Stress & Gut Health

Reduce your stress to heal your gut – Deborah’s story

I would like to share the following review from Deborah, as her struggles with her digestive health highlight the scientifically proven correlation between levels of stress and quality of life; more specifically in the context of gut health and gastrointestinal related disorders, which are suffered by 40% of us at any given time. Deborah had […]

Live Bacteria and For Women

Live Bacteria or For Women – which probiotic is right for you?

When I developed my Live Bacteria capsules, I chose strains of bacteria that were the perfect match to help resolve IBS symptoms, painful bloating, constipation, and acid reflux.  Having worked in my IBS, digestive health and gut disorders clinic for a couple of decades, I knew exactly which strains of friendly bacteria were the most […]

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 […]

Colon Hydrotherapy

Watch our informative video about all things colon hydrotherapy!

I always love hosting our Facebook Live events, and the most recent discussion about colon hydrotherapy was no different. It is after all one of my favourite subjects – the 90 minutes just flew by! I was joined by fellow colon hydrotherapist, Jane Bush, and the two of us were in our element as we […]

Perfect Balance Kit - Zoe

No more IBS flare-ups for Zoe – thanks to the Perfect Balance Kit

I’d like to share this wonderful testimonial that I received from 27-year-old IBS sufferer, Zoe, recently: “I have completed the Charcoal cleanse, which made me feel so fresh and happy.  My stools were black, and I had wind, but this really wasn’t an issue.  I started on the supplements in the 30-day Balance Kit straight […]

IBS Caused by Food Poisoning

Is food poisoning the cause of your IBS? 

Food poisoning is obviously no fun. As the symptoms rage on, you worry that you will never recover. In most cases, the acute symptoms of food poisoning do pass within 24 hours and people can return to their regular lives. But for roughly one in four food-poisoning sufferers, symptoms can linger – and linger and linger. […]

IBS Awareness Month

April is IBS Awareness Month

If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you are not alone – IBS is common with prevalence estimated at 10% –15%. Yet many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically recognised disorder. Since 1997, April has been recognised as IBS Awareness Month. During this time, both conventional and complementary health practitioners, […]

cleansing after Christmas

10 top tips for detoxing and cleansing after Christmas

First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars, and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimise the use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives. Eat plenty […]

Food Poisoning

Is food poisoning dangerous?

An attack of food poisoning can be pretty grim, and more than half a million of us have to deal with it every year. That’s the official figure – the true number is probably even higher, as many won’t bother their GP about it. Typically, symptoms don’t last longer than a few days, however, in […]

colonoscopy

Colonoscopy – It’s only your bum – don’t be dumb, go and get tested!

My most recent Facebook Live event featured a very special guest – my husband, Kevin. Earlier this year, following a 7-month delay due to Covid, Kevin’s bowel cancer screening test came back positive.  Kevin had to have a colonoscopy, followed by a procedure to have several polyps removed.  We wanted to highlight the importance of […]

bacterial vaginosis

Stop UTIs, thrush and bacterial vaginosis from ruining your life! – Video

In my most recent Facebook Live event ‘Stop UTIs, thrush and BV from ruining your life’, I was joined by Just For Tummies nutritional therapist, Sophia Hill for an informative and detailed discussion about, among other things, how to prevent the misery of a UTI and make sure the painful and bothersome symptoms don’t keep […]

What are probiotics, what do they do, and why do we need them now more than ever!

What are probiotics? (Video)

What do they do, and why do we need them now more than ever! Research has shown that our gut microbes play a significant role in regulating our health, mental health and weight. When our good or ‘friendly’ gut bacteria are depleted, they not only won’t be able to fend off weight-inducing inflammation. They also […]

Is it IBS or ovarian cancer?

Is it IBS or ovarian cancer?

I’ve put this blog post together because women need to understand that one of the symptoms of ovarian cancer is bloating. Bloating that’s related to ovarian cancer may cause visible swelling in the abdomen and your belly might feel full, puffy, or hard. The problem is that if you’ve been diagnosed with IBS, how do […]