed these less then optimal foods resulting in suboptimal performance. This also includes your brain cells which m....

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The Role of Probiotics

November 8, 2016

Supplementing with a daily probiotic capsule influences the composition of our whole microbiome. They positively alter the microbiome environment and encourage the proliferation of microbiota of the good bacteria. You will notice at your local health food store that the probiotic formulas can have over 10 strains of different bacteria at varying strengths. Ongoing research is constantly revealing that specific strains are great to treat certain health conditions and consequently good vitamin com....

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A Gut Feeling

November 2, 2016

Emerging research is increasingly highlighting the significance of the role of our gut and its influence on our mental health, our immunity, our weight, our metabolism and on disease prevention and treatment. The human microbiome is the collection of microorganisms or bacteria (known as microbiota) that ordinarily exist in and on the surfaces of the human body. The majority of our microbiota however, reside within the gastrointestinal tract and make up approximately two kilograms of body weight.....

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