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Here you’ll find useful articles, videos and downloads based on the latest scientific research into areas of interest relating to gut health and the microbiome. These articles may count towards your CPD accreditations. Any which are marked with the BDA logo are endorsed by the BDA for CPD purposes.

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The impact of antibiotics on the gut microbiome

Dr Kevin Barrett is a General Practitioner in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at the Hertfordshire Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG). His first house job was in gastroenterology, which piqued his interest in this area and it has continued to be an interest since he became a GP in 2002.

Microbiome Across The Lifespan

Anne Wright is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and health writer with nearly 30 years’ international experience. She has worked across a variety of clinical roles and in academia, as a lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics. Anne is a MONASH University, Australia and Kings College, London FODMAP-trained dietitian, and in her clinical practice, she works predominantly with patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Importance of gut health and self-care for HCP's

Did you know that gut-related issues are one of the main causes of absenteeism in the workplace? Research into the gut microbiome and its link to physical and mental health is continuing to grow, and understanding how we can practically implement changes to achieve a well-balanced gut microbiome is key to our wellbeing.

Advancements in probiotics

Despite advancements in probiotic delivery, many products lack viable microorganisms and most have not been shown to confer a health benefit from appropriately powered and adequately designed randomised clinical trials. In this article, Prof Ingvar Bjarnason, consultant gastroenterologist at King’s College Hospital, explores the ideal probiotic characteristics and practical considerations for use. 

Preparing your patients for winter

Winter is a challenging time for the NHS, but it’s anticipated that reducing pressures as early as the autumn will be more effective than placing focus on an emergency winter response.

In this article, Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE, explores the role of optimising the microbiome through diet and probiotics to support immune function. 

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Probiotics after antibiotics

by Imogen Wolsley, Registered Dietitian, Symprove

Antibiotics and the gut microbiome

by Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE, FRCGP, Clinical Consultant

Webinar - Women's health and the gut microbiome changes over a lifetime

by Dr Laura Tilt, Registered Dietitian

The importance of oestrogen and the gut microbiome

by Symprove

Understanding the gut-brain axis in Parkinson's disease

by Symprove

Women's health and the gut microbiome

by Dr Laura Tilt, Registered Dietitian

Probiotics alongside antibiotics

 

by Imogen Wolsey

Influences of the gut microbiome on endometriosis

by Imogen Wolsey, Registered Dietitian, Symprove

Managing menopause transition

by Dr Shahzadi Harper, practicing GP and founder of the Harper Clinic

Exploring the role for probiotics in aged-care

by Lindsey Thorn and Sarah-Jane Reilly, Registered Dietitians

The impact of antibiotics on the gut microbiome

by Dr Kevin Barrett, General Practitioner, Primary Care Society of Gastroenterology Committee Member

Evolvement of the gut microbiome across the lifespan: how to encourage diversity

by Anne Wright, Registered Dietitian

Importance of gut health and self-care for HCPs

by Dr Chris George, practicing GP and medical broadcaster

Factors impacting the gut microbiome

by Symprove

Preparing your patients for winter

by Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE, FRCGP, Clinical Consultant

Advancements in probiotics

by Professor Ingvar Bjarnason, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Kings College Hospital, London

When should I trial probiotics?

by Dr Suneil A Raju
Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, UK

The role of the HCP in managing digestive health: webinar

by Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE, FRCGP, Clinical Consultant

It Takes Guts

by Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE, FRCGP, Clinical Consultant

Gut-fertility connection

by Imogen Wolsey, Registered Dietitian, Symprove

Optimising the gut microbiome: Key learnings

by Anne Wright, Registered Dietitian

The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approach to managing digestive health

by Anne Wright, Registered Dietitian

Putting the spotlight on probiotics

by Annina Whipp, Registered Dietitian and Health Writer

The role of the GP in managing digestive health

by Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE, FRCGP, Clinical Consultant

The circadian rhythm-microbiome-metabolism connection

Are you aware of the interdependence between the circadian rhythm and the microbiome?
 

The gut microbiome and its role in neurological health by Dr Lynne Anne Barker

Associate Professor in cognitive neuroscience, Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University.

Gut dysbiosis during COVID-19 and probiotics

Research is looking into the effect of probiotics on gut dysbiosis in COVID-19 patients.

An inspirational woman in science

by Dr Lynne Barker's latest research into the the gut-brain axis in our expert interview.

The gut-brain axis and neurological symptoms associated with Covid-19

Research is looking into the effect of probiotics on gut dysbiosis in COVID-19 patients.

An update on Symprove’s viability study

Latest research demonstrates over 70% of people had a 2-fold increase or more in lactobacillus and enterococcus.

Probiotics and Eczema

by Sian Shepherd, BSc (Hons) Nutrition Registered NHS & Freelance Dietitian, specialising in Gastroenterology

 

Webinar: A Personalised Approach to the Gut Microbiome

with Dr Sarah Berry and Registered Dietitian Emily Leeson

 

Interview with Dr. Jenna Macciochi

Immunologist, author, immunology lecturer and researcher at the University of Sussex.

The gut microbiome and healthy ageing

by Sian Shepherd, BSc (Hons) Nutrition Registered NHS & Freelance Dietitian, specialising in Gastroenterology

Webinar: Food, mood and the microbiome

with Specialist Dietitian Renee McGregor and Dr Sarah Vohra

The role of the gut microbiome in mental health

by Frances Ralph, Specialist Gastrointestinal Dietitian

Webinar: Latest insights into the management of IBS

Hosted by GP Dr Leen Tannous and Dr Bridgette Wilson.

The gut microbiome and diabetes

by Anne Wright, Registered Dietitian

Interview with Dr. Tara Swart

Neuroscientist, psychiatrist, bestselling author, executive advisor and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan.

Gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease health

by Frances Ralph, Specialist Gastrointestinal Dietitian

Interview with Louise Symington

Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Food Sustainability.

Probiotics: what you need to know

Dr. Simon Gaisford takes a closer look at probiotics.

The management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

by Frances Ralph, Specialist Gastrointestinal Dietitian

The dietary management of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

by Annina Whipp, Registered Dietitian

Interview with Renee McGregor

Sports and Eating Disorder Specialist Dietitian

Enteral nutrition and the gut microbiome

by Annina Whipp, Registered Dietitian

Laura Tilt – How diet and nutrition affects the microbiome

Registered Dietitian Laura Tilt talks about how diet affects the gut microbiome

The microbiome and the menstrual cycle

by Laura Tilt, Registered Dietitian

A comprehensive guide to the gut-brain axis

by Frances Ralph, Specialist Gastrointestinal Dietitian

The oestrogen-gut axis and menopause

by Toral Shah, Nutritional Scientist

Influence of diet on the gut microbiome

by Anne Wright, Registered Dietitian

Interview with Bahee Van de Bor

Registered Paediatric Dietitian

The role of the gut microbiome in immunity

by Annina Whipp, Registered Dietitian

A comprehensive guide to the gut microbiome

by Annina Whipp, Registered Dietitian

Factors influencing the infant gut microbiome

by Annina Whipp, Registered Dietitian

Interview with Dr. Sammie Gill

Scientific Research and Development Manager at Symprove

The low FODMAP diet and the gut microbiome

by Anne Wright, Registered dietitian

Sleep and the gut microbiome

by Dr. Sammie Gill, Registered Dietitian

How the gut microbiome can influence weight

by Eve Kalinik, Nutritional Therapist

Gut health and exercise

by Dr. Sammie Gill, Registered Dietitian

Stress and the gut microbiome

by Eve Kalinik, Nutritional Theropist

Eve Kalinik - The gut-brain axis

Nutritional therapist and auther Eve Kalinik explains the gut-brain axis

Chloe Brotheridge - How do you manage stress?

Chloe Brotheridge discusses her top tips on how to best manage stress.

Nutrition and the microbiome - what to recommend

by Laura Tilt, Registered Dietitian

Setting up your private practice Part 2

by Laura Tilt, Registered dietitian

Setting up your private practice - Part 1

by Laura Tilt, Registered Dietitian

The role of the microbiome in health and disease

by Symprove

Celebrating Dietitians' Week

Interview with Imogen Wolsey, Registered Dietitian, Symprove