Tending your microbiome Part 2

FOOD TO KEEP YOUR MICROBES HEALTHY The food that YOU eat is also the food that your gut microbes use to flourish or not.   Fermentation – the key to a healthy microbiome Fruits and vegetables and grains contain non-digestible carbohydrates (fibres) called pre-biotics. A pre-biotic is a microbe’s favourite food! Different gut microbes feed … Read more

Tending your microbiome Part 1

HARNESSING THE POWER OF 100 TRILLION FRIENDLY BUGS This is the story of how you came to be home to an astonishing number and range of microbes. It’s one of the two hottest topics in health science now – the Human Microbiome and Epigenetics. The Human Microbiome is the sum of all the genes from … Read more

Vitamin D and lung disease

Dr Paul Clayton’s Health Newsletter Spring 2015 Breathing comes so naturally that much of the time we don’t even notice that we’re doing it – unless we get out of breath after heavy exertion. That pressured feeling soon passes, and breathing becomes invisible again. But for some that feeling never goes, and the constant struggle … Read more

Strengthen your immune system naturally

Dr Paul Clayton 2013 Strengthening your immune system though natural means has become a real priority, particularly in view of the fact that we are running out of effective antibiotics. The threat is very real. “Drug-resistant superbugs represent one of the gravest threats in the history of medicine”. The Lancet “The effectiveness of lifesaving antibiotics … Read more

How to boost your immune system

Dr Paul Clayton 2014 Maintaining a healthy immune system is a priority, as the dangers of a weakened immune system are very real. More people die each year from systemic bacterial infections than from breast, colorectal and pancreatic cancer combined – and the antibiotics we have routinely used to treat infections are rapidly becoming ineffective. … Read more