If you only read one book in 2018…make it this one!

It’s called Missing Microbes by Dr Martin Blaser, which might leave you scratching your head but TRUST me, it’s incredible – and you don’t need to be a biology geek to understand it, at all.

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Don’t let the slightly aggressive front cover fool you, this book isn’t about predicting the end of the world – but oddly, that is a very real consequence of continuing to ignore the sensitive makeup of the bacteria in our bodies.

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How to deal with regret

It’s a belief held by many that to be human is to make errors, to fall, stumble and make a total arse of yourself from time to time. So why does it feel so uncomfortable to look back on those times?

Some of the most interesting people I know are interesting because of their mistakes, because they showed their weaknesses, stripped back the layers and let me see that other side of them.

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You know when someone really trusts you when they can tell you their biggest regrets, when they can lay themselves bare and know that you’ll still respect them for it.

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Having hope with Colitis

It’s Crohns and Colitis Awareness Week, a time when those in the know about IBD try to educate those who aren’t and encourage them to better understand the condition and the people who live with it.

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Yes it does involve bottoms, bowels and poo but living with it is SO much more than that.

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