A few weeks ago, I was struggling with fitting everything in: work was busy, my blog was demanding and I was also in the process of arranging the details of my book publication. I knew I had let things slip; so I decided I wanted to up my juicing efforts in a bid to keep my energy levels up. I got chatting with the folks at Core Body Cleanse and was offered the chance to review their service; which seemed like the perfect, happy coincidence! However, along with being intrigued, I was also sceptical as, to be honest with you, I turn down 90% of the food and drinks ops I receive -I do not believe in promoting unhealthy weightloss or extreme detoxes. I know some people go on extended juice… View Post

  One of the most common questions I get asked is about the best probiotics for IBD or IBS. As I’ve written about before, most probiotics have been proven to not survive the stomach acid in the gut; rendering them useless. VSL#3, a probiotic that is one of the few that does have evidence behind it suggesting it can make a real impact, got in touch with me and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing it. After hearing lots of good things about it (it is even prescribed by doctors in the US for IBD), I was intrigued as up until now I’ve mainly relied on trying to introduce probiotic foods (mainly sauerkraut: more in this blog post) What is VSL#3?  VSL#3 is a poly-biotic food supplement, known for its high… View Post

I often get asked what the best gadget is for things like juicing and smoothies and my answer is always the same: it completely depends on your budget and what you’re trying to achieve. You don’t need the priciest product to start out (healthy living should completely be affordable) but sometimes it’s worth spending more if a particular feature can help you- whether it means you bulk juice or it’s easier to clean (to be honest; I’d pay thousands if someone could invent a self-clean juicer- I know I’d be much motivated to use it! So today I thought I’d share my top picks of gadgets- with something for bargain hunters and those looking to make a bigger purchase. Juicers This is definitely the gadget I get asked the most… View Post