Author Archives: Colin

A week of digestive healing at Grayshott Health Spa

Having been a complementary health professional for over 24 years, I know most of the reputable spas and health retreats in the UK and on the continent – some by name and others from having visited them in person.  If I need a spot of ‘R&R’, my go-to place is Ragdale Hall as it’s just […]

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IBS – What role can Complementary Therapists play in its treatment?

I sit on the advisory board of the UK’s IBS charity, The IBS Network. To mark their recent 25th anniversary, they held a conference at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Sheffield, and asked me to give a talk on how complementary therapies can help people with IBS.  Since I am the only complementary therapist on […]

Why do so many people still lack access to a toilet?!

I’m sure at some point you’ve all heard something or observed something that’s left a real impression on you – something that you couldn’t get out of your mind for a few days. I know I have, several times. One of the occasions this happened to me was while I was attending a natural health […]

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Just For Tummies Live Bacteria – as featured in Vogue!

  It’s not every day that you get a mention in Vogue magazine – the holy grail of the fashion world! I am incredibly proud to share the news that our Just For Tummies Live Bacteria feature in the ‘Good Bacteria Directory’ in the April issue of what is undeniably the most influential style magazine […]

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Getting down and dirty is good for you – and your immune system

I had a very happy childhood.  We lived in a three-bedroom house on a Nottinghamshire council estate.  My parents moved there when I was a baby, and Mum still lives there. My parents never had much money.  When I was growing up, Dad was a stoker on the railways, working on the steam trains; the […]

A Child’s Health Begins in the Gut

Gut health – flashback to a few years ago and it was a struggle to find anyone to engage in conversation about this topic.  Today, it’s the ‘talk of the town’, a topic that has found a place at the forefront – and not before time, in my opinion.  With each passing week, a new […]

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Girl Power Works its Magic – Just For Tummies Collaborates with MyShowcase

There’s no denying that it’s been a whirlwind few months since the Just For Tummies range was launched.  With so many exciting developments and opportunities popping up left, right and centre, there have been days when I feel as though I don’t know where to turn.  Now, don’t get me wrong – I thrive on […]

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A balanced digestive system is vital for health and wellbeing so the efficient digestion of our food, absorption of nutrients and excretion of wastes is crucial.   Digestion directly affects our entire immune system and overall health, which is why I have developed the Perfect Balance Kit – 30 Day Plan. Aimed at rebooting misbehaving […]

When is a Barclaycard not a Barclaycard?

I’m sure you’ve all heard plenty of silly jokes in your time – but have any of those jokes ever mentioned a Barclaycard?  I imagine not.  It’s a strange question, isn’t it?  After all, a credit card doesn’t change.  It’s just a small piece of plastic – albeit a powerful and potentially dangerous one at […]

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Seasonal Survival Kit

  Do you look forward to the festive season with mixed feelings, knowing you’ll eat, drink and be merry – but that you’ll pay for it with a flare-up of your IBS, indigestion, bloating, abdominal pain, excess wind, constipation or weight gain?   This time of year poses a challenge for our digestive system – […]