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What will enable me to live longer, healthier and happier?

What will enable me to live longer, healthier and happier? If we want to remain healthy and independent into our more senior years, we need to ensure that we are properly absorbing nutrients from our food. We are not what we eat, we are what we absorb through our human ‘root’ system. The digestive system […]

Food is supposed to nourish us, not make us afraid to eat it

You would think that here in the UK, in the 21st century, nutrient deficiencies would be impossible to contemplate.  After all, just look at the abundance of food on offer in our shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, not to mention all the cookery programmes on TV, demonstrating how to prepare and cook the most delicious […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a complex condition

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a very complex condition, causing Doctors and Gastroenterologists to scratch their heads as they try to find the cause and a solution in an attempt to reduce the often debilitating symptoms of painful bloating, excessive smelly wind, irregular bowel movements, heartburn, acid reflux, fatigue and weight issues of their […]

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Blood in your stool – when it’s time to visit your GP

Blood in your stool – it can be quite alarming, having a bowel movement, looking into the toilet bowl and noticing bright red blood in your stool, or perhaps you noticed it on the toilet paper.  Either way, it’s something that needs investigating by your GP. It may be that you are constipated, your stools […]

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 […]

How stress affects digestion of food, absorption of nutrients and elimination of wastes

Digestive and gut upsets are strongly associated with high stress levels. During stressful periods, adrenaline and cortisol levels are elevated and digestive function is severely impaired, reducing the amount of saliva, stomach acid and digestive enzymes, and slowing down the rhythmic wave-like contractions (peristalsis) in the bowel, that can lead to constipation. Food cannot get […]

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 […]