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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Cappuccino, dose of diarrhoea and projectile vomiting please

Did  you see Watchdog on the BBC a couple of weeks ago? They featured three of our favourite coffee houses, Costa, Starbucks and Nero, and the disgustingly high levels of faecal bacteria found on their premises. Customers had been suffering with digestive upsets, including stomach cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. It transpires that the ice used […]