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You are what you absorb!

We all know, well at the least the gardeners amongst us know, that the strength of a tree does not lie in its limbs or branches, but in its roots.  Every persistent malfunction in the digestive system will, sooner or later, eventually impact the entire body, in the same way that a disease in a […]

Lamb Stew

Mouth-watering low FODMAP Lamb Stew recipe

If you’ve suffered with IBS, you will probably know what FODMAP stands for. If not, it’s a catchy acronym – fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols – more commonly known as carbohydrates! It’s not uncommon for people struggling with IBS to visit their GP anywhere from four to ten times in an attempt to get […]

January Reboot

The January Reboot – How to restore your digestive health after overdoing it!

January is upon us and so are the countless number of fad diets, ‘lose weight quick’ exercise regimes and detox plans. Here at Just for Tummies, we don’t advocate crash dieting, or dieting at all for that matter, so we’re taking a different approach towards getting your health back on track in 2022. Before explaining […]

Sugary Drinks & Bowel Cancer

Soft drinks can cause bowel cancer

Cancer can strike anyone, but sometimes certain lifestyle decisions could increase the risk. Recent research published in Gut journal suggests that sugar-sweetened drinks could be doubling the risk of bowel cancer. Considered the second biggest cancer killer, bowel cancer is caused by cells changing and growing in the large bowel, which is made up of […]

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Sugar: pure, white and deadly

Sugar may satisfy your sweet tooth, but consuming too much of it comes at a cost to your health. Here are five things you may not know about sugar. Sugar has been shown to be the primary source of fuel for certain species of harmful bacteria and yeasts in the gut, meaning that eating a […]

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Stomach Acid – why it’s so important to your health

Ever since I first went into clinical practice almost 29 years ago, I’ve been alarmed at the increasing number of people taking strong proton pump inhibitor drugs (PPIs) like omeprazole or lansoprazole for conditions that would probably respond very well to some dietary and lifestyle changes. My sense of alarm increases further when I see […]

How to prevent festive bloating

Nutritionally speaking, the festive season is a total shock to the system. Suddenly we’re eating large roast dinners with rich desserts, devouring endless boxes of chocolates, and drinking countless glasses of champagne. December is, without doubt, the month when our digestive system takes its biggest hit with all the feasting. And while Christmas is a […]

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Download my free Christmas Digestive Guide

I can’t believe that we are coming to the end of another year – and that Christmas is almost upon us again! I’ve always feel a slight sense of panic at this time of the year, worrying about how I’m going to get everything done – buying and wrapping gifts, shopping for all the food, […]

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Salt – good or bad?

Everything you need to know When it comes to the two most common food cravings – sweet and salty – we tend to fall into one camp or the other: sweet tooth or savoury tooth.  I’m in the latter category.  I would not thank you for a bowl of ice cream or a sticky bun, […]

alcohol

How damaging is alcohol to my liver

How damaging is alcohol to my liver? If you place your right hand over your abdomen, just below your right ribs it will cover the area of your liver. The liver is the largest gland and the largest solid organ in the body and that is because it is such an active, busy organ.  The […]

IBS

Can eating chicken cause IBS?

I’ve written on this subject many times before, and when we consider that a gut infection is one of the top 3 causes of IBS, then yes I can categorically say that eating chicken can cause IBS. Why, I hear you ask. Well, because campylobacter is the leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in the UK, […]