Synthetic clothing sheds tiny plastic fragments known as microfibres when washed.
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By washing our clothes, we release microfibres into the environment which are then ingested by marine animals.
Foods such as kimchi are great to include in a psychobiotic diet.
Our latest study adds further evidence that diet and mental health are closely connected.
The ‘internal shower’ drink is being hailed as everything from a digestion booster, to a treatment for constipation and bloating, to a detox drink and hangover cure.
From fibre to fabric. The process of making textiles has been important to humans for almost 35,000 years.
A new review of the evidence found long-term low-carb dieters lost just under a kilo more weight than other dieters. But they could be missing out on some important nutrients.
If you believe the memes, men spend ages in the toilet. But they’re not always pooing. Here’s what they’re really doing.
Scientists are beginning to understand the food preferences of our gut microbes.
Shoppers struggle to make sense of food labels – and aren’t always sure what they’re eating.
It’s not certain why, but fibre has protective effects against bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Australia, and some cases could potentially be avoided. Here’s how.
Don’t lose the benefits of a more plant-based diet as you head into February.
One in six healthy people report problems with bloating.
People who bloat don’t produce more abdominal gas than others but they might have problems getting rid of it.
Of the many food fads, “gluten free” is one that can be unhealthy.
Avoiding gluten may actually be doing more harm than good.
The make-up of your gut bacteria will determine whether or not you put on weight.
Low fibre eaters gain weight more quickly and may be more susceptible to certain illnesses.
To improve your blood pressure, eat rolled oats or oat bran for breakfast.
High blood pressure can be treated or prevented. Eating oats, fruit and vegetables – and beetroot, in particular – helps. So does avoiding salt, liquorice, caffeine and alcohol.
Any improvements you can make to what you eat and drink will help stack the odds in your favour.
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