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Keep up-to-date with our articles and find out the latest news from the Taymount Clinic team. Our nutritionists and therapist cover popular news topics including sugar, obesity, fad diets, diabetes, diseases and much much more.


View Liquid Gold – The Health Benefits of Ghee

Liquid Gold – The Health Benefits of Ghee

  Liquid Gold – The Health Benefits of Ghee Ghee is a dairy product which is made by heating cow’s butter and removing the water and milk solids.  As all but a trace of the milk sugars and proteins is removed, it much more likely to be tolerated by those with an intolerance to casein…

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View Diverse Diet for a Healthy Microbiome

Diverse Diet for a Healthy Microbiome

Different fibres support the growth of different species of bacteria therefore ingesting a wide variety of prebiotic fibres will support many species and strains of bacteria.  At present, there are approximately 300 species of bacteria identified in the colon of healthy western populations and 400-500 species identified in the colon of non-western healthy populations.  Why…

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View Another Reason to eat Organic

Another Reason to eat Organic

More benefits to choosing Organic When you think about why organic food is good most people think it is because they are reducing the intake of harmful chemical into their body as non-organic food is sprayed with pesticides which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. This is very true, but there are additional benefits to eating…

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View Bowel Cancer – The signs

Bowel Cancer – The signs

Bowel cancer is known by several different names including colo-rectal cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer and other similar-sounding names depending on what exact part of the bowel is affected. The bowel can include the small intestine (often called the upper bowel, small bowl or Ileum), the large intestine (often called the lower bowel, colon, and…

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View International IBS month

International IBS month

IBS can be a result of having a dysfunctional microbiome in the gut – a condition called ‘dysbiosis’. One current theory is that food intolerances are very key factors, so making changes to your diet can help in many cases. We at the Taymount Clinic advise not to simply switch from gluten-containing foods straight into gluten-free foods, we also advise to reduce sugar in the diet as well as this is thought to be inflammatory and helps to feed an imbalance in the gut flora.

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View Diabetes can cause blindness, but may even start with it!

Diabetes can cause blindness, but may even start with it!

This morning on BBC TV Breakfast news discussed, the NHS tackling Type 2 Diabetes, by the introduction of NHS-funded exercise classes for those deemed at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Why is the NHS so blind to the massive effects of diet? Is DIET a four-letter word that nobody wants to utter?

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View Extreme Flatulence

Extreme Flatulence

We should start by naming the beast up front and be done with it…. Farting, toots, parps, blow-offs, pop-offs, trumps, etc etc. Ok, when you stop sniggering we can get on with some science….

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View Sleep Awareness Week – What happens when you sleep?

Sleep Awareness Week – What happens when you sleep?

Sleep Awareness Week My mother used to say that “An hour of sleep before midnight is worth two after.” An old wives’ tale or based on sound fact? We know for certain that our bodies have a rhythm that runs during the 24 hours cycle, it is our Circadian Rhythm.  During this cycle, certain hormones…

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