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Gut health – much more than marketing

You’ll see many products on the shelves and on your screens that are marketed as gut health superfoods, but maintaining a healthy gut microbiome is a bit more complex than buying the right product at the supermarket.



At PIM we have a particular interest in diet and nutrition. If you scroll back through our blog you’ll see many articles on the myriad ways our gut microbiome influences our health and wellbeing.


But when you see advertisements for specific food products claiming they’re good for gut health, it pays to remember that good gut health requires more than the right brand of breakfast cereal.


One thing we do know about gut health is that it is different for different people. What works for you is determined at least in part by the types of bacteria inhabiting your gut.


There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to wellbeing, and while specific food products may help or hinder your gut health, the key lies in your overall diet and lifestyle. General principles to abide by include a varied diet including fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, and avoiding alcohol and other drugs.


Contact us to find out more about how diet and nutrition may help with your wellbeing.


Click here to read more about gut health.



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