Microbiome & nutritionMicrobiome & weight-managementMicrobiome knowledge

Losing weight…the natural way!

Being overweight is much more than just carrying a few extra kg. Everyday tasks become harder and can cause extra stress. It can make you feel bad about yourself. In addition, excess weight can lead to serious diseases like heart problems and diabetes. Every year, over 2.8 million people die from weight-related issues.

Unfortunately, many people struggle to fight weight-gain: counting calories and following complicated diets can be very confusing and frustrating.

Gut healthMicrobiome & nutrition

Constipation: How to get your relief on the toilet

Constipation is no fun. Have you ever experienced the uncomfortable feeling of not being able to relieve yourself properly? Have you worried about the next unsuccessful or painful toilet visit? Has constipation ruined a celebration or spoiled your holidays? If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re not alone: in Europe, the prevalence of constipation in the general population is estimated at 10 to 20%. It is a widespread condition that negatively affects the quality of life of millions of sufferers.

Microbiome & sleepMicrobiome knowledge

Counting on the microbiome instead of counting sheep

Insomnia has increased with the Covid-19 pandemic: one in 5 people suffered from this sleep-disorder in Germany in 2021. Insomnia has also become a global problem: almost half of all US-Americans say they feel sleepy during the day between three and seven days per week. Here we provide key facts and 3 recommendations for a healthy sleep, based on the latest science.

Microbiome & nutritionMicrobiome knowledge

Why is our microbiome the tropical forest of our body?

Wonderful diversity

The world is full of wonders and bursting with life. Life has managed to colonise every corner of the world and, wherever we look, there is life, with many forms and variations. But some areas of the world harbour more biodiversity than others. There are deserts and there are jungles. Also in and on our bodies, we see wonderful biodiversity and the most biodiversity is in our guts. Our guts form a rich, diverse ecosystem. Our guts are the amazon forests of our bodies.