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Probiotics and prebiotics

What are probiotics? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. You are what you eat. Or more accurately, you are what you feed the trillions of bacteria that live in your gut. These organisms that inhabit the lining of […]

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Antibiotics and children

I get a lot of messages every day. Messages from people of all ages, from all walks of life, the majority of whom need help because they have a digestive or gut disorder. Last week was no exception, but three of the messages struck a particular chord, and I’d like to tell you about them […]

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Does good gut health boost your immunity?

Our digestive health has a lot to do with our immune health and vice versa. Its role in maintaining our immune health and, eventually, our overall wellbeing cannot be underestimated. The two systems work closely to keep us in good physical and mental shape. The immune system is the group of cells and molecules that […]

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How long should I take probiotics for?

In the modern world, there are so many things that detrimentally affect the levels of live beneficial micro-organisms in our gut; including drugs such as multiple courses of broad-spectrum antibiotics, long-term regular use of proton pump inhibitors (antacids), long-term regular use of steroid medications, to name just a few.  Throw into the mix a gut […]

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 […]

What are the best natural remedies for constipation?

What are the best natural remedies for constipation?

I recently received a rather uplifting review from a woman in her 60s, who had purchased my Digestive Enzymes. She’s suffered chronic constipation, bloating and indigestion for some considerable time.  This is some of what she had to say: “After suffering for many years with constipation and painful indigestion, particularly in the evening and at […]

What is a toxin? And what does it have to do with psoriasis?

What is a toxin? And what does it have to do with psoriasis?

Our bodies have various mechanisms to protect against toxins such as physical barriers, digestive secretions, immune surveillance and enzyme systems that process toxins for secretion via sweat, breath, urine, bile and faeces. In many cases, our bodies will sequester toxins for excretion and if they can’t deal with them immediately, toxins will be stored in […]

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This has changed my life!

The Summer school holidays are almost upon us. If you’re going on holiday soon, I wish you a very happy, relaxing time and I hope that if you do have a ‘delicate’ tummy, it behaves itself! If you need any advice how to manage this when on holiday, without suffering with bloating, cramps and impromptu sprints to […]

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 […]

For Women

Introducing our ‘For Women’ probiotics – Special Care for Down Below

If you have ever felt like you’re passing razor blades instead of water, you know that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a unique form of torture.  Left untreated, they can lead to permanent kidney damage and sepsis, a life-threatening immune response to infection. Cystitis, or inflammation of the lining of the bladder, is the most […]

Women's Health Duo

Take my probiotics if you have a problem ‘down below’. Proven to reduce UTIs and thrush

Female urogenital health issues are on the rise, yet it is seldom talked about. True, it may not be the most glamorous of topics, but those less than pleasant symptoms that ladies experience ‘down below’ are linked to health elsewhere so it’s time we did some straight talking about UTIs, cystitis, bladder infections, thrush and […]

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Psoriasis – more than skin deep

‘Breaking barriers’ is this year’s theme for World Psoriasis Day, which falls on October 29th. The day is dedicated to people with psoriasis; it’s a global event that sets out to give an international voice to the more than 125 million people around the world with psoriasis, and its aims include raising awareness to let […]