The Power of Prebiotics and Fibre

Probiotics get all the limelight but prebiotics and fibre can have significant health benefits, supporting our gut health longer term, and as a result they should be a primary focus. Luckily, they are cheaper and easier to include in our diets than probiotic supplements as they come mainly from plants such as wholegrains, pulses, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Yet, we live in a society where fibre stripped white grains are a staple, and where 73% of adults and 92% of children are not meeting the 5-a-day recommendation for fruit and vegetable intake.

​​Opinions and research are also changing around the role of fibre in inflammatory bowel disease with the increasing knowledge we have around the gut microbiome.

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Clemmie Macpherson

Hello, I'm Clemmie. I help people Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), to live their life to the full again. I don’t believe these illnesses have to be a life sentence. I’ve been there, where you are, feeling helpless, exhausted and wondering how you are going to live the rest of your life like this. But it doesn't have to be that way - I can help you find a way forward. I am a Qualified Nutritional Therapist, I have ulcerative colitis and I am totally passionate about helping people with their IBD & IBS, and getting the message out there as to how important the food we eat and the way we live is to our quality of life. Whether you are right at the beginning of your journey with IBD or have been living with your condition for years and feel like you have tried almost everything, there are things you can do everyday, beyond the medication you are taking, to help you take back control. Download my free e-book to find out more:

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