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View Fresh or frozen…which is best?

Fresh or frozen…which is best?

Faecal Microbiota Transplant may be performed using either fresh or frozen stool. Some people in the field have suggested that fresh is the ideal, however, at Taymount we are very particular about the material we use, and the safety of our patients is our highest priority. We never use FRESH material, ever.  In the 1980s,…

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View 7 myths about poo

7 myths about poo

Talking about poo can be cringe worthy for most of us. The lack of discussion around the topic has caused myths around digestive health to leave people wondering – what is and what isn’t healthy? The ‘ick’ factor has proven too significant for some. Sixteen percent of participants in a recent survey consider gut issues…

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Allergy Awareness Week

Hello spring, hello allergies! As spring approaches, so do allergies for many people.  April holds the Allergy Awareness Week which takes place between the 23rd – 29th April 2018. What is an allergy? An allergy is a type of response our body’s immune system produces to certain substances (allergens). In most people, these allergens pose…

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View SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth

SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth

SIBO stands for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. SIBO is a condition that affects the gut and seems to be ever more prevalent. It can cause a great deal of digestive discomfort and can also trigger symptoms outside of the gastrointestinal tract. SIBO is now considered to be a common underlying cause of IBS. We all…

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National Obesity Week

January is the month of new beginnings and lots of New Year’s resolutions! It is no coincidence that this is also the month of National Obesity Week, which is taking place between the 8th-13th of January. What is obesity? Obesity is defined as having a person having a Body Mass Index of 30+; a BMI…

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Dry January

Millions of people join this annual movement to abstain from alcohol for a month; it is a registered trademark for the charity Alcohol Concern, who have previously partnered up with Public Health England. Why? Lose weight Sleep better Save money  Get healthier Feel happier Some controversy does surround the efficacy of the practice, although 2014…

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View Bringing Crohn’s and Colitis out of the fog

Bringing Crohn’s and Colitis out of the fog

IBD What is it? Inflammatory bowel disease is the term used mostly for two conditions and their sub-variants:  Crohn’s Disease (approximately 115,000 people in the UK are affected) and Ulcerative Colitis (approximately 146,000 people in the UK are affected).  Although both involving inflammation of the gut lining and various similarity in symptoms, both carry separate…

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View Alcohol awareness week 2017

Alcohol awareness week 2017

Alcohol Awareness Week 2017   Oh, alcohol!  An accompaniment for dinner, a meet up with friends or perhaps just to unwind at home.  However, when consumed in considerable amounts, heavy drinking can lead to an array of health issues.  To take one example, the gut microbiota exists to supply relevant bacteria to support immunity, mental…

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