Low-fibre diet linked to leaky gut: Mouse study

Mice fed with a low-fibre, Western Style Diet (WSD) for 8 weeks developed increased gut permeability compared with their littermates fed a standard (control) chow diet, found researchers from the University of Gothenburg. The WSD fed mice also displayed a lower rate of gut mucous growth than the control group. Increased permeability of the mucous 

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Basic Skin Care Routine

beautiful-skin.jpgbeautiful-skin.jpg As we get older, it is important for us to take good care of our skin. Exposure to the sun and different elements can wreak havoc on it. This can cause premature aging and other skin conditions. A basic skin care routine will definitely help keep our skin looking young, fresh and hydrated. These 

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Omega-3 may protect against DNA damage in vascular cells: Study

Data from in vitro​ studies published in PLoS ONE​ ​indicated that eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may promote or upregulate an antioxidant response in human aortic endothelial cells that would protect DNA from the damaging effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS). “Accumulating evidence suggests that DNA damage plays a pivotal role in the 

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Wild Mushroom Ragout

What is the difference between ragu and ragout anyway? Both are robust and flavorful and more than satisfying on a cold winter night. But the similarities end there. Ragù is an Italian meat-based pasta sauce with a little bit of tomato/tomato paste (but not overwhelmingly tomato like a marinara would be). Think bolognese. Ragout, on 

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The Best of 2017

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! Ours was nice and relaxing, with a simple but lovely dinner of roasted Cornish game hens and potatoes, plus a loaf of fresh homemade sourdough that turned out much better than I anticipated. If you had seen what it looked like before I baked it, well, let’s just say 

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Adaptogens are here to stay but marketing them effectively will require creativity and innovation, say experts

Adaptogens are defined as: “Non-toxic substances and especially plant extracts that are held to increase the body’s ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning” (Merriam-Webster). They basically allow you to adapt to the various stresses and strains that life throws at you. The most common adaptogens are 

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Belleville

Donmar Warehouse (venue) 16 December 2017 (released) 1 d Imogen Poots and James Norton deliver a compelling portrayal of a dysfunctional relationship on the edge of a crisis. At first it’s very much within the bounds of normal twenty-something anxiety, self-medicating with booze and drugs and messy student living. But the mess soon threatens 

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CHR Hansen sees growing demand for probiotics in drinkable yogurts, kids’ snacks, plant-based fermented foods

Mirjana Curic-Bawden, principal scientist, food cultures & enzymes at CHR Hansen – which supplies some of the best-documented probiotic strains​​ – told FoodNavigator-USA: “We have had a lot of interest in the last couple years, especially in products for babies and children, and parents are willing to pay a premium.​ “We also see strong interest 

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A Christmas Carol

Windsor Castle (venue) 20 December 2017 (released) 4 h This immersive performance of A Christmas Carol at Windsor Castle, brought to us by Watch-Your-Head is a delicious seasonal treat for all the senses. After the essential security check at the entrance, walking in the castle grounds on a dark December evening felt like entering 

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