However you mark the festive season, many aspects of the celebrations involved revolve around food and drink, meaning that we tend to end up overindulging, putting our digestive and gut health to the test, and sometimes pushing it to its absolute limits. I always get a lot of enquiries at this time of year – people ask how they can reduce/avoid the uncomfortable after-effects of eating a big Christmas dinner (and having a few too many celebratory drinks); they also ask what they should do if they do get a flare-up of digestive symptoms.
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, ‘Which supplement should I take?’
I always tell people that it depends on their symptoms. IBS, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, heartburn and acid reflux, painful abdominal cramps, excess gas, as well as uncomfortable hiatus hernias and diverticulitis flare-ups can all rear their heads at this time of year.
If you’re not sure which supplement you need for your particular symptoms, we can recommend one (or more) to suit. I explain more about how each of the supplements in my Just For Tummies range can help with digestive symptoms over the festive season in this video.
If you are still unsure after watching the video, please get in touch and we can help you find the best supplement for your unique requirements.
To learn more about the benefits of my activated Charcoal capsules which I talk about in the video, and get the instructions on how to carry out my highly effective 5-day Charcoal cleanse, follow click here. You can also read some of the reviews for our Charcoal supplement here.
For more tips and information to help you avoid tummy troubles over the coming weeks, do check out my Christmas Survival Guide, which you can download here.
The Guide also includes two tummy-friendly festive recipes for delicious gluten-free mince pies and a gluten-free low FODMAP stuffing – Christmas isn’t Christmas without them, in my view! I actually had my first mince pie on Sunday 20th November. I couldn’t resist any longer!
With a few simple tweaks and some careful forward planning, you can not only survive the festive season symptom-free, but actually enjoy it!