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Antibiotics and children

I get a lot of messages every day. Messages from people of all ages, from all walks of life, the majority of whom need help because they have a digestive or gut disorder. Last week was no exception, but three of the messages struck a particular chord, and I’d like to tell you about them […]

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Pregnancy, antibiotics and baby’s immune system

From the moment you fall pregnant, your body starts to change; what you might not know is that these changes can lead to an increased risk of picking up an infection, which can mean needing to take a course of antibiotics. Certain macrolide antibiotics have the potential to cause congenital abnormalities in newborns. The four […]

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Antibiotic resistance – should we be worried?

Some time ago, a lady visited my clinic having been referred to me by her gastroenterologist for a colon hydrotherapy procedure. She was very badly constipated; she had tried different laxatives, stool softeners, motility drugs and enemas, but nothing was helping to empty her bowel and relieve her of the pain. She was slowly being […]

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Antibiotics – do you really need them?

The over-prescribing and over-consumption of antibiotics is a subject that has long troubled me.  When I first went into clinical practice almost 28 years ago, I noticed even then a complete lack of responsibility from some GPs and their patients when it came to how antibiotics were being prescribed. Patients were coming to expect that […]

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Do antibiotics cause IBS?

What do you think? A few weeks ago I got really cross about something so I did a Facebook ‘live’ when I’d calmed down, and this is what I spoke about. There’s not a day goes by when I don’t get enquiries from people needing help with the most awful digestive and gut symptoms, including […]

An infected blister – are antibiotics really the first point of call?

Anyone who has read my blog or followed any of my musings on Facebook will know that I love to learn – throughout the year, I attend numerous conferences relating to the fields of digestive health and wellness, complementary medicine, and whatever else grabs me; I have several books on the go at all times, […]