H.pylori infection has affected up to 4.4 billion individuals worldwide, based on a study in 2015. Regionally, prevalence is around forty-five per cent in China and over fifty per cent in South Korea. Estimates in Hong Kong have one in two people infected acutely or previously as a child. This prevalence rate differs globally, with rates around forty per … [Read more...]
Episode 39: Half the world has H.pylori, do you?
Based on a study in 2015, H.pylori infection has affected up to 4.4 billion individuals worldwide. Click here to read the full article, or scroll down to listen to the podcast on your favourite platform! How come so many people have had this, and I’ve never heard of it? There are a few reasons. Most of the time, the higher prevalence rates are in … [Read more...]
Appetite control: the ultimate gut and brain relationship.
Appetite control, or suppression as some refer to it, is a complex symbiosis of hormonal, environmental, behavioural and bacterial influences. Yep, I said bacterial. We’ll get to that in this article, don’t worry. Throughout my study years, working in health food shops, “appetite suppression” was definitely in the top two requests for help. What I said then is what … [Read more...]
Can my digestion cause anxiety?
The answer is most likely, yes. Extensive studies have validated the presence of the brain-gut connection, and the bi-directional relationship between the two systems is now clear and variable in its presentation. In this article, we’re going to help you understand the different ways digestion and your brain interact to either amplify your anxiety or create it in the first … [Read more...]