🚚 Free Shipping on all UK orders 🚚
Sign up for our weekly health tips, free guides and more


by Dara Winters on November 06, 2020
"All disease starts in the gut" - Hippocrates

We have 100 trillion bacteria in our body, so collectively these contain more bacteria genes than we do! The gut is the biggest barrier to the outside world and contains a whopping two thirds of our immune system, so it's pretty important! It helps to protect allergens from getting in through the gut wall (the outside) into the blood stream (the inside world). Our gut is also regarded as our second brain because it’s home to the most neurons (brain cells) outside of the central nervous system. It’s also hugely important for the body’s deep-seated sense of happiness and contentment. This is because the body makes most of its serotonin, the ‘happiness’ neurotransmitter, here.

So we need to feed these good bacteria in our gut for all aspects of our physical and mental wellbeing. If they don’t get fed with gentle plant-based fibre, they can’t do their jobs as effectively. Currently most Brits don’t get enough fibre in their diet. I don’t mean fibre from All Bran or Weetabix (have you noticed how if you drop a bit on the table, it sticks to it like glue? Well this is what it’s doing to our gut wall…). These highly glutinous cereals can often cause bloating in the gut which is a sign that our immune response has been triggered. So opt for these more gentle foods which will help feed our microflora, or our bacteria garden, which should help bolster our immunity and happiness as we head into winter:

Foods to eat in abundance:

  • Lactobacillus bacteria convert sugars into lactic acid, inhibiting the growth of putrifactive bacteria: yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha
  • Increase gentle plant-based fibre (avoid too many gluten fibre sources), garlic, onions, ground linseed, psyllium husk, pectin from apples and fermented foods – sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, kimchi (although not if you have IBS or IBS like symptoms or are on the FODMAP diet)
  • Natural live yoghurt - source of probiotic bacteria. Buy organic.
  • Jerusalem artichokes, chicory, asparagus, leeks - source of prebiotics to support healthy bacterial balance
  • Hemp, linseed, pumpkin, walnut oil and seeds, oily fish – all anti-inflammatory for the gut
  • Berries and cherries - sources of bioflavenoids which are great for the immune system and can help to repair the gut lining
  • Beetroot, carrots, watercress, squash, pumpkin, sweet potato - sources of betacarotene which is used from growth and repair of gut lining cells and immune defence
  • Apples - contain pectin which helps keep bowel regular and promotes growth of healthy gut bacteria
  • Cabbage juice - contains cabbagin (or vitamin U) which helps repair the gut and promote growth of healthy gut bacteria
  • Always soak your pulses to reduce lectins which can cause flatulence. Lectins are proteins mostly found in grains and legumes

Foods to limit:

  • Avoid refined sugar which feeds yeasts which can affect gut permeability
  • Go gluten free, or avoid as much as possible
  • Give yourself a break from alcohol which can also adversely affect our gut 


Health Hacks, Hints & Tips, Deep Dives and much more!

Gloomy weather got you feeling blue? You’re not alone. Get ready to feel a whole lot better- we’ve got the lowdown on how to flip the happy switch.

by Rebecca Goad on November 20, 2022

We’ve put all our hacks together to get you a week’s worth of healthy meal ideas, and where you can get them for under £40!

by Naia Briscall on November 12, 2022

What a week!  Here are the easy hacks I used to deal with jet lag and to reset my circadian rhythm.

by Sunna van Kampen on November 06, 2022

Daily Immunity

Cost per drink £0.50p

Boost Immunity

Cost per drink £0.90p

Black Friday Special


Night Time Immunity

Cost per drink £0.90p