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 symptoms

Herbs to help relieve the symptoms of IBS

Being a naturopathic colon hydrotherapist and trained in using certain herbs to implant rectally during colon hydrotherapy treatment, one of the most common herbs used is chamomile to help reduce IBS symptoms. I often make an infusion of this herb by adding hot water, let it infuse for at least 10 minutes, cool it down […]

IBS: What is it? What causes it! What cures it?

A natural medicine practitioner’s viewpoint What is is IBS? New criteria for diagnosing functional gastrointestinal disorders were released in June 2016 and medical professionals have been following them since December 2016.  The new Rome IV criteria reflect advances in science and research since the Rome III criteria were published 10 years ago.  The Rome criteria […]

stomach pain

My five top tips to reduce bloating, stomach pain and constipation

Symptoms of IBS, bloating, stomach pain, trapped painful gas, constipation, heartburn and acid reflux can have a detrimental impact on your health and wellbeing. Your professional life may be affected due to taking time off work. People with IBS take around 1/3 more days off than non-IBS co-workers. Your sex life may be affected due […]

How to end bloating

How to end bloating. Around a third of the UK population suffer with some of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and for 1 in 10, the symptoms are so bad that they have to seek the help of a GP. One of the most common symptoms is chronic, painful bloating. Once your doctor has […]

IBS

IBS – Don’t suffer in silence, there is hope

Are you suffering with IBS?  Don’t worry there is hope.  I recently ran a social media competition to win a 1:1 consultation with me, and some of the entries I received were eye opening. People suffering with uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating digestive and gut symptoms for 20 years or more, either were too ashamed or too […]

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 […]