Homemade Kefir Recipe

Kefir is a delicious probiotic drink, useful for improving gut microflora, if taken regularly (e.g. each morning). It is made with kefir ‘grains’, comprising a mother culture that digests sugar in a fermentation process. The easiest way to make it is to use a kefir starter kit. These are readily available online.

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What’s on TV? Trust Me I’m A Doctor Review

Hooray for Kefir!

Trust me I’m a Doctor returned this month and the first episode included a small study on probiotics. Thirty volunteers were split into small groups and consumed either an ‘off the shelf’ probiotic drink, kefir or prebiotic foods for four weeks in an effort to improve their gut health. Whilst the other groups showed some improvement, they found that the group who consumed the kefir had the greatest increase in all types of Lactobacillus bacteria.

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Case Study: Fatigue and Bloating

Tracey, age 36, Mum of one and living with partner.

Name has been changed to protect confidentiality.


Health concern(s):

Feeling tired all of the time and suffering with frequent constipation and bloating.


Reason for Contacting Louise Digby Nutrition

Had previously tried seeing her GP Read More

Are Probiotics Suitable For Everyone?

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are bacteria that are know to be beneficial. Everyone has bacteria in their gut, and everyone has some good bacteria and some bad. How much good and much bacteria you have can determine how well your gut works.Read More

​Are Your Digestive Issues and Hormonal Imbalance Linked?

I frequently see clients with both digestive problems and hormonal imbalances and this is no coincidence.

Firstly, let’s be clear on what I’m talking about. By digestive problems I mean anything from upper digestive issues, like acid reflux and heartburn, to lower digestive issues like constipation, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome.Read More

Overcoming Autoimmune Conditions Through Gut Healing

What is an Autoimmune Condition?

An autoimmune condition is where the immune system is triggered to attack the body’s own tissues, which leads to damage that can often be permanent. Autoimmune conditions can be stopped in their tracks, which will prevent further damage occurring and sometimes, the initial damage can be healed.Read More

Tackling IBS The Holistic Way

Once you’ve been diagnosed with IBS there are no clear conventional treatments and many are simply advised to reduce fibre, and are sent on their way. If you have a ‘google’ you’ll soon discover that there are a bewildering array of diets and nutrition supplements that claim to ‘cure’ you of your IBS.Read More

Could Leaky Gut Be Causing Your Symptoms?

What is Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, is a common imbalance in the gut that can be caused by various things including stress, poor diet, artificial sweeteners, pesticides and other digestive imbalances.

Leaky gut is characterised by inflammation of the gut lining,Read More

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