Leaky gut, or intestinal permeability as it is called in thousands of research papers, is a description of dysfunction in the gut wall, which can lead to a number of health complications and have an impact on systemic inflammation, autoimmunity, digestive health, diabetes and other health problems.  To understand intestinal permeability, it helps to understand […]

Fuelled by a vision to deliver natural, effective and highly palatable health supplements, Bandon-based company SOMEGA was co-founded in 2019 by husband and wife team, Mark Clifford and Dr. Paula Gaynor. As well as having backgrounds and more than 30 combined years of expertise in food science and nutrition, the […]

Mental health issues are often treated as health conditions that are separate from other health problems. But in truth there are underlying physiological mechanisms that play a role in the development of mood disorders such as depression or anxiety. Our brain relies on neurons to govern our thoughts, actions and […]

Thyroid hormones affect your basal metabolic rate: How fast cells function in the body and the health of your stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, small and large intestine are all related to your thyroid function. There is an intimate bidirectional relationship with thyroid function affecting the gut and the gut […]

It’s been a number of years since I’ve visited this place. Most say they wouldn’t wish to be in a care home, fearing even the prospect of it, but this one has always seemed quiet, relatively intimate, spotless as far as facilities go – and I’ve been inside many. I’m […]