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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 […]

H. pylori

H. pylori – the silent (and sometimes deadly) bacteria inside us

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a spiral-shaped bacterium that lives in the stomach and has been infecting people for a long time, with some times deadly results. Find out what causes an infection, what the symptoms are, and how it is treated. A little history H. pylori was only recognised as an important cause of human disease […]

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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 […]

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Do we really need to be taking so many pills?

Are you worried about the sheer number of different medications so many people – particularly the older members of your family – are taking on a daily basis? There has been a staggering threefold increase in the number of prescriptions issued by GPs in the UK in the last fifteen years, with millions now committed […]

SIBO

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

This blog is the second of two blogs about functional gut testing. You can read the first blog about GI Effects testing and comprehensive digestive stool analysis (CDSA) with parasitology here. If you suffer with IBS, I encourage you to read both blogs, as IBS is often misdiagnosed, and both these functional gut testing blogs will […]

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Functional testing for gut health

In this blog, we’re looking at private functional gut health tests, including Gastro-intestinal (GI) Effects, Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  These are tests that are not available on the NHS. It’s the first of two blogs about functional gut testing. You can read the second blog, about Small Intestinal Bacterial […]

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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 […]

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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Customer Service Comes First

I’d like to share a lovely review I recently received from one of my customers: “Just for Tummies – providers of the most amazing products that really help and the most excellent customer service that you could possibly wish for. Thank you so much, Linda, for the free pot of For Women probiotics that you […]

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Using nature to heal your gut and improve your skin

Heal your gut, heal your skin

On my 14th birthday, my parents gave me a book called Feed Your Face by Diana Binchin. The book is no longer in print. In fact, when I Google it, it’s nowhere to be found. The book included a number of recipes made from natural ingredients, full of the nutrients that are great for your […]

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Why do we get constipated?

In my role as a colon hydrotherapist and the founder of Just For Tummies, barely a day goes by when I’m not asked about constipation.  This comes as no surprise to me. According to a recent study carried out at King’s College London, 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 3 children in the UK […]