If you are a parent of a child who has been diagnosed with a lung condition such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, or acute respiratory infections such as influenza, RSV, or the common cold then this episode is valuable for you. Research tells us that there is promise for these chronic lung conditions and that the gut microbiome plays a significant role in improving lung function. 

In this episode Jess shares:

  • How dysbiosis in gut microbiota is associated with lung disorders and respiratory infections;
  • More information on the lung-gut axis and how gut health is connected to lung function;
  • Jess shares research from studies focusing on the gut-lung connection;
  • Plus, the importance of short-chain fatty acids when it comes to nourishing the gut, lung health, immunity and more;
  • Some of the specific respiratory and lung conditions we see in children and our strategies for improving symptoms including:
    • Hayfever and environmental allergies; 
    • Asthma; 
    • Cystic Fibrosis;
  • The benefits of a fibre-rich diet for influencing the lungs;
  • Specific strains of probiotic strains play a beneficial role in improving the gut-lung axis.


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