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    Heal Your Gut now – HUG it!

    There are 90 trillion bacteria in your gut microbiome –  but you only have 7 trillion cells yourself. They outnumber you 13 to 1. They have at least 75,000 genes, you have just 25,000. They ‘make’ three times more proteins, enzymes and messages than you make for yourself. They direct more ‘traffic’ than you do. You need them!! At any…

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    Carotenoids lower risk of breast cancer

    Carotenoids, the red, orange and yellow pigments of plant foods in the colourful Mediterranean Diet, such as carrots, tomatoes, corn, apricots, melons, green leafy vegetables, lettuce and astaxanthin in shell fish reduce breast cancer risk. In a meta-analysis of international studies (1), women whose diet include high carotenoid intake have a greatly reduced breast cancer risk. The analysis of the…

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    Gut bacteria shown to break down oestrogen and reduce breast cancer risk

    Postmenopausal women with diverse gut bacteria have a reduced risk of breast cancer according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Associations of the Fecal Microbiome with Urinary Estrogens and Estrogen Metabolites in Postmenopausal Women. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism). It has long been known that plasma oestrogenic compounds like oestradiol are linked to breast…

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