Fasting is not a new fad

Fasting is not a new fad, and can be undertaken at any time of the year, from 1 day to 30 days. However, the perfect time to begin any fast is at the beginning of January, just after Christmas, when many of us are willing to abstain from food for a while, quite simply because […]

Seasonal Survival Starts Now!

Seasonal Survival Starts Now! The festive period is by far my busiest time of the year, both in my digestive health clinic and with my Just For Tummies supplement sales. January is my busiest month in the clinic, together with many other colon hydrotherapists up and down the land I’m sure, with people having booked […]

Yoghurts – the good, the bad & the ugly

Yoghurts – the good, the bad & the ugly. I’m sure many of you have heard about the gut healing benefits of yoghurts – the ones that are rich in probiotics, that is.  With a reputation as a health food superstar, yoghurt is a fridge staple in most homes.  It’s a quick and easy dessert […]

Do you have strong, healthy roots?

Do you have strong, healthy roots?  When I’m working in my clinic I talk to my clients a lot about the importance of strong and healthy roots to help maintain our health and wellbeing.  I use the analogy of a tree and how it depends upon a healthy root system to supply water, nutrients and […]

How stress affects digestion of food, absorption of nutrients and elimination of wastes

Digestive and gut upsets are strongly associated with high stress levels. During stressful periods, adrenaline and cortisol levels are elevated and digestive function is severely impaired, reducing the amount of saliva, stomach acid and digestive enzymes, and slowing down the rhythmic wave-like contractions (peristalsis) in the bowel, that can lead to constipation. Food cannot get […]