Beautiful skin really is much more than skin deep

Beautiful skin really is much more than skin deep. The prevalence of auto-immune skin conditions alongside other auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, coeliac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and type II diabetes is on the rise. Our wondrously complex immune system can successfully protect our bodies while recognising and eliminating billions of […]

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Loving Your Ladybits

Loving Your Ladybits. We’re about a month away from Valentine’s Day when romance hopefully is in the air, but who wants to go upstairs and have fun when you have an embarrassing, not to mention painful, problem downstairs… I’m talking about a urinary tract infection (UTI) like cystitis and embarrassing itchy vaginal thrush. I talk a lot about dysbiotic intestines, where […]

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 […]

Blood in your stool – when it’s time to visit your GP

Blood in your stool – it can be quite alarming, having a bowel movement, looking into the toilet bowl and noticing bright red blood in your stool, or perhaps you noticed it on the toilet paper.  Either way, it’s something that needs investigating by your GP. It may be that you are constipated, your stools […]

Don’t let the killjoys ruin Christmas!

My Live Bacteria probiotic capsules are my best seller on Just For Tummies, but hot on its heels are my plant-based Digestive Enzyme tablets, and that’s not surprising, especially at this time of the year. I certainly wouldn’t be without my magic little tablets. I carry a small pill pot around with me and it […]

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 […]

Goodbye Summer and hello to Autumn

Summer has been one busy, busy time in the Just For Tummies office, with me managing my clinic patients, as well as directing Just For Tummies.  However, I did manage to get away to Mallorca in June with my husband Kevin, my son Colin and his wife Anzhelika, and Kevin and I did get away […]

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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 […]

A seasonal, tummy-friendly soup – straight from the farmers’ market

A seasonal, tummy-friendly soup – straight from the farmers’ market.  On Saturday, my mum and I went to one of our favourite farmers’ markets in the beautiful town of Bakewell in the Derbyshire Dales. The Bakewell Farmers’ Market is held on the last Saturday of the month in the agricultural hall, within spitting distance of […]

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When bacterial infections can be life-threatening and how to protect yourself

On Monday, 11 September I watched Panorama. It was absolutely fascinating and about bacterial infections. Did you watch it? If not, I advise that you do on ‘catch-up, and learn more about the sometimes devastating bacterial infection septicaemia, also termed sepsis or blood-poisoning. I have to say that anything to do with bacteria fascinates me, […]

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 […]

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Introducing Tummy Tokens – Our Brand New Loyalty Scheme!

At the age of 17, I left secretarial college with a handful of City & Guilds qualifications in shorthand, typing, and accounts, and got myself a job in a bank. I was lucky enough to work alongside one of the youngest and brightest branch managers the bank had, a no-nonsense Sheffield Wednesday mad Yorkshire man. […]

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The digestive benefits of taking Charcoal supplements

Charcoal supplements have been trending for quite a while, with charcoal powder being put into everything from smoothies to shampoos and facepacks to toothpaste. People are even putting charcoal powder into their coffee! Did you know though that we’ve been sucking on charcoal for centuries to help alleviate stomach problems, and I’ve been recommending charcoal […]