Mental Health

Has poor gut health affected your mental health?

One in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. But even though conditions which affect our mood are relatively commonplace, we still don’t really know what causes them. It’s likely due to a complicated combination of factors for most people. But recently scientists have identified a surprising […]

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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 […]

Winter Viruses

Stop winter viruses and infections with a healthy and balanced immune system

For as long as I can remember, everyone in my family has taken live bacteria probiotic capsules, including my daughter-in-law when she was pregnant with my first grandchild to boost our immune system. She also took my Omega 3 capsules throughout her pregnancy. My mother, who is almost 82, never misses a day of taking […]

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 […]

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) – what everyone should know

Recently, I’ve noticed I’m getting more and more enquiries from people who’ve been diagnosed with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and are struggling to manage their symptoms. Unfortunately, when diagnosed, they get very little in the way of support from their GP to help them reverse this condition, yet it is reversible if caught early enough. […]

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Beat menopausal bloating and acid reflux with Digestive Enzymes

When I received the following message from Louise, I felt compelled to share it, for both its positive outcome and message of hope. It’s a simple illustration of how helpful Digestive Enzymes can be for anyone experiencing bloating and acid reflux, particularly women going through the menopause. I don’t consider myself to be an expert […]

Urinary Tract Infections

Love Your ‘Lady Bits’

A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections among women. This doesn’t stop it being a nuisance, with what can sometimes be unbearable pain. And while a UTI may start as a seemingly harmless condition you need not worry about, it can quickly turn into a nightmare when not managed well. […]

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 […]