If you have not yet discovered the incredible world of your microbiome it is sure to fascinate you! While it was Hippocrates who first theorised that "All disease begins in the gut", there is a new wave of compelling evidence linking gut health not only with immunity and other physical conditions, but also with brain function. Considering eating disorders are characteristically defined by malnutrition (whether underweight or not) it makes so much sense to theorize that improving the health of your microbiome can play a huge role in helping you recover from an eating disorder. Unlike the foods that are typically served in hospital, RED HOUSE places a huge focus on promoting and serving foods which with be of immense benefit to the health of your gut and brain!

The human microbiome refers specifically to the community of microorganisms that live in and on the human body and their collective genome, which interacts with our host genes. The microbiota (formerly called "microflora") refers to the microorganisms themselves. Our microbiota are affected by everything from how we entered the world to how much time we spend barefoot. Bacteria, yeasts, molds, dirt and the types of food we eat all impact microbiota, thereby influencing the microbiome.The RED HOUSE 'Nourish to Flourish' program, along with individualised micronutrient therapy incorporate education and practical ways in which you can nourish your good bacteria (microbiota) so that it will flourish!!

There are numerous scientists world-wide currently studying this phenomena and RED HOUSE aims to harness the massive potential of this exciting movement. We will share and discuss information relating to this topic in our 'Nourish to Flourish' workshops and in our Video and Book Club. 

If you need some motivation to spark your interest in this topic, just listen to Richard Fidler's interview with scientist Giulia Enders on "The powerful impact of gut health on our bodies and brains". I was already enthralled with the topic before I heard this interview, but Giulia compelled me further. Giulia is just beautiful. She is extremely intelligent, funny, and most of all so delightful to listen to. I promise you it is an hour of your life you won't regret!


Giulia Enders is a two-time scholarship winner of the Heraeus Foundation, and is doing research for her medical doctorate at the Institute for Microbiology in Frankfurt. In 2012, her presentation of Gut won her first prize at the Science Slam in Berlin, and went viral on YouTube.

You can learn much more in her facsinating book.

There are hundreds out there, but this is

THE book to read on gut health!!






Article from British Journal of Medicine

"All Disease Begins in the Gut" (Hippocrates)

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