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Household cleaning products could be making children overweight

A sanitised environment can mean fewer helpful bacteria and that has some surprising consequences for the health of children.

Does hardening of the arteries begin in the gut?

New research links a low diversity of the ‘good bacteria’ in our guts to a significantly raised risk for hardening of the arteries.

What’s making our children sick – and what we can do about it

With chronic disorders among children in the developed world reaching epidemic levels, parents are desperately seeking solutions to their children’s declining health; a new book could help.

Supplements in pregnancy could cut kids’ allergy risk

Women who take fish oil supplements and probiotics in later pregnancy – and during breastfeeding – may reduce their child’s risk of food allergy and eczema, according to new research.

Gluten-free products – not as healthy as we think?

There’s more to a healthy gluten-free lifestyle than avoiding gluten. Studies show that gluten-free products can be less nutritious than conventional ones, often higher in fat, salt and sugar and lower in fibre.

Love mushrooms? Here’s the healthiest way to cook with them

If you want to maintain the health benefits of mushrooms when cooking the evidence shows that grilling and microwaving are your best options.

Seven foods to supercharge your gut bacteria

A healthy gut is key to your well being. The good news is that you can begin to cultivate a new healthy gut flora, in just 24 hours just by changing what you eat.

Q&A: prebiotics or probiotics?

What you need to know about the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, and how they can both benefit and nurture optimum health.

Study finds toxins lurking in ‘safe’ GMO foods

They may look the same but, according to a new study, GMO corn and non-GMO corn are definitely not the same – and the GMO version could be very bad for our health.

Q&A: Essential oils for psoriasis?

There’s no cure for psoriasis but essential oils can help reduce dryness and itching, reduce stress, promote healing and enhance a sense of well-being.

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