After blogging about whether going vegan can help IBD, a few of you told me how much juicing has been helping your digestion ! I realised I’d been neglecting to juice as much as I used to- so decided to get back into to it and blog about my efforts. I recently came down with my first winter cold and felt juicing really helped me get over it quickly! So today I have teamed up with Vision Direct to offer my tips for juicing to boost your health this winter. You might also want to read some of my previous juicing posts: such as the best vegetables for juicing or my juicing for digestive health ebook.   1.  Focus on vitamin C rich fruit and veg.  Vitamin C is vital for… View Post

  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