Expert Help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome!

Are you looking for natural solutions for your IBS symptoms?

Fed up of pain, bloating, fatigue and upset bowel movements interfering with your life?

Help is at hand! 

Join us on Tuesday 17th June for an evening of helpful practical information on natural solutions for IBS. 

I’ll be there talking about how foods and nutrients can support your bowels and give you smooth, comfortable digestion, and I’m joined by…

  • Tiziana Bertinotti from York Traditional Acupuncture who will be sharing her wealth of knowledge and skills about how acupuncture provides fantastic relief for IBS sufferers

  • Jo Morrell, a registered nurse, Hypnotherapist and EFT practitioner who will be sharing fantastic techniques for managing stress and anxiety and relieving IBS symptoms

The event is taking place at Millers Yard, Gillygate, York – to book your place see our Eventbrite page.  There will be light refreshments and plenty of time to ask questions and find out what you really need to know about managing IBS.  We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions about the event or about how natural solutions can help with IBS call me on 07910 705272 or email me at

5 Ways To Get Your Festive Glow

Do you spend your Christmas feeling exhausted, frazzled and so bloated your party clothes don’t fit?  Does every New Year begin with bold declarations of healthy eating and getting in shape?

Are you determined to feel different this year?

Making small manageable changes now, a few weeks before Santa arrives allows time for new positive eating habits to form and can mean the difference between feeling like a worn out Christmas donkey and a shining Christmas star.

1. Eat 1 more vegetable serving each day.  By Christmas, thats masses of extra portions of veg! Be inventive and try juicing – click here for great juice recipe ideas – , smoothies, vegetable soups, carrots for breakfast (see ‘Recipes’ page for details!)

2. Bloating stomachs and irritable bowels need attention.  Bitter herbs like yarrow and centaury stimulate your stomach to produce digestive juices and break down food properly, or try a digestive enzyme formula.  Constipated? Linseed tea is brilliant for soothing and hydrating a dry, sluggish bowel – see the ‘Recipes’ page

3.  Wheat causes bloating, pain and low energy for many people but cutting it out can seem very daunting!  Start by opting for a wheat-free breakfast each day; porridge gets you warm and glowing and can be made with oatmeal, whole oats, quinoa flakes, buckwheat flakes…

4. Give your body time to detox and rest!  Being asleep by 11pm as often as possible gives your liver plenty of time to do its detoxing work and will shift those dark circles from under your eyes

5. Central heating and cold winter winds  can leave you looking red and ruddy.  As well as following point no.2, practise dry skin brushing every day before a bath or shower to stimulate your lymph system and give your skin that tingly-just-exercised-really-well glow .  With a long handled bath brush, brush your feet, legs, tummy, back, arms and neck, always in the direction of your heart, for 2-3 mins.

And if the mere thought of Christmas is making you anxious, start supporting your nervous system now with a good quality multivitamin formula (containing at least a 50mg B-complex) and the wonderful grounding, energising herb Ashwagandha.

Smile, relax and enjoy the season!