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Prebiotics

  According to the International Scientific Association of Probiotic and Prebiotics (ISAPP), prebiotics are defined as “a substrate that is selectively utilised by host microorganisms conferring a health benefit”. Prebiotics are some types of indigestible (to humans), fibre or polysaccharides (complex chain of sugars) found in fibre rich plants and fruits. They travel through our…

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View Your Detox 2022 Guide

Your Detox 2022 Guide

Happy New Year from the team at Taymount. What better way to start the new year than with a detox? Read below and find out how you can cleanse your body from the Christmas indulgence, and give your detox system a chance to recover – in just five days. What is a detox? Before we…

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What is Functional Medicine?

                      A growing branch in the world of alternative medicine, functional medicine relies on the basic principle that every person responds differently to every illness. The biology-based approach addresses the root cause or causes of disease, such as genetic makeup, environmental influences, and lifestyle choices,…

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View Christmas Survival Guide

Christmas Survival Guide

It’s that festive time of the year! December is the time for Christmas parties and celebrations, but at the same time we all dread this time because of the guilt of over-indulging and getting on the scales in January! If you want to avoid digestive issues, headaches and weight gain, then read below and find…

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View Preparing for Christmas – get your body ready….

Preparing for Christmas – get your body ready….

When facing something like the Festive Period, a long holiday or any event which is likely to throw you off your normal routine, it is important to make your body strong and resilient beforehand. They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and it is never truer than in health matters….

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View Gut Bacteria and Liver Disease

Gut Bacteria and Liver Disease

Gut microbiota protect us against ‘bad bugs’, help us to absorb minerals, produces certain vitamins and supports and balances our immune system. That’s not all as they also promote the growth of healthy colon cells and even improve insulin sensitivity.   However having an ecosystem in your gut that is largely populated by unfriendly bacteria,…

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View Tips for Beating Sugar Cravings

Tips for Beating Sugar Cravings

Tips for beating sugar cravings… Eating sweets, sugary and starchy foods (even complex carbohydrates and some whole foods) raises your blood sugar which triggers a rush of insulin which normally overshoots the amount of sugar and leads to a corresponding reduced amount of sugar in the bloodstream which we feel as hunger. This can set…

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View Benefits of Reflexology

Benefits of Reflexology

Reflexology Relaxes you Revives You Balances you and grounds you! Reflexology is a complementary therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, hands, face and ears correspond with different areas of the body. When gentle pressure is applied to these areas or ‘reflexes’ it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels,…

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View The Gut Brain Connection

The Gut Brain Connection

There is a lot of chatter on the internet about our Gut Brain connection. It would be helpful for us to understand exactly what that really is. If you asked a conventionally-trained Gastro-enterologist about guts and brains, he or she would say that those are two separate systems. The Gastro-intestinal tract or the digestive system,…

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