Design practice driven by scientific research and innovation, Lizzie Hall has recently graduated from Material Futures MA from Central Saint Martins, London.
During her final project Lizzie has been focused on design for health. Her project focuses on helping prevent lifestyle diseases by feeding the gut's microbiome. The Western lifestyle — one of overconsumption, highly refined diets and sedentary behaviours — is associated with a high prevalence of lifestyle disease. What's more, it's only going to get worse, with global deaths from lifestyle disease expected to exceed 70% by 2030.
The latest research shows, Lifestyle disease can be directly linked to our gut microbiome. Processed food in our Western diet lacks the necessary bacteria and fibre our gut needs to keep us happy and healthy. As more research emerges about the gut's microbiome and the array of complex chemical reactions that take place in the gut, as well as how it communicates with the rest of our body, it's clear that in order to improve health, we must improve our gut's microbiome. In response to the lifestyle disease crisis and knowledge about the gut's microbiome, Lizzie has designed The Good Gut Kitchen range of products which allow the user to populate their mass produced and processed foods with probiotic bacteria. The probiotic bacteria solutions are filled with all the good bacteria your gut's microbiome needs to keep your body healthy and prevent the onset of lifestyle related disease later in life.