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Probiotics and Metabolic Health

Probiotics and Metabolic Health

A recent review found that probiotics can help improve metabolic health outcomes for adolescents. Conducted by researchers in China, the paper looked at the effect of probiotics on overweight and obese children for weight loss. Looking across four studies with 206 children, some participants were given probiotics, while others were given a placebo.     The Gut-Metabolic Connection The gut plays a crucial role in metabolic health, affecting digestion and nutrient absorption. It also impacts hormone and neurotransmitter production, influencing metabolism, satiety, cravings and eating habits. The paper found that probiotics might assist in lowering levels of certain substances in the...

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Bees and the Balance of Nature: Celebrating World Bee Day With Insights and Action

Bees and the Balance of Nature: Celebrating World Bee Day With Insights and Action

Amidst the daily grind, it’s all too easy to miss the quiet heroes working tirelessly behind the scenes. These tiny but mighty creatures are fundamental in maintaining the delicate balance of nature, ensuring the production of food, and the survival of many native plant species. This World Bee Day, we’re exploring and celebrating the many ways in which they’re the true champ-bee-ons of our ecological and social ecosystems.  The Power of Pollination Bees are indispensable pollinators, playing a key role in the growth of the fruits, vegetables, and flowers that feed and beautify our planet. In Australia, bees are vital...

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Struggling to stay awake? 3 Simple Hacks to Help you Power Through the Afternoon.

Struggling to stay awake? 3 Simple Hacks to Help you Power Through the Afternoon.

Struggling to stay awake by 3 pm? Here are three simple hacks to help you power through the afternoon and feel energised throughout the day. 1. Take Short BreaksTake a moment to step outside and breathe in the fresh air, or spend a few minutes stretching your body. This can work wonders in resetting your mind and body, while helping you feel more energized and refreshed. 2. Healthy SnackingWhile it might be tempting to reach for something sweet for a quick energy boost, opt for snacks like fruits, nuts, or yogurt to keep your energy levels stable. 3. Perk up...

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5 Signs your Gut could be Driving your Sugar Cravings

5 Signs your Gut could be Driving your Sugar Cravings

Having trouble managing your sugar cravings? Ongoing sugar cravings could point to gut microbiome imbalance. Here are five signs that could connect your sugar cravings to your gut health.Struggling with regularity?Irregular bowels might be a sign your gut could be struggling to digestand retain nutrients. This can result in your body craving sugar as a quick energy source. Growing list of food intolerances?If the list of foods you can tolerate is shrinking rapidly, this could be a sign of inflammation in your gut. This could lead to the brain releasing chemicals that might trigger cravings for sugary foods to alleviate the...

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