The original guinea pigs for twin-based research into the microbiome with Professor Tim Spector, Alana and Lisa Macfarlane know a thing or two about guts – more specifically, their own. When they took part in the project at Kings College, they learned that even though they were 100% identical when it came to their DNA, what went on inside their guts was another matter; they only had 40% of the same microbiota.
Now, the research project is over, but the twins just couldn’t forget about all that they’d learnt. The Gut Stuff is their own company dedicated to talking about gut health in a way that’s accessible, affordable and easily digestible to everyone. They believe that a healthy gut needn’t break the bank and that eating well should be for everyone and together, they attend conferences and run events on gut health, their gut blog contains recipes and support for people who might be suffering from a GI-related health problem and their website and social media is packed full of educational resources on a range of GI topics. Most importantly though, they have done wonders for bringing gut health, a difficult, sometimes embarrassing topic, further into the public eye.
Thank you, Alana and Lisa!