• 5 Best Probiotic Yoghurts to Add to Your Diet (Vegan Option Included)

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr May 4, 2022

    Dairy products are certainly off the menu if you have life-threatening milk allergies, but if you don’t have a milk allergy or severe intolerance, it can be confusing whether to eat or avoid them.  Early research suggested that dairy products, including yoghurt, increased the risk of cardiovascular disease because of their saturated fat content (Baspinar and Güldaş, 2020). However, recent studies discredit those claims and show that yoghurt is a…

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  • How Probiotics Help Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes 

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 22, 2022

    Scientists have known that the types of bacteria present in the gut influence overall health for a long time. One of the first indications of this association came from a French microbiologist, Henri Tissier. He noticed that breastfed babies had large quantities of bifidobacteria in their guts, whereas formula-fed babies lacked these bacteria and struggled with repeated episodes of diarrhoea. Since then, numerous studies have been done supporting the link…

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  • A Healthy Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis (Evidence-Based)

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr October 8, 2021

    It’s National Arthritis Awareness week in the UK, and I feel it’s a great time to write about how diet affects rheumatoid arthritis.  Even though the focus should be on what to eat to prevent or reduce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, most people are more concerned about what food to avoid. If you’re one of those, I will tell you right now.  According to existing scientific evidence, the foods and nutrients…

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    Probiotic Dairy Products May Prevent Pneumonia and Colds

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr July 5, 2021

    Eating fermented probiotic dairy products may prevent pneumonia and common colds in children, adults and the elderly, a new study suggests.  The study, “Effect of probiotic fermented dairy products on incidence of respiratory tract infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials, was published in Nutrition Journal. Respiratory tract infections (RTIs)– infections that affect parts of the body involved in breathing, such as the sinuses, throat, airways or lung…

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