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Exercise and inner health 13th August 2018, Alex Knight

What’s the connection between the Rugby World cup and your microbiome? The Ireland national Rugby team participated in a pioneering […]

Exercise helps to increase the biodiversity of gut microbes 7th December 2017, Kate Donkin

The human gut harbours a large variety of microbes, which fluctuate according to our environment and lifestyle. One factor that […]

Is your gym free from harmful bacteria and germs? 28th November 2017, Kate Donkin

As we all know, many public places we often visit, such as food courts and public bathrooms, are laden with […]

How gut microbes can help cancer treatment 3rd November 2017, Kate Donkin

At HolistX we are all about harnessing the power of the microbiome to maintain your health. But three recent publications […]

The role between PTSD and your gut microbes 31st October 2017, Kate Donkin

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that is developed after exposure to serious trauma. The symptoms of […]

What does your armpit say about your health? 25th October 2017, Kate Donkin

How your armpit smells and what you do about it surprisingly says a lot about our health. Your micro biome […]

The benefits of breast feeding 18th October 2017, Kate Donkin

Its amazing how quickly babies grow in their first few months of life, and this growth is stimulated by the […]

Are diet regimes a “one size fits all”? 16th October 2017, Kate Donkin

There are so many diet plans out there suggesting different regimes to help you lose or gain weight, but which […]

Breast microbiome may be a cause of cancer 12th October 2017, Kate Donkin

Unfortunately, breast cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women in the UK and although there are many risk factors associated […]

Microbes, DNA and genome glossary of terms 9th October 2017, Kate Donkin

16S The ribosome has two parts, which are called subunits. The RNA that makes up the small subunit (in bacteria) […]

Bugs Mimic Human Signals 4th October 2017, Kate Donkin

In recent years it’s become clear that the microbes that can live in our guts may have many profound effects […]

New research sheds light on cause of Multiple Sclerosis 22nd September 2017, Kate Donkin

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease which damages the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, has been linked to […]

Vaginal seeding – a good idea? 29th August 2017, Alex Knight

It’s been known for some time that babies that are delivered by Caesarian section are more prone to asthma, allergies […]

Yggdrasil and the tree of life’s new branches 22nd May 2017, Alex Knight

In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil was the great world tree, central to the cosmos and connected to the Nine Worlds, which […]

The cost of chronic wounds 22nd May 2017, Alex Knight

There is little public awareness of chronic wounds and they receive little coverage in the media. Compared to the publicity […]

Microbiomics & Eczema 19th May 2017, Alex Knight

The microbiome is defined as the population of bacteria and other microorganisms living in a particular environment – be it […]