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March 9, 2021
Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

The iceberg nutrient... Vitamin D is most widely known as the nutrient that is necessary to aid calcium absorption which then prevents rickets and therefore it is assumed if you don’t have rickets then you don’t have a deficiency. However, there is now literature that associates low vitamin D status with an increased risk for […]

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January 27, 2021
Gastrointestinal dysfunction or in other words “is your gut working properly”?

IBS is not a disease, it’s a functional disorder of your gastrointestinal (GI) system.  It does however cause untold distress in the form of cramping, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and gas so getting to the root cause of the dysfunction is the way we start to ease your symptoms. An average person eats 25 tonnes of food […]

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January 18, 2021
Written during lockdown January 2021

I hope you are all well - being stuck at home with teenagers is certainly testing (I feel more sorry for them as I certainly wouldn't have been enamoured to have spent so much time with my parents when I was 18!).   Lockdown has, however, given me a lot of time to think about easy tips […]

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January 5, 2021

I regularly get asked "what products do you regularly use" so I thought I’d put them all in one place!  I don’t collaborate (or whatever the trendy word is for promoting these products) with any of the companies that I’m recommending - they are just ones I use regularly and have done for years and in […]

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December 22, 2020
"Which supplements do you regularly recommend?"

I believe food always comes first as you can't supplement your way out of a bad diet however, sometimes it is necessary to recommend supplements, especially if you have had a long period of time not eating well [...}

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December 15, 2020
The 12 Nutrients of Christmas dinner

Christmas can be a nightmare for lots of people, not just those with IBS, as it is traditionally a time for overeating.  If you have IBS, avoid all your known triggers, especially gluten and dairy but as there are so many alternatives out there these days you should be able to over-eat as much as the […]

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November 30, 2020
Stool Testing and IBS – Why?

The composition of your microbiome is fundamental to health. Being able to monitor the gut microbiome and consider digestion is fundamental to obtaining a view of a client’s current health as well as predicting future health trajectories.   It is part of my first step on the ‘4 Steps to IBS Relief’ programme and the information I […]

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November 18, 2020
What's the Low-FODMAP Diet all about?

Those in the IBS “community” are constantly trying to find relief for their symptoms and the Low-FODMAP diet is touted very frequently [...]

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July 17, 2020
Why balanced blood sugar is so important

“You can only have one teaspoon of sugar in your blood at one time” When I was studying for my degree in Nutrition, I remember my lecturer telling me this and the image has stuck in my mind ever since. We are frequently told how many teaspoons of sugar are in drinks and food for […]

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