M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia

May 12th is ME and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. The aim is to highlight the devastation that this condition causes to 17-20 million people worldwide. As for Fibromyalgia, it affects between 1.2-2.8 million people in the UK and 3-6% internationally. Unanswered questions It’s clear Fibromyalgia and ME can cause so much devastation to so many people’s […]

5 Common SIBO Testing Mistakes

SIBO is fast becoming recognised as one of the main causes of IBS in over 60% of people.  With that in mind, I wanted to write a quick blog to explain the importance of getting tested in the right way.  I can’t tell you how often I see clients who have come to me having […]

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The microbiome

More and more studies are emerging about “the microbiome”.  This is the community of microbes that live inside us.  We have microbiomes on our skin, in our gut, vagina, mouth and nose. Practically any cavity inside us can have microbes inhabiting there. We have about 10x as many microbes living inside us, or on us, than […]

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The Causes of Hayfever and How To Stop Symptoms Naturally

Can You Alleviate Hayfever Naturally? So along with the glorious weather, up goes the pollen count. For the approximately 20 million hayfever sufferers in the UK, that hardly feels fair does it? But do you have to dose yourself up with steroid sprays, drops and antihistamines or is there a more natural solution that doesn’t […]

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Linseed Tea – How To Make It & Health Benefits

In last month’s “Foundations of Health” blog series, I wrote about the importance of water for hydration.  This month, I’m taking a look at linseed tea.  Linseeds (also known as flaxseeds) are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids.  They are also rich in fibre.  But, most importantly, they have an amazing mucilaginous quality […]

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Vitamin B12 – Why You Need It & Sources

Between 1-6% of people in the UK are deficient in B12. According to NHS GP Dr Ayan Panja, who explains that Vitamin B12 deficiency can occur even when someone’s blood results come back in “normal” range. The problem is that the tests do not look at the functioning level of B12 in the cells, only in […]