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Healthy from the INSIDE OUT

There is an age-old Hippocratic saying that goes ‘All disease begins in the gut’. The more we learn about the farreaching consequences of our digestive health, the more we realise just how true this is.

Modern science is catching up with the fact that the state of our digestive system is central to our overall health. Not only does the biggest part of our immune defence reside in the gut, but also our gut microbiome, the inherited and acquired collection of microbes, does a vast amount of work essential for our survival. It does everything from sequestering our food into absorbable elements to manufacturing essential vitamins. The gastrointestinal system also contains its own nervous system, known as the enteric nervous system. And, as

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