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Antibiotics and children

Antibiotics and children

Even short-term administration of antibiotics in infancy can lead to longterm metabolic changes. A study reported in Nature Communications aimed to replicate the impact of the two antibiotic classes most commonly prescribed to children on the microbiome (gut flora) of mouse pups.

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Cortisol and weight gain

Cortisol and weight gain

Cortisol is a hormone in a group of steroids commonly referred to as glucocorticoids. It is produced by the adrenal gland as part of our daily hormone cycle. However it is also a key hormone involved in the body’s response to stress, both physical and emotional.

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Autumnal advantages

Autumnal advantages

Well, summer seems to have slipped away mightily quickly! But best not to sob, instead let’s march into autumn and embrace its bounties!
The plant kingdom offers many riches this time of year. .. think of autumn plums with their slight crunch factor, first season Pink Lady apples with their delicate pink blush, crispy Jerusalem artichokes, crimson rhubarb, sweet walnuts and best of all … brussels sprouts – hooray!

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Too cushy

Too cushy

Hedonism, sadly appears to have become the organising principle for Western society. We feel we can have it all, immediately with little effort. All we need to do is borrow some money and purchase the latest consumer goods and life will be perfect. No opportunity for natural stressors such as cold, heat, germs, sunshine to intervene.

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