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Your Microbiome

Your microbiome is made up of all the microorganisms that live inside and on you. There is much research being done all around the world to look at what the human microbiome impacts, and what factors affect it. Research to date suggests the microbiome can have a significant impact on the reproductive system, affecting the pregnancy journey from pre-pregnancy all the way through to birth.

The good news is that, unlike our DNA, we have the power to change our microbiome to optimise our health, and that of our baby, pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and at birth. There is also significant research that suggests the microbiome of a baby, in particular from birth to 4 months old, can have a major impact on the development of the baby's immune system.

Factors such as diet, exposure to chemicals, antibiotics, mode of delivery and breastfeeding can have a significant impact on the development of a baby's immune system. The way a baby's immune system develops can affect that baby's lifelong ability to fight against disease. Watch this short video to learn more about the importance of your microbiome.

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Breast Feeding and The Hot Topic Of Immunity

Is there a hotter topic than immunity in these Covid-19 times? As the global scientific community focuses on developing vaccines that confer immunity, we’ve become familiar with the concept of a compromised or ‘weakened’ immune systems.

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The skin your baby’s in

Eczema, also known as Atopic Dermatitis (AD) has been on the rise in industrialised countries over the last few decades, such that now 20% of babies will have Eczema by the time they reach six months.

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The introduction to solid foods and gut microbiota stability

The first 1-3 years of life is an important period for the development of our gut microbiota. During this critical time, gut microbiota development progresses from it being a relatively simple microbial community that is less rich and diverse, to a one that is high in richness and diversity.

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Diet and Microbiota

The human gastrointestinal tract is the home for trillions of bacteria that are continuously shaped by different factors and amongst these factors is the particular dietary habit followed.

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High Fat Diet, Obesity and Microbiota

Nutrition during pregnancy is one of the most important factors that play a significant role in the early developmental process through the regulation of epigenetic mechanisms during pregnancy and neonatal periods.

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Information about the microbiome and why it is important. For the full expert interviews, head to 'meet the experts' in 'the science' menu at the top of this page.

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the microbiome with dr Steven Leach

Dr Steven Leach explains the microbiome and the importance of your gut microbiome.

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the microbiome with leah hechtman

Fertility expert Leah Hechtman explains the microbiome and the importance of passing ‘good bugs’ to the next generation.

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THE MICROBIOME WITH DR DANI SUSIC

Dr Dani Susic talks about the importance of the vaginal microbiome.

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the microbiome with dr Steven Leach

Dr Steven Leach explains the importance of having a healthy microbiome.

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the microbiome with leah hechtman

Fertility expert Leah Hechtman explains the role that what you eat has on your microbiome.

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THE MICROBIOME WITH Matthew evans

Matthew Evans talks about the importance of seasonality when eating for a health microbiome.

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the microbiome with leah hechtman

Leah explains some budget-friendly ways to optimise your microbiome. 

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the microbiome with Dr Steven Leach

Steven discusses the interaction between a healthy microbiome and immunity.

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THE MICROBIOME WITH brittany darling

Brittany explains the role of a nutritionist in maintaining a healthy microbiome.

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